November 9 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnyside!

This Sabbath Sunnyside will have lots of company.  We are hosting a day of special celebration of the Walla Walla University nurse’s dedication occasion.  The real dedication service will be at 4:00 on Sabbath afternoon and will be held in the sanctuary.  You are all invited to attend.  However, Sunnyside has extended to them the invitation of celebrating the event with a special Sabbath morning worship service in our house of worship. Dr. John McVay, WWU president will be our speaker and you will have opportunity to meet many of the nursing students and their parents.  Come and celebrate with them!

There are a couple of coming events that we need to call to your attention.  The first is an agenda item for this month’s board meeting to receive a report from our Design Committee for the renovation of our multipurpose Fireside Room and our main restrooms.  The goal is to have the board recommend this report to the church in business meeting, Sunday, November 24, at 6:00 pm.  Watch for more details.

Also, we have on our calendars another event scheduled for Sunday, December 1, at 5:30 pm, and that is our fund-raiser banquet for the funding of Sunnyside’s outreach ministries for the 2014 calendar year.  Funds raised from this dinner contribute substantially to our Adventurer and Pathfinder programs, SunnyCity, VBS, our annual fall outreach endeavors, our WWU nurse’s special “bread nights,” and other projects.  Please, plan to join us for this annual event.  Your support is vital in that it allows our volunteer teams to start making plans for next year and minimizes the amount of time and effort they need to invest in fund-raising.

By the way and speaking of food, WWU is preparing food in our kitchen for their lunch for the students and parents at the Nursing Students Residents Hall right after church.  This is not a general church invitation just in case you happen to smell eats.  It is their party.

See you Sabbath and thanks for making Sunnyside, Sunnyside!!!

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. Dr. John McVay, president of Walla Walla University will be presenting our Bible message entitled Out of Poverty to Abundance.

The floral tribute today is presented by Sharon Emery in memory of her son Randy, and husband Curtis.

Welcome to John McVay, president of Walla Walla University, Terri Dickinson Neil, director of parent and alumni relations, and their families. Dr. McVay will present our Bible message for our worship services.

Today is Children’s Church in the fellowship hall at 11:15 am. Children ages 4-12, don’t miss out — this church service is designed especially for you!

The Week Ahead

Sunset:  Today  4:47 pm  •  Friday  4:40 pm

4:00 pm Nurses Dedication
6:00 pm Final Events with Stephen Bohr DVD (Room 21)

Mon, Nov 11 – Veterans Day
5:30 pm WWU Students Bread Night (WWU School of Nursing Resident Hall)
7:00 pm Genealogy – Finding Your German Roots in Russia (Room 21)

Tue, Nov 12
Noon Bulletin Deadline
6:00 pm Pathfinders (Basement)
6:30 pm Adventurers (Children’s Wing)
6:30 pm Introduction to Judaism – Wilfred Geschke (Room 63)

Wed, Nov 13
10:00 am FaithLift – John 15 (Room 21)
5:00 pm Women’s Ministries (Room 21)
6:30 pm Children’s Ministries Council (Room 21)
6:30 pm Prayer & Readings (Prayer Room) Last Day Events by Ellen White – Chapter 20 “The Inheritance of the Saints”
7:00 pm CherryWood Prayer Meeting – Dick Gingrich

Thr, Nov 14
6:00 pm Biblical Translations, Hebrew & Greek – Conrad Gren (Rooms 71/72)
6:00 pm Handbell Rehearsal (Room 82)
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Fri, Nov 15
6:00 pm Oromo Choir Rehearsal (Basement)

Sab, Nov 16
Sermon: Great Expectations – Pastor Jonathan

Church Announcements

Once again, it is time to look through the devotional books for next year and place your order. There is a sample of each book and order sheets on the information desk. Place your order and the books can be delivered in time to be used as Christmas gifts. Remember, we do get special pricing by ordering in bulk through the church.

The Sunnyside Pathfinders are selling Lumpia (Filipino egg rolls) made and donated by two of our amazing moms. They are $6 a dozen and will be available on Tuesday evenings during Pathfinders. They are the best eggrolls ever!

Sunday Breakfast at O’Bryant Park – Every Sunday we serve breakfast to approximately 500 homeless, hungry, and poor. To continue this program, we need your support with the following donations: 8” paper plates (Chinet), 8 oz paper cups, plastic forks (Solo 500 count), Costco napkins, coffee, chocolate and creamer, large size of syrup, catsup, oil, and pancake mix; and/or tax deductive $$ donation payable to Sunnyside Adventist Church, memo “Breakfast at O’Bryant Park.” For information contact Ardina Wang 503-255-0075.

November 28, 8 am, Thanksgiving morning, join us for the annual Turkey Trot at the Zoo. This is geared to the entire family – walkers, runners, and kids. It begins at the Forestry Center and ends in the zoo. For more information contact Arnold Petersen. To view details go to http://goo/gl/MYjxf.

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 – Thanks to you who give regularly and you who give occasionally to the Family Resource Network. Your gifts have enabled us recently to help some of our family through some very difficult times. The need continues and than k you for what you can give. you for your gifts used to help numerous individuals and families this year. Please remember those in need; mark your contribution to account #9387, Family Resource Network. 

We are pleased to be a ticket provider for Adventist Health’s A Celebration of Thanksgiving hosted at New Hope Community Church November 23 at 7:00 pm. The concert features the award-winning gospel artists Selah and Warner Pacific College Bridgetown vocalists. The concert is free, however tickets are required. You may pick up tickets at the church office. For other locations contact or call 503-251-6174.

Christmas is coming! That means the Family Sabbath Christmas program is on it’s way – be a part of something special! This year, we have many opportunities for our ENTIRE church family to participate: acting, music, painting, props, stage management, and “wrangling.” Join us as we share “Greetings from the Heart” on December 14. Contact Kimberly Helton  503-667-1327, or call the church office,
503-252-8080.  All ages encouraged and welcome!


Prayer Requests

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

This Week’s Celebrations

George Caministeanu, Jonathan Caministeanu, Tanielle Johnson, Katherine Robertson  Sunday: Dexter Hill, Michael Holly, Troy Scholz, Mary Shanafelt, Jill Wyman  Monday: Nadine Hansen  Tuesday: Claire Lockert, Claire Ochs, Raylene Sturges, Cheryl Wilhite  Wednesday: Annette Byrd, Samuel Inaba, Charles Ward  Thursday:  Amanda Damazo, Aurelia Pana  Friday: Vera Ayers, Charline Grizzel, Wanda Krein, Adonis Larson

Coming Events

Date Change! Saturday, November 16, 6:00 pm, our Health Expo continues with
Dr. Don Hall presenting Preventive Medical Care.

November 17, 4:30 pm, Sunnyside Adventurers’ Harvest Festival and silent auction. There will be a meal, a puppet show for children, and lots of fun shopping. Bring your friends and let’s help the Adventurers enjoy their fund raiser.


November 23 & 24, the Pathfinders and Adventurers will be putting together food baskets to be delivered the Sunday before Thanksgiving. If you know of a family that is in need, please call the church office with their name and address. We are  still in need of the following: gravy, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, mushroom soup, french fried onions, yams, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, butter, milk, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, juice or sparkling cider.  Donations may be placed in a tithe envelope and marked Pathfinder Thanksgiving Baskets.

November 24, 2013, 6:00 pm, there will be a Church Business meeting conducted in the fellowship hall. The agenda consists of  discussions and decisions regarding Phase II of ReNew Sunnyside with the objective of breaking Phase II into smaller sections.


Portland Adventist Academy

Portland Adventist Academy has over 70 students who depend on our student scholarship PAASS. Our annual auction, November 3, 4:30 pm is an opportunity to support our PAASS students. We hold a silent auction before a delicious vegetarian dinner is served by PAA students. Following dinner Gale Crosby, auctioneer, will share inspiring stories about PAASS students. Items to bid on include fishing trips, vacations, services like massage, and many themed gift baskets. Tickets are $20 per person and you’ll receive a discount if you sponsor a table of eight. The event is held at PAA. Contact Heidi for details: / 503.255.8372 x230. Tickets can still be purchased the day of.

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 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

PAES annual wreath and poinsettia sale is going on now! We partner with a local supplier to offer fresh, high quality wreathes and poinsettias for holiday decorating and gifting. Please call 503-665-4102 for more information or go to our website for an order form. All orders due to PAES by November 5.

Area Events

November 8 & 10, 10 am-4 pm: Gladstone Park Church holds its 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar. We are looking for vendors! Free vegetarian lunch for all vendors on sale days. Deadline to sign up: October 30. For more information call Sue, 503-621-8921 or email

November 10, 10 am: Meadow Glade Church hosts Walla Walla University Alumni complimentary brunch. For more information contact

November 10, 5 pm: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas hosts Walla Walla University Alumni complimentary dinner. Limited seating RSVP 800-377-2586 or

November 15, 6 pm: Pleasant Valley Church hosts Jaime Jorge in concert.

Combined Budget (Local Church Expense)

Received November: $7,269/ Monthly Budget: $38,000
Received YTD: $118,290 / YTD Budget: $190,000
ReNew Sunnyside − Goal: $450,000 / Received: $81,258

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