October 12 Communiqué

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So what has been happening at Life on the Sunnyside? It is hard to keep up so in case you missed last weekend…

Our church family has had some noteworthy occasions. Last weekend Alex Buchanan came to church for the first time since his accident. It was wonderful to see him. Barbara Wyndham took leave of us. She has moved to Estacada. The Baehms celebrated their 50th Anniversary. The Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus shared wonderful music in our worship service and the concert in the evening with the Brethren was packed. PACS had their awards dinner and John Korb was the recipient of the Barbara Nelson award for his selfless service to PACS and to our community. I know there are a number of Sunnysiders that volunteer there. Thank you for your service to our community. There were about 50 people who returned to the “Know Your Numbers Seminar” given by Don Hall.

Starting at 6:30 pm this Friday, October 11, Dr Hall will be presenting:
Living Well & Enemies of Longevity.
What are the leading causes of early mortality?
What steps can you take to prevent disease?

Come and find out!  You will be fascinated by what Dr. Don shares. The information is fresh and well researched. You won’t want to miss it. Invite your friends, family and your neighbors. Postcards were also mailed to our neighborhood.

Of course while the adults are having fun learning the children will too…  your boys and girls are invited to Heroes, Health and Happiness. This is where the action is! This is where the energy is! This is where good habits are learned and Jesus is the Hero.

We look forward to Pastor Jonathan’s message this Sabbath and a baptism of one of our young people. The Lord is good!

Proverbs 19:20-21

Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

We look forward to the many blessings the Lord has in store for us today.

Grace mercy peace

Pastor Shirley

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. Pastor Jonathan Russell will be presenting our Bible message entitled Trust in the Gap.

There will be a potluck immediately following our second service for the elders and their spouses.

The floral tribute is presented by Viet and Belinda Duong in honor of the baptism of their daughter Maria.

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  6:30 pm  •  Friday  6:19 pm

12:45 pm        Elders Potluck
3:30 pm          Handbell Quartet Rehearsal (Room 82)
3:30 pm          Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:00 pm          Final Events with Stephen Bohr DVD (Room 63)
6:30 pm          Health Expo: Exercise Is Medicine – Don Hall
6:30 pm          Heroes, Health & Happiness

Sun, Oct 13  
11:00 am         Cardmaking (Room 60)
6:30 pm          Health Expo Eating for Health & Longevity – Don Hall
6:30 pm          Heroes, Health & Happiness

Mon, Oct 14
5:30 pm          WWU Students Bread Night – Nurses Dorm
6:00 pm          Genealogy – Finding Your German Roots in Russia (Room 21)

Tue, Oct 15
6:00 pm          Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm          Adventurers (Children’s Wing)
6:30 pm          The American Revolution (Room 63)

Wed, Oct  16
10:00 am          FaithLift – John 12:1-26 (Room 21)
5:30 pm           Assistant Head Elders Meeting (Room 60)
6:30 pm           Wednesday Night Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 19 “Christ’s Return”
7:00 pm          CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Jim Johnstone
7:15 pm           Church Board Meeting (Room 62)

Thr, Oct 17
6:00 pm          Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm           Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Oct 18
6:00 pm          Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)
6:30 pm          Health Expo: Preventing Heart Disease – Don Hall
6:30 pm          Heroes, Health and Happiness

Sab, Oct 19
Sermon: The Day the Saints Rolled Into Town – Pastor Scott

Church Announcements

The Pathfinders are selling pies to raise funds for their trip to the International Camporee in Oshkosh next year. This is the last week to place orders. All orders need to be in by October 15; they will be available for pick up on November 4. Flyers are available at the information table.

Remember saving labels for investment? We still do that! Bring your labels that include the UPC symbols to the Sabbath School Secretaries office. We receive .05 for each label. The labels from the following products are the ones we can use: Worthington, Loma Linda, Morningstar, Natural Touch, and Cedar Lake.

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. So far this year, because of your gifts, we were able to help many members of our church family and community that had pressing financial needs. We appreciate you remembering your brothers and sisters. When contributing, just mark your contribution to account #9387, Family Resource Network. Thank you.

Deaconesses and Jr. Deaconesses, mark your calendar! There will be brunch just for you on Sunday, October 27 at 10:00 am.

“Thank you for the many prayers that have been made on behalf of my sister, Johnetta Fuller. She is now stable.” ~Danette Fuller

Prayer Requests

Alex Buchanan, Michael Hamilton, Ted Morford, Nancy Ruhl, and all who have financial, spiritual, and health needs.

For Comfort and Peace for the family and friends of:

Jim Kramer, Tom’s brother, who passed away October 2, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted this afternoon at 3:00 at Gladstone Park Church.

Scott Geigle, son of Ray Geigle, who passed away October 5. A memorial service will be conducted at Mt. Tabor Church on October 19 at 4:00 pm.

Life On the Sunnyside
Health Lecture Series
Sunnyside Church Fellowship Hall 6:30 pm

Friday, Oct 11:         Living Well & Enemies of Longevity
Learn what are the leading causes of early mortality and the steps you can take to prevent disease and live a long, healthy life.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Exercise is Medicine
Learn the six key steps and benefits for developing an effective and fun personal fitness program.
Sunday, Oct 13: Eating for Health & Longevity
Learn about the latest research on eating and the ten best foods for improving your health.

Friday, Oct 18: Preventing Heart Disease
Learn seven key principles for building heart health for a lifetime.
Saturday, Oct 19: Preventing Cancer
The American Cancer Society says “most cancers are preventable.” Learn what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer.
Sunday, Oct 20: Brain Health for Life
Learn the key steps you can take to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and maintain a healthy brain for life.

Heroes, Health & Happiness
is a unique adventure into heroes in the Bible, good health and a hands-on experience in the kitchen. Children build their own cookbook meeting-by-meeting. Meet Dr. Feelgood every time we meet.
Same dates and times as listed above.

This Week’s Celebrations

Sheyd Blue, Adrian Nicolici, Rich Olson, Ron Schmidt  Sunday: Angeline Beck, Andrew Boskind, Douglas Chapman  Monday: Krissy Barber, Robert Manley,
Lorraine McDonald, Marie O’Ray, Stanley Sturges  Tuesday: Jared Lehman,
Mitcheline MacKintosh, Iral Ragenovich  Wednesday: David Dufresne, Melinda Hawley, Marian Nance  Thursday: Lucy Russell, Ardis Torkelsen  Friday: Mark Spiker

Coming Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:00 pm organist Hans U. Hielscher appears in recital. Prof. Hielscher is the Organist-Carillonneur at Germany’s Wiesbaden Marktkirche and Municipal Organist at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus Concert Hall, and is a world-renowned recitalist and author. He has also been a guest professor and lecturer/recitalist at Redlands University in California. Mark your calendar and take time to come and enjoy this outstanding performance.

Sunday, October 27, 4:00 pm: The Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra directed by Travis Hatton will present a free concert here at Sunnyside.

Sunnyside’s Week of Prayer is scheduled for October 27 to November 2, 6:30 pm in the Youth room. This year’s readings, “And They Followed Him,” focus on “Revival and the Christian Life,” and how we can have a vibrant, happy, and rewarding relationship with God. You won’t want to miss a day of these special readings that go beyond outward appearances and aim straight for the heart.


Portland Adventist Academy

Read about all the digging on Portland Adventist Academy’s campus and see a live demonstration of PAA’s new 3D printer in this month’s e-Headlines!

Host Families needed. The following students are coming to audit at PAA for a short time and we would love some of our Adventist families to take them in to ensure a positive experience while here. Contact Maria Bibb at mbibb@paasda.org if you are able to help.

October-January: Boy from Switzerland
January/February for two weeks: Boy or girl from China
January 21-March 21 (thirdrd Quarter): Boy from Japan

Portland Adventist Elementary

Area Events

October 18 & 19: Meadow Glade Church hosts “Vision for Life: Empowering Health Ministries in the Northwest.” NPUC is offering a free health empowerment weekend to provide support and training for each church to become a Center of Hope and Healing with guest speaker Elder Fred Hardinge, Associate Health Director of the General Conference and Stephan Herzog, Regional Manager of North America, Lifestyle Medicine Institute and CHIP.

October 19, 20: Meadow Glade Church hosts the NPUC CHIP Leadership Training immediately following the “Vision for Life.” There will be a 12-hour training and certification. For more information call Kristina 360-857-7013, or email Kristina.Lopez@NW.NPUC.org

October 18-20, 2013: Eagle Crest hosts the 27th annual Oregon Christian Women’s Retreat featuring Elizabeth Talbot from the Jesus 101 Institute. Theme: Exceedingly, abundantly, beyond all we can ask or imagine. For more information and to register go to: http://goo.gl/nzqTj

This event is now full. For satellite viewing contact Renee Geppert at Lents Church, 503-774-7290.

October 19, 3 pm: Laurelhurst Village Chapel, 3600 SE Stark. His Praise Men’s Chorus will be presenting a gospel concert. www.HisPraiseMensChorus.org.

October 19: Lents Church begins presenting “Jesus Matters!” seminar. All are welcome to attend to hear what Jesus and the Holy Scriptures teach about relevant topics that affect our lives today and in the future. For more information call 503-774-7290.

October 26, 27: Sharon Church Homecoming Celebration. Featured speaker: Dr. Terry Johnsson. Please visit www.Sharonsda.net to pre-register you and your family for this weekend’s activities.

October 27, 5:00 pm: Healing Hope Church presents a harvest festival offering a free and safe place for young and old to get together for fun and games. Carnival type games, giant slide, dunk tank, candy, food, and a silent auction. for more information contact Laurel Finck, 971-227-0572.

The North American Division Music Committee for the 2015 General Conference Session (July 2-11 in San Antonio, Tex.) is now accepting applications from musicians/groups desiring to perform at the 2015 General Conference Session. Applications can be downloaded at the 2015 General Conference website at www.gcsession.org. Click the “Music Application Packet” tab and follow all directions.  Applications will be processed through December 31, 2013.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received October: $7,861 / Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $89,270 / YTD Budget: $152,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $71,819

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