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April 30, 2020

LATEST NEWS

Click here to view the phased reopening of Montana guidelines


Office Closure: The Montana Conference Office is closed to all non-conference office employees until further notice. We are here for you. Please feel free to call us at 406-587-3101 or email us at info@montanaadventist.org.

Montana Herald Schedule: Starting in May, the Montana Herald e-newsletter will be sent out bimonthly on the first and third Monday of the month. The condensed printable Montana Herald will be sent out to church clerks/bulletin secretaries the last Monday of the month to distribute it locally.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Teacher Appreciation Day
 
Thank you teachers for your heart for students and families as well as your dedication to rising to the occasion, especially in these uncertain times.

We invite you to take some time between now and next Tuesday, May 5 to show your appreciation for the teachers in your life.
Free Projector Screen
 
The Roundup church has recently purchased a new projector screen so they are giving away their free standing projector screen. The screen measures roughly 8' 4".  It comes with a base stand that measures 2' 4" with an 8" base.  If anyone in the conference is interested, it is free and just needs to be picked up at their church location in Roundup.  For more information, please email Kay Dickerson at kdickers@midrivers.com or call the conference at 406.587.3101 for her phone number.
MEA to Host Virtual Alumni Weekend: May 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
 
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Life of Jesus Series on Hope Channel

Take a journey through the land where Jesus walked to explore who he was during his life and understand how the 21st century intertwines to the life of Jesus in Hope Channel International’s new 10-part series: Revolutionary.

Follow Oleg Kostyuk and Sergio Gonzalez as they teach us about ancient discoveries and the modern era.
 
This series premieres on April 25, 2020 at 3PM EST on Hope Channel.
 
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You're Invited!

It Is Written is conducting a virtual, online month-long evangelistic series which can be viewed live from Collegedale, Tennessee.
Revelation Today: Hope Awakens, presents the prophetic message of the Bible while speaking to hearts burdened by anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. The interactive meetings are viewable on mobile devices and online.
 
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Join Seventh-day Adventists all around the world in praying for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be poured out on our church, to empower us for mission, and to be a light to the world during this time of crisis!

 
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NEWS & ARTICLES


Signs of the Times has published the Truth Matters special edition sharing piece on the coronavirus pandemic. The 16-page issue offers a practical and spiritual response to our current situation and reassures readers that even when trouble comes, God is with us. 

Read the entire magazine online, and order copies for sharing from the Adventist Book Center.


ABC's of Ministry in Montana

In this updated issue On The Edge of Time mailers are sent out, handy postcards are given to offer help to those self isolating, and 5,200 pounds of potatoes are given away at a church's sidewalk.

 
 
Keep Reading!

PAST NEWS

PRAYER CORNER

 
Answered Prayers

House Off the Market
A member who had asked for prayers on the sale of their house got a contract for their house this week.

Improved Diagnosis
After undergoing surgery due to multiple tumors, a member was preparing for a total gastrectomy. At the last doctor's appointment, a new diagnosis was revealed and now the treatment will be less invasive and won't require an additional surgery.

Prayer Requests

Rich Harvest of Interests

The Miles City, Forsyth, Belgrade and Roundup churches are covering their communities with truth filled literature. 18,000+ pieces of 3ABN's new booklet titled "COVID 19: What's Next?" have been mailed. Please pray for a rich harvest of interests. 

Pasture Offering
A member is requesting prayers for a piece of land. She has promised the Lord if she can lease it for pasture, whatever income received will be given back to Him as a love offering.

Protection for Essential Workers
A member requests prayer for himself and his colleagues as they are working at the front lines. 

 
Submit your Praise or Prayer Request

SABBATH SCHOOL RESOURCES

Missions
Mission Spotlight
Children's Mission Quarterly

 
Lessons
Click here to access all lessons!

Magazines
Our Little Friend/Primary Treasure,
Ages 0-9

(Scroll down for lessons and activities.
The magazines are at the very bottom of the page.)

 

SERVICES, BIBLE STUDIES, AND PRAYER LINES

Please check with your local church leaders for the latest service info.

From Big Timber to North Valley, we've got you covered. Click here for a list of services starting as early as 10:30 a.m. as well as daily bible studies and mid-week prayer lines.

CHILDREN'S CORNER

Activity Outpost
Check out the links compiled at Activity Outpost from the Upper Columbia Conference: radio dramas, crafts, science, history, and more!

Stories

Primary Sabbath School Lesson
by Rich Aguilera

 
 

OFFERING INFO

Offering Calendar
 
May 2: Church Budget
May 9: World Budget/Disaster-Famine Relief
May 16: Church Budget
May 23: Conference Budget/Native Ministries
May 30: Church Budget
 
Adventist Giving
Have you used AdventistGiving?  It is a convenient way to give tithe and offerings from your computer or through a smart phone app.  The button below gives you access to the Montana Conference digital envelope. To find out if your church uses Adventist Giving, follow the steps below.

1. Go to adventistgiving.org and start typing the name of your church

2. As you type, a list of churches will appear; The word "(Enrolled)" at the end of the church name lets you know that your church is signed up for AdventistGiving.

3. If your church is enrolled, select it.  You will be redirected to its online Tithe & Offering envelope.

4. After completing the form, select "Continue" at the bottom of the page.  You will have the opportunity to make an account or continue as a guest. If you continue as a guest, you will not receive a tax receipt.

5. Make your donation by credit or debit card, or with an electronic check.  Check fees are significantly lower than credit or debit cards.
 
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President: Elden Ramirez
Communication Director: Renae Young
Editor: Mayra Lindberg

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