May 31 Communiqué

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Dear Sunnyside Church family,

We all want to live lives that have meaning, that make a difference to other people and that have eternal value. That is something inherent in all of us. One of the most important things we can do is share our values and beliefs with the next generation.  In fact we are encouraged to do it for all generations.

“With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 89:1

God is faithful! Are we faithfully and intentionally sharing with our children, young people and young adults? Pastor Scott will share more on this topic this Sabbath. We invite you to come and hear more and in preparation to read Hebrews 10:19-25.

Don’t miss Encounters with Jacqueline Johnson this Sabbath. You don’t know who she is? Come and find out as she shares how God has led in her life. She has a unique story to share and you will be blessed.

The Adventurers can’t wait for Sunday. Why? It’s their annual Family Fun Day. (Remember the bonnets the ladies have been making?) They are so excited and have been looking forward to this the whole year.

Do you know what the collective noun is for Seniors at Sunnyside? A bunch! There were a bunch here today (Thursday) preparing the VBS postcard mailing (and were they organized). Preparing crafts. TW is quite a master with the spray paint. Teri (our awesome VBS leader) had everyone busy and of course Darlene and Dianne’s delicious lunch was a winner. Not to forget the work put in by Natalia and Rosie ahead of time. Thank you!

It was fun to see the wonderful team of worship leaders (led by Linda) meeting together with Terrill (video leader) Joanne (imag leader) and Guy (sound leader). If you knew all the thought and prayer and time and planning that goes into each service you would be amazed. Another hearty thank you!

Until Sabbath when we get to worship together again, stay strong!

Pastor Shirley and the Sunnyside Church Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “They Shall Dream Dreams.”

Encounters With God this afternoon at 5:00 will feature Jacqueline Johnson as she shares her experience of being unchurched her entire life, but yet observed the hand of God leading in her journey. You will not want to miss this special presentation.

Church Announcements

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Congratulations 2014 Graduates

Eastern Oregon College
Vanessa (Scholz) Crawley, Elementary Education

Goddard College
Lisa Moller, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Amy Bellinghausen Stewart, MD Internal Medicine
Erik Gren, PhD in Biology

Portland State University
Cole Duvall, BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice

La Salle High School
Alice Marin

Lincoln High School
Matthew Duong

Mountain View High School, Vancouver, Washington
Kyle Hatton

Portland Adventist Academy
Andrew Boskind, Nick Gosney, William Johnson, Saralina Lorenson

Portland Adventist Elementary
Alex Tapu, Adoniah Simon

Rivergate Adventist Elementary
Gabriela Hutuleac

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We are now planning for the school year 2014-2015. If you need financial assistance to attend an Adventist school, student aid applications are available from the Church Office.

Calling all VBS participants and volunteers! We are having a work/ decorating/construction bee to get the Church ready for our Wilderness Escape! The Sunday before VBS (June 22) has been set aside for multiple tasks to prepare for our journey. We will need our construction, set up, and decorating crews at 10:00 am If you are a shop keeper, you may want to decorate your booth during this time. We are planning to have the costumes available for assignment at 3:00 pm Tribe leaders, shop keepers, drama members, musicians, kitchen volunteers, registrars, and any other participants may/should be in costume.

June 2, 6:30 pm Hazelwood NET will host Paul Jennings, Fire Inspector, presenting “Lower the Boom,” discussing legal and illegal fireworks. This is a great chance to help out the Fire Department and our community. We can help prevent many accidents by giving out information to our friends, neighbors and, community to stay safe. Please come and bring your family, friends, and other groups. This meeting is at Sunnyside in the Fellowship Hall.

Portland Adventist Academy announces a Special Constituency Meeting to discuss updates on the Capital Campaign and New School Development Plans, on Wednesday,
June 4, 2014, 7:00 pm. All PAA delegates from Sunnyside are encouraged to attend.

Sunnyside’s 33rd Annual Strawberry Vespers will be June 21, 5:30 pm. This promises to be a great program for you to enjoy with your family and friends! There will be lots of great music from some of Portland’s finest musicians, plenty of good fellowship, and lots of strawberry shortcake! After this event, the Heritage Singers will be performing at 8:00 pm as part of their Northwest tour. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!

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.

For Children of All Ages:  New additions are: Pioneer Stories of the Second Advent Message by Arthur Spalding; Swift Arrow by Josephine Cunnington Edwards; and Guide’s Greatest Funny Stories.  Be sure to also check out the wide range of DVDs we have on nature and Bible stories.

For Youth and Adults:  Recently added are books: One Miracle after Another by Greg Budd; Convicted by Melanie Scherencel Bockman; and Are You More Spiritual Than a 5th Grader? by Karl & Claire Haffner. We also now have audio books featuring Christ’s Object Lessons by Ellen G. White.  Don’t overlook our DVD holdings: Soon a second copy of Keepers of the Flame by Dr. Allan Lindsay will be available.  In addition, review our multiple inspirational stories (DVD sections of the library).

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy e-Headlines!
June 8, 2014

Portland Adventist Elementary
June 12, 2014

Area Events & Announcements

YOU are Needed! Oregon Conference is requesting all who are willing and able to volunteer during Camp Meeting this year. We are seeking volunteers for both Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 10-12) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 15-19). We need volunteers for hospitality, shuttle drivers, safety and security, as well as licensed RNs and EMTs for 8-hour shifts. Whether you would like to work a shift daily or only have time for a single shift, your services would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer go to or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at or by phone at 503-850-3575.  

North American International Student Services, NAISS, is looking for native English-speaking host families. Host families will help Chinese youth overcome Mute English (where people can read and understand English as a second language but cannot speak it well). The program begins in July and runs for approximately 30 days. For more information please visit our website or call 541-228-0667.

May 31, 4:00 pm: Pastor Gabriel Flores from the Seventh-day Adventist University in Navojoa Sonora, Mexico, presents a free musical concert. Come enjoy guitar and song for a lovely vesper program. Light refreshments will be served immediately following.
Event Location: Lents Church.

June 7, 7:00 pmJames Appel, MD, will be presenting his experiences in the Republic of Chad.
Event Location: Rockwood Church.

June 8, 6:00 pm: St. Petersburg ((Russia) Men’s Ensemble, a four-member a cappella Christian men’s group from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a program of classical and Russian traditional and folk music.
Event Location: Adventist Community Church of Vancouver.

June 13-15: Better Life Camp Meeting featuring Kenneth Cox. Registration is now open. For more information or to register go to: or call 541-474-3095.
Event Location: Milo Academy.

June 14-22: Messiah’s Mansion. This life-size replica of the ancient Hebrew tabernacle gives visitors a chance to glimpse into the past. Operated by the staff and students of Oklahoma Academy in Harrah, Oklahoma, Messiah’s Mansion has been in operation since 2003. In October of 2008, this exhibit drew over 10,000 visitors in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information go to
Event Location: Newberg Adventist Church.

July 1-5: Light Bearers’ 30th Annual Convocation. This year’s theme is “Faith to Faith.” We will be focusing our attention on the beautiful message of righteousness by faith, exploring god’s transforming love for each of us as revealed in Christ. Powerful preaching. Interactive Bible study. Children’s meetings. A spiritual feast for the whole family. To register, visit or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location:  Jasper, Oregon.




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