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Minnesota Conference Stance on Working with Government Officials
As Christians, Seventh-day Adventists recognize the legitimate role of organized government in society. We support the state's right to legislate on secular matters and support compliance with such laws. When we are faced with a situation in which the law of the land conflicts with Biblical mandates, we concur with the Scriptural injunction that we ought to obey God rather than man. However, whenever a situation arises that requires a Seventh-day Adventist church to liaise with government
Incident at North Star Camp
Maple Grove, MN (July 11, 2017) – On Saturday, July 8, a camper was returning to his cabin for the night when a group of other male campers attacked him. Counselors quickly intervened. The camper who was attacked was triaged by the camp nurse and, as a precaution, taken to the emergency room. While he suffered bruises, there were no serious injuries. Tensions were high between two cabins as a result of incidents of stealing from one another earlier in the week. Earlier in the day, this camper
Equipment Safety at North Star Camp
Maple Grove, MN (July 6, 2017) – Over the past few weeks, rumors have circulated regarding the safety of the horse program and climbing wall at North Star Camp. The safety of our campers and staff is extremely important to us. To that end, we have implemented additional safe practices this season. Prior to the camp season beginning, new equipment was purchased for both the horse barn and the rock-climbing wall, including new helmets for all riders and new belay systems for all rock climbers. All
Church Business Session Called for Northwest Metro Hispanic SDA Church
Maple Grove, MN (June 29, 2017) – As many Minnesota constituents may be aware, there has been ongoing conflict between the Northwest Metropolitan Hispanic Church and the Minnesota Conference for a number of years. In an effort to resolve this conflict, Elder Justin Lyons, Conference President, and Elder Yulian Tinoco, Hispanic Ministries Coordinator, visited the Northwest Metro Hispanic Church on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Despite repeated requests for the President to visit, when Elder Lyons