Minneapolis First Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Announcements for Sabbath September 16, 2017

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 5:00am.

*If you have an announcement for the bulletin, the deadline is Thursday at 12:00pm.  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.

*There will be fellowship lunch this week!

*Due to the postponement of the Leadership Training, the Church Board Meeting will be on September 17, 2017 at 12:00pm. 

*Minneapolis First Church Evangelistic Series has been postponed due to the speakers flight being cancelled because of the hurricanes.

*Sabbath Afternoon Community Outreach.  On October 7th, directly after church, we will be going out to invite members of the surrounding community to church - also giving them small literature that will lead them to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Please meet in the Sanctuary.  

*The Men's Ministry BBQ has been moved to Sabbath, September 23rd at 4pm at 117 West Eagle Lake Drive, Maple Grove. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be provided.  Please bring a side dish to share.  RSVP Jon Schewe (612-210-8818,  jpschewe@mtu.net). 

*Minneapolis First Food Sharing Program is in desperate need of non-perishable items.  Some suggestions are rice, dried or canned beans, soup, cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, sugar, cooking oil, etc.  Share the love of Christ by helping to feed the hungry.

*Please join us on Sabbath afternoons at 3pm as we read and discuss the book, "The Desire of Ages".  See Rebecca Adubia-Konadu for more information at rebadukona@gmail.com or 612-644-5192.

*We are looking for Greeters. Please contact Pam Otundo at pnobonyo@yahoo.com if you would like to help.

Announcements from the Conference

*ABC Open House - The Minnesota Adventist Book Center in Maple Grove will be having an open house/sidewalk sale on Sunday, September 24th from 10am-3pm.  There will be new food demos, food sales, clearance items, special book sales, Spanish clearance, and used book sales.  If you missed the camp meeting food sales, this would be a great time to stock up. The new 2018 devotionals will be on display and on sale.  There will also be drawings for books and food.

*Join us on October 13, 2017 for the Maplewood Academy Golf Tournament.  The tournament will begin with lunch at 11am and a shotgun start at 12pm at the Crow River Golf Club. (915 Colorado St NW, Hutchinson, MN 55350).  All proceeds for the tournament benefit the Maplewood Academy Worthy Student Fund that helps to support our students attending Maplewood Academy this school year. The cost is $75 per golfer and $300 per team of 4. Register for this event by contacting Christine Haefner at 320-587-2830 or atchaefner@maplewoodacademy.org. 
 
*Have you been called to ministry, but are a little unsure how to start? Come to the Church Leadership Summit, October 21-22, at the St. Cloud Rivers’ Edge Convention Center. Speakers from the North American Division, other Conferences, vendors, special ministries, and local church experts will be sharing tips and tricks for taking charge of your ministry. Come be encouraged, equipped and engaged! Visit www.clsmn.net for more information and to register.
 
*Women’s Retreat 2017- Living Loved! In Jeremiah 31:3 God tells us, ‘I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself.’ Do you know how much you are loved? Does the knowledge of this love change how you interact with people in your day-to-day life? Do you sometimes doubt God could love you this much? This year’s retreat will focus on God’s great love for us and how, when we understand and accept how He loves us, we can show that love to others, even those we do not agree with, even those we do not understand, even those who are outside our normal comfort zone. Come hear Wanda Davis, Florida Hospital Chaplain & commissioned minister, talk about God’s love. The love of God can transform the world! The love of God in you can transform your life! For more information, including registration information and the link to our online registration form, visit http://www.mnsda.com/article/73/ministries/women-s-ministries. 
 
We have an Administrative Assistant position open at the Minnesota Conference Office, located in Maple Grove, Minn. We are looking for someone willing to take some course work to earn a NAD certification, strong critical thinking and writing skills, a team-oriented mindset, and proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested parties should contact Human Resources at 763.424.8923or scarlson@mnsda.com.