Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Maple Grove | MN

June 12-20, 2015
Maplewood Academy
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The executive session of the Minnesota Board of Trustees extended a call to Pastor Michael Jones of Dodge Center to pastor the Hutchinson Church on the campus of Maplewood Academy, succeeding Pastor Wayne Morrison. We are so pleased that the Jones family has accepted this call.
Pastor Jones has been in the Minnesota Conference since 2005 serving the Pipestone district. He trained at the seminary in 2010 and returned to Minnesota upon his graduation in 2013. He is currently serving as the pastor for the Dodge Center district.
Michael says he received his spiritual call to pastoral ministry sometime in 2003. Michael comes into the pastoral ministry from a teaching profession with a clear understanding that, "Pastoral ministry is not just a gift and a calling; it's a vocation, one that requires skill, devotion, endurance, ability and wisdom." He also understands that in pastoral ministry you are dealing with people, co-laboring with God to inspire and motivate others to live for Christ. Michael has learned with experience that that is not an easy task. Success in ministry comes when one is willing to depend on the Lord, spending time in prayer and in the study of the Word and being willing to be Spirit led.
We welcome Pastor Michael Jones and his wife, Aquarius, and son, Josiah, to the Hutchinson church to take effect June 1. We challenge the Jones family to continue preaching the Word, this everlasting gospel, to lead out in worship, to do visitations and pastoral care as they take up their new post. 

Stacy Stocks to Serve as Principal at Maplewood

The Maplewood Academy board is pleased to announce a new principal for next school year. Stacy Stocks has accepted the principal position beginning July 1st. 

Three excellent candidates interviewed with the Maplewood board, and after much prayer and discussion we believe God has led us to select Stacy Stocks and she has accepted.

We thank our current principal, Mr. Okimi, for three dedicated years of service. We praise his leadership and remember his many quiet, behind the scenes contributions to the good name of our academy.  We wish him the best as he finishes this school year.

Stacy Stocks has been at Maplewood Academy for three years serving as English teacher and more recently as development and recruitment director where she has excelled. She brings a strong background in Adventist education having served as a teacher, girls' dean, college dean, and also on the education department team in the Indiana Conference office.

We are excited for the vision and passion that Mrs. Stocks brings to Maplewood Academy and anticipate a smooth transition as she becomes the principal for the next school year, having already gained the respect of students, staff, and colleagues.

Lift the Lodge Campaign
Minnesota is raising money to build a new lodge at North Star Camp.

To make a pledge call 763-424-8923
Women's Ministries Events

August 15, 2015Afternoon Retreat:  A guided prayer walk open to anyone, women, men, and children. This is an opportunity to spend some time in nature, focused on God, as family and friends. We all need opportunities to have a retreat, to refocus and to reconnect. Free event!

October 23-25, 2015Women's Retreat:  Keynote speaker will be Raquel Arrais, Women's Ministries Associate Director for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. With a powerful breakout session by Mary Jo Dubs, developer of God in Shoes - a community outreach event. Don't miss it!
Attention, If you work with children

Everyone who works with children in the Minnesota Conference as employees or volunteers, it is time to renew all of our background checks. The process is entirely online now, and safety training is included in the course, which takes about an hour to complete. Please visit Shield the Vulnerable at the link below right away. All background checks will be effective until 2020. Thank you for doing your part to keep our children safe!
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