November 15 Communiqué

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Hello Sunnyside and Friends,

Oooold Man Winter has made an early appearance!  Seems like a light one at that!  Anyway, Sunnyside weather inside is delightful and we are looking at a full weekend coming up at Life on the Sunnyside.

First up will be our Sabbath morning services.  The combined Sunnyside and Meadow Glade area women’s choirs will bring to us several special choral numbers and Karl Helton promises to warm up the Rieger Organ.  Our sermon thoughts are going to come from the first five chapters of the book of Matthew.  There are many events contained in these few chapters and we often study them somewhat cutoff from each other.  On Sabbath we are going to “look at the forest” and not just the trees and see some powerful messages that Matthew is telling us, but to do this, we must line them up as one fast moving story line, ending in the Beatitudes.  In the “be-attitudes” we are going to see Jesus proclaiming the presence of the kingdom in a very new way.  I think you will find this approach inspiring and refreshing!

Also this Sabbath is Sunnyside Children’s Church; this will start at 10 AM and will be held in the children’s wing.

Sunday will be a wedding shower for Laura Dickerson and Gabe Pinto at 1:00.  Come and give them your blessing on their upcoming wedding.

Oh, yes, perhaps the most important thing happening this weekend outside of our worship services is the business meeting set for 6:00 pm, Saturday night.  We will start with a spaghetti dinner and proceed into the meeting.  As well as routine business, we will be looking at a Sunnyside young adult inreach/outreach endeavor for the year 2015.  This has the potential to be one of the most important endeavors that Sunnyside has launched in years.  Don’t miss this!  Next, we will look over the financial pages of the Sunnyside financial ledger, and then we will look at the proposal for Sunnyside ReNew 2.2.  This next phase, which includes among other things, a refurbishing of our lobby area and all of the four main restrooms, has long been a much anticipated part of our overall renovation plans.  Please, don’t miss this important meeting!!!

Pastor Scott and Staff


News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Scott LeMert will be presenting the message entitled, “Confidence, Virtue, and Valor”

Children’s Church will also be taking place on Sabbath beginning at 10 AM.  Check-in your children in the children’s wing.

Church Announcements

Christmas is two months away but practice for the annual Christmas pageant starts this week! We are looking for eager children and teens that want to praise God through music. Get your children involved by signing them up for the children’s Christmas choir or the youth music group. Contact Pollyanna Moody at for more information. Children’s choir rehearsals will be on Sabbath mornings starting November 8 at

9:30 am, in the Junior Room. Youth singers, age 12-18, will rehearse at 11:00 am, in the Youth Room. An additional rehearsal will be held on November 9, from 10:00 am –12:00 pm, in the Youth Room. Solo auditions will be on November 11, 6:15 pm.

Devotional Book Orders Time to order your new devotional book for 2015. Check the table in the Narthex to look at available books, and sign up for the books you desire. By ordering through the church, you will receive special pricing. These make great Christmas gifts. They will be ready for pick up by December 13. If you have any questions, contact Lorrie Wescott.

November 15, 6:00 pm, we will enjoy a buffet supper followed with a Church Business meeting. The agenda is as follows:

Membership Business

Millennial Matrix

Sunnyside Financial Report

ReNew Phase 2.2

You are invited to a wedding shower for Laura Dickerson and Gabe Pinto Sunday, November 16, at 1:000 pm, in the youth room. Laura and Gabe are registered at Amazon and Ikea. Contact Crystal Kielman at or at 509-386-7332 if you are interested in a group gift or would like more information.

The Adventurers’ Harvest Party this weekend: Sunday, November 16, 4 pm. It will start with an amazing puppet show (for all ages) by Penny’s Puppets, followed by a great Haystack dinner. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. All are invited!

Adventist Health’s Celebration of Thanksgiving Concert will be featuring Wayne Watson and Susan Ashton, November 22, 7:00 pm, at New Hope Community Church. The concert is free to the public, however, tickets are required for admission. Tickets are available in the office, here at Sunnyside, on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of 6 tickets per family.

Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered by the Pathfinders and Adventurers on November 23. If you know of a family that is in need, please call the church office with their name and address. We are still in need of the following: Gravy, stuffing, potatoes, french fried onions, yams, cranberry sauce, butter, milk, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, juice or sparkling cider. Please bring your items to the church no later than November 22. Donations may be placed in a tithe envelope and marked Pathfinder Thanksgiving Baskets.

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

Portland Adventist Elementary
PAES Wreath & Poinsettia Fundraiser
Please help support the Portland Adventist Elementary School annual wreath and poinsettia fundraiser! Fresh and Beautiful products delivered to PAES just in time for your holiday decorating. All proceeds will be used to help enhance the technology program in our Jr. High. Please call PAES at  503-665-4102, for more details. Orders are due by November 13, and product will be delivered on Tuesday, December 2. Thank you so much for your support. We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season.

Area Events

November 17, 7:00-9:00 pm: Cooking class. Healthy holiday ideas will be demonstrated and tasted at our cooking class.   Event Location: Beaverton Church

 July 17-30, 2015: 2015 Great Controversy tour with Dr. Gerard Damsteegt of the Seminary, Andrews University. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive in Europe. Visit Rome, the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Experience Early Christianity, the Dark Ages, the Reformation, and the “deadline wound.” For more information email:, or call 269-815-8624.



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