Bulletin Announcements 05/17/2022
If you have announcements you would like us to share, please email us the information before noon on Tuesdays. If there are reasons that we cannot run your announcement, we will let you know. Thank you.
Thank You Faithful Delegates
On behalf of the Minnesota Conference, we want to thank everyone who attended the recent Constituency Session, and who held the session up in prayer.
The Minnesota Conference office is looking for an Administrative Assistant/Junior Accountant to work in the Treasury department. This position will provide assistance and support to the vice president for finance and the associate treasurer while focusing on the mission of the conference and emphasizing teamwork. Familiarity with accounting software such as QuickBooks, Sage50 (Peachtree), Microsoft Dynamics GP, or other similar programs is a must; prefer 1-2 years accounting experience and a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field with at least 12 semester hours of accounting courses, including intermediate accounting. To view the job description or to apply, please visit https://bit.ly/3snRX3U
Maplewood Academy Capital Campaign
For Maplewood Academy to continue to fulfill its God-given mission to work towards the education and salvation of the young people entrusted to us, a new cafeteria building is vital. The need for these funds is urgent. For construction to begin this summer, the funds must be raised this spring for 70% of the building cost. Please prayerfully consider how you might be able to contribute to this exciting project that will support the entire Minnesota Conference, as Maplewood is the location for conference events such as camp meetings, music fest, and various Pathfinder events. Thank you in advance for your support for the young people of Minnesota and the surrounding areas.
Maplewood Academy – Pre-Camp Meeting Veggie Food Sales
See the attached flyer to order.
You can benefit by supporting God’s work in Minnesota through a Donor-Advised Fund!
Are you anticipating a financial windfall event such as an inheritance, the sale of a business, or the sale of real estate other than your residence? Were you aware that you can save a lot of money on taxes and increase your impact through giving at the same time by using a donor-advised fund? A DAF allows you to recommend grants to one or more your favorite ministries like your local church, school, MWA, North Star Camp, or others over time, so you can effectively pre-fund years of giving with assets from a single high-income event. When you give appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, or other property directly to a DAF, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes. You’ll also receive an immediate income tax deduction, and if you can’t use the entire deductible amount in the year you make the gift it can be carried over for five additional years. The Minnesota Conference has some great options for Donor-Advised Funds including one with a minimum gift requirement value of only $1,000. For more information on how you can support our ministries while taking advantage of significant tax savings, contact the Gift Planning & Trust Services department today at (763) 424-8923, or learn more on our website at www.mnsdagift.org.
Blood Drive – June 8
The Minnetonka SDA Church will again be hosting a blood drive on June 8th, Wednesday. Complete information is on the attached poster. Blood from all persons regardless of race, sex or ethnic background is needed. The American Blood Cross needs blood from persons of African descent which is usually the best match to give to persons with sickle cells crisis. Persons with Rh negative blood are also especially needed.
Camp Meeting – June 7 - 11
We are glad to announce in-person camp meeting this year! Please check out the information on our website which is continually being updated: www.mnsda.com
Camp Meeting Registration is now open. ALL are asked to register, even if you may have prepaid from last year. Please go to this link to register: https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=154&campCode=QXP&idSession=357648
A memorial service for EVELYN LAURITZEN will be held at the Westview SDA Church, Sunday, June 12 at 2:30 p.m. Evelyn passed away in 2020, but COVID restrictions delayed the service until now. She was 98 years old. Evelyn was well known throughout Minnesota, having been active in Sabbath School work here for most of her life. Pastor Ken Mayberry officiating.
Max Louis Tasche, age 86, of Brainerd, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 3, 2022. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be July 10, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Brainerd SDA Church.