June 22 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,

Change Happens!

It feels like much is happening in our busy Sunnyside Church Family life. Apart from the regular church activities, we have a special outdoor Agape Supper on Friday night, Sunny City on Sunday, Business Meeting next Wednesday, and Vacation Bible School the following weekend. Just this selection shows a healthy mix of in- and outreach, ministries both in and from Sunnyside. We are blessed with many volunteer teams that make this happen.

At the same time, we want our members to be aware of a number of items relating to the actual facility that houses our family. Maintenance, upgrades, and changes are happening for the purposes of supporting our ministries, easing our access while making our facility safer and more secure. To name a few:

  1. Our ReNew Committees are active in developing and implementing plans for replacing sanctuary lighting, enhancing our platform area, and bringing a new look to our sanctuary floors, pews, and walls.
  2. HVAC upgrades include replacements of the two main sanctuary HVAC units outside the back of the church building and the replacement of all the thermostats for every zone with digitally managed controllers.
  3. We are asking our members to prepare for change in the way our main and north doors are accessed. In addition to long-needed electronic ADA entrance access at both these doors, each member family will be assigned a unique code for use in entering the church at times other than Sabbath services.

It remains our intention to grow effective ministries in and from Sunnyside while prioritizing safety and security in and around our facility. We are grateful for the many who are involved in effecting these changes.

Thank you!

Pastor Dave Allen


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 well, or going beyond expectations.

Shout out to Elise Holcombe, and to all the volunteers who are making SunnyCity such a great success tomorrow!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will be presenting the Bible message for our worship services titled “Killing Rats.”

VBS Volunteers’ Potluck – there will be a potluck meeting of all the VBS volunteers in the Fellowship Hall. 

Tomorrow, Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm, is SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy! It will be held on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. If you are not volunteering, stop by to check out what your church is doing.


Please pray for the family and friends of the following:

Lynn Drury, a former member, who passed away May 9. A memorial service will be conducted at The Village Church June 22, 3:00 pm.

There will be a Business Meeting June 26, 7:00 pm. The agenda is as follows:
1) Financial Review 2) Membership 3) ReNew Project 4) Facilities Project
5) Administration Policy Changes 6) Church Vision. Please take time to attend; your input is vital to our church operations.

Thursday, June 27, 7:00 pm, and Saturday, June 29, 7:00 pm, the 21st Century Initiative will be here at Sunnyside Church in concert. Please take time to enjoy this concert; you will not be disappointed.

We are actively seeking volunteers
to join our Audio and Video teams. Experience is not required. If you would like to join one of these teams, please contact the church office, 503-252-8080, or email info@SunnysideAdventist.org.

We are also looking for volunteers to join our “Sanctuary Clean Up” team. Each week volunteers check the sanctuary to make sure it is clean, organized, and ready for the next Sabbath. It doesn’t take very long. If you feel you can help with this task, we’d love to add you to the team. Please call the church office at 503-252-8080, or note this on a Communication Card and drop it in the offering plate.

Student Aid applications – It’s that time of year again! If you are in need of financial aid to attend one of our schools, please fill out an application which is available from the table in the narthex or the church office 503-252-8080. Applications are due in the office by June 24.

One of our church family members has a walker for loan if you or you know of someone that needs one. It is a rolling walker with a seat. There is no cost for its use. Contact the church office if this is something you can use: 503-252-8080.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28-30: Friday, June 28, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday, June 29, 8:45 am to 12:30 pm; and Sunday, June 30, 8:45 am to 12:30 pm. Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Register at https://urlzs.com/PRac.

Family Resource Network – Thank you for your continued support that has helped so many people in their time of need. Place your funds in an envelope marked Family Resource Network, account number 488. Immediate needs are: Living room/dining room set, kitchen items, and blankets — any house furnishings will help.

We, as a church are partnering with the nearby Cherry Park School in giving support to their 500 students, from preschool through the 5th grade. A large number of these children live below the poverty level.

Thank you!

The principal, Kate Barker, thanks all of you for the recent donations and has let us know they have enough travel-sized containers of shampoo, lotion, soap, etc., but they could use some full sizes of each. They still need underwear and socks and when school starts in September there will be a big need for sweat pants and sweatshirts (especially zip up) and especially sizes 8 and 10.

If we continue donating supplies throughout the summer, the needs will be filled by fall. Thank you for all of your wonderful participation. Baskets will be available in the lobby to place your donations in.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Dave Allen

Martha Natiuk

Elise Holcombe

Dean Browning

Phyllis Woods

Elizabeth Fresse

Wanda Vaz

Tom Stafford

Pastor David Schwinghammer

Pastor David Schwinghammer

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School

http://www.paes.com: Check out our new website! And our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/PAESPanthers/ or use the QR code.

Portland Adventist Academy

Portland Adventist Academy’s $2,000 Enrollment Promotion
Every PAA enrollment application will be included in a drawing for a $1,000 voucher to be used towards tuition in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be one drawing for new students and a second drawing for returning students. All applicants must be completed by midnight on June 15 to be included in the drawing. Learn more and apply at www.paasda.org.
Link:  https://paasda.org/news/how-to-win-1000-off-tuition-at-paa/

Area Events and Announcements

Come be part of the team! Do you want to have a great time helping others and being part of a team that feels like family? If so, consider volunteering during Camp Meeting this year! We’re looking for hard working individuals who want to serve God through service to others… and who want to have fun doing it! We need volunteers for Hispanic Camp Meeting (July 11-13) and Gladstone Camp Meeting (July 16-20) in a variety of areas including hospitality, shuttle service, safety, and security. We will also need licensed RNs, EMTs & paramedics. Whether you can work one day or all week, we’d love to have you on our team! To volunteer, visit http://volunteers.OregonAdventist.org or contact Lisa Rodriguez at lisa.rodriguez@oc.npuc.org or at 503-850-3350.

Children in the Primary Tent at Oregon Camp Meeting this year will have a special service project opportunity to help pack a gift box for a child going into the foster system.  We need your help!  We are collecting donations of kids toiletries, small toys, puzzles, books, socks, and more.  We will be accepting donations until Camp Meeting for our organizing event!  Please drop off your donations at the conference office or call the Oregon Conference Children’s Ministries 503-850-3538 with questions.

Filipinos of the Oregon Conference…You are invited to Gladstone Camp Meeting, July 16-20, at Gladstone Park Conference Center! Please plan to have lunch, potluck style, with us following the Sabbath morning service, on July 20. We have reserved an area on the campground, at the corner of Main and Plaza, across from the Locations building. Bring your own chairs. If it rains, we will meet at the Rivergate Adventist School, 1505 Rivergate School Road, next to Gladstone Park Adventist Church.

Veterans we want to honor you this year at Gladstone Camp Meeting by holding a special reception July 20th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Board Room in the Conference Office. To register for this special event please email us a jpg.file picture of yourself in uniform with your name, branch, dates of service, and email. Send to:  terrie.griebel@oc.npuc.org

June 23, 10:00 am-Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Hood View Church’s Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Part 3 – June 23 Learn the options for long-term care. A representative from a long-term care facility will be available to answer questions and what the costs of care look like.
Presenter:  Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker

Event Location: Hood View Church.

June 26-30, FaithCamp West, Hayden Idaho.
Jesus for Asia is hosting Faith Camp West at Hayden Lake Adventist church in Hayden, Idaho. Register now at faithcamponline.org to attend. Lodging and meal information is available on the website. Come have your faith encouraged by people who are trusting God’s word to the extreme. Plan now to attend! Bring your friends and family! We look forward to seeing you there! Contact us at 423-413-7321 with any questions.

July 2-6:  2019: Light Bearers Convocation.
Genesis is a book of beginnings—the beginning of the world as God made it to be, the beginning of all human misery, the beginning of God’s plan to set things right, the beginning of God’s covenant plan, to be enacted in history through a covenant people to bring forth a covenant Savior. Genesis takes us back to the beginning so we can understand the present and the future from the vantage point of the beginning. Please join us in Jasper, Oregon for the 2019 Light Bearers Convocation as we explore the book of Genesis. For more information, go to www.lightbearers.org.
Event Location: Jasper, Oregon.

September 6-7: Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention.
Single adults 18 years and older join us for the annual convention titled “This is US” featuring Pastor James and Rise Rafferty. Special Breakout Session with Gary and Shelly Parks. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information. Follow our Facebook page to register: https://www.facebook.com/singlesoregon/notifications/
Or Oregon Conference Singles Website https://www.oregonadventist.org/ministries/relational#other-ministries
For more information contact Angelica Dull (360) 600-9212 or angela.whitbeck@gmail.com.

September 22-26: Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat.
In 2002, a group of deaf women decided to start a Women’s Retreat for deaf women in the Pacific Northwest. The deaf women are members of a completely different people group with their own rich language and culture. There is an average of 20 women attending the Deaf Women’s Retreat, and the deaf women who attend come from as far as the east coast. They enjoy gathering together – it’s like a family reunion. This year they are hoping to rent a bus to take the women to the coast for the day; however, they do not yet have the funds for this to happen. Also, this year, for the first time, they will be selling shirts with their logo on them to help raise funds for future events. They are hoping and praying they will be able to earn enough money so they can pay the expense for the weekend, and bring in a speaker from another state. If you would like to help sponsor the retreat, you can send a check made payable to “Tabernacle Adventist Church” and mark it for “Deaf Christian Women’s Ministries,” 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239.
Event Location: Camp Tilikum, 15321 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg.


Help someone by volunteering: PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) has volunteer opportunities available. Apply online at pacsonline.org or call 503-252-8500 and ask for Kellie for more information.


 One of our new teachers at PAA is looking for a house to rent with 2 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, and a garage. If you have one or know of one, please contact the church office at 503-252-8080.


 Starting in August 2019, International Children’s Care–Church Outreach & Donor Relations Associate is needed, located in Vancouver, Washington. Passionate about God and children, able to travel, good public speaker, and fundraiser, can move to SW Washington. ICC is prayerfully expanding its reach to minister to more children around the world. Contact William Hurtado at 800-422-7729 or email wah@forhiskids.org. Learn more at https://www.forhiskids.org/.

PACS Thrift Store Is Hiring
Part-time, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wed -Fri, Thrift Store Donation Receiving Supervisor – receive donations, pricing, and various other duties. For more information contact and/or send resume to Tim Zollbrecht, Thrift Store Manager, tim.zollbrecht@pacsonline.org.

We are ready to hire our staff! We are looking for:
*Dental Front Office 3-4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $15-$18/hr DOE. Some dental front office experience is preferred.
*Dental Hygienist 4 days per week, 28-32 hours/wk, $32-$40/hr DOE. New grads welcome.
For more information, contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Coordinator, at carol.james@pacsonline.org or 503/758-1892 (call or text).





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