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April 19, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Missed the Pivot Children's Ministry Expo?

If you wanted to attend the North Pacific Union Children's Ministry Expo, but weren't able to, we have great news! Archived recordings of every session are now available online.

Click here to access them!
 
Adventist Health Mission Summit 2021

Greetings!

This note carries with it an enthusiastic invitation to the 2021 Adventist Health Mission Summit.

Our annual celebration will be held digitally this April 29 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Our theme is Hope, and we will be blessed by stories from our teammates in Portland, Sonora and Glendale; the music of recording artist and emergency department nurse, Tad Worku; and the inspirational preaching of Bob Goff. 

The live summit will provide an opportunity to chat with each other and our hosts. Immediately following, the program will be released on all Adventist Health platforms and provide the opportunity for all of our associates, partners, and guests to join this experience.

Register Here!
 

Camp Paxson 2021

Camp Paxson summer camp is an event operated by the Youth Department of the Montana Conference Office of Seventh-day Adventists.  This one-week summer camp is open to those between 9-14 years of age. Sign up now to reserve a spot for June 27-July 4!.
 

COVID-19 Statement

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we must follow the guidelines set forth by the Missoula County Health Department. In order to adequately follow the guidelines, the number of campers may be limited.

Register Here!

STORIES

God's School

At the beginning of this school year, Highland View Christian School had five students. All year we’ve been praying for more students and boosting our advertising in Butte via different mediums. In the morning, we prayed with our students at each desk asking God to fill our school with new students. In December, we lost a student due to relocation. On Feb. 2, 2021, we were notified that our school enrollment, as of Feb. 1, 2021, was four students and we should look at our options. 

Students Become Toothpick Engineers

What can you make with 750 or fewer toothpicks and wood glue?

Students from Montana's Trout Creek Adventist School created bridges — not just an art project bridge, but a bridge that can hold a lot of weight. This year all nine students in grades one to seven built a toothpick bridge that spanned 12 inches and was 4 inches wide.


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Looking for Free Stock Photos?
Article by Heidi Baumgartner
Washington Conference Communication Director

My go-to places stock image sites are:
  • Pexels.com – All photos and videos on Pexels can be downloaded and used for free. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary but always appreciated.
  • Unsplash.com – This is the Internet’s source of freely-usable images with a database of 2 million images. More modern artsy images of abstracts, people, landscapes, city scenes, business stuff and more.
  • Canva.com  – With drag-and-drop design templates and a robust library of diverse stock images, both the free and paid accounts have great options.
  • Openclipart.org – Sometimes you need a good clipart source. OpenClipArt is an excellent option! Nearly 165,000 clip art options. Use with care!
 
There are many brilliant stock photography sources (free and paid) licensed under Creative Commons public domain. Take a look and see what will work for you. Read the terms of service and/or licenses to understand how to properly use the image. And if possible – take your own stock imagery! It’s a fun creative challenge!
 
Search Tip: Images in any stock database are key-worded. Use a mix of broad or specific terms to find your ideal image. Consider emotions, places, objects, number of people, age range, and other search criteria. If you haven’t found the right images in the first three pages of results, refine your search terms. And don’t forget to turn on “Safe Image Search”!
 
Storage Tip: Save stock images into a specific folder. In my Stock Images folder, I have subfolders for Pexels, Unsplash, iStock, personal stock images and other sources. This helps me keep track of the source so I can give proper credit. I also have a folder for Photo Projects for my Canva downloads. It just keeps my files, my projects and my mind more organized! I only download the images that I intend to use.
 
Additional Reading:
https://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/12-stock-photography-sites/
https://www.stockphotosecrets.com/buyers-guide/top-5-tip-waste-less-time-finding-stock-photos.html
https://blog.snappa.com/free-stock-photos/
 

CHILDREN'S CORNER

The Lions Weren't Hungry Tonight
 
Watch this short recital on a familiar bible story about Daniel in the Lion's Den. The video starts at around 30 seconds into the narration.

Watch Here!

CHILDREN MINISTRIES RESOURCES

Our Family Room
Quick, relevant, and useful information to both you and your children in light of these uncertain times. The 15-minute streams are viewable on the “Our Family Room” Facebook page and will later be shared on both Family and Children’s Ministry  YouTube channels. For additional resources for every segment, check out Family or Children’s Ministries websites.

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

Dramatized Bible Stories
Click here for videos!

Bible Stories
 

Praise & Prayer Requests


"And this is the confidence that we have toward him,
that if we ask anything according to His will he hears us."
1 John 5:14
Submit your Praise or Prayer Request

Sabbath School Resources

Missions
Mission Spotlight
Children's Mission Quarterly
 
Lessons
Click here to access all Sabbath School lessons

Primary Sabbath School Review
(by Rich Aguilera)

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

(Scroll down for lessons and activities.
Magazines are at the bottom of the page)

Worship Services
Bible Studies, & Prayer Lines

From Big Timber to North Valley, there is a church waiting for you. Please check with your local church leaders for the latest service info.

Click here to access phone numbers and addresses for our Montana churches.
 
Click here for the latest list of online services starting as early as 10:45 a.m. on Sabbath Mornings as well as online bible studies and mid-week prayer phone calls.
 

Offering Calendar

April
 
April 3:  Church Budget
April 10: North American Division/Hope Channel International
April 17: Conference Advance
April 24:  Church Budget
 
May
 
May 1: Church Budget
May 8: World Budget/ Disaster-Famine Relief
May 15: Church Budget
May 22: Conference Advance
May 29: Alaska Conference

Online Giving

Give Online Easily and Safely using 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. (if your church is not enrolled, contact your church treasurer to start the process.)

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.

 
Adventist Giving
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Image attributions (top to bottom): North Pacific Union; Lisa Fotios from Pexel; Montana Conference; Mount Ellis Academy; Diane Haulman/Highland View Christian School; Trout Creek School;  Liza Summer from Pexels; ; Gary Whyte from Pexels; Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash; Photo by Daniel Morton on Unsplash


 






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