Church Announcements

Announcements for Sabbath December 15, 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 Noon.  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.

We are allowed to park in all lots this Sabbath!

There will be Fellowship Lunch this Sabbath.

Second Reading for the Church Board Meeting on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:00pm in the Conference Room.

The Young At Heart Senior Bible Study will be held on December 16, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:00pm at 250 3rd Ave. N. #232, Minneapolis, MN  55401. Contact Bruce Bogaard 612-860-4396 for more information.

From the Conference

Mission Trip - "Go ye into all the world" Do you hear the call for a mission trip, to India? God has given us the privilege of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. India is a country in great need of the gospel.  Join the MN Conference on a mission trip to India, departing Feb 5, 2019 and preaching Feb 8-22. Return dates are open.  We need especially health talk presenters and children’s storytellers. Contact Barbara Christiansen at 715-792-2527 or at keithandbarb.christiansen@gmail.com for more information.

7 Reasons to Send you Child to Southview Christian School

Reason #1 - God's Word is taught  
Children spend 30-40 hours a week in school with teachers not only shaping their minds but also their future. At Southview Christian School, we offer a refreshing, biblical view in all areas of the curriculum. The Bible is taught as the inspired word of God and it forms the foundation of all learning experiences. In math, science, social studies, and even English, a biblical worldview is taught in all grades. Bible verses are memorized so students will be able to draw upon them throughout life. Being able to teach from Bible-based principles is a right and a privilege of Adventist education.

Reason #2 - Adventist schools share parent's values  
Most Adventist parents have been teaching their child about God since the day that child was born. These parents have taken their little one to Sabbath School, read Bible stories to them, and sung "Jesus Loves Me". The staff at Southview Christian School believe that school is a continuation of what the parents have already begun at home by reinforcing the same values at school. Education then becomes a partnership with home, school, and church helping their child to become the person God has created them to be.

Reason #3 - Academic Excellence
According to the results of the Cognitive Genesis Study, a four-year study designed to compare the achievement of students in Adventist schools to the national norms, Adventist students score above the national norm on nationally recognized achievement tests -- the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development. This finding holds true for all grades in all subjects, including reading, math, language arts, social studies, science and sources of information (library and internet). On average students in Adventist schools score above their personal predicted achievement level.

Reason #4 - Shared Beliefs With Life-long Friends
Friends are an important part of your child's life. When your child goes to school they spend seven hours a day with their peers and there is a certain amount of influence that does occur. Of course, we know that Adventist students have their struggles, and our students will often encourage and lift up the special needs of their friends during classroom and chapel prayer time. Many of our students establish life-long friendships at Southview Christian School.

Reason #5 - Social Activities That Support Home Values
"Choose your battles" is the advice many parents struggle with when raising their children. At Southview Christian School we want to partner with our school families by providing social activities that do not create parent/child battles. The Sabbath hours are honored by planning all school and social activities at times that uphold the values of home and church. Entertainment is carefully selected to edify our youth. Come see the difference at Southview Christian School where we offer more than an education.

Reason #6 - Teachers Share the Same Faith as the Students
Students who attend Seventh-day Adventist schools spend their day with teachers who partner with parents in providing students with a uniquely Seventh-day Adventist school day and learning environment. Throughout the day, students are exposed to the unique teachings of our church with guided discussions about such topics as honoring the Seventh-day Sabbath, worshiping their Creator God, choosing to live a healthy lifestyle, and understanding that death means sleeping until Jesus comes. Teachers are some of the most influential role models in student’s lives and while public school offers a very sound educational system, there is an on-going continuity when principal, teachers, and parents all operate under the same educational paradigm.

Reason #7 - Seventh-Day Adventist Schools Are the Future of our Church
Studies over the past 20 years, including the Value Genesis Study, have determined the impact of Adventist education on life-long commitment to Adventism. According to these studies, students in the Adventist educational system showed more consistent positive relationships between Adventist education and many aspects of the Adventist Church such as denominational loyalty, denominational orthodoxy, relationship to the church, and intention to remain an Adventist. At Southview Christian School, we believe in the future of our students and the future of our church.
For more information contact Mrs. Rayleen L. Hansen 952-898-2727