Dear Sunnyside Church family,
I am looking forward to Sabbath. The children are excited to be part of the service. The leaders have practiced with the children and we can’t wait to see how the Lord pours out His blessing through our children.
I was reading an article by a well known Children’s Ministry speaker, Craig Jutila where he says, “Peace doesn’t come looking for us. Instead, like a game of hide and seek, he stands just out of our reach, out of our sight, hiding quietly in the corner. Our job, if we want it, is to find him.
I’m not talking only about finding a balanced approach to a hurried holiday season, I am also talking about finding peace in the middle of busyness and brokenness. This is a season that should be filled with joy even though we may not always feel it.
So, if you feel broken, beaten, battered or busy this time of year take a look at how God has a plan of peace for you.”
He sums it up with…
When I feel CONSUMED… He gives me PERSPECTIVE
When I feel CRUSHED……. He gives me ENCOURAGEMENT
When I feel CAPTURED…… He gives me Another CHANCE
When I feel CONFUSED.. He gives me a COMPASS
When I feel CONDEMNED.. He gives me ETERNAL LIFE
A child has been born to us; God has given a son to us. He will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NCV
(To read more or the article go craig@whowillyouempower)
Pastor Scott, Pastor Jonathan, and I and our families, would like to wish you a peace–filled Sabbath and Christmas season.
News & Notes
Sabbath worship services this Sabbath are at 8:45 and 11:10 am. Some of the children will present the message in the first service. The children led by Susan Aldridge and Kimberly Helton-Goodwin will present a nativity pageant in the secon
On Christmas Sabbath, December 20, 8:30 – 9:30 am – Christmas Brunch!
We will enjoy a potluck brunch, famous pancakes, scrambled tofu, scrambled eggs, and drinks. You are invited to contribute breakfast casseroles, breads, and fruit. Come and enjoy Christmas brunch with your church family. Serving will end promptly at 9:30 am, clean up will begin at 9:45 am. Bible study classes are 10:00-10:45 am.
The Devotional Books you ordered are now ready for pick up. Please see Lorrie Wescott for pick up.
Children’s Used Clothing Drive
We are collecting New and Gently used clothing for the students at Cherry Park School.
Items Needed for Boys and Girls:
- New Socks and New Underwear
- Gently Used Jeans and Shirts
- Gently Used Sweaters and Sweatshirts
- New or Gently Used Jackets
Sunnyside Church will collect donations from December 1 to 31, 2015. Please leave donations in the donation boxes located throughout the church. Contact Jackee Duvall with any questions at 503-309-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation receipt provided upon request.
Many thanks to you from the Family Resource Network!
- 11 families thank you for helping pay for their light bills.
- 17 families thank you for helping them pay their rent.
- 3 people thank you for providing a motel to get them off the street.
- 11 Pathfinders thank you for providing the help needed to belong to the Pathfinder Club.
- 55 families thank you for helping to pay for the Pathfinder Thanksgiving baskets.
- You have provided transportation, car repairs, food cards, and gas cards to many urgently in need.
- You have provided all this help in 2014 with your gifts to the Family Resource Network. Let’s make 2015 a bountiful year! Designate on your check or envelope–Family Resource Network or account #9387. Thanks again!
Christmas at Sunnyside
December 19, 7:00 pm: Family Christmas Musical Program
December 20, 8:30 am: Christmas Brunch
10:00 am: Bible Study Classes
11:00 am: Worship Service
December 27, 8:45, 11:15 am: Choir and Handbells
January 3: Communion Sabbath
Portland Adventist Academy
Portland Adventist Academy is holding an evening Open House on Monday, December 15, 6-8 pm. This is a chance for prospective students and/or their parents to tour the school, meet teachers and administrators, and ask important questions. Cookies and warm drinks will be served. Explore opportunities to win a month of free tuition! An RSVP to 503-255-8372 would be appreciated.
Portland Adventist Elementary
PAES Christmas Concert will be Thursday, December 18, 7:00 pm in the school gym.
Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
December 18, 7:00 pm: Our Christmas program entitled, “Joyful All Ye Nations Rise,” is a presentation of Christmas celebrations around the world.
Event Location: Gladstone Park Church
December 13, 7:00 pm: Orchestra and vocal concert by Foutainview Academy. They will present “O Holy Night.”
Event Location: Vancouver Adventist Community Church
December 13, 14, 4:30 pm: Follow the Star Live Nativity is an annual free outdoor live nativity & indoor holiday musical event at the Gladstone Park Conference Center! This 45-minute walking tour of seven outdoor live action scenes tells the story of the search for the Christ child. Get a free ticket online, while supplies last, or at the door. Limited number of tickets each night. Tours leave every 8 minutes. Gates open 1/2 hour before the first performance and close promptly at 8:30pm. Find out more at: www.FollowTheStar.us.
Event Location: 19500 Oatfield Road, Gladstone.
May 29, 30, 2015: Hood View Church’s 50th anniversary homecoming. A small group of Adventists from Gresham and Sandy first met on April 3, 1965, in what is now the Bell Tower Chapel in Boring. They were formally organized on May 29 of that same year. Save the date and plan to join us as we recognize God’s providence over the years!Evemt Location: Hood View 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 “deadly wound.” For more information email: email@example.com, or call 269-815-8624.