Greetings People of Sunnyside,
This week, our nation paused to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Few individuals have had the sort of transformational impact that Dr. King did in his work. Even with King’s 13-years of work in the public spotlight, it is a few moments on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that are etched in our collective consciousness. If ever you’ve heard it, you cannot forget the refrain, “I have a dream,” echoing off the Colorado granite and across the reflecting pool. As the Boston Globe reported shortly thereafter, the speech, “moved the people,” and “captured the mood” of the crowd present that day. This is the essence of inspiration. To inspire is to connect with people in such a way as to evoke an action. And this is what we are called to do as followers of Jesus. In Matthew 28, Jesus reminds us that our calling is to make disciples for His kingdom. It’s that simple. People can’t be coerced, cajoled, or controlled into becoming followers of Jesus. They must be inspired. By God’s Spirit. By godly people. By a way of life that demonstrates the power of discipleship. That’s inspiration. That’s our calling as Sunnysiders and followers of Christ: to inspire people toward a life transformed by Jesus.
This weekend is an exciting one for our community. Let Them Eat Cake is our annual cake social. By now, most of the cakes have been made, the plans have been laid. All that’s left is the fun. Plan to join in at 5:30 tomorrow for this memorable social event. Yes, we are going to do what we can to help our pathfinders get to Oshkosh (and back). But whether you can help in the fundraising or not, there is plenty of cake, food, and fun to go around. Make a point to be there! Let’s have a great time together!
I look forward to worshipping with you tomorrow. I’ve been working on a messaged titled “Inspired. Transformed.” and I’m excited about it. I hope that as you participate in worshiptomorrow, you will be as excited about it as I am.
Many Sabbath Blessings,
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Jonathan Russell will present our Bible message entitled Inspired. Transformed.
Back to Bucovina! The mission continues!
Sunday, January 26-Monday, February 10, 2014
The Romania II Team:
Scott LeMert / Ralph Martin
Vasile Gramada / Dick Fenn
Moldova Conference Leadership Seminars
One-week preaching series
Piatra Neamt, Romania
One-week preaching series
Onesti, Bacau, Roman,
Siret, Calafindesti, Maritei, Milisauti (with Iaslovat),
Tibeni, Targu Mures,
(with Dornesti, Marginea, Sucevita)
One, two, or three-night services for the communities
Dick Fenn and Vasile Gramada
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, April 19, singing the Easter Cantata, “No More Night,” at Sunnyside Church with the Portland Adventist String Orchestra. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Martha Natiuk, 360-567-8061, email@example.com
Your Sunnyside Adventist Church Library offers new additions for your enlightenment:
Youth/Adults – Books: The Perfect Gift by Lee Venden; Elsa by Louis Torres (a story of his mother’s struggle to raise 6 boys in the slums of New York). Other books: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski, and Cook by the Book by Marcella Lynch.
DVDs: Revelation (The Bride, the Beast and Babylon) and Cosmic Conflict both by Doug Batchelor. Don’t forget to notice the nature films such as: Flight, the Genius of Birds.
Children – Books: How’s Inky?, Moose Country, and other titles by Sam Campbell (we have them all); and Daniel Asks About Baptism and Communion by Heather Hanna. The last is only one of multiple, attractive, and educational books for pre-schoolers to youth.
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy students went door to door collecting food for Portland Adventist Community Services. Read more about that and their upcoming Academy Day event for 8th graders. e-Headlines!
Academy Day, Tuesday, February 4 – 8th graders 9:00 am to 2:00 pm / Parent Night 6:00 pm in the Library.
February 12, 7 pm, Walla Walla University will conduct a financial aid workshop.
Portland Adventist Elementary
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 family, friends, 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.
January 25, 5:00 pm: McMinnville Adventist Church hosts Angel Award winner Vonda Beerman in concert. For more information call 503-472-7841. Free admission.
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 10:00-2:30 pm: Holden Convention Center, Gladstone hosts the free SHIFT training event with Jeffrey Rosario. Have you ever wanted some practical skills and methods for sharing your faith? “SHIFT doesn’t make a statement, but asks a question: ‘How did Jesus reach people and minister to them?’” SHIFT helps make ministry easy and practical. For more information call Jeff Kimmel at 503-850 3548.
January 26, 1:00-5:00 pm: First United Methodist Church, 1838 SE Jefferson St., will host the training program for The Village Support Network. Volunteers will learn how to assist formerly homeless families in the process of transition. For more information or to join the Sunnyside team, contact Dianne Glovatsky 503-706-5611.
January 26, 10:00 am-3:30 pm: Lents Adventist Church is hosting their 6th annual S.N.O.W. Spiritual Needs of Women party with registration starting at 9:15 am in the Lents Activity Center. Speakers include: Pastor Shirley Allen, Ginny Allen, Patti Jackson, Linda Dahl, and Kamille Ross. Door prizes, music, and spiritual food, as well as delicious vegetarian food will be served. Lunch will be at 11:30 am. Please call 503-774-7290 to pre-register.
January 27, 6:30 pm: Stone Tower Church hosts Nedley’s Depression Recovery classes. Are you slightly depressed, somewhat depressed, or overwhelmed with depression? Learn how simple changes in diet and lifestyle can dramatically improve thoughts, moods, behavior, and quality of life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 |
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.