Minneapolis First Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Announcements for Sabbath April 21, 2018

*Stuck at home on Sabbath? Experience the blessing live online at minneapolisfirst.org
*Opportunities to give: You can help support our church by giving tithes and offerings online at our website, minneapolisfirst.org, or arrange to give directly online from your bank.
*The church prayer line phone number is 641-715-3272, access code 798575#; the prayer line meets at 5:00 am.
*If you have an announcement for the bulletin, the deadline is Wednesday at 12:00 pm.  Please send it to minneapolisfirst@gmail.com.  Any submissions after this time may not be put in the bulletin until the next week.
*Are you on the church email list! If not, contact Jennifer Schewe via email at minneapolisfirst@gmail.com.  This is a good way to know what’s going on at the church and around us.
*If, you or someone you know is sick, in the hospital or just in need of visitation please contact the church clerk at 952-220-1315 or minneapolisfirst@gmail.com (this email address goes to the clerk only).  
*In order to show respect in God's house and respect for those in authority the following is encouraged:
1. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children until age 16
2. No cellphones allowed in church for our kids. Parents should be examples to our kids by modeling good behavior to our children.
*We are allowed to park in the Accountant's Lot beginning this Sabbath, April 21st.
*There will be fellowship lunch this week!
*We will be having Communion on Sabbath, April 28, 2018 during the Divine Worship Service.  Please prepare your hearts and minds.
*Join us for our Pathfinder Basketball/Volleyball Gym Night Fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8pm-11pm at First Baptist School, 14400 Diamond Path W., Rosemount, MN 55068.  The proceeds will benefit the 2019 Oshkosh trip.  Please come hungry as we will be selling dinner for you and your entire family.  Entrance fee is $2.00.  
*Minneapolis First SDA Church will be presenting “WE ARE THE STORY” by Chaplain Wanda Davis on May 4th and 5th 2018. We will explore innovative ways to evangelize outside of the traditional methods of evangelism. Come out and learn how to evangelize and love it! (See flyer for more details)
*Minneapolis First Food Sharing Program is asking for donations of items such as dry beans, rice, cereal, cooking oil, etc.  Share the love of Christ by helping to feed the hungry.
*We are looking for Greeters. Please contact Pam Otundo at pnobonyo@yahoo.com if you would like to help.
From the Conference
The Minnesota Conference is looking for individuals with a basic understanding of accounting, is ministry minded, who would enjoy doing a little travel and get paid to do it.  Every church in the Minnesota Conference has a Financial Review conducted every two years in order to ensure that the trust of the members who give continues.  If this ministry would interest you, send us your contact info including an email address and phone number to either Dwayne W Mauk, VP for Finance at dmauk@mnsda.com, or to Rebekah Berlin, Assistant Treasurer at RBerlin@mnsda.com.  Requirements would be a basic understanding of Accounting, Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, own a computer and able to travel up to 300 miles.

We hope you will join us for Academy Days weekend on April 26-29 at Maplewood Academy! We would love to meet you and show you around our campus! Academy Days is the perfect time to meet our teachers and current Maplewood students as well as check out how things work on our campuses. While living the academy life for a few days, you will participate in classes, enjoy examples of spiritual and musical programming, and have the opportunity to win some scholarship money along the way! Register today at www.maplewoodacademy.org If you have any questions about Academy Days or about Maplewood Academy in general, please contact Stacy Stocks in person or by phone at 317-750-7890 or by email at sstocks@maplewoodacademy.org.
Women's Ministries Finding God's Calling, April 27-28, 2018: Telling Your Story- God has given you a story to tell! 2 Corinthians 1:4 tells us "He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us." How has God comforted you? How has He led you? What words of love has He sent to you at just the right moment? Finding God's Calling is created to be a relaxed weekend where we can share with each other this comfort and learn how to be more open to His leading so we can go out and be a light in our communities. For more location and registration information, go to the Women's Ministries page on the conference website, mnsda.com.
Minnesota Men’s Retreat is April 20-22 at North Star Camp! Our speaker this year is Brian Mungandi, Vice President of the Minnesota Conference. His title is, “Men in God’s Order” (The Christian Family) You may register by filling out the registration form to be found on the Men’s Ministries page of The Minnesota Conference website (mnsda.com). 
Camp Meeting is coming up! Join us June 5-9 at Maplewood Academy, 700 Main St. N Hutchinson, to fellowship and experience spiritual enrichment. This year, our theme is “Christ Our Righteousness.” For more information or to reserve a dorm room or campsite, please visit www.mnsda.com.