March 2 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

One of the vision points of our new Lead Pastor Mark is to grow our ministry to the immediate community around our church. I have always been most appreciative of the way Sunnysiders minister in so many relevant and effective ways to people they are connected to in and from Sunnyside. One such member is Ron Meisner who recently “retired” from Portland Adventist Community Services. Ron started working at PACS in February 2006, on Valentine’s Day! When he started managing the PACS Food Pantry there were about 40-60 families daily receiving food. Now, thirteen years later, there are more than 80 such families being helped every day! Wow!

The neat thing about Ron’s retirement is that he continues to volunteer at PACS each Thursday fetching, carrying, and delivering food hither and yon to keep this ministry thriving and relevant to our community. Thank you, Chief!

Jesus says, in Matthew 25:40  “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Blessings,

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 team who worked so diligently in preparing for the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra concert this last Sunday, those who performed,  and those who helped clean up following the reception. Thank you to each of you!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:15 am, with Pastor Mark Witas presenting our Bible message titled “All About Jesus / Tested, Tried, and True.”

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.

Announcements

Nominating Committee is now beginning to meet. Please make it a matter of prayer, and if you are asked to serve, thank you for your consideration, and we will look forward to adding your name to our list of officers. We have included a survey this week in the bulletin, please take time to review it, mark your interest, including your name and best contact information. You may place it in the offering plate as it is passed, or give it to one of our deacons.

March 9, 6:30 pm: Cowboy Camp Meeting.
Attention ATV enthusiasts and horsemen – The Adventist Horseman’s Association is inviting you to participate in their annual Cowboy Camp Meeting. If you enjoy camping in the national forest and riding the trails you will love this event. Find out more by attending an informational meeting at the Gladstone Park Church Fellowship Hall, March 9 at 6.30 pm.  For more info call 360-607-7446.

March 15-16, Women’s Ministries Weekend Retreat, right here at Sunnyside Church. Beginning Friday night, 6:30 pm, Jean Boonstra, associate speaker for the Voice of Prophecy will present her testimony of God’s leading in her life (on the screen). Refreshments will be served. Sabbath, March 16, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, we will enjoy a potluck lunch, Jean Boonstra applying the “Story of Esther” to our lives, and sharing some of our ladies’ spiritual moments. Ladies, let’s enjoy the bonding experience of spending time together. Come together for a phenomenally blessed weekend!

March 16, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Studies have shown that “families who play together stay together.” We have planned another opportunity for our family to play together. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to splash around with your family at the East Portland Community Center on March 16 at 4:30 pm. Come enjoy a swim in the lap pool, relax on the lazy river, go down the water slide or bring your young ones to play in the splash pad. Some light refreshments will be provided along with a great time in the water. This is a free event and open to everyone. Come and let’s have a fun time together!

Sunday, March 17, 3:00 pm, The Oregon Sinfonietta will be here at Sunnyside Church in concert. Reserve the date and come, enjoy the special music blessing!

Sabbath, March 30, 4:30 pm, we will be blessed with Evensong with Robert Schmidt at the Organ and Jim Robertson with the spoken word.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 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.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  If you enjoy stories, this is the perfect time to read one of the many volumes of Christmas In My Heart.

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

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

ABC’s Spring Case Food and Book Sale
Prices effective March 3-10, 2019. Please join us on Sunday, March 3, for complimentary vegetarian food samples.
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Book Center.

March 2, 3:00 pm: Memorial Service for George Ulloa. George Ulloa passed away January 25. A celebration of life will be conducted for him at Meadow Glade Adventist Church.

March 3, 12:00-3:00 pm: Women and Kid’s clothing/small items SWAP. Come freshen up your closets for free and have fun! Only bring items in good repair please. Spread the word! Questions? Contact 503-223-0623.
Event Location: Tabernacle Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall.

March 9, 6:30 pm: Cowboy Camp Meeting.
Attention ATV enthusiasts and horsemen – The Adventist Horseman’s Association is inviting you to participate in their annual Cowboy Camp Meeting. If you enjoy camping in the national forest and riding the trails you will love this event. Find out more by attending an informational meeting at the Gladstone Park Church Fellowship Hall, March 9 at 6.30 pm.  For more info call 360-607-7446.

April 12-14: NW Prison Ministries Convention.
Holden 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…

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.

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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February 23 Communiqué

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Greetings Church Family,

This past week I was at Portland Adventist Academy for chapel.  I enjoy going over there every week for chapel which usually occurs on Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. This past chapel the presenter, a parent of one of the students, was a guest lecturer brought in to share her experiences and those of her family to educate the students on the history of the African-Americans in our community. This was done because February is black history month. It was interesting to hear how even in her lifetime she and her family had to break down barriers.

This made me think about what Pastor Mark has been talking about in church lately. Pastor Mark has been talking about the fact that we should “make room for everyone to sit at the table.” This lady and some others she knows have not always been given the opportunity to “sit” at the table with everyone else. At times I have had conversations with my children about the difficulties that people of different ethnicities have had in our country. Even in the lifetimes of some of our own Sunnyside members, there were times when my marriage to my wife would have been frowned upon by many. There were some who did not want everyone to have a seat at the table.

I want to join Pastor Mark in challenging us as a community of faith to not fall into this same historical pattern. Jesus summarized the commandments in two ways. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Loving our neighbor as ourselves requires us to make room at the table for all God’s children. It does not mean that we condone anyone’s sins but just that we love everyone just like Jesus does. Let us love each other regardless of ethnic background, socioeconomic status, skin color, sexual orientation or any other thing that might divide us as children of God.

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 Manfred Schosnig for the many vegetables he delivers to our giveaway table each week. Thank you, Manfred!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This weekend is brought to us by Dave Thomas, PhD, and Alden Thompson, PhD. They are here representing Walla Walla University’s Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission. Friday evening, 7:00 pm, Dr. Thompson will present “How to Change a Doctrine: The Biblical Foundation for what Adventists Have Done with the Trinity.” Sabbath during our worship service Dr. Thomas will present “A Pilgrim Journey.” Sabbath afternoon at 2:30 pm, Alden Thompson will present “Uncharted Territory: Adventists Plot Their Way Toward the Trinity.” At 3:45 pm, Dr. Thomas will present “The Trinity, So what?” Be sure to join us for each of these insightful presentations.

February 24, 4:00 pm, the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Announcements

The 2018 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up in the lobby. Look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

 

March 1, 7:15 pm, First Friday will feature Curtis Young from the YMCA sharing his story. Music will be provided by the Oasis Church. Registration for the free March First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on March 21 and will run through Wednesday, March 27.  Be sure to reserve your spot!  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, March 1.

March 15-16, Women’s Ministries Weekend Retreat, right here at Sunnyside Church. Beginning Friday night, 6:30 pm, Jean Boonstra, associate speaker for the Voice of Prophecy will present her testimony of God’s leading in her life (on the screen). Refreshments will be served. Sabbath, March 16, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, we will enjoy a potluck lunch, Jean Boonstra applying the “Story of Esther” to our lives, and sharing some of our ladies’ spiritual moments. Ladies, let’s enjoy the bonding experience of spending time together. Come together for a phenomenally blessed weekend!

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 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.

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.

Mel and Betty West will be celebrating their 89th birthdays this year. in March. It would be nice to send a “blitz” of greetings (one card for both of them) on March 2 (Mel’s birthday). It might be helpful for those that may not know you well, to include a sender snapshot. They enjoy phone calls as well. Contact information: Mel and Betty Ann West, 1500 Catherine Street, Apt. 319A, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-24-4140. Thank you.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School
http://www.paes.com

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

ABC’s Spring Case Food and Book Sale
Prices effective March 3-10, 2019. Please join us on Sunday, March 3, for complimentary vegetarian food samples.
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Book Center.

February 23, 2:00 pm: Adventist Community Services and Prison Ministries Afternoon Meetings with Byron Dulan  Pastor Dulan is Vice President for Regional and Multicultural Ministries and Human Relations at the North Pacific Union Conference.  He would like to connect with volunteers involved in prison ministries at 2 pm and volunteers involved in Adventist  Community Services at 3 pm.
Event Location: East Salem Adventist Church.

February 24, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: S.N.O.W (Spiritual Needs Of Women) party. Presented by Lents SDA Church Women’s Ministry. The fee is $10.00 per person. Please bring a $5.00 gift to exchange. There will also be a book exchange table for used books, limit of five books. Please RSVP to Jackie Flores at 503-989-5049 or Linda Dahl at 503-577-1285. There is a limit of 90 attendees, so an RSVP is required. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am; lunch will be at approximately 1:00 pm.
Event Location: Lents SDA Church.

March 2, 3:00 pm: Memorial Service for George Ulloa. George Ulloa passed away January 25. A celebration of life will be conducted for him at Meadow Glade Adventist Church.

March 3, 12:00-3:00 pm: Women and Kid’s clothing/small items SWAP. Come freshen up your closets for free and have fun! Only bring items in good repair please. Spread the word! Questions? Contact 503-223-0623.
Event Location: Tabernacle Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall.

May 3-5, 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.

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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February 16 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

I had to get new tires on a vehicle today. Since I didn’t want to just sit and wait for an hour I decided to Uber to the gym I workout at and pass the time spinning on a stationary bike. It was a good workout. When I cooled down I summoned another Uber driver to pick me up.

As I got into the car I noticed that she quickly silenced what seemed to be a sermon playing through her sound system. I told her that I didn’t mind at all if she wanted to play the sermon as we drove back to the tire store. As she turned it back up she asked, “So, what do you do for a living?” I told her that I am a pastor. That’s when she lit up. “Really? That’s so cool!” She said.

She asked me if I was familiar with the pastor that she was listening to. I was. Then she asked, What church do you pastor? I told her that I was the pastor of the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church. Again she lit up. She told me she’s passed it several times and then said, “One of my good friends is a Seventh-day Adventist.” As we talked she told me what she knew of the denomination and that she really liked her friend. Before I got out of the car I invited her to join us one Sabbath for our second service and then prayed over her.

It was a wonderful opportunity that God gave me to share the good news and fellowship with a fellow believer. Let’s all look for opportunities like this to share our faith. I believe that when we do, we bring a smile to the Creator of all these little God moments.

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 all those who showed up during our snow storm last week and helped to make our facility ready for those who ventured out. Thank you to all of our helpers!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath, our worship services are at, 8:45 am and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present our Bible message titled “All About Jesus – Repent and Submit.”

Tonight, February 16, 7:00 pm, Walla Walla University’s I Contori will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.  I Cantori is Walla Walla University’s select choir, an auditioned group chosen from the 1,900-member student body. They have enjoyed a history of touring extensively that began in 1929. Kraig Scott is currently their director.

Announcements

The 2018 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up in the lobby. Look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

February 23 weekend, Walla Walla University’s Center for Bible, Faith and Mission will present “Inching Toward the Trinity: The Astonishing Adventist Story.” The schedule and speakers are as follows:

7:00 pm, Friday: “How to Change a Doctrine: The Biblical Foundation for what
Adventists Have Done with the Trinity” – Alden Thompson
8:45 am & 11:15 am Sabbath: A Pilgrim Journey – Dave Thomas
2:30 pm, Sabbath, “Uncharted Territory: Adventists Plot Their Way Toward the
Trinity.” – Alden Thompson
3:45 pm: “The Trinity: So What?” – Dave Thomas

February 24, 4:00 pm, the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

March 1, 7:15 pm, First Friday will feature Curtis Young from the YMCA sharing his story. Music will be provided by the Oasis Church. Registration for the free March First Friday soup and salad dinner will open on March 21, and will run through Wednesday, March 27.  Be sure to reserve your spot!  Remember that registration is on a first-come, first served basis and each dinner guest must register separately.  Soup and salad will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, March 1.

Friday, March 15, 6:30 pm. Mark your calendar!
Jean Boonstra, associate speaker for the Voice of Prophecy will present her testimony and other devotionals. Sponsored by Women’s Ministries.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 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.

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.

Mel and Betty West will be celebrating their 89th birthdays this year. in March. It would be nice to send a “blitz” of greetings (one card for both of them) on March 2 (Mel’s birthday). It might be helpful for those that may not know you well, to include a sender snapshot. They enjoy phone calls as well. Contact information: Mel and Betty Ann West, 1500 Catherine Street, Apt. 319A, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-24-4140. Thank you.

Life at Sunnyside

Carl Buchanan

Arnold Petersen

Patrick Knapp, Guy Dove

Eli Makoko

Karl Helton

Kimberly Helton-Goodwin

Pam Bullock

Arnold Petersen

Pastor Dave Allen, Margaret Lacatus

Wendy Witas (Pastor Mark Witas)

Wendy Witas

Pastor Mark Witas

Wendy Witas, Pastor Mark Witas

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School
http://www.paes.com

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

February 23, 2:00 pm: Adventist Community Services and Prison Ministries Afternoon Meetings with Byron Dulan  Pastor Dulan is Vice President for Regional and Multicultural Ministries and Human Relations at the North Pacific Union Conference.  He would like to connect with volunteers involved in prison ministries at 2 pm and volunteers involved in Adventist  Community Services at 3 pm.
Event Location: East Salem Adventist Church

February 24, 9:00 am-4:00 pm: S.N.O.W (Spiritual Needs Of Women) party. Presented by Lents SDA Church Women’s Ministry. The fee is $10.00 per person. Please bring a $5.00 gift to exchange. There will also be a book exchange table for used books, limit of five books. Please RSVP to Jackie Flores at 503-989-5049 or Linda Dahl at 503-577-1285. There is a limit of 90 attendees, so an RSVP is required. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am; lunch will be at approximately 1:00 pm.
Event Location: Lents SDA Church.

March 2, 3:00 pm: Memorial Service for George Ulloa. George Ulloa passed away January 25. A celebration of life will be conducted for him at Meadow Glade Adventist Church.

March 3, 12:00-3:00 pm: Women and Kid’s clothing/small items SWAP. Come freshen up your closets for free and have fun! Only bring items in good repair please. Spread the word! Questions? Contact 503-223-0623.
Event Location: Tabernacle Adventist Church, Fellowship Hall.

May 3-5, 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.

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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WEATHER NOTICE

WEATHER ALERT FOR SABBATH FEBRUARY 9, 2019:

First Church Service at 8:45 am is CANCELED due to the extreme weather.

Second Worship service will begin at 11:15 am.

Stay safe and warm!

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February 9 Communiqué

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Dear Family,

This week I celebrated my 3rd “American Anniversary;” three years since I stepped off that plane and embraced a new city, a new country, a new job, and place to call home. It is my tradition on that particular day, to get up early, find my way down to the same coffee shop that I discovered on my first morning here, and take a moment or two to reflect on the journey; the highs and lows, the blessings, the growth and more than anything, to remember God’s faithfulness. I look forward to that marker each year.

As I think about the Sabbath, it has a similar role in my life. On Sabbath mornings I like to get up early, make myself a hot drink, and again spend a moment or two remembering God’s goodness to me, his sovereignty as Creator and Redeemer, his faithfulness.

It can be easy to let the rush of life sweep away these precious moments, the markers, the spiritual disciplines that keep us grounded and connected. I encourage you to carve out that time – whatever it may be for you – that keeps you connected to what matters most.

Looking forward to worshiping with you as always,

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 am and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present our Bible message titled “All About Jesus – The Perfect Perfect.”

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 Romanian Sabbath School Class will be hosting today’s lunch in the Willamette room following our second service.

Announcements

The 2018 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up in the lobby. Look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

February 16, 7:00 pm, Walla Walla University’s I Contori will be in concert here at Sunnyside Church.  I Cantori is Walla Walla University’s select choir, an auditioned group chosen from the 1,900-member student body. They have enjoyed a history of touring extensively that began in 1929. Kraig Scott is currently their director.

February 23 weekend, Walla Walla University’s Center for Bible, Faith and Mission will present “Inching Toward the Trinity: The Astonishing Adventist Story.” The schedule and speakers are as follows:

7:00 pm, Friday: “How to Change a Doctrine: The Biblical Foundation for what
Adventists Have Done with the Trinity” – Alden Thompson
8:45 am & 11:15 am Sabbath: A Pilgrim Journey – Dave Thomas
2:30 pm, Sabbath, “Uncharted Territory: Adventists Plot Their Way Toward the
Trinity.” – Alden Thompson
3:45 pm: “The Trinity: So What?” – Dave Thomas

February 24, 4:00 pm, the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 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.

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

Happy Birthday, Pastor Mark with Pastor Kara and Crystal Kielman

Patrick Shima

Dean Browning

Craig King

Children’s Story with Francie Davidson and special music.

Ron Benfield

Erin Brunese

Pastor Mark Witas

 

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School
http://www.paes.com

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

February 9, 5:00: Jamie Jorge Concert
Join us for a free concert of inspirational, uplifting Christian music with violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge. Born in Cuba and raised in a communist country, Jaime has a passion for proclaiming the gospel through his music. His gift of musical interpretation brings new life and excitement to every song. You will be inspired by his music and blessed as he shares his testimony.
Event Location: Orchards Adventist Church.

February 10, 11:30 am: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
Take Heart Ministry’s 6th annual Widows & Women Alone Valentine Luncheon. If you are widowed, divorced, alone or hurting or willing to come in support of those who are please join us February 10th at 11:30 am at the Gladstone Church. ! Register online at takeheartministry.info or call Tawny at 541-367-4913. $25.00 for catered lunch, keynote speaker, music, prizes, and resources.
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist 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.

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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February 2 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

I have recently found a new place to work out close to the church. This place was so popular that I was on a waiting list to

I am always blessed when in Paul’s letters to various churches he so often states in his greetings and in his prayers how he gives thanks for each believer. He is genuinely grateful for the part that each member plays in each congregation.

As a pastoral team we too are grateful.

We give thanks for all who had a part planning, leading, and participating in last Sabbath’s International Day. We are grateful for every member adding a special way to celebrate the rich diversity that we stand for.

There is more.

Many members spent of their time, energy, and means to bring together last Saturday night a wonderful smorgasbord of tasty treats from our many different cultures and countries. Thank you!

I am also glad to report that on Saturday night we realized a gross taking of about $7500.

This means that the ReNew fundraising project now totals $46,600. We are very close to the $50,000 matching dollars with less than $4,000 to go! Praise the Lord! Thank YOU for YOUR donation!

But there is more!

Another kind donor has offered the next $25,000 of matching funds to take our overall fund up to the next level. We are blessed indeed!

1 Corinthians 1:4-6
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.

Ephesians 1:16
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

Thank you, Lord, for Sunnyside. Thank you for every member.

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 everyone involved in creating such a lovely International Day last week. And a special thank you to all the good cooks who prepared food for our International Festival. This was a wonderful time together. Thank you to all of you!

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath, we have two worship services, 8:45 am and 11:15 am. Pastor Mark Witas will present our Bible message titled “All About Jesus – Who’s at the Table?”

 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.

Encounters with God, this afternoon at 5:00 pm, features Rosemary Wanjiku. They will meet in the Youth Room.

Football – Tomorrow, Sunday, February 3, 3:00 pm, come and watch with family and friends the National Football League big game championship on the big screen in the Fellowship Hall. There will be fun, potluck, door prizes, and local musicians performing a mini-concert for our own half-time show. For more information, call/text Ben Dalusong 818-653-1285.

Announcements

Please pray for the family of Jack Harris who passed away this week. A memorial service may be planned at a future date.

The 2018 tithe and offering receipts are now ready for pick up in the lobby. Look for the boxes containing alphabetical tabs, then, please look through the envelopes and retrieve those with your name on it.

February 24, 4:00 pm, the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra will in concert here at Sunnyside Church.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 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.

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

Primary Sabbath School

Primary Sabbath School

Worship Music Team

Larry Ramey

Megan Snyder

Krissy Barber

Pastor Shirley Allen

Isaac Nziacharo

Pastor Kara Johnsson

Graziella Doro

Pastor Dave Allen

Special Music

Tudor Ursu

Pastor Juan Fresse

Ivonne Allen

Pastor Mark Witas

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School
http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA IS HIRING!
Positions open now • Portland Adventist Academy.
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time bus driver as well as a part-time afternoon maintenance assistant. For job descriptions and application instructions visit https://paasda.org/news/new-job-postings-paa/.

Area Events and Announcements

February 9, 5:00: Jamie Jorge Concert
Join us for a free concert of inspirational, uplifting Christian music with violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge. Born in Cuba and raised in a communist country, Jaime has a passion for proclaiming the gospel through his music. His gift of musical interpretation brings new life and excitement to every song. You will be inspired by his music and blessed as he shares his testimony.
Event Location: Orchards Adventist Church.

February 10, 11:30 am: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
Take Heart Ministry’s 6th annual Widows & Women Alone Valentine Luncheon. If you are widowed, divorced, alone or hurting or willing to come in support of those who are please join us February 10th at 11:30 am at the Gladstone Church. ! Register online at takeheartministry.info or call Tawny at 541-367-4913. $25.00 for catered lunch, keynote speaker, music, prizes, and resources.
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Church.

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.

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.

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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January 26 Communiqué

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Greetings church family,

I have recently found a new place to work out close to the church. This place was so popular that I was on a waiting list to get in for almost 6 months. I have been going there for a couple of months now. When I really settle into a place, I like to then make sure I get a place to work out. This started before the New Year and was just part of my effort to be healthy. It was interesting to note a change that recently occurred.

When I first started attending the gym, I found the early mornings to be a time when there weren’t many people. This was good for me because I don’t like to share locker rooms and facilities with a lot of people. Once the New Year rolled around there was a big increase in traffic and people all over the place. When I spoke with one of the people who worked there, I was told that the place was somewhat unpredictable. I went through the first part of this month wondering if I was going to have to find another place. In the last ten days, I have noticed that most of the “extra” people who had started coming have actually “disappeared.” I wonder, are these people ones who had made New Year’s resolutions and have already given up on them?

My last communique blurb at the beginning of January shared the top ten 2019 resolutions according to one website. The top three were eat healthier, exercise more, and lose weight. Maybe this was the reason for an increase of people at the gym. Some sources claim that up to 80% of all resolutions fail by February. So how are you doing in the things you determined to change in this new year? If you are doing well then congratulations to you. You are in the minority of those who are still going strong. If you are not doing well with those changes, I have good news for you. The good news is that there is nothing magical about January 1.

If we have faltered in our resolutions, then we can just try and start again. Take it one day at a time and eventually, you will form a new habit and it will become easier to follow-through. If you haven’t read the Bible every day like you wanted to, pick it up and start today. If you haven’t worked out like you planned to, go today. If you haven’t stopped eating certain things you wanted to, do it today. If you haven’t spent more time with family, call someone today and make plans to get together. If you haven’t been as friendly as you wanted to be, talk with someone different today.

If God has put something on your heart don’t give up because you haven’t been successful at it for a short time. I share this promise with you from the Bible. God says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). When God puts something on our hearts, He will help us to follow through on those things.

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 our many Deaconesses who helped with the Agape Feast. You worked hard and long. You are very much appreciated! Thank you!

Shout out to our Pathfinders for supporting The Oregon Sinfonietta with such eager smiles and great serving during the reception. You did such a good job. Thank you, kids!

 

Church Announcements
Adventist Education
Area Events

This Weekend

This Sabbath is our International Day. We will only have one worship service at 11:15 am. This will be an amazing service celebrating all the nationalities in our congregation.

Tonight at 6:00 pm we will enjoy the International Food Festival. Come for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship, along with a ReNew fundraiser. We have an amazing array of international foods from which you may purchase your favorite, or try something new — at bargain prices and for a great cause! This is a great way to celebrate the new year as a church family.

Announcements

Clifford Ortner memorial service: Tomorrow, Sunday, 1:00 pm.
“Our beloved father, 93, died November 15, 2018. A service celebrating his life will be held at Sunnyside Adventist Church January 27 at 1:00 pm. He had a passion for Christian education. In place of flowers, donations in Clifford Ortner’s name could be made to the Worthy Student fund.”

First Friday, February 1, 7:15 pm, features our own Pastor Mark as guest speaker! First Fridays are a time of music and spiritual fellowship. It is held in the lower level amphitheaters of Adventist Medical Center. As a supporting church come, join in, and be blessed by this outreach.

Football – February 3, 3:00 pm, come and watch with family and friends the National Football League big game championship on the big screen in the Fellowship Hall. There will be fun, potluck, door prizes and local musicians performing a mini-concert for our own half-time show. For more information, call/text Ben Dalusong 818-653-1285.

Vacation Bible School will be conducted June 28 and 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.

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.

Church Library – The church library has a wide selection of books available for our members to borrow.  If one of your New Year’s resolutions involves your health, Easy Steps for Better Health is an easy-to-read book that can start you on the path to better health.

Adventist Education

Portland Adventist Elementary School
http://www.paes.com

Portland Adventist Academy
http://paasda.org

PAA IS HIRING!
Positions open now • Portland Adventist Academy.
Portland Adventist Academy is looking for a part-time bus driver as well as a part-time afternoon maintenance assistant. For job descriptions and application instructions visit https://paasda.org/news/new-job-postings-paa/.

Area Events and Announcements

January 27, 2:00 pm. Memorial service for Ray Jordan.
Ray Jordan, a long-time member in the Portland metro area passed away early Sunday morning. His memorial service will be held at Pleasant Valley Church this Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm. Light refreshments to follow. All are invited.

February 3: Big Lake Registration Opening February 3.
Get ready for a great summer by registering for summer camp at Big Lake Youth Camp! This year camp registration will open on Sunday, February 3 at 8:00 am! Camps fill fast, so if there is specific week or camp you want to attend, plan now to register. You can register online at http://www.BigLake.org or by calling 503-850-3583. 

February 9, 5:00: Jamie Jorge Concert
Join us for a free concert of inspirational, uplifting Christian music with violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge. Born in Cuba and raised in a communist country, Jaime has a passion for proclaiming the gospel through his music. His gift of musical interpretation brings new life and excitement to every song. You will be inspired by his music and blessed as he shares his testimony.
Event Location: Orchards Adventist Church.

February 10, 11:30 am: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.
Take Heart Ministry’s 6th annual Widows & Women Alone Valentine Luncheon. If you are widowed, divorced, alone or hurting or willing to come in support of those who are please join us February 10th at 11:30 am at the Gladstone Church. ! Register online at takeheartministry.info or call Tawny at 541-367-4913. $25.00 for catered lunch, keynote speaker, music, prizes, and resources.
Event Location: Gladstone Adventist Church.

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

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.

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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