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Dear Sunnyside Church,
I think it is time to start showing spring pictures on our screens at church. The winter scenes seem to be bringing on the cold. Well, it is January and this too will pass.
Our prayers are with the “not so few of you” who are out with colds and flu. Some of you have been really sick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Last Saturday night was a real fun bash for “Let Them Eat Cake” with, from what we are told, the best attendance and amount raised ($7,800) of any bashes to date. Sunnyside’s mission project to Romania continues on its designed course.
And then on Sunday night, Sunnyside in business meeting received a report on the completion of fundraising for Phase I of Renew and voted to commence fundraising for Phase II. We should note first that full installation of the sound equipment and control booth should be done by mid-March. Phase II, the largest of the four phases, is now pegged at $450,000. Included in this phase is a $50,000, 500 sq. ft. storage area to be located outside of the north side of the fireside room. Long discussed has been the need to have a place to remove all of the tables, chairs, and other materials from the Fireside Room so as to create more useable space and to tidy up the room. Also, this will help to keep the repaired walls from the damage they receive from things being stored against them. Excess funds from Phase I, $21,000+ will be seeded into Phase II. Please see attached the list of items included in Phase II.
Please note the announcement of CBFM’s this weekend meetings entitled, “A Sabbath for a New Generation: From Voices New and Old.” Starts Friday evening!
Meanwhile, may the Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you, both now and forever!
Pastor Scott & Staff
News & Notes
We welcome Drs. Ferdinand Regalado and Alden Thompson from the Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission at the Walla Walla University School of Theology. This afternoon they will continue the seminars entitled “A Sabbath for a New Generation: From Voices Old and New.” The 3 pm presentation is entitled “The Sabbath: A Rainbow of Perspectives” and tomorrow morning at 10 am “Sabbath and Eschatology” will be presented. You will not want to miss these presentations.
Selection Committee For 2013. Today you will be given a ballot during the announcement period before each worship service (8:45 am and 11:20 am). On that ballot you will find the names of persons nominated by the church membership last Sabbath to serve on the Selection Committee. Please circle eleven names. The eleven persons with the most votes will serve on the Selection Committee this year. Your ballot will be collected at the end of the announcement period. The Selection Committee will then be announced on January 26, 2013.
Membership Transfers – First Reading:
Robert and Annette Byrd from Pleasant Valley Church, Happy Valley
Herb and Jan Hanson from Tabernacle Church, Portland
Cassandra Ogsaen from McMinnville Church, McMinnville
Jon, Donna, Jennifer, Jonathan, and Joanna Stephan from Hood View Church, Boring
Joanne Wilson from Grass Valley Church, Grass Valley, California
Kenneth and Julie Hoffman to Laurelwood Church, Gaston
Martha Messinger to Bonnerdale Church, Bonnerdale, Arkansas
We have achieved our first goal of ReNew Sunnyside, and the Church in Business meeting has approved our proceeding to Phase II. This phase will include interior design (except the sanctuary), basic repairs, and finishing up the PA and video projection. Our new goal is to raise $450,000. We already have a good start toward this goal. For more information, there are details attached to the newsletter that you received in your e-mail box or you may pick up a copy at the Information table in the Narthex.
Sunset: Today 5:09 pm • Friday 5:11 pm
3:00 pm CBFM Seminar – The Sabbath: A Rainbow of Perspectives
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
5:00 pm Encounters With God – Gloria Myers
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr – (Room 63)
Sun, Jan 27
10:00 am CBFM Seminar – Sabbath and Eschatology
12:30 pm Women’s Health: “Tips for a Healthier You”
Tue, Jan 29
9:30 am Landscape Committee (Room 20)
Noon Bulletin Deadline
5:30 pm Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 pm Adventurers
6:30 pm Pathfinders
6:30 pm The Fall of Paganism–Origins of Medieval Christianity
Wed, Jan 30
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 3 (Room 20)
6:30 pm Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 5 “Consecration” (Prayer Room)
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Alex Sidorenko
Thr, Jan 31
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)
Fri, Feb 1
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
Sab, Feb 2
Sermon: Worship: Its What You Take Home – Pastor Scott
The 2012 Tithe And Offering Receipts are now ready for pick up. In the Tape Library area (where the roll up doors are in the hallway) you will find some boxes with alphabetical tabs in them. Please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it. Thank you.
New Women’s Health Series… Speaking of Women’s Health
Starts January 27, Lunch at 12:30 pm at Sunnyside Church
Tips for a healthier you!
Feel inspired. Presenter: Cathy Stores, physical therapist for Adventist Health Specialty Rehab. For further info speak to Kathy Pruitt or Dianne Glovatsky. Sponsored by Sunnyside Women’s Ministries.
February 2, March 2, April 6, 1:30–6:30 pm – Safety Training.
It Will Never Happen In Our Church…. Calling ALL church volunteers to attend. There will be three different trainings on potluck Sabbaths. Topics include: current issues, the churches responsibility; dealing with disruptive behavior; child abuse prevention; volunteer screening, NAD, Oregon Conference and Sunnyside policy, outings, field trips, activities, safety team, homeless on the church property, emergencies. For more information speak to Dr. Petersen, Pastor Shirley, or call 503-252-8080.
Super Bowl of Mission Information!
Saturday, February 2, 2013 – Kickoff at 6:00 pm! –
Sunnyside Church / 10501 SE Market Street / Portland
It’s all about mission opportunities for you in beautiful Romania!
School construction and dedication! / Hospital upgrade!
SunnyCity Siret! / Jesus’ Kids in the Kitchen! / Youth in community service! MedExpo Siret 2013! / Public health and wellness program! Church services and seminars! Sightseeing! ROMANIA – A School for Siret . . . and So Much More!
February 3 – Super Bowl party in the Fellowship Hall – kickoff is at 3:30 pm. Watch with family and friends the big game projected on the big screen. This is an open invitation to church family, friends, young adults, Walla Walla nursing students, and more. Come early to get your spot; bring your favorite chair or bean bag, favorite snacks, food, ethnic cuisine, or dessert. We will eat during halftime. There will be a children’s corner with toys, video player, etc.
February 4, 6 pm: Our monthly Net 7 meeting will feature a report from the Red Cross team that responded to the tragic I-84 crash near Pendleton. Tom Hoggard, MD, Mary Naman, RN, and Dan Patchin, MD will report on local ways to assist Red Cross and Net 7. This meeting is for any interested church members in addition to the official Net team.
February 7, 7 pm: Sunnyside hosts Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. Who should come? All newly elected Constituency Session delegates, lay-advisory members, and any member who is interested in growing God’s work in our territory.
Topics of discussion will include: 1.) Finding ways to keep a forward motion happening in our Conference, 2.) Understanding the concept of all members in ministry – what does that mean to over 60% of our membership? 3.) Focusing on the future of our youth and educational institutions – how do we support them? 4.) Discovering ways for sharing the Good News as quickly and powerfully as we can. 5.) Soliciting agenda items that could be discussed at our next Constituency Session that would keep our conference focused on the mission we have been given.
February 9, 5:30 pm, Pacific Union College Orchestra will bring us an amazing concert. Plan now to attend.
On February 10, 2013, we will celebrate Lorraine Smith’s 90th birthday with a surprise party. Drop in any time from 1 to 4 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. No gifts please.
Children’s Church, February 16, 11:15 am, in the Fellowship Hall. Love In Action. Bring your children, grandchildren, and neighbors. All children are invited!
On March 30 Sunnyside is doing an Easter Cantata titled “The Living Last Supper.” In it, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “The Last Supper” is recreated with living actors. Each disciple takes a turn stepping out of the painting and telling about what it was like to walk with Jesus. Carl Buchanan is looking for 13 actors for this program. No acting experience required, but he would especially like to hear from you if you have acted in a similar role. Please connect with Carl if you would consider helping with this program email@example.com or 503-740-6876 .
InsideOut Classes – If anyone is interested in presenting or hosting a class during this Winter/Spring season, please contact Arnold Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next week we will announce upcoming classes.
SunnyShare Cooperative – There is a table located in the hallway near the Fellowship Hall for food, extra produce, and goods from Sunnyside homes and gardens to share.
Family Resource Network – Thank you for your support of our Family Resource Network. Your gifts help prevent homelessness and many other acute needs. Mark your contribution to Account # 9387, FRN.
January 20, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor
Walla Walla University Center for Bible Faith and Mission
February 9, 5:30 pm
Pacific Union College Orchestra
February 16, 11:15 am
February 17, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, conductor
March 16, 5 pm
His Praise concert
March 17, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor
March 23, 5:00 pm
Sunnyside’s Spring concert
March 29, 7 pm
Service of Darkness
March 30, 7 pm
Living Last Supper
May 5, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, director
May 11, 4 pm
Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony
May 12, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor
May 18, 7 pm
PASO Portland Adventist String Orchestra
For physical healing and spiritual well-being of . . .
Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval and Lucille Gryte, Herb Hanson, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.
For comfort and peace . . .
The family and friends of Alf Birch who passed away January 11, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted at Meadow Glade Church, February 16, 3 pm.
This Week’s Celebrations
Today: Shelly Aleshire, Norman Carothers, Heidi Schosnig, Holland Wang, Clyde Willard Sunday: George Baehm, Alvina Preston, Melody Vorce Monday: Anley Dormus, Viena Johnson, Jeremy Korb, Valerie Taylor, Crystal Uren Tuesday: Donald Giles, Melissa Gramada, Brenda Siaw, Edwin Stanculescu Wednesday: Leigha Scholz, Lorraine Smith Thursday: Liliana Gramada, Kirsten Helton, Matthew Solis Friday: Grant Geschke, Brian Ruhl, Megan Snyder
Portland Adventist Academy
The tragic event at Clackamas Town Center mall inspired Portland Adventist Academy students to organize a hopeful “flash mob” and to give love to a hurting community. Find out more here: http://eepurl.com/ttVbj
Portland Adventist Elementary School
February 5, 9 am–2 pm: Portland Adventist Academy is hosting their annual Academy Day. This is a day for potential Portland Adventist Academy students to spend a day and find out more about PAA. Enjoy chapel, interactive campus and classroom tours. Every 8th grade student will get a free lunch and t-shirt. There will be chances to win prizes, a month of free tuition or a free registration fee.
February 5, 6 pm: Parents: Tour our campus and meet with Principal Gale Crosby and other staff in the library. Find out more about PAA and be entered into a drawing for a free registration and month of tuition. For more information call PAA at: 503-255-8372.
February 16, 5 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver presents Jaime Jorge Anniversary Tour concert. This free concert will benefit Project Patch.
Received January: $8,553 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $203,134 / YTD Budget: $231.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $21,996
Major Church Refurbishing Budget ReNew Sunnyside Phase II
All of the church except sanctuary
(Material for the entire church)
Storage Room on Fellowship Hall $50,000.00
Window treatments $24,300.00
Wall Coverings $26,400.00
Restroom partitions and allowances $18,000.00
Window Glass $15,000.00
Roof Repair $10,000.00
PA and video projection $80,500.00
Estimates: By Raymond K Betz from September 14, 2011
Major Church Refurbishing Budget