January 11Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Church family,

We celebrated Dave’s birthday this week and feel very blessed. Our children and grandchildren in South Africa celebrated vicariously with milkshakes and our other children who are back in Ghana celebrated with Red Red, a traditional Ghanaian dish that has beans and fried plantains.

Food always seems to work its way into every gathering. At one of the meetings I attended this week there were delicious muffins and at another chocolate brownies. The well known Bible story we will look at this week also begins with the need for food and a messenger to take it. It was quite a load five pounds roasted grain, ten loaves of bread and ten cheeses. The trip was an 18-mile journey from Bethlehem to the valley of Elah and the messenger ran all the way. I look forward to sharing the rest of the story with you on Sabbath.

What is the mission of the Sunnyside Church? Why are we here? Why do we exist? The front of the bulletin has something to think about and ponder.

I look forward to seeing you and fellowshipping and worshipping and studying with you at church this Sabbath.

On behalf of the Sunnyside staff,

Pastor Shirley

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Shirley Allen will present our Bible message entitled And the Giant Came Tumbling Down.

Church Announcements

Save the date: Saturday evening, February 15, 2014, Sunnyside Adventist Church presents an organ concert by Dr. Kimo Smith, Associate Professor of Music at La Sierra University and organist at Loma Linda University Church and First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.

Prepare for an Easter Concert at Sunnyside Adventist Church! Singers are invited to join His Praise Men’s Chorus and/or Belle Cantori Ladies’ Chorus in a one-time concert singing the Easter Cantata, “No More Night,” at Sunnyside Church with Portland Adventist Academy Strings. To ensure copies of music will be available for your first rehearsal, make arrangements to receive your music right away. For a rehearsal schedule and to register to participate contact: Charlie Drury, 503-935-7995, charliedrury88@comcast.net, or Martha Natiuk, 360-567-8061, manatiuk@yahoo.co


Portland Adventist Academy
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Portland Adventist Elementary

Area Events

Big Lake Youth Camp will be opening registration for 2014 summer camps on February 1 at 12:00 am. Please make a note of this date and apply early as many camps fill quickly. Also, help share the ministry of Big Lake by inviting friends, family and neighbors to come up and attend one of the exciting programs. There is something for everyone including these new camps for this year: surf camp, family RAD camp, soccer camp, and a RAD mountain biking camp. For more information please visit www.Biglake.org. We look forward to seeing you and your family on the mountain this summer.

Beginning mid-January, Thursdays 6-30 pm: Healing Hope Church presents a ten-week small group entitled Heart Help (The Mode) that focuses solely on rejection and its devastating impact on our everyday thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Groups are confidential and gender specific. To reserve your spot call 503-957-0809. View www.fixablelife.com for more information.

January 11, 4:00 pm: Healing Hope Church hosts Sandra Romero in concert. Come enjoy a wonderful evening of music. Sandra’s music will fill your heart with peace and joyful inspiration as you experience her message of hope. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be received. Bring a friend!

January 11, 18, and 25, 1:30 – 4:00 pm: Vancouver Church will host trainers Carolyn Karlstrom and Tara Brooks in teaching others how to give Bible studies with ease.

January 15, 7:00 pm: Tabernacle Church is beginning an “Adventist Songwriting Group.” Have you tried your hand at lyrics? Composed a tune? Come develop your interest in crafting new songs for our Creator. A collaboration open to all, from teen hipsters to hipreplacements! Ted Alekel, talekel@yahoo.com, will guide you to make your new music, initially instructional, but meetings will become a support gathering with the goal of writing and sharing new music.

January 21, 6:30 pm: Stone Tower Church hosts “Depression Recovery” classes with Dr. Nedley in an eight-part series recorded in front of a live audience. Hear from people who have struggled with depression, and reclaimed their lives. Learn all the keys of the twenty-week turnaround as you walk systematically through this comprehensive program.

January 21 & 30, 6:30 pm: Adventist Medical Center presents CHIP Complete Health Improvement Program. Learn how to get on the path to wellness. The information sessions are free. Call 503-256-4000 to register.

January 22, 6:30 pm: Adventist Medical Center hosts “Preventing Cervical Cancer.” Learn about your options surrounding screening and prevention of cervical cancer. Free seminar presented by Danylle Kappler, MD, OB-GYN. Register at 503-256-4000.

January 23, 6:30 pm: Adventist Medical Center hosts a free seminar, “Sleep Well Again – Hexing Insomnia.” Vanessa Peterson, MD, and Rocky Garrison, PhD, will guide you through options to get the rest your body requires. Register at 503-256-4000.

January 24, 7:00 pm: Tabernacle Church hosts Matt and Josie Minikus in concert. You’re invited to bring family and friends to enjoy this special evening of worship. For more information call 503-223-0623 or e-mail tabernaclesda@yahoo.com.

January 25, 5:00 pm: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver hosts Matt and Josie Minikus for an acoustic concert featuring a beautiful blend of vocals, guitar and piano including many of their original songs.

January 26, 10 am-3 pm: Lents Adventist Church is hosting the  their annual S.N.O.W. Spiritual Needs of Women day retreat. Come hear featured speakers, including our own Pastor Shirley Allen, giving us a wonderful day of spiritual growth. Call 503-774-7290 to register.

February 9, 16, and 23, 9 am-5 pm: Multnomah County is offering free certification classes for CERT Community Emergency Response Teams, also known as NET Neighborhood Emergency Teams. These classes will be conducted at the University of Portland campus, Buckley Center 108, located at 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203, and are scheduled on Sundays especially to accommodate Adventists. This training is designed to prepare neighborhoods for emergency situations. The attendees are trained to triage injured individuals, search damaged buildings, learn how to turn off gas or water lines in their communities, and more. Registration is February 9, 8:30 to 9:00 AM. For further information view: http://pcc-cert.doattend.com.

March 16: Springhill Country Club in Albany hosts the Area 3 Women’s Ministry Event. The keynote speaker will be Lisa Marie Buster. Lisa has devoted her life to going out into the streets and lanes to see that the poor and crippled of heart find the kind of love and healing that only Jesus can give. Register by February 7 and receive the early bird special of $35 per person. Register now as space is limited. Contact Jackie Johnson macwomensministry@gmail.com or mail your information to: McMinnville Seventh-day Adventist Church, Attn: Jackie Johnson, PO Box 448, McMinnville, OR 97128.



McMinnville Adventist Christian School, a K-8 grade school is accepting applications for a teacher for grades 3-5. For more information contact carol.mcleod@oc.npuc.org or call 503-850-3544. Resumes are due by January 27.

Hiring now • Walla Walla University is currently hiring for the following positions…
· Grounds Coordinator (Part-Time, 26 hours per week)
· Campus Housing & Property Coordinator
· Director of Campus Security |
· Recruiter
For information on these positions visit Walla Walla University Human Resources Staff Employment at http://goo.gl/dRXvNV.

Adventist World Aviation and the Alaska Conference are urgently in need of a pastor/pilot, with a unique combination of talents to serve the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska. For more information view: http://goo.gl/RpH4iY.

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