Mar 16 Communiqué & Announcements

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Attention Sunnysiders!  This is a white smoke alert!!!


Pastor Jonathan who has given so much time, dedication, and expertise to this project will be fittingly the first pastor to use it this Sabbath as he and the Pathfinders celebrate our annual Pathfinder Sabbath.

Did you know who started Pathfinders?  The short answer is that no one person did, but rather that a diverse group of youth-focused, God-loving, ministry-minded individuals in various locations created “Pathfinder-like” clubs that eventually grew into the ministry we now know as Pathfinders.

The first Pathfinder Club of record was in Anaheim, California, directed by John McKim and Willa Steen.  This club began in the late 1920s and ran through the 1930s.  By 1944, the Steens had moved; that year McKim died.  In 1930, Lester and Ione Martin, with co-directors Theron and Ethel Johnston, began a club in Santa Ana, California. Both of these first clubs were in the Southeastern California Conference and encouraged by Youth Director Elder Guy Mann and his associate, Laurance A. Skinner.  For several years there were no clubs of record.

In 1946 John H. Hancock, then the youth director for the Southeastern California Conference got a club going in Riverside, California.  John designed the Pathfinder triangle emblem and got a ministerial student, Francis Hunt, to direct the club.  Both John and his wife Helen taught honors.

By 1947-48 the Southern California Conference began having Pathfinder clubs – the first at Glendale, with Lawrence Paulson as director.  About that same time, the Central California Conference, under Youth Director Henry T. Bergh, began their Pathfinder program – starting 23 clubs that first year.

Beginning with the God-directed program, called Pathfinder Clubs, in California, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists adopted the program.  In 1950, it thus became an official worldwide organization of the Adventist church, and grew rapidly. Pathfinders is now a global ministry affecting thousands (if not millions) of young people worldwide.

See you tomorrow to celebrate this milestone.

Pastor Scott & Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
The Week Ahead
Church Announcements
Prayer Requests

This Week’s Celebrations
Coming Events
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. This week Pastor Jonathan Russell will bring us the sermon entitled “In Need of a New Heart.”

SunnySnaps are presented at 11:10 am. Be sure to be in the sanctuary on time so you can enjoy the great photos captured by Arnold Petersen of activities at O’Bryant Square.

His Praise Men’s Chorus will be presenting a concert at 5:00 this afternoon. His Praise is a group of about 25 men drawn from the northwest Oregon/southwest Washington area from all walks of life, currently directed by Finis Johnson. They have one thing in common: they love to sing gospel music!

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 17 at 3 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta, with Donald Appert, director/conductor, will be presenting a concert here at Sunnyside.

Family Night at Sunnyside . . . It is for everyone!
Sunday March 17, 6 pm: Super supper!
At 7 pm choose a special event:
(1) ROMANIA: A School for Siret . . . and So Much More! If this big mission is in your August plans, definitely or even tentatively, you have an important appointment tomorrow–Sunday, March 17–during Family Night at Sunnyside! Please attend the first formal meeting of all missionaries to Romania. Have passport in hand. We will be listing names for preferred flights out and back. Supper at 6. Meeting at 7.
(2) Photography with Ben Dalusong – Fast Track to the Fundamentals of Photography.
(3) Outsmart Your Electronic Devices! Pastor Jonathan will give teach us some techniques on how to do this.
(4) Digital Scrapbooking by Sonja Giles
This class will introduce you to “Digital Scrapbooking” and teach you how to start using “Studio” software to create beautiful and professional looking lifetime memories with your photos. Scrapbooking has reached a whole new level. With Digital Studio you can create in minutes instead of hours – No endless paper cutters, rubber stamps, paper, stickers, glue – No more messes to clean up or put away. All you will need is: A computer with the following capabilities: 1) Firefox browser, 2) Wi-fi hook up capability, and 3) Photos already loaded into a file in your laptop.
(5) Video: Keepers of the Flame, “The Reformers.” The second video in a series of four, this video is from the Adventist Heritages Series. Dr. Allan Lindsay takes you to Europe, North America, and Australia to retell the great stories of controversy and faith that led to the emergence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The light of truth has shone through time and is pointing to the second coming of Christ.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  7:18 pm  •  Friday  7:26 pm

3:30 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
5:00 pm His Praise Concert
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr (Room 63)

Sun, Mar 17  
3:00 pm Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director/Conductor
5:00 pm Women’s Chorus Rehearsal (Room 82)
6:00 pm Family Night

Mon, Mar 18
6:30 pm Nominating Committee (Rooms 71/72)

Tue, Mar 19  
Noon Bulletin Deadline
5:30 pm Baptismal Class (Workroom)
6:30 pm Adventurers
6:30 pm Pathfinder Church Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
6:30 pm History: American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Mar 20
10:00 am FaithLift – Job 10 (Rooms 71/72)
5:30 pm Elders Meeting (Room 60)
6:30 pm Steps to Christ reading – Chapter 11 “What to Do With Doubt” (Prayer Room)
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Jim Johnstone
7:15 pm Church Board Meeting (Room 62)

Thr, Mar 21
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Room 82)

Fri, Mar 22
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
7:00 pm Romanian Prayer Meeting (Room 63)

Sab, Mar 23 Communion Sabbath
Sermon:  The Most Expensive Meal– Pastor Shirley
5:00 pm Spring Musical

Church Announcements

Our Spring Family Musical will be March 23 at 5:00 pm. Invite your friends and family to come enjoy an evening of inspiring music with a variety of talented musicians. Refreshments will be served following the program.

March 24, 2 pm, we will host a baby shower for Vanessa Crawley in the Youth room. Vanessa is the daughter of Mary Lou Wescott, and granddaughter of Lloyd and Lorrie Wescott. She is registered at Babies“R”Us and Target. For a group gift, contact Darlene Manullang at 503-698-1364 or email, before March 20, 2013. Vanessa is expecting a baby boy.

Women’s Chorus Date Change to June 1 (rather than June 8 as previously announced).  The first rehearsal will be this Sunday at 5:00 pm before the Family Night Dinner, in the Choir Room.  With the concert earlier in the afternoon, you can make it an afternoon of music and then share in the fellowship of Sunnyside’s Family Night.  Come join your voice with other women who enjoy singing!

Big Lake Camp is now accepting registrations for Summer camps. View at

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.

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.

Prayer Requests

For physical healing and spiritual well-being of . . .
Bob Brunese, Johnetta Fuller (Danette’s sister), Norval Gryte, Rosemary Vasquez, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

For comfort and peace . . .
For the family and friends of Woodrow Taylor who passed away last Sabbath, March 9, 2013. There will be a graveside service conducted, Monday, March 18, 3 pm at Logan Pleasant View Cemetery, 15901 S. Springwater Road, Oregon City.

This Week’s Celebrations

Today: Duane Huey  Sunday: Diego Flores, Leland Friend  Monday: Elda Buller Tuesday: Patricia Hall, Don Sauser, Madelaine Simon, Jennifer Stephan, Teri Tamayose  Wednesday: Lorene Beaulieu, Susee Moturi  Thursday: Jeremy Barber, Belinda Duong, Verna Price  Friday: Carol Boulden, Nikki Canwell, Ryan Carl, Mira Chow, Andrew Gosse, Nikki Larson

Coming Events at Sunnyside

March 17, 3 pm
Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, director/conductor


March 17, 6 pm
Family Night

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 31, 9 am
Easter Worship service followed with brunch

April 21, 6 pm
Family Night

May 5, 4 pm
Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, Travis Hatton, director

My 8, 7:30 pm
Classical Up Close by Oregon Symphony

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


Portland Adventist Academy
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Portland Adventist Academy has announced some very big changes this month. Principal Gale Crosby has accepted the position of Vice President for Education at the Oregon Conference, while Greg Phillips has already made a big transition and is now a pastor at the Pleasant Valley Church. We’ll also be saying goodbye in June to three very long term and beloved staff members as they head into their joyful retirement. Read all the news and how the changes are, indeed, in God’s plan for our great future on this months’ e-Headlines:

Shoes for the DR! 
Portland Adventist Academy students are traveling to the Dominican Republic to work at an International Children’s Care orphanage during Spring Break. You may not be going along, but you CAN help! Our students hope to buy 70 pairs of shoes for the little ones in the DR and they only have $500 dollars more to raise. The deadline is March 20 (two days before take off!). Donate at PAA’s front office or online at (note your donation as “Missions DR Shoes”).

PAA’s Got Talent
Comedy sketches, vocal gymnastics, optical illusions, juggling in darkness and other impressive fetes were a hit at Portland Adventist Academy talent show last year. This year, you’ll be amazed again by our students and entertained by our emcee, Mr. Crosby! “PAA’s Got Talent” is on April 14, 7 pm in our gym. Admission is $5 for PAA students and senior citizens, $7 for other guests, and kids six and under are free. Proceeds benefit the class of 2014.

Shop for Music Students If you shop at Fred Meyer, consider stopping in at Portland Adventist Academy to buy a Freddy’s gift card or two. This special fundraiser benefits the Music Tour and other needs in the music department. Gift cards are available through April 25 at PAA’s front office. Call 504.255.8372 for details.

PAA Alumni Sabbath
Portland Adventist Academy celebrates alumni on Sabbath, May 4th! Plan on attending church service in the morning, take class photos afterward and enjoy a delicious lunch. Lunch tickets may be purchased before Sabbath or a donation can be given the day of. Contact Heidi Woodworth for details at 503.255.8372 x230 or

Farewells & Thank Yous
On May 18, from 5-8 pm Portland Adventist Academy is celebrating Adventist Education and those who have made a difference in the lives of young people. This will also be your chance to wish our retirees (Lynda Logan, Terry Verlo, and Kathy Rey) well and thank Mr. Crosby and Pastor Greg for their dedication to our students as they transition to new roles in the Oregon Conference.

Portland Adventist Elementary School
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Portland Adventist Elementary School would like to invite all prospective Kindergarten/1st grade students and parents for our annual round-up on Thursday, March 14. Registration starts at 5:15 pm.  We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Area Events

March 3-10: Adventist Book Center holds its Spring Book & Food Sale at Gladstone. There will be samples of vegetarian food March 3 & 10. Save $10.00-$25.00 off the case price on our food super specials. Bibles, books, cookbooks, and music are also on sale. Download our sale flyer at

March 8-30: Gladstone Park Conference Center. Evangelist Mark Fox will hold a series of evangelist meetings. Each night will feature inspired speaking, music, fellowship, and a children’s program. All are welcome.

March 14, 5:15 pm: Portland Adventist Elementary School. K/1st grade round-up. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.

March 15-17: Grove Christian Camp in Cottage Grove hosts the 2013 Oregon Prayer Retreat. Presenters are Jim Moon, Rocky Mountain Conference Prayer Ministry Coordinator, and his team. For more information contact Donna Koehn at

March 30: Northwest Mission Institute, College Place, Wash. The harvest is ripe… the laborers are few… God needs you! Get trained to share your faith and lead others in personal evangelism at Northwest Mission Institute. Learn more by visiting, calling (360) 857-7062, or emailing

April 2, 7:00 pm: Pleasant Valley Church. Founder and Board Chair of Wellsource®, Donald Hall, DrPH, CHES, will be presenting “9 Ways to Prevent Diabetes.” Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases and also one of the most costly, both in terms of expense for treatment and in costs to an individual’s health. One out of 10 adults already has diabetes and one out of 3 has pre-diabetes. The good news is that most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable by making wise lifestyle choices. Even if you have diabetes, you can do much to prevent serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other serious problems.

April 5-6: Holden Convention Center in Gladstone. “Gays in the Family. How would Jesus respond?”  sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference. Speakers include pastors, a family therapist, and a theologian, along with three men and two women who will share beautiful testimonies about being redeemed from the gay lifestyle. Cost: $15 per person. Please register ahead of time to ensure a seat – and plan to attend both Friday evening and Sabbath. Cost includes Sabbath lunch. Register by calling 360.857.7033 or by visiting The website – recently updated – now has more information about the speakers and their presentations as well as resources on the topic.

April 27, 7:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver. Come hear the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus’ 19th annual Spring Festival Concert! Be inspired by 100 singing men including northwest Adventist academy students. Sign up online for your free tickets at, or call 503-410-6970. Seating is limited – reserved tickets required.

June 17-20: Oregon Conference Board Room hosts “Certified Senior Advisor Training (CSA), an extensive education and senior designation about the health, financial and social issues that impact seniors such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, nutrition, caregiver stress, grief, etc. Register by March 30 to receive SDA  reduced rate – 1-888-828-9209 or

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received March: $8,897 / Monthly Budget: $33,000
Received YTD: $237,708 / YTD Budget: $297.000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $30,401

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