Minneapolis First Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Announcements for Sabbath November 18, 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!

*First Reading for the Transfer of Charles Akia from Minneapolis First SDA Church, Minneapolis, MN to Mabundu SDA Church, Nyamira, Kenya.

*Men's Pants Needed!  Minneapolis First Clothing Sharing has several men looking for pants every week but we have only one pair of men's pants on the men's clothing rack. Please check your closets and drawers and donate any you no longer use. Thank you so much for all your donations which have given our church a very good reputation for quality clothes.

*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
MN Adventist Prison Ministries (MAPM) is partnering with Christmas Behind Bars (CBB) to bring Christmas packages to those who are incarcerated in Minnesota. We have requests for 6,000 packages from thirty-five jails, five state prisons, two youth group homes, and one homeless shelter. Currently, we do not have enough funds to cover these facilities requesting packages. Our goal is to purchase as many packages as we possibly can at $3.50 each. Send checks to MN Adventist Prison Ministries, PO Box 236, Elk River, MN.  Mark in the check memo “Christmas Behind Bars.”  To pay by credit card go online to mnadventistprisonministries.org/donate.  Or Give a donation in your church envelope and mark it for “MAPM/Christmas Behind Bars” by November 30, 2017.  For more information contact Debbie Coklas dcoklas@charter.net or call 612-865-4922

The Senior Class of 2018 of Maplewood Academy invites you to their Senior Benefit on Saturday night, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Administration Building. The class is presenting a play called "Corrie Ten Boom:  A Place to Hide" plus there will be an auction and bake sale. Admission is a free will donation. We appreciate your support.