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As you read this we will be into the month of February. It is so amazing how fast the days and months turn into years and time goes by. In spite of the net growth Sunnyside experienced this last year, did you know that we had twenty deaths from our membership during the same time? While we found this number saddening, we are reminded that we are after all, “Adventists!” We are first and foremost a people living in the promise of the second coming. Jesus is coming again!!!
Do look over the events log for the weekend. This is Sunnyside at its usual; that means you could camp here this weekend and not get bored. Sabbath is full of wonderful events. The worship service has been prayed over and planned and those of us involved have already felt a blessing just seeing it come together. It is on the subject of “worship.” Come to bless and be blessed!
On Sunday afternoon at 3:30, we will join together for those who are sports enthusiasts and watch the Super Bowl together in the Fireside Room. Bring your bean bags, favorite chairs, and favorite half-time food for a half-time potluck. I am assisting in preparing a big pile of sloppy joes and will want someone to help eat them.
With lots of love from the whole staff to each and every one of you!
Courage in the Lord,
News & Notes
Gathering Time Moments shares the fun raising funds for our Romania Mission Project at “Let Then Eat Cake” on January 19. Ben Dalusong is the producer this week. Anyone interested in contributing to or getting involved in this new regular feature of our Sabbath morning please call Ralph Martin at 503-665-2694.
Our Monthly Fellowship Potluck is today immediately following the second worship service. All are welcome! We invite each of you to make new friends, enjoy Christian fellowship, and good food.
The Selection Committee for 2013 to nominate members to the Nominating Committee has been chosen! We named 11 persons to this important group: Ivonne Allen, Evie Blehm, Gene Denis, Natalia Gramada, Judy Kramer, Erik Nielsen, Arnold Petersen, Kevin Petersen, Kathy Rosenquist, Andre Wang, Lisa Wang. By policy, these persons serve this year only. They cannot be re-elected next year nor can they select themselves for a seat on the Nominating Committee. The first meeting for the new Selection Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 6:30 pm.
This afternoon, 1:30–3:30 pm – Safety Training: It Will Never Happen In Our Church…. Calling ALL church volunteers to attend. This meeting is loaded with good information that will help us ensure the safety in our church. Please plan to attend.
Super Bowl of Mission Information! Saturday, February 2, 2013 – Kickoff this evening 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!
Membership Transfers – Second 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
Partial Nominating Committee Report – First Reading:
Earliteen Assistants: Melissa Reynolds, Laura Dickerson, Emilie Butler
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.
Thank you from the family of Alf Birch for all the prayers, cards, e-mails, and phone calls during and following the illness of Alf. You are so much appreciated.
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, dessert, and drinks. We will eat, potluck style, during halftime. There will be a children’s corner with toys, video player, etc.
Sunset: Today 5:19 pm • Friday 5:28 pm
12:45 pm Fellowship Potluck
1:30 pm Safety Training (Room 63)
3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement
5:00 pm Encounters With God (Room 63)
6:00 pm Mission—Romania (Room 61)
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Rm 63)
Sun, Feb 3
2:30 pm Super Bowl Party / Kickoff at 3:30 pm (Fellowship Hall)
Mon, Feb 4
6:00 pm Net 7 (Room 60)
Tue, Feb 5
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, Feb 6
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 4 (Room 20)
6:00 pm Women’s Ministries (Room 20)
6:30 pm Children’s Ministry Admin (Workroom)
6:30 pm Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 7 “Faith and Acceptance” (Prayer Room)
7:00 pm Worship Committee (Room 20)
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Arnold Petersen
Thr, Feb 7
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Oregon Conference Town Hall
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)
Fri, Feb 8
6:00 pm Living Last Supper Rehearsal (Room 20)
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)
Sab, Feb 9 Sermon: From Me to We – Pastor Shirley
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.
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. Invite your neighbors and coworkers to this evening of quality and inspiriting music.
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.
InsideOut Class: Genealogy will be starting Monday, February 11, 7 pm, in Room 20, and continuing the second and fourth Monday evenings through May. This class will be general in nature and not deal with any specific ethnic group as some classes have done in the past. Genealogy can be a fascinating and enjoyable detective experience as you learn who your ancestors were and learn how they fit into history. For more information contact Harold Lang, 503-251-2948, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to sign up, just come in February 11.
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!
Special Request! The children will be using heart-shaped cookie cutters. If you have one you could loan, please bring it in to the office or contact Pastor Shirley.
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.
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, Family Resource Network.
February 9, 5:30 pm
Pacific Union College Orchestra
February 16, 11:15 am
February 17, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, conductor
February 24, 6 pm
March 16, 5 pm
His Praise concert
March 17, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor
March 17, 6 pm
March 23, 5:00 pm
Sunnyside’s Spring concert
March 29, 7 pm
Service of Darkness
March 30, 8:45 & 11:15 am
Easter Sabbath Services
March 30, 7 pm
Living Last Supper
March 31, 9 am
Easter Service and Brunch
April 21, 6 pm
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 Delores Paddock who passed away January 27, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted at Lincoln Memorial this afternoon (Saturday)
at 2:00 pm.
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: Madison Boskind, Lisa Greene, David Meyer, Dina Ursu, William Wood, Jr Sunday: Joanne Dixon, Katherine Larson, Jack Means, Jaiato Sultessa Monday: Arden Dayton, Cheri Holly, Silvia Huckaby, Elie Pegel, Gene Wibe Tuesday: Grant Hanchett, Karen Kraus Wednesday: Michele Kites Thursday: Crystal Harwood, Gary Jacoshenk, Genemo Wariyo, Joanne Wilson Friday: Halley Dormus, Linda Henry, Jonathan Stephan, Chelsea Stiles
Portland Adventist Academy
PAA Students going to The Dominican Republic are service learning before the trip. Each is responsible for researching information about Dominican Republic to present to the mission team. It gives participants a better understanding of the history and culture of the country, the ICC orphanage, and its surroundings. PAA Spanish teacher and trip sponsor Rita Barrett says, “I’m very excited about this new way we prepare for our trips. I think we will have a much richer experience because of being better prepared.” Read more on this story, recent academic statistics and more in our latest e-Headlines.
You may order California citrus fruit through PAA now through February 7. Navel Oranges are $5 for 4 lbs or $20 for 13 lbs.; Mandarins are $30 for 20 lbs. Proceeds benefit the music department. Call 503-255-8372 or find a music student to make your order. Shipments will arrive at PAA on February 15.
Portland Adventist Elementary School
February 2, 4 pm: Open Arms Church is conducting a memorial service for Ed Beska.
February 4, 7 pm: Portland Adventist Academy is holding a Free financial aid workshop by Walla Walla University that will help you learn about financial resources available to you. Come learn how you can pay for college! For more information go to www.sfs.wallawalla.edu/workshops.
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.
February 16, 23, & March 3, 4 pm: Stone Tower Church presents “The Evidence,” with Jed Daniel Lee, J.D., M.B.A. He will be presenting evidence for the existence of God, the truthfulness of the Bible and historicity of Jesus Christ. God never asks us to believe, without giving sufficient evidence upon which to base our faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of His word are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason; and this testimony is abundant.
February 22-March 3, 7:30 pm: Rockwood Church presents Pastor Tim Roosenberg’s ten-part series, Islam and Christianity in Bible Prophecy. For more information visit www.IslamandChristianity.org or call 503-661-4100.
Received January: $11,141/ Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $205,722 / YTD Budget: $231.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $22,446
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