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Facelift

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in 2019 Philippines Mission Trip, Carousel, Features | 0 comments

Facelift

Once we arrived in Manila, Tuesday evening, we were picked up by vans from Kids International Ministries (KIDS) and taken to their guest house in Rizal. This would be out home base for the this trip.

Wednesday morning we met with Norm Denler to learn about KIDS and take a tour of some of their facilities. During the tour we visited their children’s home, birthing center, Christian elementary and middle schools and the site for their new high school.

The team with Norm and the Nichols at the new KIDS high school site

It was amazing to see how God is working through this ministry and to see Norm’s passion as he explained the things KIDS is involved in and how God has blessed their work.

The last two days (Wed and Thurs) have been spent at Push Cart Community Ministries Drop In Center with Mike Bucher, one of the ministries GROW is involved with. Our main project was painting the inside of the facility. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do.

We also served lunch to the kids in the community, enjoyed the kid’s music concert, shared devotions, played games, and showed the love of Christ to the kids. These kids flock to us and desperately want love and attention. Our team spent hours playing basketball in the street, letting the kids climb and hang on them, and having fun together. The kids’ joy in playing with our team is indescribable. A highlight was the kids singing How Great is Our God, with us joining in, and then we sang the Salvation Poem song in Tagalog and they joined in singing with us! So cool!

Tomorrow we head to the Island of Mindoro to visit Threads of Hope which means a 2am wake up call to catch the ferry to the island.

Getting There – Monday, 8/5/2019

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in 2019 Philippines Mission Trip, Carousel, Features | 0 comments

Getting There – Monday, 8/5/2019

Fifteen members of the team arrived at PDX at 6:00am to begin our trip to the Philippines (Sky had to catch an earlier flight to PDX and would meet with the rest of the team there for our flight to Tokyo). Check-in and getting through security was pretty uneventful and before we knew it we were at our gate waiting for our 9:09am flight. Starting at about 8:00, one by one our team members stated getting text notifications that our flight was being delayed until 10:20am which wasn’t good considering our connecting flight in Seattle was scheduled to depart at 11:15am. There was no way we were going to make it in time. After a brief feeling of panic and disbelief we came back to the reality that God is good and even this was happening according to His plan.

After about an hour and a half on the phone with Delta and working with the agent at the boarding gate, we were able get everyone another flight directly to Tokyo that would arrive in time to make our connecting flight to Manila. What a miracle!

Once on the plane, several team members noticed that every seat was full from the front of the plane all the way to the very back row (where three of our team members ended up sitting). How could 15 people make it onto a plane so close to capacity at the very last minute? More evidence that God is in perfect control.

Courtney, Rachel and Julie in the back row

All this just helped to strengthen in us the truth of our total dependence in God and the fact that He is totally in control!

To God be the Glory!

We all met up with Sky in Tokyo and arrived safely in Manila.

Now the adventure begins!

Team Retreat

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in 2019 Philippines Mission Trip, Features | 0 comments

Team Retreat

We had our one-day team retreat on Saturday, June 22. We all met at the Church at 9:30 Saturday morning for a time of prayer, study and preparation for our trip in August. Part of the prep was making song boards for the songs we’ll sing at the VBS in Floodway and other outreach events.

After lunch we did a team building activity which involved about two hours of hiking around taking group pics at various locations. It gave everyone a chance to hone their geo-tracking skills and to just get out and enjoy a bit of fresh air and exercise. The hike was similar to the hiking we’ll be doing into the villages on Mindoro.  Of course it will be a bit hotter and more humid on Mindoro.

After the hike we had a BBQ back at the Church and enjoyed and evening of games and fellowship.

CALLING ALL KIDS!!!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019 in Features | 0 comments

CALLING ALL KIDS!!!

Come to Vacation Bible School at Sunnyside Community Church. Join us July 22-24 from 6:30-8:00p.m. for a fun evening of games, music, and Bible lessons. All kids ages 3-12 welcome!

No Sunday School Or Worship Service Sunday, February 10 Due To Snowy And Icy Conditions

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Features | 0 comments

No Sunday School Or Worship Service Sunday, February 10 Due To Snowy And Icy Conditions

All services have been canceled for this Sunday, February 10 due to snowy and icy conditions.

Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018

Join us for the following services

  • 7:00 am  –  SonRise Service at Happy Valley Baptist
  • 9:30 am  –  Breakfast at Sunnyside Community Church
  • 11:00 am –  Easter Worship Service at Sunnyside

Kids Club

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Kids Club

Calling all kids!  Come to Kids Club Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm (see schedule for dates).  All kids ages 3-12 are invited. (more…)

Valentine’s Dinner

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Valentine’s Dinner

Saturday, February 10
at 5:00 pm

Cazadero Inn in Estacada

Sign up today!

Team Up 2019

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Team Up 2019

God’s will for the church is its maturity in Christ-likeness.  This maturity is achieved by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and the mutual admonition and encouragement of fellow believers.

Teamup 2019 is aimed at helping you grow in Christ through partnering with a fellow believer and committing to meet regularly to pray, to read the Bible and to encourage each other with the truths that you encounter in God’s Word.  So prayerfully consider whom you will team up with and spend 2018 together pursuing… Conformity to Christ of the everlasting good of all peoples to the glory of God.

Recommendations For Your Time Together…

If your meeting is about an hour here are some suggestions for how to utilize your time.

  • Begin with prayer, asking God to grant the working of the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of your heart to the truth of His Word
  • Spend about 30 minutes reading
    • Alternate reading to one another a chapter at a time
    • As you read watch for:
      • The truths that are being presented; let the context of the passage guide you in your discovery
      • The implications that these truths have for your life; how they encourage or challenge you
  • Spend 20 minutes sharing about the passage; focus on the truths that particularly challenge and/or encourage you
  • Close by praying for one another in relationship to the things that you have read and discussed

Reading Recommendations…

The Gospel of Mark is a great place to begin.  Genesis 1-11 is also a good jumping off point because this is where we are given some important foundational truths.  The New Testament Epistles are also rich ground for one-2-one Bible reading.

Good News Club

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

Good News Club

Our Good News Club at Verne Duncan Elementary School is underway.