June 1 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

Yesterday was one of those days. The kind of day when your neat “to do list” is shattered by unforeseen events that you have little control over. Gipper had an unwell night and our vet had strongly suggested that we take him to emergency. And so I did, thinking that it wouldn’t take long. It did. One by one, I postponed appointments as the minutes ticked by. While I was sitting there in the waiting room, a stranger, driving a large truck that she was not yet used to parallel park, backed into my very small car! More phone calls, insurance companies, forms to fill out, appointments for assessments to be made. My neatly planned day was blasted by events out of my control. I got nothing done that I had planned and a whole lot of extra work suddenly appeared.

In the scheme of things, none of yesterday’s events is a big deal. Gipper is doing better, the car will be fixed and the list of things to do will eventually get done. But it was a day that symbolized what life can often be like; neat and tidy plans that are interrupted by events out of our control, our orderly “worlds” threatened by change. And it can be very tempting to react in ways that we regret later. Words said, tones raised, hasty judgments and decisions made. But God invites us to pause in the chaos and surrender to him both our “lists” as well as the unforeseen events. To trust Him with tomorrow, and allow Him to bring peace to today.

I am taking him up on the challenge – will you?

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

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.

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 “Quiet Righteousness.”

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, 5:00 pm, Portland Adventist Symphony Orchestra will be here at Sunnyside in concert. This is a great group of musicians presenting wonderful sounds! Plan to be here.

Tomorrow is SunnyShine Day! – Sunday, June 2, 9:00 am. It is time to love our church facility with our annual SunnyShine Day. This is a day we all gather together for a short time to clean the church in the areas that haven’t been done for a while. Bring your own cleaning tools and plan to come out for a work bee on Sunday! The more hands we have, the less time it will take.

Announcements

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.

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.

June 7, 7:15 pm, First Friday features an inspirational thought from Billy Jacinot, a former gang member and drug user who gave his heart to God. Music will be provided by RoC Praise Band. Free soup and salad will be served beginning at 5:15 pm. Registration for the free soup and salad dinner is open now. Be sure to reserve your spot! Remember that registration is on a first come, first served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Dinner will be served from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Friday, June 7. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2TcSjad

June 15, 7:00 pm, our annual Strawberry Vespers will take place! Take time to come and enjoy this rich musical with a variety of musicians in the area. You will be blessed. Immediately following, we will enjoy a feast of strawberry shortcake!

SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy, will be on Sunday, June 23, 1:00-4:00 pm on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood, and we need your help. Volunteers … lots of volunteers are needed. A table will be set up in the lobby with volunteer sign-up sheets. We are collecting glue sticks to give out and you can drop them off at the table when you sign up!

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28-30. Register: at https://urlzs.com/PRAc.

Sunnyside Church and Cherry Park School are partnering together to help their 500 students, many of whom live in below-poverty conditions. Donations of toiletries, underwear, and socks for children ages preschool through 5th grade are being accepted. You may place them in the baskets in the Narthex.

The Family Support Network Committee has voted to partner 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.

The principal, Kate Barker, has identified to us several pressing needs–one is for basic hygiene/toiletry items such as toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. and the second is for underwear and socks.

If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry and would be willing to donate these items, baskets will be positioned on the shelf outside Rosie’s office window, to collect such items.

Thank you so much. You will be such a blessing to these dear neighbors of ours.

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.

 

 

 


Congratulations to our Graduates!

 Portland Adventist Elementary School
Juan Fresse
Jonah Reyes-Horvath
Ryan Tapu

Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School
Dari Judd

Portland Adventist Academy
Breanna Dalusong
Justin Evans
Kirsten Helton
Benjamin Krueger-Blehm
Alissa Lim
Mikahila Lorenson
Josh Miller
Josie Petersen
Michael Vickroy

Walla Walla University
Nick Gosney, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, and Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Languages
Son of Brian and Sharon Gosney

Andreea Hutuleac, Bachelor in Business
Daughter of Vasile and Lidia Hutuleac

Elizabeth Nelson, Bachelor in Business Administration
Daughter of Joann Nelson

Natalie Schmidt, Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing
Daughter of Robert Schmidt and granddaughter of Jan Clayton

Maddie Simon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Colby College
David Miller, Jr.
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Geology

National Guard Training
Nathanael Rosu

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If we missed anyone — special congratulations to all graduates!

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
http://paasda.org

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/

We’re so excited to share that a Vice Principal has been found, right here at home!  Drechelle McCray, current English teacher, has accepted the invitation and will begin her new role this summer. Read all about the special announcement here: https://paasda.org/news/paa-announces-drechelle-mccray-as-vice-principal-of-administration/
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of PAA.

Area Events and Announcements

ABC Food Sale: May 12-June 2.
Download a flyer at ABC Flyer.com

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.

June 8, 5:30 pm: Newbold College Alumni Meeting.
Dr. John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College invites you to an alumni and informational meeting on Sabbath afternoon, June 8, 2019, at 5:30 pm. Hear current Newbold news, renew memories of your time at Newbold College and enjoy an English Tea. If you know of someone who attended or is interested in attending, please invite them. Please respond to this invitation by texting 909-239-5779 by June 6, 2019. Local Hosts: Bert (attended Newbold 65-66) and Evelyn Connell and Newbold College Councilors.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

June 21-July 4: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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.

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
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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May 18 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

When was the last time you took a stand? Sometimes we get so used to the routines that our lives become that we forget about those around us and what they are experiencing. Recently I spoke with a student at one of the schools that I visit. I spoke with a student who broke down crying because he felt he was not being treated well by others. I understand that sometimes our perceptions are different than our realities so I began to ask questions to better understand the situation.

What happens? Has it been happening a long time? When did it start (you seemed to be friends before)? As the answers came to the questions and I listened closely something quickly became apparent to me and the student. There had recently been an incident where the friend of this student was saying rude things to a third student. The student did not feel good about what he heard his friend saying to this third student so he stood up for that other student. Ever since that incident, the friend had started to have issues with the student and alienate him a little. I commended this student for taking that stand for the third student and doing what Jesus would have done. We came up with a solution for the situation and I again commended the student for doing the right thing. The situation was resolved between the students and they are back to being friends.

The Bible tells us, “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8, 9, ESV) There are also other verses in the Bible with a similar message. The actions of this student were in line with this appeal from God’s word. This young heart stood up for the rights of others even though it affected him to do so. Let’s not get so stuck in our routines that we miss out on opportunities around us to take a stand. People will know that we truly care and love them by our actions. Stop and consider how you could show the love of Jesus to those around you by taking a stand.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

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 Kathy Rosenquist for the wonderful music she arranges for our worship services and special events. Thank you, Kathy, for all that you do and the time you spend to make it all happen!

 Shout out to the Video Crew and Camera people for the fine job they do for us. Streaming is looking good! Thank you.

 

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 “All About Jesus / Stand Up for Yourself.”

This evening at 6:00, Evensong will present an inspirational evening with Martha Natiuk at the organ, and Phyllis Woods with the spoken word. Add this to your calendar.

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 pm, the Oregon Sinfonietta will be here at Sunnyside in concert. Their featured guest is Avery Hsieh, CMSO Concerto Competition Winner. This is a free concert.

Announcements

Please pray for the friends and families of the following:
Lynn Drury, a former member, passed away May 9. A memorial service will be conducted June 22, 3:00 pm, at The Village Church.
Carter Noland, a friend of many and a member of our own Advent Trombone Choir, passed away May 10. A memorial service is not being planned.
Roger Van Tassel passed away May 11. A memorial service is in the process of being planned.

 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.

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.

On May 20, 7:00 pm, the annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency meeting is scheduled in the PAES library. PAES constituent delegates please attend.

We would like to congratulate our graduates! If you are graduating this year, or know of someone graduating (8th grade, high school or college) we would like to include your name in our Communiqué. Please forward the name, a photograph, the school name, and degree you will be receiving to the church office at info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, not later than May 28.

June 15, 6:00 pm, our annual Strawberry Vespers will take place!

SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy, will be on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm, on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elise Holcombe at 503-575-9845 for more information.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted the weekend of June 29. To register go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/ffeb99.

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.

The Family Support Network Committee has voted to partner 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.

The principal, Kate Barker, has identified to us several pressing needs–one is for basic hygiene/toiletry items such as toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. and the second is for underwear and socks.

If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry and would be willing to donate these items, baskets will be positioned on the shelf outside Rosie’s office window, to collect such items.

Thank you so much. You will be such a blessing to these dear neighbors of ours.

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
http://paasda.org

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/

We’re so excited to share that a Vice Principal has been found, right here at home!  Drechelle McCray, current English teacher, has accepted the invitation and will begin her new role this summer. Read all about the special announcement here: https://paasda.org/news/paa-announces-drechelle-mccray-as-vice-principal-of-administration/
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of 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 but our goal is to have as much as possible by May 1, 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.

May 19, June 23, 10:00 am-Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Hood View Church’s Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Part 2 – May 19 Why is it important to have an Advance Directive and how to fill one out using the 2019 Oregon Advance Directive form.
Presenter: Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker.

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.

May 28, 6:30 pm: With G-D At My Side: A Holocaust Documentary with Menachem Taiblum, Survivor.
Event Location: Adventist Health Portland Amphitheater C-Lower Level. 

May 31-June 2:  Men’s Summit – Men save the Date! The Oregon Conference Men’s Summit is featuring Dick Duerksen. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The-Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be opening soon. Watch your bulletin for updates. Have any questions? Please call me, Bret McKay at 503-577-4686 or send me an email at bret_mckay@fulfillmentcorp.com.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp.

June 8, 5:30 pm: Newbold College Alumni Meeting.
Dr. John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College invites you to an alumni and informational meeting on Sabbath afternoon, June 8, 2019, at 5:30 pm. Hear current Newbold news, renew memories of your time at Newbold College and enjoy an English Tea. If you know of someone who attended or is interested in attending, please invite them. Please respond to this invitation by texting 909-239-5779 by June 6, 2019. Local Hosts: Bert (attended Newbold 65-66) and Evelyn Connell and Newbold College Councilors.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

June 21-July 4: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

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. Registration fee is $65 and includes two meals on Sabbath. Contact terrie.greibel@oc.npuc.org for more information.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!
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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May 11 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

Billy Joel is a songwriter that expressed in words what so many of us have struggled with. The words of one of his many hits go like this:

If you search for tenderness
It isn’t hard to find
You can have the love you need to live
But if you look for truthfulness
You might just as well be blind
It always seems to be so hard to give

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

It seems that the world lacks for good honest people anymore. It’s been asked, “How do you know if a politician is lying?” The answer is, “Their lips are moving.”

Of course, it’s not only politicians that have a problem being transparent, it’s children and adults, teens and senior citizens, Christians and Atheists–it seems to be a part of being human.

We lie to get out of trouble. We lie to make ourself look good. We lie to get what we want. Truth, the naked unadulterated truth, seems to elude us. More and more, we don’t receive the truth because we only want to believe what we want to believe.

Jesus spoke about truth and being a person of truth. His idea of a healthy community that reflects God’s character is one of being full of people whose word can be relied on, people who are truthful AND loving toward each other. I want to be a truth teller. I want to be a reliable person who people can trust. I want to be like Jesus. How about you?

Pastor Mark Witas

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.

A special shout out to our deaconesses for working so diligently to make the memorial services go smoothly.

Shout out to Guy Dove for stepping up at the last minute and filling in on sound this last weekend.

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 “All About Jesus / Honesty is Such a Lonely Word.”

This afternoon at 1:30 we will meet at Happy Valley Park, Area B for an all-church family picnic. Bring your favorite picnic lunch and lawn chairs. Frozen fruit bars will be provided. There are covered shelters, a nice playground for the kids, as well as many walking paths to enjoy. Pets are also welcome. There will not be a guest potluck at the church.

Announcements

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

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.

May 18, 6:00 pm, Evensong will present another inspirational evening with Martha Natiuk at the organ, and Phyllis Woods with the spoken word. Add this to your calendar.

On May 20, 7:00 pm, the annual Portland Adventist Elementary School Constituency meeting is scheduled in the PAES library. PAES constituent delegates please attend.

We would like to congratulate our graduates! If you are graduating this year, or know of someone graduating (8th grade, high school or college) we would like to include your name in our Communiqué. Please forward the name, a photograph, the school name, and degree you will be receiving to the church office at info@SunnysideAdventist.org or call 503-252-8080, not later than May 28.

SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy, will be on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm, on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elise Holcombe at 503-575-9845 for more information.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted the weekend of June 29. To register go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/ffeb99.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  Where Are We Going? by Jan Paulsen provides a former GC president’s perspective on leadership and unity.

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.

The Family Support Network Committee has voted to partner 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.

The principal, Kate Barker, has identified to us several pressing needs–one is for basic hygiene/toiletry items such as toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. and the second is for underwear and socks.

If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry and would be willing to donate these items, baskets will be positioned on the shelf outside Rosie’s office window, to collect such items.

Thank you so much. You will be such a blessing to these dear neighbors of ours.

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
http://paasda.org

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 but our goal is to have as much as possible by May 1, 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.

May 19, June 23, 10:00 am-Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Hood View Church’s Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Part 2 – May 19 Why is it important to have an Advance Directive and how to fill one out using the 2019 Oregon Advance Directive form.
Presenter: Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker.

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.

 May 31-June 2:  Men’s Summit – Men save the Date! The Oregon Conference Men’s Summit is featuring Dick Duerksen. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The-Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be opening soon. Watch your bulletin for updates. Have any questions? Please call me, Bret McKay at 503-577-4686 or send me an email at bret_mckay@fulfillmentcorp.com.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp.

June 8, 5:30 pm: Newbold College Alumni Meeting.
Dr. John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College invites you to an alumni and informational meeting on Sabbath afternoon, June 8, 2019, at 5:30 pm. Hear current Newbold news, renew memories of your time at Newbold College and enjoy an English Tea. If you know of someone who attended or is interested in attending, please invite them. Please respond to this invitation by texting 909-239-5779 by June 6, 2019. Local Hosts: Bert (attended Newbold 65-66) and Evelyn Connell and Newbold College Councilors.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.com.

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.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

International Children’s Care is looking for someone that is very accurate, has good organizational skills and is efficient for a part-time (possibly more if needed) position performing financial data entry in our Vancouver office. This is a very important role at ICC and we are looking for someone that can start ASAP. Work hours are negotiable. Please contact Doug Congleton at (360) 573-0429 to schedule an interview or come by our office to fill out a job application. We look forward to seeing who God chooses for this position of importance for the children.

PACS DENTAL CLINIC GETTING CLOSE TO OPENING!

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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May 4 Communiqué

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Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:3-4

 

Dear Family,

 A week ago I had the privilege of visiting Reno, Nevada, where I was taking the devotions and a workshop for the Pacific Union Westpoint Conference. I had never been there before, and to be honest, still slightly new to US geography, I had no real clue where Reno was located, other than ‘somewhere south!’ Just a week earlier, Terry had been presenting at meetings in Lake Tahoe. Usually, I don’t think twice about the different places he visits for work; the trips are always short and I am quite busy at church. However, this time I remember feeling slightly envious! I had seen pictures of Lake Tahoe, heard about its immense beauty, and I wished so much that I could enjoy it in person too! And so it was to my great surprise and delight, that upon settling ourselves into our hotel room in Reno, that Terry suggested we “drive” up to the lake! Who knew that it was only an hour from Reno?!  Probably everyone but me!

Life can be like that. Sometimes we can feel like our lives are a little less exciting than the next persons like maybe we’ve been passed over by God. But you never know what is around the corner. He surprises us and is ever faithful in his attentive care over our lives. Hang in there, and keep an eye out for Lake Tahoe!

Pastor Kara Johnsson

 

 

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.

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 and 11:15 am. Pastor Juan Fresse will be presenting the Bible message for our worship services titled “All About Jesus / Love That Binds.”

Adventurers Investiture today: We would like to heartily congratulate our amazing Adventurer club for completing their year. All the children have worked hard and played harder to learn more about our church, our community, our friends, our world, and our beloved Creator. A special congratulations to Dae’quan, Derrik, EmmaLee, Joshua, and Rosie for completing their final year of Adventurers. God’s blessings as you head to Pathfinders next year! The past year has brought about some fairly significant changes, including Director Evelyn Hull handing over her title to Lauren Gregory. Through God’s grace and some extremely kind and talented members of the staff this will be a change that will continue to richly bless our club. Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support!

 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 at 2:00 pm, the Pathfinders will be having their investiture. Come and see what they have learned and be an encouragement to their progress.

Tomorrow, Sunday at 11:00 am, a memorial service for Jack Harris will be conducted here at Sunnyside Church. He passed away in January.

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 5, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, directed by Travis Hatton, will be here at Sunnyside Church in concert. Plan now to attend this inspiring event.

Announcements

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.

May 11, 1:30 pm – An all-church picnic is being planned at Happy Valley Park, Area B. Take time to come and join us, and bring your favorite picnic lunch and lawn chairs. Frozen fruit bars will be provided. There are covered shelters, a nice playground for the kids, as well as many walking paths to enjoy. Pets are also welcome.

May 18, 6:00 pm, Evensong will present another inspirational evening. Add this to your calendar.

SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy, will be on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm, on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elise Holcombe at 503-575-9845 for more information.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted the weekend of June 29. To register go to https://vbspro.events/p/events/ffeb99.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  Where Are We Going? by Jan Paulsen provides a former GC president’s perspective on leadership and unity.

Interested in a garden plot? Adventist Health Portland is partnering with the non-profit, Outgrowing Hunger, to create the new Market Street Garden. Garden plot reservations are going quickly and almost full! There are many nations represented, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, USA, and others. (Slavic families have also expressed interest). Many are fairly recent immigrants and refugees. This is an amazing opportunity for Adventists who have a passion for growing fresh produce/flowers, AND for joining with the Spirit in sowing and possibly reaping souls for God’s glory. Consider having your family, or join with other families to “farm a plot with God” in this amazing ministry opportunity. To apply for a garden plot, please complete the special form (located on the Narthex table) ASAP, and/or contact Adam Kohl at 971-231-4191, https://outgrowinghunger.org/.

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.

The Family Support Network Committee has voted to partner 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.

The principal, Kate Barker, has identified to us several pressing needs–one is for basic hygiene/toiletry items such as toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. and the second is for underwear and socks.

If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry and would be willing to donate these items, baskets will be positioned on the shelf outside Rosie’s office window, to collect such items.

Thank you so much. You will be such a blessing to these dear neighbors of ours.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Dave

Charla Morford

Alex Sidorenko, Sr.

Elizabeth Fresee / Children’s Story

Wendy Witas

Andre Wang

Pastor Mark

Martha Natiuk

 

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
http://paasda.org

May 3-5, Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend.
We’re so excited to invite our alumni and friends back to campus for a full weekend of activities designed to reconnect friends, teachers, and community. For details, visit https://paasda.org/alumni/.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy.

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 but our goal is to have as much as possible by May 1, 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.

May 19, June 23, 10:00 am—Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Hood View Church’s Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Part 2 – May 19  Why is it important to have an advance Directive and how to fill one out using the 2019 Oregon Advance Directive form.
Presenter: Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker.

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.

 May 31-June 2:  Men’s Summit – Men save the Date! The Oregon Conference Men’s Summit is featuring Dick Duerksen. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The-Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be opening soon. Watch your bulletin for updates. Have any questions? Please call me, Bret McKay at 503-577-4686 or send me an email at bret_mckay@fulfillmentcorp.com.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp.

June 8, 5:30 pm: Newbold College Alumni Meeting.
Dr. John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College invites you to an alumni and informational meeting on Sabbath afternoon, June 8, 2019, at 5:30 pm. Hear current Newbold news, renew memories of your time at Newbold College and enjoy an English Tea. If you know of someone who attended or is interested in attending, please invite them. Please respond to this invitation by texting 909-239-5779 by June 6, 2019. Local Hosts: Bert (attended Newbold 65-66) and Evelyn Connell and Newbold College Councilors.
Event Location: Pleasant Valley Church.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

International Children’s Care is looking for someone that is very accurate, has good organizational skills and is efficient for a part-time (possibly more if needed) position performing financial data entry in our Vancouver office. This is a very important role at ICC and we are looking for someone that can start ASAP. Work hours are negotiable. Please contact Doug Congleton at (360) 573-0429 to schedule an interview or come by our office to fill out a job application. We look forward to seeing who God chooses for this position of importance for the children.

PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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April 27 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

The Color and Fragrance of
         Christ at Sunnyside

It’s always a joy to welcome new members to our Church family. We do this each month as we vote in new members joining our congregation. Last week, however, I met six very unusual but very welcome new residents to Sunnyside. And they have some rather unusual names:

Dark Night, Peace, Ingrid Bergman, Crazy Love, Apricot Candy, and Shailer’s White Moss

Judith Fouts and her Master Gardner friend, Sandra Ferguson, are responsible for planting these new roses in our special rose garden. Through the summer the rose garden brings joy to passersby and to Sunnysiders alike. It is a wonderful reminder of the beauty and love of our Creator-Savior. As such, even our rose garden upholds the mission of Sunnyside.

We are grateful for the many who, currently and over years past, have cared for these treasured roses. These have included Shirley Schoepflin, Wilfred Geschke, Kathy Pruitt, and many others. We would do well to also remember the person who originally planted and cared for the garden from 1981-1992, Harold Miller. A small plaque, strategically placed over the rose garden, commemorates Harold’s ministry of yesteryear. We are still blessed by the many colors and fragrances he has left behind.

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 the decorating team who so beautifully decorated our facility for Easter. There was a lot of time and thought put into each of the lovely decorations. Thank you!

 Shout out to Jim Newell for organizing the Sunnyside Brass and presenting such great music for our church service last week.

 Another shout out to Kathy Rosenquist for all the time she put in to developing the lovely Tenebrae program, as well as organizing our worship service along with Lorraine Jacobs. Thank you to both of you!

 A special thanks to everyone! We had a very lovely Easter. Special thanks to Jesus for allowing us to celebrate His resurrection.

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Guest Potluck – If you are new to Sunnyside or visiting from out of town, we would like to invite you to get to know our church better over lunch. The Moller and Sanctuary Sabbath School Classes will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

This afternoon at 2:30 pm, we will enjoy a presentation of “Hell and Mr. Fudge,” which is based on a true story of a young Bible-belt preacher standing up for what he sees as truth. This also ties in with the sermon of the day. Come and enjoy this presentation on how someone emerges as a defender of faith, Scripture, and a champion for God’s love.

Announcements

Friday, May 3, 7:15 pm, our own Pastor Kara is the featured speaker at First Friday. The Sharon Church praise band will be presenting the music. Don’t miss out on this very special time together.

Our monthly fellowship potluck will be next week. Plan to attend and bring enough food for your family as well as extra to serve our guests. This is a great time to visit with friends and make new acquaintances.

A memorial service for Jack Harris, who passed away in January, is being planned for Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

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.

May 5, 4:00 pm, Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra, directed by Travis Hatton, will be here at Sunnyside Church in concert. Plan now to attend this inspiring event.

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.

May 11, 1:30 pm – An all-church picnic is being planned at Happy Valley Park. Take time to come and join us, and bring your favorite picnic lunch. Frozen fruit bars will be provided. There are covered shelters, a nice playground for the kids, as well as many walking paths to enjoy. Pets are also welcome.

May 18, 6:00 pm, Evensong will present another inspirational evening. Add this to your calendar.

SunnyCity Children’s Fair with Ben Roy, the science guy, will be on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm, on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elise Holcombe at 503-575-9845 for more information.

Interested in a garden plot? Adventist Health Portland is partnering with the non-profit, Outgrowing Hunger, to create the new Market Street Garden. Garden plot reservations are going quickly and almost full! There are many nations represented, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, USA, and others. (Slavic families have also expressed interest). Many are fairly recent immigrants and refugees. This is an amazing opportunity for Adventists who have a passion for growing fresh produce/flowers, AND for joining with the Spirit in sowing and possibly reaping souls for God’s glory. Consider having your family, or join with other families to “farm a plot with God” in this amazing ministry opportunity. To apply for a garden plot, please complete the special form (located on the Narthex table) ASAP, and/or contact Adam Kohl at 971-231-4191, https://outgrowinghunger.org/.

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.

The Family Support Network Committee has voted to partner 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.
The principal, Kate Barker, has identified to us several pressing needs–one is for basic hygiene/toiletry items such as tooth brushes/tooth paste, soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. and the second is for underwear and socks.
If you would like to participate in this outreach ministry, and would be willing to donate these items, baskets will be positioned on the shelf outside Rosie’s office window, to collect such items.
Thank you so much. You will be such a blessing to these dear neighbors of ours.

Life at Sunnyside

Kimberly & Karl Helton

Sunnyside Advent Trombone Choir

Isaac Nziacharo

KidsAlive Song

Beverly Merino / Children’s Story

Tiffany Carter

Pastor Mark Witas

Congregation

Easter Scene

Please pray for…

 

 

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.

PAES STEAM Night Thurs, May 2.
Dinner: Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Water for $5, Floats $2 from 5:30-6:30 (Gym).
Book Fair:  5:30-7:45 (Library).
Preschool Open 6-7.  K-8 Classrooms Open 6-7:15.
All Family & Friends come Create-Explore-Build-Play.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

May 3-5, Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend.
We’re so excited to invite our alumni and friends back to campus for a full weekend of activities designed to reconnect friends, teachers, and community. For details, visit https://paasda.org/alumni/.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Please join Rivergate Adventist Elementary School for their annual auction at Gladstone Park Church fellowship hall on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 4:30 pm. Tickets are now available at $15 per adult, including dinner, and $7 per child for childcare with games and dinner in the Rivergate gym. Funds raised will go towards science, music, sports, our playground, and our Jr. High classrooms.

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 but our goal is to have as much as possible by May 1, 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.

April 28, May 19, June 23, 10:00 am—Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Hood View Church’s Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Part 1 – April 28 Understanding Wills & Trusts, Estate taxes, what documents are needed, what is a beneficiary designation? What if I have no estate planning documents?Presenter:  Leanne M. Bowker, ESQ expertise in estate planning Resource Consultant: Ted Perry, Planned Giving and Trust Consultant for the Oregon Adventist Headquarters

Part 2 – May 19  Why is it important to have an advance Directive and how to fill one out using the 2019 Oregon Advance Directive form.
Presenter: Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker.

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.

 May 31-June 2:  Men’s Summit – Men save the Date! The Oregon Conference Men’s Summit is featuring Dick Duerksen. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The-Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be opening soon. Watch your bulletin for updates. Have any questions? Please call me, Bret McKay at 503-577-4686 or send me an email at bret_mckay@fulfillmentcorp.com.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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April 20 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

Two weekends ago the Pathfinders had the opportunity to go out on their club camping trip. It was a very rainy Friday night and Saturday morning. When I came in to church, I asked first service to pray for the Pathfinders and their time out at the campsite. Unbeknownst to us here at the church, around the very same time we prayed, the Pathfinders were finishing their story at their worship. The story chosen by the Pathfinders in charge of the worship was the story of the flood. As the church prayed and the story got to the part where the rain finished in the Noah story, the rain at the campsite stopped too. Everyone felt this was a miracle as the forecast had the chance of rain at 90% or greater and it continued to rain all around the area except for where the Pathfinders were camping and doing activities.

Later in the evening after the activities were finished for the day the rain began to come down again. It would have been very easy for the Pathfinders to get dissatisfied and complain.  The rain did not dampen their spirits as they continued to enjoy their time together. They talked, laughed and ate under the tarps and near the fire while the rain continued to come down. As I sat there and observed the attitude and actions of the Pathfinders I was amazed by their spirits. I wondered if the attitude and actions would have been the same if the group was composed only of adults. This could be one of the reasons that the Jesus said, “truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3, NIV). These Pathfinders decided to be content regardless of the cold and the rain.

Sometimes in our own life and spiritual journeys, there are times when it seems like it’s pouring rain and things are not going as we would like. We can learn from the Pathfinders that regardless of circumstances we can choose to be content. Eventually, the rain will stop and God can help us to have peace in the midst of the storm. I pray that God will give you the strength, peace and joy to deal with whatever situation you might find yourself in.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Juan Fresse

 

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.

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

Friday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Service of Darkness will be presented. As we contemplate the last hours of Jesus’ life in Bible readings and hymns, we are reminded once more of the enormity of His sacrifice and the wonder of His love. As we share the gathering darkness, we will be more prepared to appreciate the sunrise of His resurrection as we attend our Easter service Sabbath morning.

 Happy Easter! We have one worship service this week, 11:15 am. Pastor Mark will be presenting our Bible message titled “Resurrection Hope.”

There will not be a guest potluck today.

Announcements

Please pray for the families of:

Jim Reynolds, a long-time member who passed away last week. He was the son of the late Frank & Evelyn Reynolds.

Lorie Ramey, whose mother passed away this last week.

A memorial service for Jack Harris, who passed away in January, is being planned for Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

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.

Sabbath, April 27, 2:30 pm, we will enjoy a presentation of “Hell and Mr. Fudge,” which is based on a true story of a young Bible-belt preacher standing up for what he sees as truth. This also ties in with the sermon of the day. Come and enjoy this presentation on how someone emerges as a defender of faith, Scripture, and a champion for God’s love.

May 11, 1:30 pm – An all-church picnic is being planned at Happy Valley Park. Take time to come and join us. There are covered shelters, a nice playground for the kids, as well as many walking paths to enjoy. Pets are also welcome.

SunnyCity Children’s Fair and Family Concert will be on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elise Holcombe at 503-575-9845 for more information.

Interested in a garden plot? Adventist Health Portland is partnering with the non-profit, Outgrowing Hunger, to create the new Market Street Garden. Garden plot reservations are going quickly and almost full! There are many nations represented, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, USA, and others. (Slavic families have also expressed interest). Many are fairly recent immigrants and refugees. This is an amazing opportunity for Adventists who have a passion for growing fresh produce/flowers, AND for joining with the Spirit in sowing and possibly reaping souls for God’s glory. Consider having your family, or join with other families to “farm a plot with God” in this amazing ministry opportunity. To apply for a garden plot, please complete the special form (located on the Narthex table) ASAP, and/or contact Adam Kohl at 971-231-4191, https://outgrowinghunger.org/.

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.

 

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.

PAES STEAM Night Thurs, May 2.
Dinner: Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Water for $5, Floats $2 from 5:30-6:30(Gym).
Book Fair:  5:30-7:45(Library).
Preschool Open 6-7.  K-8 Classrooms Open 6-7:15.
All Family & Friends come Create-Explore-Build-Play.

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

May 3-5, Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend.
We’re so excited to invite our alumni and friends back to campus for a full weekend of activities designed to reconnect friends, teachers, and community. For details, visit https://paasda.org/alumni/.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Please join Rivergate Adventist Elementary School for their annual auction at Gladstone Park Church fellowship hall on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 4:30 pm. Tickets are now available at $15 per adult, including dinner, and $7 per child for childcare with games and dinner in the Rivergate gym. Funds raised will go towards science, music, sports, our playground, and our Jr. High classrooms.

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.

April 20, 5:00 pm: “King of Kings and Lord of All” Concert.
Belle Cantori women’s chorus and His Praise men’s chorus will be presenting an Easter concert 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 20, at Meadow Glade Adventist Church, located at 11001 NE 189th Street in Battle Ground, Wash. Belle Cantori singers are 25 women drawn from Clark County, Wash., and His Praise is a group of about 25 men drawn from the Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., area and from all walks of life, directed by Martha Natiuk and Charlie Drury, who have one thing in common: they love to sing gospel music. Come and enjoy their music followed by a reception where you can meet the singers following the concert.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Adventist Church.

April 23, 5:30 pm: PACS Constituency Meeting,
PACS is hosting a constituency meeting as required in our bylaws, April 23 at 5:30 PM (light dinner) followed by a program starting at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the Holden Center at the conference office. This year, PACS is opening the meeting to all of the SDA churches in our region. Attend and give input to the PACS 3-year Strategic Plan! RSVP to PACS at 503-252-8500 by April 16th or mark.fulop@pacsonline.org. Hope to see you there – Mark Fulop, Executive Director.
Event Location: Holden Center.

April 25-29: Walla Walla University Homecoming Weekend.
Walla Walla University alumni and friends are invited to attend Homecoming Weekend 2019, April 25–28. Events are planned around the WWU core theme of excellence in thought and will include a banquet on Thursday evening, the annual Awards Celebration on Friday morning, a variety of fun and interesting seminars on Friday afternoon, PRISM Vespers, class reunions, and more. A full list of weekend events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling Alumni and Advancement Services at 509-527-2631.
Event Location: Walla Walla University, College Place, Washington.

April 28, May 19, June 23, 10:00 am—Noon. Free estate planning workshop co-sponsored by the Care Ministry and Senior Ministry.

Part 1 – April 28 Understanding Wills & Trusts, Estate taxes, what documents are needed, what is a beneficiary designation? What if I have no estate planning documents?Presenter:  Leanne M. Bowker, ESQ expertise in estate planning Resource Consultant: Ted Perry, Planned Giving and Trust Consultant for the Oregon Adventist Headquarters

Part 2 – May 19  Why is it important to have an advance Directive and how to fill one out using the 2019 Oregon Advance Directive form.
Presenter: Corrine Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, medical social worker.

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.

 May 31-June 2:  Men’s Summit – Men save the Date! The Oregon Conference Men’s Summit is featuring Dick Duerksen. Pre-registration (Early Bird Discount) is $125 through March. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The-Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be opening soon. Watch your bulletin for updates. Have any questions? Please call me, Bret McKay at 503-577-4686 or send me an email at bret_mckay@fulfillmentcorp.com.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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April 13 Communiqué

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Dear Church Family,

Writing on the Sermon on the Mount today, specifically Jesus’ statements about adultery and lust. As I write toward what I’m teaching this weekend, I see that Jesus was revolutionary in his statements to protect and uplift the women in his society. I also see how direct Jesus was in calling out the sin of breaching true intimacy for the sake of false intimacy.

In Matthew 5:27-30 Jesus hits at the heart of the problem when He says lust travels from the eye to the right hand, and that both of these things need to be put in check, for the health of the man, and to preserve the dignity of women that might be demeaned by thought and action. Jesus wants His children to experience intimacy.

I’ve been tasked to preach on this subject this weekend and will pull no punches in teaching the difficult truth that this is a problem that runs deep with conservative Christian men and women, just as it does in society at large.

Yet, the issue of lust runs deeper than just a person clicking a mouse and viewing a screen. Lust of all kinds can move a person into regrettable behaviors. It really boils down to what a person does with temptation–how they resist or give in to it.

My teaching will not be a shaming of those who are in the grips of failing time after time to temptation. I suppose to some degree, we are all weaklings when it comes to falling to the little devil, speaking on our shoulder. We need a call to authentic intimacy, a recognition that when we allow lust to go its course, we are demeaning another human being, and falling into false intimacy, something that cannot be satisfied.

And, of course, no teaching should be delivered without a personal challenge and lots of hope for the future. Hope for a better way. Hope for better and more authentic relationships. Hope for intimacy that reflects Jesus’ prayer, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.”

Pastor Mark Witas

 

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.

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 “All About Jesus / Man Problems.”

Today, immediately following Sabbath School, there will be Children’s Church in the children’s wing. All children are encouraged to join in for a very special Sabbath blessing.

There will not be a guest potluck today.

This afternoon at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm, the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus will present their inspiring annual Spring concert right here at Sunnyside Church.

Announcements

Please pray for the families of:

Betty Reynolds, mother of Dave Reynolds, who passed away April 7. A memorial service is not being planned.

Guy Dove, whose father passed away this week in Florida. Pray for Guy’s safe travel.

A memorial service for Jack Harris, who passed away in January, is being planned for Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am, here at Sunnyside Church.

It’s time for our Conference Connect (town hall) meetings around the Oregon Conference! Join us at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 16 at Meadow Glade Adventist Church or Wednesday, April 17 at Beaverton Adventist Church. We want to hear what God puts on your heart for the health and growth of God’s kingdom in the Oregon Conference! We highly value your input and hope you can attend one of these meetings.

Friday, April 19, 7:00 pm, Service of Darkness will be presented. As we contemplate the last hours of Jesus’ life in Bible readings and hymns, we are reminded once more of the enormity of His sacrifice and the wonder of His love. As we share the gathering darkness, we will be more prepared to appreciate the sunrise of His resurrection as we attend our Easter service Sabbath morning.

Easter Sabbath, April 20, we will have only one worship service: 11:15 am.

Sabbath, April 27, 2:30 pm, we will enjoy a presentation of “Hell and Mr. Fudge,” which is based on a true story of a young Bible-belt preacher standing up for what he sees as truth. This also ties in with the sermon of the day. Come and enjoy this presentation on how someone emerges as a defender of faith, Scripture, and a champion for God’s love.

May 11, 1:30 pm – An all-church picnic is being planned at Happy Valley Park. Take time to come and join us. There are covered shelters, a nice playground for the kids, as well as many walking paths to enjoy. Pets are also welcome.

SunnyCity Children’s Fair and Family Concert will be on Sunday, June 23 from 1:00-4:00 pm on the campus of Portland Adventist Academy. This is Sunnyside’s outreach to the local neighborhood. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Elise Holcombe at 503-575-9845 for more information.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted the weekend of June 29. We are now looking for volunteers to help us this year. If you can help in any capacity please see Beverly Merino or call the church office 503-252-8080.

Interested in a garden plot? Adventist Health Portland is partnering with the non-profit, Outgrowing Hunger, to create the new Market Street Garden. Garden plot reservations are going quickly and almost full! There are many nations represented, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, USA, and others. (Slavic families have also expressed interest). Many are fairly recent immigrants and refugees. This is an amazing opportunity for Adventists who have a passion for growing fresh produce/flowers, AND for joining with the Spirit in sowing and possibly reaping souls for God’s glory. Consider having your family, or join with other families to “farm a plot with God” in this amazing ministry opportunity. To apply for a garden plot, please complete the special form (located on the Narthex table) ASAP, and/or contact Adam Kohl at 971-231-4191, https://outgrowinghunger.org/.

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.

Life at Sunnyside

Pastor Juan

Tom Stafford

Marlan Glovatsky

Isaac Nziacharo

Karl Helton

Charla Morford

Heiser family

Pastor Mark Witas

 

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
http://paasda.org

May 3-5, Portland Adventist Academy Alumni Weekend.
We’re so excited to invite our alumni and friends back to campus for a full weekend of activities designed to reconnect friends, teachers, and community. For details, visit https://paasda.org/alumni/.
Event Location: Portland Adventist Academy.

Rivergate Adventist Elementary School
Please join Rivergate Adventist Elementary School for their annual auction at Gladstone Park Church fellowship hall on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 4:30 pm. Tickets are now available at $15 per adult, including dinner, and $7 per child for childcare with games and dinner in the Rivergate gym. Funds raised will go towards science, music, sports, our playground, and our Jr. High classrooms.

Area Events and Announcements

A memorial service for Dr. Jerry Aso, a well-known dentist in the Portland area, will be conducted April 13, 2:00 pm, in the Eliot Chapel at the First Unitarian Church of Portland. Read his obituary here, or type in https://goo.gl/XBVJj2.

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.

Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm – Eugene Lambert’s birthday party. Please join us as we celebrate Eugene Lambert’s 90th birthday – at the Village Retirement Center (Gresham). We’ll meet in the Rec Room for refreshments, stories, and some good fun. Do you have a memory or photo to share? Please send it to lisa.massena@gmail.com   To RSVP and for directions, call Lisa at 339-236-0684.

April 12-14: NW Prison Ministries Convention.
The Northwest Prison Ministries Convention, which takes place every two years, has become a much-anticipated event for prison ministries volunteers. Learn more and register here… Or type in your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-prison-ministry-retreat-tickets-53704536715.
Event Location: Holden Center, Gladstone.

April 14:  Your Organic Powerhouse Garden Workshop by Lynn Hoag of SunCountryGardens.com. Grow delicious, fully-mineralized and biologically better than organic, healthy-healing fruits and veggies, with an abundant harvest freshly picked from your garden this summer! See what else you’ll learn! Go to Information and Registration at GardeningVancouver.eventbrite.com.

April 20, 5:00 pm: “King of Kings and Lord of All” Concert.
Belle Cantori women’s chorus and His Praise men’s chorus will be presenting an Easter concert 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 20, at Meadow Glade Adventist Church, located at 11001 NE 189th Street in Battle Ground, Wash. Belle Cantori singers are 25 women drawn from Clark County, Wash., and His Praise is a group of about 25 men drawn from the Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., area and from all walks of life, directed by Martha Natiuk and Charlie Drury, who have one thing in common: they love to sing gospel music. Come and enjoy their music followed by a reception where you can meet the singers following the concert.
Event Location: Meadow Glade Adventist Church.

April 23, 5:30 pm: PACS Constituency Meeting,
PACS is hosting a constituency meeting as required in our bylaws, April 23 at 5:30 PM (light dinner) followed by a program starting at 6:30. The meeting will be held in the Holden Center at the conference office. This year, PACS is opening the meeting to all of the SDA churches in our region. Attend and give input to the PACS 3-year Strategic Plan! RSVP to PACS at 503-252-8500 by April 16th or mark.fulop@pacsonline.org. Hope to see you there – Mark Fulop, Executive Director.
Event Location: Holden Center.

April 25-29: Walla Walla University Homecoming Weekend.
Walla Walla University alumni and friends are invited to attend Homecoming Weekend 2019, April 25–28. Events are planned around the WWU core theme of excellence in thought and will include a banquet on Thursday evening, the annual Awards Celebration on Friday morning, a variety of fun and interesting seminars on Friday afternoon, PRISM Vespers, class reunions, and more. A full list of weekend events and registration information is available at wallawalla.edu/homecoming or by calling Alumni and Advancement Services at 509-527-2631.
Event Location: Walla Walla University, College Place, Washington.

May 31-June 2:  Men’s Summit – Men save the Date! The Oregon Conference Men’s Summit is featuring Dick Duerksen. Pre-registration (Early Bird Discount) is $125 through March. Registration in April is $135.00, and the At-The-Door rate is $140.00. Registration will be opening soon. Watch your bulletin for updates. Have any questions? Please call me, Bret McKay at 503-577-4686 or send me an email at bret_mckay@fulfillmentcorp.com.
Event Location: Grove Christian Camp.

June 21-July 4, 2019: 2019 Great Controversy Tour.
Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, a specialist in church history and development of prophetic interpretation, will lead this tour. See the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, France, and Germany. These tours give you a new vision of how to inspire church members for Jesus’ coming and future challenges. A most exciting experience! Call 269-815-8624, or email GCTours@mac.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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) Now hiring part-time
Dental Front Office, and part-time Dental Hygienist
Volunteer positions open:
Dentists
For more information contact Carol James, Dental Clinic Manager, carol.james@pacsonline.org, call or text 503-758-1892.

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