Bulletin Announcements: November 22, 2022

Bulletin Announcements 11/22/2022                                    

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 all the announcements.  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 at announcements@mnsda.com before noon on Tuesdays. If there are reasons that we cannot run your announcement, we will let you know. Thank you.

 

Minnesota Conference

Employment Opportunities

The Minnesota Conference office is looking for an Executive Assistant to support the President and the Vice President for Administration. This person must be mission oriented, have excellent customer service and organizational skills, and comfortable with computers. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn how to use various kinds of software.  Openness to learning new things and being a team player is a must. The pay range for this position is currently $19.59 to $25.62 per hour, based on years of relevant experience. Use this link for more information and to apply. https://www.mnsda.com/about/ministry-opportunities/administrative-assistant-conference-office

 

Maplewood Academy is looking for a part-time Assistant Cook/Baker for the cafeteria for roughly 28 hours a week.  Responsibilities and Duties - Support the head cook with preparing meals, handling leftovers, cleaning the kitchen, and baking weekly cinnamon and caramel rolls, birthday cakes, and other baked goods. Will be in charge of the kitchen and student workers during the head cook's time off. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Please contact Jeremy Everhart at jeremy.everhart@maplewoodacademy.org or call 320-587-2830.

 

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.

https://youtu.be/8iE_gCzdSrw

 

African Couples’ Retreat

Family Life Ministries is pleased to invite you to 2022 African Couples’ Retreat “Eden Restored”.  A weekend for couples to intentionally spend time growing in love, communication, intimacy and more.  It is a time for deep focus and understanding of each other and reflection on their marriage journey and future goals.  Our guest speakers, Dr.'s Tunde and Foluso Ojewole will inspire you to grow closer to each other in love, respect and commitment as you experience genuine happiness and fulfillment.  Do not miss this opportunity to refocus and refresh your relationship.  December 2 - 4 at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West.  Register online now!  You can register online by clicking the link below:

 

https://minnesotaconferenceofsda.regfox.com/african-couples-retreat-eden-restored

 

Or by going to our website and clicking on the registration link at the bottom of our page:

 

https://www.mnsda.com/ministries/family-life

 

Maplewood Academy Offering video

Maplewood Academy is truly blessed to have the generous support of those who give to our Worthy Student Fund. Unfortunately, here in our Conference, we still have many deserving students who are unable to afford or find scholarships to cover the costs associated with a quality Christian education. Please consider giving a gift that will impact a young person’s life for eternity by making a gift to Maplewood Academy’s Worthy Student Fund. Thank you for your generosity. 

 

Video Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6hym35M4s

 

St. Paul Eastside Week of Prayer

All are welcome to a week of prayer - December 3 - 10 at St. Paul Eastside SDA Church (1052 East Minnehaha, St. Paul, MN.  55106).  Special guests - Samuel and Erica Tucker of Glad Tidings Ministry.  A time for prayer, health message, and revival.  Saturday December 3 and 10:   11 am to 3 pm (includes fellowship lunch) and 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Sunday through Friday (December 4 - 9):  7 - 8:30 pm.  

 

Jaime Jorge Christmas Concert at Duluth SDA Church

Jaime Jorge will be coming to Duluth SDA church and putting on a free Christmas concert!  Saturday, December 17 at 6:00pm.  See attached flier for more information and use the following QR code to register! There is limited seating so please register ahead of time.  To use the QR code, turn on your phone’s camera, place it on the code and click the yellow link that appears.  This will take you to a very short registration form asking your name, and how many are coming with you.

 

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Safeguard Your Medicare and Income-based Assistance Benefits by Using a Charitable IRA Rollover

The Social Security Administration is expected to announce its Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) this week for Social Security recipients, which could be the highest increase in decades. The increase is expected to be 8.7% to keep pace with year-over-year inflation. While many recipients may benefit from this increase, senior citizens who receive Medicare and other income-based assistance from state programs could face reduced or eliminated benefits due to the significant increase in taxable income. If you are receiving income-based assistance and are concerned that your benefits might be at stake, a Charitable IRA Rollover (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution) could be a great way to reduce your taxable income to ensure that you continue to receive your benefits while also helping support the ministries you care about. If you’re 72 or older it also counts towards your RMD. To learn more, please contact the Gift Planning & Trust Services department today at 763-424-8923, or email msims@mnsda.com.