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April 09, 2020

LATEST NEWS

The Montana Conference Office is closed to all non-conference office employees effective immediately and 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 Schools Extend Closure Until April 10

2020 Camp Meeting Postponed


03-19-20 Church Closures Announcement and Live Streaming Options


03-15-20 Montana Conference Recommendations

State of Montana Updates

Governor's Coronavirus Task Force

Map of Reported Cases in Montana

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join our Union's Day of Prayer and Fasting on Friday, April 10


Now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to press together and collectively pray for our nation and our world in this time of global health crisis.
 
Here in the Northwest, we’ve set aside April 10 as a special day of prayer and fasting. It’s part of a larger prayer effort by our world church, the 100 Days of Prayer, March 27–July 4.
 
Adventists from all six conferences in the North Pacific Union are invited to participate in this special day of prayer. In addition to extra personal prayer focus April 10, you’re invited to join a special Facebook Live prayer
conference from 7 to 9 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/NWAdventists/

Prayer Conference Schedule of Presenters
Time Presenter
7:00pm 7:15pm North Pacific Union
7:15pm 7:30pm Montana Conference
7:30pm 7:45pm Idaho Conference
7:45pm 8:00pm Upper Columbia Conference
8:00pm 8:15pm Walla Walla University
8:15pm 8:30pm Washington Conference
8:30pm 8:45pm Oregon Conference
8:45pm 9:00pm Alaska Conference
 

 
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"The Awakening" Easter Special on Sunday April 12


Watch Breath of Life's "The Awakening" Easter special on ABC this weekend. Don't miss out on this time of worship and gospel music this Sunday!
 
Connect with Breath of Life Ministries
Hope Awakens Online Evangelistic Campaign Starting April 17

Although the coronavirus pandemic has shut down the in-person evangelistic campaign planned for Indianapolis, Indiana, It Is Written will expand its global evangelism through a virtual, online campaign starting April 17. Featuring John Bradshaw, the live presentations will be streamed from the It Is Written headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee.

For more information, visit itiswritten.com/hopeawakens.
 
Sign Up

100 Days of Prayer Initiative through July 4

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!

 
Sign Up

Adventist Community Service Announcements
 

1.  ACS Montana Disaster Response is working with the Montana VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to see how we can respond during this pandemic.  Many of our volunteers are elderly and in high-risk groups, so we need to be innovative at the local level as to how we may be able to meet needs.  There are several local COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) that are organized and may be involved.  Some of those are Gallatin County, Ravalli, and Missoula.  PLEASE let me know if any of our members are assisting with any pandemic-related activities.   ACS DR needs to report the hours you spend, or equipment you use, to FEMA, to track community involvement.

2.  One of the best ways to help in any disaster, including the current one, is to support local non-profit organizations with MONETARY contributions.  Please consider donating to your local food banks, homeless shelters, or through the ACS donations website http://www.communityservices.org/.  Some of our Conferences are responding to other disasters such as tornadoes which are happening in tandem to the Coronavirus health crisis.
 
3.  Our NAD ACS office is also collecting stories of how we are continuing to serve in spite of the challenges.  Please send me your stories so I can pass them on to our NAD leaders.

Thank you to all of you who are finding ways to SAFELY engage. 
Please send your responses to communication@montanaadventist.org

Gabriele Laub
ACS Coordinator

NEWS & ARTICLES

Protocols for Preventing Infection


Click here to read an informative article submitted by Pastor Chris Barr, Health Ministries Coordinator for our Montana Conference.

Online Ministry Resources


Jay Wintermeyer, our Union Assistant to the President for Communication, shared that he is proud of our pastors and church leaders and their creativity and hard work to connect. If you’re still looking for resources to help take ministry online to the next level, here are a few links he suggests.
 
10 Tips on How to Present to Camera
https://youtu.be/UyLeB6VtFVE
 
4 Key Techniques for Virtual Churches
http://www.nadministerial.com/stories/help-i-need-to-do-virtual-church

Resources for Churches and Ministries Going Digital During COVID 19
https://www.sdadata.org/goingdigitalcovid19.html

Best Practices for Livestreaming and Video
https://www.sdadata.org/livestreaming-and-video.html
 
 

Ministry in Action throughout Montana

 
We are thrilled to share ways our Montana Adventist family is blessing others and staying connected.

Pathfinders Prepare and Deliver Care Packages - The Eastern Montana Explorers Pathfinder Club worked very hard to provide emergency packs for individuals who can't make it to the store. Click here for more!

Pastors Become YouTuber Chefs - Two pastors have done communion bread tutorials so everyone in their congregations is ready to participate in their communion services coming up. Communion bread and grape juice will be delivered to elderly members.

The Great Potato Give Away - A family had plenty of potatoes to share so they reached out to friends and a local organization to give over 2,000 potatoes away.

Mother's Room Fixer Upper - A local member decided this was the best time to go in and remodel her church's mother's room. She brought in new furniture and an activity table for the little ones to enjoy.

Children's Ministry - A weekly Primary class package includes a magazine, mission stories, lesson themed puzzles, coloring pages and a letter from the teacher. A Primary class, an Adventurer club and a Pathfinder club are holding video meetings for worship and lessons.

Web Design & Marketing Initiative - A church created the website ImmunityEnhanced.com with information on Coronavirus treatments as well as a link to bible studies. They've had over 15,871 visits as of April 2, 2020. 

We are thankful for everyone's efforts to reach out to their communities amidst this chaotic time. We want to hear about the ways ministry is happening in your area. Please send us a brief report along with photos or short video clips to communication@montanaadventist.org to share with our Montana Herald subscribers. 

Adventurer Sabbath Held in Bozeman

Eager Adventurers, parents and club leaders bustled around on Sabbath, March 16, 2020, in the morning, preparing to minister to the congregation in providing the church service at the Bozeman Adventist Church.
 
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Pathfinder Bible Experience Hosted in Ronan


Young people clad in khaki and black uniforms punctuated with yellow scarves filled the hallways of the Glacier Seventh-day Adventist church on February 29. Ignorant of the impending health crisis about to alter public events, the youth enjoyed meeting up with friends from across the Montana Conference for the annual Conference level Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE).
 
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Sheltering in Him


"Family, friends, coworkers and neighbors — all the people that make up the fabric of my life are being impacted by this global pandemic. Never before have I had an opportunity to so universally relate to the world around me.."
 
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OTHER NEWS

PRAYER CORNER

 
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."

1 John 5:14

Let us pray for you.
Submit a praise or request to your Montana Conference Team.

Recent Praise and Prayer Request
"Had an awesome experience this morning! We had an inspection done on our house and found a problem with the furnace. The service guy came and fixed it and said he wouldn't charge us because it should have been caught and fixed when we did our yearly maintenance in October. Praise the Lord! He also said he would pray that we sell our house since this is a hard time to sell and that he has had many answers to his prayers!" C.G.
 
Submit your Praise or Prayer Request

SABBATH SCHOOL RESOURCES


Missions

Children's Mission Quarterly

Mission Stories & News

Adventist Mission Quarterly

Mission 360 TV


Lessons & Magazines

Beginner, Ages 0-2

Kindergarten, Ages 3-4

Primary, Ages 5-9

Our LIttle Friend/Primary Treasure, Ages 0-9
(Scroll down for lessons and activities.
The magazines are at the very bottom of the page.)


Junior PowerPoints, Ages 10-13

Junior Guide, Ages 10-13

Ellen White ‘Visionary’ for Kids 
A quarterly electronic magazine focused on youth aged 9-14 published by the Ellen G. White Estate.

Real Time Faith, Ages 14-15

Cornerstone Connections, Ages 15-18

InVerse, Ages 18-35

General Conference Adult Bible Study Guide

SERVICES, BIBLE STUDIES, AND PRAYER LINES

BIG TIMBER CHURCH
Sabbath Worship: 11:20 a.m.
facebook.com/bigtimbersdachurch

BILLINGS CHURCH
Sabbath Worship: 11:00 a.m.
live.billingsadventist.com
 
Phone Prayer Line
Phone Number: 406-998-1010
Conference ID: 656-3401

Sabbath Morning Prayer
Church Chat, a call-in service starts at 10:45 a.m.
This will be a time to hear a devotional thought and prayer via the phone.
 
Weekday Prayer Sessions
Power of Prayer will be held Wednesday morning at 6:15 a.m. and Friday evening at 8:00 p.m.

BOZEMAN CHURCH
Sabbath Worship: 10:30 a.m.
bozemansda.org/sermons
(Click on the "Watch Live" YouTube button on the right.)

Phone Prayer Line
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m
The phone number to call is 435-777-2200, with the conference ID 3176474.
 
GREAT FALLS CHURCH
Sabbath Worship: 11:00 a.m.
facebook.com/greatfallsadventist/

HAMILTON CHURCH
Pre-Recorded Services

https://www.facebook.com/Hamilton-MT-Seventh-day-Adventist-Church-104922559551094/

KALISPELL CHURCH
Round Table Bible Studies
https://www.facebook.com/kalispelladventist/

CHILDREN'S CORNER


"Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

Deuteronomy 6:7 NIV
Stories
 
 

Activities/Virtual Trips
 

OFFERING INFO

Offering Calendar

April 11: North American Division/Christian Record
April 18: Conference Budget/Mount Ellis Academy
April 25: Church Budget
May 2: Church Budget
May 9: World Budget/ Disaster - Famine Relief
 
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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