February 22 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside:

This Sabbath will be a high day for Sunnyside as we will host Portland Adventist Academy for both worship services.  This will be a well-designed worship program featuring a number of Sunnyside PAA students.  They are bringing several different musical groups including two choirs with each doing a variety of music for this special service.  The sermon time will also be taken by PAA students.  It is a wonderful thing to see Adventist youth being willing to put themselves into service of the Lord on Sabbath.  Come and support our kids.

Next Sabbath, we will host Dr. David Trim, General Conference Archivist and well-known historian.  Dr. Trim has been at Sunnyside before and was well appreciated.  Here are the times and topics for this upcoming weekend:

Friday night, 7:00 pm: “The Makings of a Mission Church: The Great Second Advent Movement 1843-1922—and What It Means for Us today,”

Sabbath morning, two services, 8:45 and 11:15: “Stones of Meaning,”

Sabbath afternoon, 2:30 (after potluck): “Visionaries of Worldwide Mission.”

It has often been said that we have, “nothing to fear for the future unless we forget the way God has led us in the past.”  Dr. Trim has a way of making history not only interesting, but relevant as well.  As members of this great church, it is vital that we have a clear knowledge of our history and the forces that have shaped us as a church.

Reports Dr. Trim of this weekend: “Does history matter for an apocalyptic movement, focused on the end of time? This weekend will be focused on our history and show us why it matters – the stories that can inspire; the mistakes that we need to learn from; and the heritage that shaped us and continues to shape our identity in the twenty-first century.”

Do plan to join us for both of these interesting weekends at Sunnyside.

Pastor Scott and Staff  

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Our church services will feature the students from Portland Adventist Academy.

Church Announcements

February 23, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will be in concert here at Sunnyside. They will be performing Antonia Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso in F, Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn  and Robert Schumann’s Symphony #2 in C Major, op. 61. You will not want to miss this performance. Admission is free.

Looking Back, Gazing Ahead: How History Informs an Apocalyptic Movement
A Sabbath special at Sunnyside with
David Trim, Ph.D., Director, Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research,
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Dr. Trim’s three presentations reveal why Advent history matters
to a global movement long-expecting the return of Jesus.
Out of the past: stories that still inspire.
Confronting mistakes that became teachable moments.
Identify with a unique heritage that continues to shape the
Advent movement in the 21st century.
* Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm: The Makings of a Mission Church: The Great Second Advent Movement, 1843-1922, and What It Means Today
* Sabbath, March 1, 8:45 am and 11:15 am: Stories of Meaning
* Sabbath, March 1, 2:30 pm: Visionaries of a Worldwide Mission

One of our Pathfinders is trying to earn extra money to go to Oshkosh by babysitting. If you have a need or know of someone that does, please contact the church office for more information at 503-252-8080.

March 8, 7:00 pm, The Rescue, a national award-winning vocal group, will present a free concert here at Sunnyside Church. Bring your family and friends for an inspiring evening of music and testimony.

Attend the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Festival concerts – April 5 at the Sunnyside Adventist Church – two identical concerts at 3:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are required. Free tickets are available at www.oamc.org or call 503-410-6970 if you do not have internet access. Register early as seating is limited.


Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy students went door to door collecting food for Portland Adventist Community Services. Read more  e-Headlines!

Portland Adventist Academy constituency meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2014, 7:00 pm at the academy.

Portland Adventist Elementary http://www.paes.com
Portland Adventist Elementary School would like to invite all prospective kindergarteners, first graders & their families to attend our annual K/1st Grade Round-Up on Thursday, February 27. Registration begins at 5:15 pm with the program beginning at 5:30. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Rivergate Adventist Elementary
March 7: Rivergate Adventist Elementary School invites you to their annual Round Up for the 2014-2015 school year. Visitation time for PreK-K will be 8:30-10:30 am. Classroom visitation for students who will be in 1st-8th grades will be 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all students visiting through the lunch hour. Please RSVP by phone to 503-656-0544 or email office@rgsda.org.

Area Events

February 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 23, 1-3 pm: Adventist Medical Center Amphitheater presents “The Delicious Fair of the Heart,” featuring award-winning chef Kirk Iverson. Sample delicious foods and learn how to prepare delectable, heart-healthy recipes.

February 28-March 2: Project Patch Conference Center, Goldendale, Washington hosts “The Great Escape Weekend.” Ken and Colleen Crawford will conduct a marriage retreat for couples wanting to strengthen their relationship. For more information or to register contact Calvin and Sherrie Miller at mba7499@yahoo.com or 360-513-5678.

March 1, 3:00 pm: Beaverton Church will show the video “Forks Over Knives.” Bring your friends to enjoy this fantastic film about Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn’s discoveries.

March 2-9: Adventist Book Center offers its “Spring Case Food and Book Sale.” For all the details download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com.

March 8, 5:00 pm, Pleasant Valley Church presents Alter Weiner, one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in the Portland area. Weiner’s autobiography “64735 From A Name to A Number” is a testimony to an unfolding tragedy that took place in WW II. This event is free and open to the public, so please spread the word and invite others!

March 8, 7:00 pm: Hood View Church presents Matt and Josie Minikus in an acoustic music concert.

March 14-16: Holden Convention Center hosts the Northwest prison ministry retreat. For those who might have felt a divine nudge to join the volunteers who bring hope and joy to the incarcerated — and for those who are faithfully going behind prison bars week after week who might need a boost, a refreshment, or a new idea. To register go to www.NWPrisonRetreat.evenbrite.com.

March 20-May 22, Sunday & Thursday, 6:15-8:30 pm, supper included: Beaverton Church. CHIP+ Complete Health Improvement Program. For more information go to www.BeavertonCHIP.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.

April 13-17: Vancouver Church hosts a “Gardening Workshop.” Learn secrets to a healthy garden with Lynn Hoag of Sun Country Gardens. Grow nutritious foods year round using methods given by inspiration over 100 years ago. Invite your friends and neighbors. Fee. For more information contact Marilyn Puccinelli at marilyn.puccinelli@gmail.com or call 360-609-1461.

May 2-4: Grove Christian Camp hosts Oregon Men’s Retreat. Mike Tucker, speaker/director of Faith for Today will speak on “Your Identity in Christ. for more information or to register go to http://orgcfamily.netadvent.org/2014-men.

May 16-18: Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, Oregon will host the Rockwood Women’s Retreat featuring Kay Rizzo. Cost $140 per person. Vegetarian meals provided. To register call 503-661-4100 or 503-667-0230. Please register by March 31.


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