January 7 Communiqué

Don’t miss other Announcements  &  Week At a Glance in the Church Bulletin (Click here)


Greetings Church Family,

I’m so excited about the new year!  Why?  Because God has amazing plans for His church in the coming year.  It all starts tomorrow with our Life Together sign up fair.  We look forward to 10 weeks  of activity in which we spend time together, enjoying the gift of fellowship and friendship. I hope you’ll plan to join in with a group and enjoy the company of other Christian friends.

As we look forward to the weekend, we are paying attention to the weather.  I know that we will have our regularly scheduled worship services Sabbath morning. We intend to enjoy potluck together and will keep an eye on the weather so as to get everyone home safely.  Stay tuned to our website for other Sabbath and Sunday events to get their status before you venture out in the cold.  As always, the highest priority is that you stay safe and healthy.

May you experience God’s richest blessings as we experience this first Sabbath of the new year.

Pastor Jonathan Russell


Send your “shout-outs” to info@SunnysideAdventist.org so we can include them in next week’s Communiqué. This is a place you can recognize someone for doing good, or going beyond expectations.

Pauline and Tom Davis for doing such a lovely job decorating for the Agape Feast. Thank you, Pauline and Tom!


This Weekend
Church Announcements
Life at Sunnyside
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Kara Dale will present our Bible message titled “God is an Artist.”

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.

The concert by David Shearer which was originally scheduled for Sabbath at 6:30 pm has been canceled due to the weather.


The baby shower for Shawn and Matt Mandrones has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 10, 6: pm. They are registered at BabiesRUs. Their nursery theme is elephants in blue and gray. For more information contact Dianne Glovatsky,

Life Together Groups are displayed in the Narthex today. Browse and sign up for a group(s) you would enjoy If there is an interest that you don’t see there, but feel should be there (!!!) perhaps the Lord is laying it on your heart to lead one yourself! If that is the case, feel free to contact Pastor Kara, and we can add you to the list.

Church Announcements

Coming to Sunnyside in January 2017: “Our Adventist Heritage.” This will be a seminar examining the origin and development of the Seventh-day Adventist church with an eye towards strengthening our faith in Jesus, our Leader. Produced by Warren Rushold, David Schmidt, and Scott LeMert. This seminar will feature a variety of presenters and presentation styles. Sessions will start Sabbath, January 21, at 4:00 pm. Look for a flyer on the Narthex table.

Romania for Christ 2017The Romanian Union plans for this project are under way. What is all about? Seminars, children ministries, evangelism, and much more. If all goes as planned,  this will be the biggest mission project ever in that part of the world. Between February 10-25, over 2,000 cities will receive God’s plan for salvation. For more information regarding how you can be a part of this effort, please contact Vasile Gramada or Arthur Tolan.

Family Resource Network thanks you for your generous support. Many families have been helped thanks to you. Mark your envelope account #488.

Life at Sunnyside
Bob Cafferky and Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra

Bob Cafferky and Sunnyside Chamber Orchestra














Roy Murray











Larry Ramey





Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Academy
News:  www.paasda.org/news

Walla Walla University
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar
Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College”  on Wednesday, January 11, at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Area Events

January 25, 7-9 pm: Heart Help Presents: The Passenger – Women’s Group. Curriculum Authors: Drs. Ron & Nancy Rockey.
This is a 10-week group experience that focuses on your beginnings and how you develop your unique attachment style. You learn what the 4 styles of attachment are and how science has shown these factors dramatically impact your life today. You will discover your style of attachment and how that relates to those around you and ultimately how to have a secure attachment. The class is 100% confidential and limited to no more than eight women. For more info, contact Audrey: 503-957-0809.
Event Location: Healing Hope 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 www.heritagesingers.com.

Living Hope International is looking for a 27 to 30-foot Class C recreational vehicle to replace our aging truck. Using an RV rather than a newer truck would save the cost and effort of installing a generator, water reservoir, and water heater, plus it would have plenty of room to store tables, stoves, and our other equipment.  If you have an RV you rarely use and would appreciate an end-of-year tax write-off, we would LOVE to hear from you. Help us to continue in our ministry to feed Sunday morning breakfast to the homeless and food-insecure in Portland.  lease call Maurice Kivitt at 503-708-8464 or contact him by email:  2mvett@gmail.com

Town House in Milwaukie available for rent. If interested, contact the church office, 503-252-8080.


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