Community Service Day

MWA Community Service 1Every year, Maplewood Academy sets a day aside to volunteer in the Hutchinson community. It is an all-school event – Classes are cancelled and every student and staff member goes out into Hutchinson to share a little bit of Minnesota Nice.MWA Community Service 4

Wednesday, October 31st, 100 Maplewood students and staff celebrated their Community Service Day by cleaning Veterans Memorial, Fireman’s, and Girl Scout Park; MWA Community Service 5picking up trash at the McLeod County fairgrounds and on Highway 15; MWA Community Service 6participating in the Harmony River Halloween Party; and raking for homes in the community.

MWA Community Service 2While collecting food door-to-door for the city-wide Food Drive in October, a couple of our students met community members who needed a hand cleaning their yards. The students were excited to surprise these people by adding their homes to service project destination list.

Service is a pillar in Maplewood’s educational program. We believe it is important to educate our young people in the value of being contributing members of the community they live in. Our Community Service Day is a time when we purposefully take our focus off ourselves and work together to make something better for someone else. Our students like to know they can make a difference!

Glen Baker, Maplewood Academy Principal

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Minnesota Conference Administration Responds to General Conference Annual Council Executive Committee Vote

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As you may know, the General Conference Annual Council Executive Committee met on October 14, 2018 to discuss and vote a recommendation from the church’s Unity Oversight Committee. This recommendation creates a new compliance process that assists with implementation of church policies and voted actions. This recommendation was reviewed and argued for more than five hours. The vote in favor of the recommendation passed at 185 to 124, with two abstentions. This vote has far reaching impact to the World Church for a myriad of reasons.

The Minnesota Conference administration has been closely monitoring this development. In Minnesota, we strive to help people meet Jesus through various personal and corporate evangelistic efforts. Our focus remains ever the same – that Jesus be lifted up. As we consider how this vote affects the world church, we ask that each and every member hold the world church, the division, and specifically the Minnesota Conference up in prayer.

The Administration will continue to monitor the situation and will be providing further details regarding our response to the vote in the near future. In the meantime, should you desire further information, please visit adventist.org or youtube.com.

Thank you for your continued support of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and thank you for your prayers.

 

 

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New Teachers for 2018-2019 School Year

2018-19 Ed New TeachersGlen BakerDavid DickersonBrent LaneElaina RiveraSara Hiner

John Bedell, Superintendent of Education

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Events Around the Minnesota Conference

New Pastors to Join the Minnesota Conference

MatthewBaker-2651_170130-Pastor Matthew Baker began his ministry in the St. Paul District, which includes the St. Paul Eastside and St. Paul First churches. Matthew is a graduate of Southern Adventist University. He comes to us with evangelism field school experience having conducted evangelist meetings, preaching series that incorporated the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Church. He also worked as a bible worker with Amazing Facts giving bible studies. Pastor Baker and his wife Nita are excited about Multicultural ministry.

Elizabeth McDonaldPastor Elizabeth McDonald is the Associate Pastor of the Minnetonka Church. Elizabeth is a graduate of Union College in Nebraska. She had a very active role in the women’s dormitory, Campus Ministries, and the Religion department. Elizabeth was involved in creating a bridge between Campus Ministries and the Religion department by involving students in the planning of activities and programs. She did her internship with Piedmont Park SDA church. She comes to us with a wealth of Young Adult Ministry experience from Union College.

Kwan's Family PicPastor Nakwan Kitching will serve Minneapolis First Church.  His friends call him “Kwan.”  He is a graduate of Oakwood University and more recently from the SDA Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs with Master of Divinity.  He comes with field school evangelism, conducting home bible studies and small group work. His wife, Camille happens to have grown up in Minnesota.  They have a daughter Nicolle.

 

Daniel Hauck will be mentored by Pastor Jared Little. He also will be taking on the assignment to plant a second Hmong congregation.  Daniel is a recent graduate from Union College.  His wife, Traci, is from St. Paul.  They met at Union College.

 

District Realignments, Changes and Openings

Pastor Gene Yocum comes to us from Central States Conference, he will serve as pastor for both the Arlington Church and the Connections Center Church. He is a bi-vocational pastor.

Brian Beavers (BW River Bluff Dist)

 

Pastor Brian Beavers will pastor the Faribault, Highland Chapel, LeCenter, Owatonna, Red Wing, and Winona, congregations.

 


Jared Little (Pastor The Way)


Pastor Jared Little
will pastor the Maple Plain, The Way, and Westview Churches. He will also coach Daniel Hauck, a church planter who will lead out in planting a second Hmong congregation.

Bill Nixon (Faribault pastor)

 

Pastor Bill Nixon will pastor for ACTS Church, Countryside Christian Center, Lakes Area, Litchfield, and New London Churches.

 

Karen Lewis (Stillwater pastor)

 

Pastor Karen Lewis will pastor the Hinckley, Pathways, and Stillwater churches as well as continuing to serve as Church Ministries Director.

 

Fred Crowell (Detroit Lakes pastor)

 

Pastor Fred Crowell will retire very soon from the Detroit Lakes district. That district includes:  Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, and Moorhead.

 

Sean Lee (Pastor Southview & Conf Youth)

 

Pastor Sean Lee became Senior Pastor at Southview Church. Southview Church now has an opening for an associate pastor.

 

Sang ho Choi (Korean Pastor)

 

Pastor Sang Ho Choi pastor of the Minneapolis Korean Church has announced that he has accepted a call to the Allegheny East Conference.

 

Brainerd District is still looking for a pastor. That district includes: Aitkin, Brainerd, Staples, and Wadena.

Retired Pastors

Bob Brauer (Mankato pastor)Marshall Bowers (Maple Plain pastor)
We are so thankful for the many years of service that Pastor Marshall Bowers and Pastor Robert Brauer put in leading people to God and making a difference in the Minnesota Conference.

 

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Receptionist Needed

phone-clipart-phone_icon_clip_art_9064The Minnesota Conference Office is looking for a part time receptionist to answer phones, monitor traffic and do various mailings or other projects as assigned. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Savannah Carlson, Human Resources Director via email at scarlson@mnsda.com by August 4, 2018. Qualified candidates will be contacted in late August regarding the position.