February 1 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Church Family,

I was inspired this week by the diligence, enthusiasm and knowledge of our Grades 7 and 8 PAES Students who participated in the Cultural Geography Fair on Tuesday night held at PAA (A number of them were from Sunnyside.) They knew their subject, they spoke with authority and their displays were informative and well documented. The subjects were diverse from Prague, to Aztecs, to Salt, to Sir Edmund Hillary to the Cold War.

It was so difficult being a judge. We had a hard time figuring out who would win the 10 prizes. We wanted to give prizes to everyone. This Sunday is the NFL Super Bowl. Only one team can win. Will it be the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos? Sochi is also right around the corner. The Winter Olympics in Sochi start February 6. Only one person or team can win the gold in each event.

For each participant it is a defining moment. Which will be the winning side? One day we will all face a defining moment. Are you on the winning side? You can choose today to embrace the winner; choose Jesus, choose victory. It’s what you were created for! “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(I Corinthians 15:57 ESV).

Thankfully…

Pastor Shirley…  and the Sunnyside Staff, and a much
colder Pastor Scott in Romania  

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Macy McVay and Natalie Dorland, theology students at Walla Walla University, will present our Bible messages entitled Let the Law and The Greatness Craving.

Church Announcements

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.

The Oregon Conference Town Hall meeting for this area will be held here at Sunnyside February 13, 7:00 pm. All members, including children and youth, lay-advisory, and any member who is interested in growing God’s work are invited to attend this year’s town hall meetings. The meeting will cover a variety of topics and will include breakout sessions with opportunities for member input. To learn more visit http://www.OregonConference.org.

Education

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 http://www.paes.com

Area Events

Adventist Book Center’s Winter Clearance Sale is January 19 – February 16, 2014. For complete details download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com. eBooks are now available at adventistbookcenter.com.

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.  

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.

February 13, Noon: Spring Hill Country Club, 155 Country Club Lane, Albany. Are you a widow? If you are, we hope you’ll join us for our annual Valentine Luncheon. In addition to a catered lunch there will be a program designed just for you and if you register by January 31, your name will be entered in a special drawing. To register (or for more information), contact Tawny Sportsman at 541-367-4485. Mail your $15.00 check to her at 4908 Mimosa Circle, Sweet Home, OR 97386. If financial assistance is needed, let Tawny know when you register.

February 22, 11:00 am-3:30 pm: Fall Creek Event Center hosts Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) Oregon Rally. Keynote speaker: James Rafferty. For further information contact Randy Meyer at rm_mp50@hotmail.com.

March 28-30: Twin Rocks Camp, Rockaway Beach hosts the 2014 Oregon Prayer Conference featuring Pastor Pavel Goia on the subject of prayer. For more information or to register, go to http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2014-prayer-retreat.

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