Bulletin Announcements: August 17, 2021

Hello Everyone,

Would you be so kind as to make your members aware of these weekly Bulletin Announcements by placing them on your church websites and/or bulletin boards? We greatly appreciate it. Be sure to scroll down to catch them all.  These come out every Tuesday sometime after 1 p.m.  If you have announcements you would like us to share, please email us the information copy-ready before noon on Tuesdays. If there are reasons that we cannot run your announcement, we will let you know. Thank you.

 

North American Division

 

Sabbath School Convention

Now is the time to register for Do It Together Virtual Sabbath School Convention being held on September 9-11, 2021. This event is for all Pastors, Sabbath School Superintendents, Sabbath School Leaders, Sabbath School Teachers, and Sabbath School Volunteers – everyone who is involved with Sabbath School.  And one of the best parts is that the presentations will be in English, Spanish, and French. Do It Together Virtual Sabbath School Convention is for all divisions too: Beginners, Kindergarten, Primary, Junior, Earliteen, Youth, Adult.  There will be workshops for those who lead in children, youth, and adult divisions. REGISTER HERE https://oneteamplaybook.org/2021-nad-ssc/   

 

 

2024 International Camporee 

 

 

 

Mid-America Union

 

Union College Parents Weekend—September 24-25. If you are the parent or grandparent of a Union student, join us for this special weekend to learn more about Union and get a taste of what your student's college life is like—all while spending a little extra time with them. Learn more at ucollege.edu/parents-weekend  Or call Ryan Teller, Executive Director 402-486-2600 x 2272

 

Minnesota Conference

 

Church Leadership Summit

Announcing: The Church Leadership Summit is happening! This year, it will take place virtually on September 11. Please visit www.clsmn.net for more information and to register.

 

Gift Planning Service

Did you know that giving cash, writing a check, or donating online are not the only ways you can financially support God’s work in Minnesota? Cash donations are certainly always needed and are gratefully received. But sometimes it might make more sense to give assets you own instead that have grown in value like Stocks, Bonds, Cryptocurrencies, Real Estate other than your home, unused land, IRA funds if you’re 70 ½ or older, or other valuable property. In addition to receiving an Income Tax Deduction for your gift, you may also be able to Bypass Capital Gains Taxes (up to 30% or more on the gain) between federal and state. That means your gift to your local church, school, North Star Camp, Maplewood Academy, Evangelism, or any of the ministries of the Minnesota Conference you want to support could actually go much further than just giving cash. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the ministries of the Minnesota Conference using appreciated assets you own, please contact us today and let us help you find the best solution to meet your goals and wishes. (763) 424-8923; www.mnsdagift.org; msims@mnsda.com.   

 

Jonah Unashamed? The Play

JONAH – UNASHAMED? The play, as seen at the 2021 MN Pathfinder Camporee. See the story of Jonah as he reluctantly warns Nineveh of God’s Judgment to come . . . in 40 days. Will the Ninevites heed the warning? Join us on Sabbath, September 11, 2021 at 4pm and 7pm to find out the Answer. Location: Pilgrim United Methodist Church, 4325 Zachary Ln, Plymouth, MN 55442. Limited seating available – reservations encouraged. For reservations, email jonahunashamed@gmail.com with your name, time, number of seats reserved & your phone number.  

 

 

Maplewood Academy

Maplewood Academy is off to a great start!  And we are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school  year.  Applications can be filled out online at www.maplewoodacademy.org/admissions.  If you'd like to visit campus, we can arrange a tour for you.  Give us a call: 320.587.2830. 

 

Messiah’s Mansion at Countryside Church

Last chance for Messiah’s mansion tours, the life-size sanctuary at Countryside SDA church near St Cloud. Tour’s start August 14 and go through August 22 1:00-7:00  every day. Also if there is a group of up to 40 people that would like to have a tour translated into Cebuano/Bisaya language of the Philippines please contact Janice Gruis at 320-360-8731.  If there is a group that would like to have a tour translated into Swahili contact winner Marube at 952-261-5649. And if would like a tour translated into Spanish you would need to someone that could translate contact Dave Parker for English go to www.messiahsmansionstcloud.org   To contact Dave Parker call or text 218-639-3549 or email loggerdave372@gmail.com

 

St Paul First Church Presents Stephanie Dawn In Concert 

 

 

2021 Women’s Retreat

Are you ready? Stay tuned for more info soon!

 

Minikus Music Tour

Hello Minnesota Church Family,

I am so very excited to share an opportunity for music ministry/a live concert in your local church (big or small) by some awesome Christ-centered musicians who have a passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I recently reached out to Matt and Josie Minikus (www.mattandjosieminikus.com) regarding coming to our local church in Blackberry next summer for a concert, and we are so excited to share their music with our local community.  We have been richly blessed by their beautiful music and know that our neighbors will be as well.  They would graciously welcome the opportunity to share their music in more churches in Minnesota too, so if you are interested, please contact Matt at: (712) 310-5546 or connect@mattandjosieminikus.com.  I know that they will be sharing their music in other churches in Minnesota next summer, so contact them soon if you'd like to invite them to your church too.  If you're not yet familiar with their inspiring and thoughtful music, checkout their Youtube channel here:  Youtube.com/mattandjosieminikus.  Sara Swanson – Blackberry SDA Church