November 5 Communiqué

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Picture3Dear Church Family,

I like order. You may have already picked up that I tend to lean toward the Type A/Oldest Sibling personality. I put a great deal of effort into organization and accomplishing my well-thought out checklists and I don’t naturally like to have my space, my time, my schedule, messed up! But as I was reading again about Jesus’ life here on earth, particularly in the early chapters of Mark, I was struck by his priorities, so different than my own.

You would think that with a small evangelistic window of three or so years, one would want to do everything one could to maximize public evangelism. But when a leper, an untouchable, approaches Him for healing, He does not hesitate. Does He know that the leper will disregard His request of keeping it quiet, thus preventing further entry into any other towns? Perhaps… perhaps not. From the reading of the text, He is at least aware of the clear possibility, otherwise the request would not have been made. But despite the potential risk to His ministry, and life comfort in general, Jesus does not hesitate to heal him.

This is our God….

(Mark 1:40 – 45)

Pastor Kara Dale


We are beginning a new section in our Communiqué this week titled “Shout Outs.” This is a place you can recognize someone for doing good, or going beyond expectations. Send your comments to, and we will include them in the next Communiqué.

Pastor Kara took time out of her busy schedule to do a pastoral visit at Sunnyside Kaiser this week on Tuesday (Sunnyside staff meeting day). I was hospitalized and very much appreciated her visit and prayer.” ~Warren Rushold


News & Notes

This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Sabbath, October 29, our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Dale will bring us our Bible message titled “The Healing.”

 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.

This afternoon, 4:00 pm, there will be a memorial service here at Sunnyside for Ruby Griffin.

Encounters With God, 5:00 pm today, will feature Vasile Gramada.

Church Announcements

Pray for the family of William Taylor, MD, who passed away October 31. A memorial service will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church November 19, 4:00 pm. 

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

Sunnyside Pathfinders and Adventurers are doing a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. They plan on giving out 55 food baskets this year. Your help is appreciated. You may leave your food donations on the table in the Narthex. Cash donations may be put in a tithe envelope and marked “Family Resource Network.” Our specific needs are:

Turkey/Tofurkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy mix, green beans, mushroom soup, fried onions, cranberries, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, sparkling cider, rolls, sweet potatoes/yams, apples, oranges, pears, carrots and other root vegetables, onions, celery, eggs, butter, dried beans, rice, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, and any nonperishable food items.

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Donald Appert, Director, will be in concert here at Sunnyside. Plan now to attend this outstanding concert.

Family Resource Network
– We have a special need for families in Haiti that were affected by the recent hurricane. Contact Marie – 503-998-3754. Thank you for your continued support of the Family Resource Network. Many families have received the urgent help they needed because of your generosity. Mark your envelope “Family Resource Network” account number 488.

The Family Resource Network has formed a Cultural Navigator Team to support the SDA refugees from the Congo that are being resettled in Portland. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join us in supporting the needs of these people. For more information contact Dick Gingrich,

Holiday-Giving Toy Drive.
Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park Elementary School are teaming together to provide Christmas gifts for all their children. We did this last year, and successfully met the deadline of making sure each child had a Christmas gift. This year, we have a little bit more time, so please bring a toy, drop in the containers in the Narthex. We’re excited to be able to work together to ensure a lovely Christmas for the kids.


Life at Sunnyside
Pathfinders/Adventurers Food Collection

Pathfinders/Adventurers Food Collection

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Karl Helton

Karl Helton

Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation

Patrick and Amina Shima's Baby Shower

Patrick and Amina Shima’s Baby Shower

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy

PAA Welcomes Chef Steph:
Moms in Prayer at PAA:
Portland Adventist Academy’s annual Fall Open House happens November 17, 6:30 pm. This is an informational meeting that includes a campus tour, live music from our students, hands-on demonstrations, and time to ask questions about scholarships, spiritual opportunities, and academic highlights. RSVP for a chance to win a month of free tuition!
PAASS Auction
Portland Adventist Academy invites you to help provide a miracle to a student and family. The Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS) is funded by individual givers and through the annual PAASS Auction. Our Auction happens November 13, 4:00 pm at PAA. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 to host a table of eight. Can’t attend? You can bid on three online items or make a direct contribution at You may also purchase your tickets online as well. Contact Savannah for details: 503.255.8372 x232.

Here is a powerful story about a family whose lives are being changed because the miracle of student scholarships (through the student’s church, through the Oregon Conference’s “Every Child Deserves to Know Christ” scholarship, and through our PAASS funds). Please share!

A Note from our new chef:

Dear PAA Friends & Family,

I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Chef Stef.  I’m a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, in St Helena, CA.  I’m happy to report that I have my dream job.  As a student, I did my internship with Chef Ann in Boulder, CO.  She is one of the leaders of The Farm to School Movement.  She makes healthy school lunches part of the curricula.  As you know, nutritious meals and the grow boxes that support them take time.  I am looking for two volunteers to help with daily meal preparation (M-Th).  We have fun in the kitchen and get the reward of visiting students as they enjoy nutritious, delicious food.

I’m also looking for carpenters and gardeners to build grow boxes.  If you or someone you know would like to come and join the excitement, as we educate our children on the delights of a good diet and the richness of our planet’s provisions I’m eager to hear from you.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer you can contact me by phone at (703) 338-5747 or by email me at I look forward to hearing from you.


Portland Adventist Elementary School

PAES’ annual wreath & poinsettia sale is going on now.  Order your fresh quality wreaths and poinsettias by Friday, November 18. Pick-up at PAES on Wednesday, November 30, from 2:30-4:00 pm. See order forms in the Narthex.

Area Events

Looking for musicians / singers to give 30-minute Christmas music concerts at Gladstone for the Follow the Star nativity program, the first two weekend evenings (Friday-Sab-Sun) in December. Come to bless and be blessed. Call or text Craig Gorton for details: 360-571-7101.

November 6, 5:00 pm: NW Veg Potluck and Presentation.
Dr. Craig McDougall, a practicing physician in the Portland area, will lead an informational discussion on reinventing primary care and integrating lifestyle medicine into a medical practice. The potluck is at 5:00 pm and the presentation at 6:30 pm. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey, gelatin, etc.) main dish, salad, or dessert with a card listing its ingredients and your own tableware.
Event location: Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church.

November 10, 6:30 pm: PlantPure Nation, Movie Screening.
The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. There is no charge for admission but we do need you to Register as only 300 can be seated. For questions, you can contact the medical center at 503-256-4000 or
Event Location: Portland Adventist Medical Center Amphitheater C.

November 12, 7:30 pm: WWU Alumni Dinner.
Join Walla Walla University President John McVay, and alumni and advancement staff for a complimentary alumni dinner. Seating is limited. Please RSVP no later than
November 9, at 800-377-2586 or
Event Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Clackamas.

November 19, 7:00 pm: Celebration of Thanksgiving.
Adventist Health invites you to the annual community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support. Join us in celebrating the season with three-time Dove Award, Billboard Music Award and Grammy winner, Laura Story. Free admission with your tickets, a nonperishable food item for the Oregon Food Bank and a new pair of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of six tickets per family. Get your tickets now at Sunnyside Adventist Church office. For more information contact:, or 503-251-6174.
Event Location: New Hope Community Church.

June 24-July 1, 2017: Heritage Singers Cruise.
Heritage invites you to come along to Alaska for a week of fellowship, a lot of music, and good food in celebration of our 45th year of music and ministry. This will be the last cruise Heritage will do, so come and make history with us. Space is limited, so reserve your cabins early. All the information in this brochure link, and there is more information about the cruise on our website

Volunteer Opportunity:
Volunteers urgently needed: PACS Portland Adventist Community Services  has an urgent need for morning truck drivers and riders, and general support volunteers in the food pantry. Apply online at  or call 503-252-8500.

 Job Opportunity
International Children’s Care is looking for two part-time people that can really make a difference for the children of ICC. We need two people to help at our office, totally flexible with the hours and days needed. We are looking for one position for our building maintenance (approx. 6 hours per week). We are also needing someone to sort, box and catalogue all of the children’s clothing, school supplies, home items and other things that come into our office on a weekly basis (approx. 8 hours per week). If you have the time, you want to earn some extra money and you want to make a difference in the lives of children, please contact Doug Congleton at the ICC office at 360-573-0429.


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