Church Announcements

Announcements for Sabbath September 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 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.
 
 
*We are allowed to park in all lots this weekend!
 
*There will be Fellowship Lunch this Sabbath. 
 
*There will be a Fellowship Lunch Meeting this Sabbath, September 15, 2018 over lunch in the Fireside Room.  Please grab your plate and come eat and talk as we begin a new Fellowshp Lunch year.  Contact Hellen Keraka with any questions.
 
*The Young At Heart Senior Bible Study has been moved from September 16, 2018 to Septmeber 23, 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.
 
*The men (young and older) are having a BBQ on September 22nd at Soga's house from 6pm to 9pm. Please contact Soga if you'd like to bring something. The address is 3045 Meadow Brook CT Woodbury, MN 55125.
 
*There will be a Church Picnic Fundraiser on October 7, 2018 from 12:00-8:00pm at the Staring Lake Park Building 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347.  Food will be for sale to help raise funds for the church.  Please invite your family and friends.
 
*Community Services Clothing Sharing needs helpers on Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the basement.  We will be losing a regular, faithful helper by the end of September when she moves away. Contact Angela Morgan at 952-334-2294 for more information.  
 
*Support the Women and Men at the Simpsons Shelter: If you are interested in helping provide and serve a dinner one evening at the Simpsons Shelter, please Contact 
Angela Morgan 952-334-2294
 
*We are looking for Greeters. Please contact Pam Otundo at pnobonyo@yahoo.com if you would like to help.
 
From the Conference
North Star Camp – Work bee, Sunday, November 4th at 10am-4pm. Come help your summer camp get prepared for the winter season.  With jobs for young and old, from cleaning cabins to cutting trees, make it a family service day as we take care of the beautiful camp we are entrusted with! Lunch will be provided.  Thank you for your help! 
 

Estate Planning Seminar: Did you know that if you die without a will or trust, you will be treated as though you were an atheist by the courts regarding your estate? Join us Sunday, October 7 at 11:00am at the Minnesota Conference office for a free seminar on estate planning essentials. Learn ways to create a plan that can minimize or even bypass probate costs, reduce tax exposure, and avoid negative consequences so that you, your family, and God’s work will be provided for according to your wishes. You’ll receive free resources to help you work with your financial advisor or attorney in setting up your plan, and you can have your will or trust established at no charge. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Call the Gift Planning & Trust Services Department at (763) 424-8923 or email plupambo@mnsda.com to register.

 

Minnesota Women's Retreat 2018 My Story Isn't Over Yet! Psalm 107:2- Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story. We all have a story to tell: how God has loved us, changed us, grown us, carried us. Each story is a blessing to others, a way to bring encouragement and strength to others in similar circumstances. Every person matters, each story is a powerful testimony of God's power in us and a way to bless others. Join us as we learn together how much we are loved, how God is writing our own stories, and how we can impact the world around us. Our speaker this year is a pastor, motivational speaker and vocal artist: Pastor Lola Moore Johnston. Our young adult/youth breakaway speaker is Erica Jones, Assistant Director of Women's Ministries for the NAD.  Her primary ministry and passion is mentoring teen girls and developing resources that address the real issues they face. Please join us! Registration information can be found at our website, mnsda.com on the Women's Ministries page. Contact Kristin Breiner for more information,mnwmsda@gmail.com or 952.201.7417. (See flyer below)

 

Call to Service: Are you a physician or dentist with an earnest longing for souls?   Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Indian Wells, CA.  The 2018 AMEN conference Call to Service will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone, challenging us to examine the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, instilling a desire to share Him on a daily basis. Speakers include:  Pastor John Bradshaw of It Is Written, and Pastor Wes Peppers; Dentists Stephen Wright and Ken Pierson; Physicians Brian Schwartz, Tash Ching, and Daphne Moretta and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend.  This year a special symposium for young professionals (especially residents & fellows) will be held Friday and Sabbath afternoons called: God’s Call, My Work.  We hope you will join us as hundreds of physicians and dentists from across America, and around the world, gather to answer God’s Call to Service.  For more information go to amensda.org/conferences/ or email admin@amensda.org.