A lot has happened at Sunnyside since you read the last Communique. Starting with last Sabbath, it was such a full and blessed day. From Communion to the Strawberry Vespers, to the Strawberry feed, to the concert with the Heritage Singers. It is safe to say that we had at least 750 people here for the Heritage concert and that includes a very good attendance for everything else. Thanks again to the Wescotts for leading out in this.
Sunday was prep day for VBS that started Monday evening. Attendance has been over a hundred each night and every adult who comes and watches comments that this is one of the best ever VBS’s for excellent content and organization. We have had a large number of community people attend. A big thanks is due to all of the volunteers who have put in so much time into this program; some have been here even after a full days work.
And speaking of VBS volunteers, there will be an appreciation lunch provided for you right after church in the fellowship room. Just bring yourself; the food is taken care of.
Are you available on Sunday morning and in need of a good workout and wishing to do a good deed in the same effort? The Landscape Committee would like you to come join them from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday with your favorite hoe, trimmer, rake, wheelbarrow, or what every else you might prefer to assist in a late spring clean-up around the church.
Come tomorrow and meet the many attendees from the community as well as to see our own kids and staff as they wrap-up the VBS week with a Sabbath worship service.
Oh yes, Happy 100 to Bill Williams—Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
With you in Christ,
Pastor Scott and Staff
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Shirley with Susan Aldridge, Kimberly Goodwin-Helton, Ivonne Allen, and Laura Dickerson will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Mothering Moses.”
Children’s Ministry Volunteer Appreciation – Dine with the Stars, immediately after the second service! We want to tell you how much we appreciate you. We want to honor you for ministering to our children in many small and large ways. (Your family is also invited.) Yes, that includes VBS Volunteers, Sabbath School leaders and helpers, Adventurer and Pathfinder leaders and families (you can come back from the jamboree), Children’s Church leaders and helpers, Children’s Check-in crew, our wonderful IT & Imag teams, our cooks and snack providers, and our music teams. ~Pastor Shirley, Jackee, Cris, and Natalia
A landscape work bee is happening on Sunday, June 29, 9-11 am. The Landscape Committee is asking you to bring your garden rakes, hoes, shovels, and wheelbarrows. We will be attacking and removing weeds along the Market Street area. Thank you for your help.
Bill Williams turned 100 years of age yesterday, June 27. Come and celebrate his birthday with him on Sunday, June 29, 2:00 pm, here in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.
Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Since it is now summer, we will enjoy picnic foods. The oven will not be available. Please plan your food accordingly and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.
Oregon Camp Meeting is almost here! The Primary division still needs helpers to assist the children with crafts. Teenagers over 14 are welcome to volunteer. Please contact Pastor Shirley if you are available, 503-539-3106.
On July 2, 7:30 pm, Travis Hatton will be conducting a concert at the First Baptist Church, downtown Portland, featuring Haydn’s C Major Cello Concertowith Efe Baltacigil, the Principal Cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. All are welcome.
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.
Happy 4th of July! Sunnyside Adventist Church and Portland Fire and Rescue are asking that you help make this time of year one of the safest. Portland Fire and Rescue has made it easy to determine which fireworks are safe and legal, and has provided a list of approved fireworks displays in the area. Go to http://goo.gl/xgD90Z or click on the QR code.
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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 http://volunteer.oregonconference.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
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 www.naiss-us.com or call 541-228-0667.
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 www.lightbearers.org or call 541-988-3333.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.
July 11-13: The Great Health Controversy Seminar Series. Presented by Rico Hill, including the following titles “What is Man” The principle of love in the Great Health Controversy,” “10 Steps Ahead. The Evidence in the Controversy,” “He’s on His Way to Your House. God’s presence in the Health Controversy,” and “Nature’s Farmacy. God’s solution for the Health Controversy.”
Event Location: Stone Tower Church.
July 15-27, 2014: Adventist Book Center’s Camp Meeting Sale. Save $12.00-$25.00 off the case price on our food super specials. Many Bibles, books, cook books, and music are also on sale. Download the sale flyer at abcflyer.com.
Project Patch is seeking a part-time Development Assistant (25 hours per week) in the Vancouver, WA, office. Assist with the annual fund, donor support and recruiting, and public relations. Must love working with people, great on the phone, computer savvy with attention to detail. For more information, visit www.projectpatch.org/jobs or call
The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) is seeking applicants to fill the certification registrar position in the education department. This full-time employment opportunity at the NPUC office in Ridgefield, Wash., will be available in September. A degree in education is preferred. A minimum four years of job-related experience in teaching or administrative work in schools is essential, preferably in the secondary area. Knowledge of school registrar work is desirable. A working knowledge of Internet use is expected. Experience with word processing, spreadsheets and other software programs are essential. For more information, contact Robert Sundin, NPUC Undertreasurer, at 360-857-7014, or email@example.com. Résumés for the position are being accepted until
July 10, 2014.