January 31 Communiqué

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Greetings Sunnysiders!

Do you have spring fever?  Oh, yes, some might say that they are battling a fever from the flu that is going around, but none of us can complain about the beautiful sunshine.

This week is another busy weekend at Sunnyside.  And, it starts tonight at 7:00 with the first session of CBFM with Drs. Carl Coseart, Dave Thomas, and Alden Thompson, and the topic, “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where from Here?”

Dave Thomas is speaking for church tomorrow with a topic that he says is a little removed from the theme of the weekend and entitled, “Beginning of Wisdom.”  There is a potluck tomorrow after the second service!!!  CBFM will continue at 2:00 and run through about 5:00.  There will be no Sunday session.

If you have had questions about the biblical role of women in society and the church, you really need to attend these sessions.  The last session on Sabbath will include a Q & A.

Tomorrow’s potluck will be the usual “first Sabbath of the month” potluck.  We have been notified by our hospitality committee that they will be shorthanded this Sabbath and will likely need some additional hands.  If you are available, do check-in with them and see what they need.  They will be glad to see you.

See you tonight,

Pastor Scott and Staff

News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Friday night, January 31, 7:00 pm, Carl Cosaert begins our weekend seminar with “Paul and His Controversial Letter to Timothy.” (See seminar explanation below.)

Sabbath worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Dave Thomas will be bringing us our Bible message entitled “Beginning of Wisdom. 

We welcome Drs. Carl Coseart and Dave Thomas from the Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission at the Walla Walla University School of Theology. This afternoon they will continue the seminar entitled “Gifted Women, Reluctant Church: Where to From Here?” The 2 pm presentation will be: “A Woman’s Place: Understanding Paul’s Prohibition in 1st Timothy;” 3 pm “Gospel Ministry as Giftedness;” 4:15 pm: Concluding Panel: “Where To From Here?” You will not want to miss these presentations.

Our monthly fellowship potluck is today immediately following the second service. You are invited to stay, enjoy great food, good friendships, and make new acquaintances.

 Church Announcements

Elders reminder: Elders breakfast will be Sunday, February 1, 8:30 am.

February 7 is the NPUC Young Adult Day of Worship. Our 11:am am service will begin this annual event. Pastor Seth Pierce will be our guest, with inspirational music by local recording artist, Elise LeBlanc, and our own Vivace young adult choir. Young adults from across the Pacific Northwest will be here for an inspirational worship experience. Our 8:45 am service will be a more traditional service. Lunch will be catered for the young adults involved in this day of worship.

Children’s Church will be February 14, 11:00 am. Bring your children and have them invite their friends. This will be a very special day for kids ages 4-14. They will learn that God is Dependable (even in stormy weather).

The 2014 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up. In the foyer look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

BIRDERS! Local Bird Watching Trip on Sabbath afternoon February 21st, – Possible locations are; Sauvies Island, Ridge Field Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Springs & Westmoreland Park (suggestions welcome). Support your Pathfinder staff as they mentor 10 Pathfinders learn to identify birds for their BIRD Honor.
Contact: Russ Davidson, randfdavidson@gmail.com, (503) 622-1825 or voice mail. Jeremy Gates, (760) 495-247, text or voice mail

Sunnyside Upcoming Events
February 14, 11:00 am: Children’s Church – Galactic Quest
February 15, 4:00 pm: Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra
February 21: 99 One Conference
March 8, 5:30 pm: Alex Buchanan Benefit Dinner and Auction
March 14, 6:00 pm: Sunnyside Family Spring Concert
March 21, 7:00 pm: Christian Edition Concert

 Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

February 3, 2015, 9 am –2 pm: All 8th grade students are invited to “A Day at Portland Adventist Academy.” You will enjoy PAA’s worship band, tours around campus, fun activities, a free lunch and a free t-shirt. You’ll have a chance to win prizes, a free application fee or a month of free tuition.

February 3, 6 pm: PAA will also host a parent meeting on in the PAA Library. Principal Dan Nicola and other staff will be there to discuss happenings at PAA including financial information, class schedules and spiritual opportunities. Parents will have opportunities to win a free application fee and a month of tuition.

Portland Adventist Elementary

Portland Adventist Elementary School Kindergarten/1st Grade Round-Up. PAES would like to invite all prospective 2015/2016 Kindergartners, First Graders and their parents,to a fun filled K/1st Round-Up on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015.  Registration starts at 5:10 pm.

Area Events

ABC New Hours and Sale: The Adventist Book Center has new hours of operation and the Winter Clearance sale is Jan. 18 to Feb. 15, 2015.  For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com.

February 8, 9:30 am: Lents 7th Annual Spiritual Needs of Women – S.N.O.W. Event! Ginny Allen, Cheri Corder, Patti Jackson, Silvy Ririhena and Kamille Ross are guest speakers this year. The theme is “Simply Beautiful, Part 2!   A Woman’s Heart.” Please call 503-774-7290 and leave a message as to how many will be in your party. Luncheon will be served.  Bring lady family and friends! As always, this is a FREE event, and donations are welcome. There is no child care, but free parking. If you possibly can, please bring a clean pair/s of men’s socks for a new outreach called, “Sock It To Me” that will benefit the Union Gospel Mission Homeless. Also, if you have gently read book/s that you would like to bring for the Book Exchange Table they are welcome!
Event Location: Lents Church.

February 17, 18, 7:00 pm: It’s January, which means it’s time for Oregon Conference Town Hall Meetings. This year however, you won’t see “Town Hall Meetings” on any conference calendar. Instead, you will see this annual time sharing time aptly named “Conference Connect.”  The format will give the chance for church members and conference personnel to share. In fact, this year an important question will be asked: Why do our congregations exsist? What is our reason for being? And we’ll discuss those questions both in a general sense, from the “Members in Ministry” point of view, and also in breakout groups, including those focused on Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Elders, Children’s Ministry, and Member Ministries.

Another important item to note is that this year the February 18 Conference Connect gathering will be live streamed, and then will follow each of the focus groups in a separate stream, allowing you to choose the discussion you want to follow. Chat participation will also be included, so even if you can’t make it in person, you can be there virtually.
Event Locations: February 17: Meadow Glade Church
February 18: Beaverton Church
February 18: Live streamed at www.OregonConference.org

March 13, 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm : Concordia Chorale with Kurt Berentsen, Director.
Event Location: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church on the Corner of NE 29th and NE Dekum

March 27-29: Oregon Prayer Retreat features Jeffrey Rosario, speaker and teacher at Light Bearers Ministry and ARISE as our keynote speaker. We will meet at the Twin Rocks camp at Rockaway Beach on the beautiful Oregon coast. For more info, or to register, go to: http://orgcpersonalmin.netadvent.org/2015-prayer-retreat

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: gctours@mac.com, or call 269-815-8624.

Job Opening:
NOW HIRING – PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) is seeking a part-time dental assistant to assist in the launch of dental services at PACS, and a part-time assistant food processing supervisor to help out in the food pantry. Please send resume to paul.cole@pacsonline.org.


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