Bulletin Announcements 9/5/2023                                   

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 a Payroll Clerk / Human Resources Generalist. This person must be mission oriented, value people, and be a committed Seventh-day Adventist church member in good standing. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn how to use various kinds of software with excellent customer service skills.  Openness to learning new things and being a team player is a must. The pay range for this position is currently $18.39 to $24.41 per hour, based on years of relevant experience. Email your resume to hr@mnsda.com.


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


Pastor Jeff Scoggins Communication

New Conference President Jeff Scoggins is hoping to increase communication from the conference to all the church members in Minnesota. We have created two new options for keeping up with the news. First is “The Northern Light Extra,” which is an email newsletter directly from Pastor Scoggins that will arrive in your inbox at least monthly and sometimes more often. Subscribe at http://eepurl.com/iu3GJQ. The second option, if you are on Facebook, is to follow his page at Facebook.com/PastorJeffScoggins. You can at least try the options out and if you don’t find them useful, it’s easy to unsubscribe. 


Here are two QR codes as well, in case you prefer to scan the links. The first one is for The Extra, and the second is for the Facebook feed. 









Book Donations Needed!

Our Hackensack SDA church Thrift Store, Share N Care, is looking to create an Adventist book store as a new means of outreach in their already established and thriving thrift store.  They are looking for donations of Adventist books, Bibles, or financial help.  Come visit the store or email gageblech77@gmail.com with any questions!


Mental Health Summit at Rochester Church

Rochester SDA Church is hosting a mental health summit on September 16 from 11-7 and September 17 from 9:30-1:30 at the Rochester church- 1100 37th St. NW, Rochester.  Please see attached flier for more information.


Dawn of Hope Concert

Countryside SDA Church is having a Dawn of Hope concert September 23 at 2:30. The church address is 1970 15th St. NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379. 


Lynette Anderson Birthday

Lynette Anderson, who was faculty at Maplewood Academy from 1960-1973 will be 100 on September 18, 2023! She will be celebrating with family and friends in Pigeon Forge, TN. If you would like to send a card or share a memory, please mail your greeting to Lynette Anderson c/o Joni Zier, PO Box 1846 Collegedale, TN 37315; or email to jzier@southern.edu. Lynette, originally from Blackberry, MN, enjoys reading Maplewood Academy alumni news and she would be thrilled to hear from you.



Couples Retreat

Family Life Ministries is pleased to invite you to 2023 Couples’ Retreat “From Now and Beyond”.  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 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.  November 10-12 at Embassy Suites Bloomington.   Registration online open now.   https://minnesotaconferenceofsda.regfox.com/2023-couples-retreat 



Minnesota Pastor launches new program to help people grow closer to Jesus

Subscribe at www.LearnHBI.com

Pastor Alexander Bolotnikov at The Edge Christian Worship Center is Director of the NAD’s Hebrew Bible Institute. HBI specializes in teaching the cultural background of scripture.


Do It Together Sabbath School Conference

Save the date!  September 14-16, 2023 will be the Do It Together sabbath school training. This virtual training will be provided for adult, children, youth, and young adult divisions as well as superintendents.  Look for an email announcement regarding registration in August!


Church Leadership Summit 

Save the date!  This year the Church Leadership Summit will take place on October 14, 2023 at the Rivers’ Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.  Our theme is Go: Pray, Prepare, Proclaim and there are many exciting speakers and break-out sessions planned including Pavel Goa and Steve Case. There is also a special track for Lay Pastors.  Check out the website for more information and to register: www.clsmn.net.   


North Star Camp

It's not too late, start planning a retreat at North Star Camp for your church, school or Pathfinder Club today!   September 15 -17 and September 22 - 24 are now available, as well as October 27 - 29 and dates in November.  Please call (218)829-6631 for any questions



Women’s Retreat

Our Women's Ministries Retreat will be held on November 3-5, 2023 at Arrowwood Resort Alexandria MN with our Keynote speaker DeeAnn Bragaw- the Women's Ministries Director at NAD.

Registration is now open, to register go to the Advent source website, click on events, then more events and register. https://www.adventsource.org/events/minnesota-conference-womens-ministries-retreat-2023-667

2023 Women's Retreat Scholarship Application

Applications will be accepted through September 25, 2023. A limited number of scholarships are available for this year's Women's Retreat.  If you would like to apply for scholarship funds or nominate someone to receive a full or partial scholarship, please open this link and complete the form.  



Blood Drive

Minnetonka SDA Church is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on September 27 from 10-4 at the Minnetonka Church.  See flier for more info.




Seminar at the Edge

Join The Edge for a game-changing seminar on the parables of Jesus Starting September 9th! With a PhD in Hebraic Studies, Pastor Alexander Bolotnikov will take us on a journey through the culture of Jesus’s time to better understand the meaning behind His teachings. Bring your kiddos for a dynamic, free Bible program for ages 2 to 12! Refreshments will be served for all.   See attachment.



The Benefits of Having a Will

A will is an important element of good stewardship. Writing your will can ensure that your property goes to the people and organizations you wish to receive it. It enables you to choose the person you want to be the legal guardian of your minor children rather than the court deciding. It can also provide peace of mind and certainty to your family and loved ones and help minimize conflicts and unnecessary expenses. The Minnesota Conference provides wills and trusts for members and their spouses at no cost while you are living. To learn more, visit our website at www.mnsdagift.org or call us at (763) 424-8923.



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