"I am the resurrection and the life."
-- John 11:25
Record Number Attends LifeSource 9Health Fair » LifeSource Adventist Fellowship held its 9th annual 9Health Fair on April 6 with more than 500 in attendance, a record number of visitors. With at least 100 volunteers running the fair, LifeSource campus hosted more than 600. "That's what we're all about," said Dustin Comm, meaning that the church is there to help the community.
The largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health and education program in the nation, 9Health Fair provides the tools needed to take responsibility for your own health. Their commitment to providing life-saving early detection and prevention help you and your family stay healthy.
The LifeSource Adventist Fellowship 9Health Fair used every room available in its church as well as its chapel, putting visitors through registration and funneling them through other services, including a wellness zone, optional screenings including women's exams, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis-C, hand, foot, spinal exams and a blood draw.
"I had to drive around a couple times to even find a parking spot!" exclaimed Dustin. "The parking lot was full."
[RMCNews; photo by Heide Comm]
Daystar Parents Attend Classes With Students » When was the last time you had to add or subtract fractions? When was the last time you had recess after lunch? The Daystar Christian School parents and church members of the Pueblo First Church had these experiences and more on April 6 as part of Daystar's Parent's Day.
"It was so much fun & surely increased my understanding of how hard the kids & Mrs. Velbis & Miss Lauren work," exclaimed Linda Garcia, home and school leader.
The parents and church members were invited to spend the whole school day with the students, taking all of their classes with them. The parents also had a chance to share their careers and the important connections and applicability to what the students are learning now.
"Taking your time and doing your best. These are important characteristics for whatever occupation you will be doing. I always remember to do everything for the glory of God and that helps me remember to always do my best," shared Calvin Bennett, school board chairman and welder by trade.
"It was such a pleasure having our parents and church members with us for the day. The students were excited to share what they are learning. We also had the parents and students set goals together, which I think is very important for future success," stated Principal Michelle Velbis. "Our school is so blessed to have parents and church members that support us with love, prayers and resources."
Parent's Day followed home visits, which also help to strengthen the parent-child-teacher connections and relationships. "Substantial evidence exists showing that parent involvement benefits students, including raising their academic achievement. There are other advantages for children when parents become involved; namely, increased motivation for learning, improved behavior, more regular attendance, and a more positive attitude about homework and school in general" (American Federation of Teachers). [Text and photo by Michelle Velbis]
Miracles and Blessings Showered on Grand Junction Church » Led by Grand Junction Church building committee chairperson Bernie Hartnell, church members held a praise session Friday evening, March 31, thanking God for His blessings and the miracles surrounding the relocation of their church, school, and daycare facilities. He asked for continued discernment and guidance as they move toward April 30 when Maranatha volunteers arrive to begin building.
Key members recounted blessings and miracles experienced during the process of finding and buying land, marvelling at the way events unfolded:
Realtor Dan Watson told about locating this beautiful 10-acre site which wasn’t on the market. A letter to the owners who had resisted selling to developers for 20 years, revealed that they were happy to sell to the Grand Junction Church and even reduced their asking price by $200,000.
Negotiators for Colorado Mesa University (CMU) quickly agreed to the appraised value of $4.1 million even though their appraisal was $400,000 less.
Dan Watson, full-time local realtor, volunteered his time, sometimes 40 hours a week, on this project for many months--a huge blessing. The sale of the property and the purchase of the new property came together at the same time--another huge blessing.
CMU will allow Maranatha volunteers to park their RVs in the parking lot of the old campus during the six weeks they will be working on the new site as well as use the restrooms and classrooms.
CMU asked for just a $25,000 reduction in their price after asbestos was found in the school and church during the required study even though the estimated cost for its removal was $200,000.
CMU agreed to extend the occupancy of the present school to October 31.
Diseased trees were removed by Justin Perkins and his “All About Trees” crew for half the cost of the next lowest bid which did not include hauling off and stump grinding.
Accomplished stone mason and church member David Priest volunteered to do the extensive stone work on the new buildings, saving labor costs.
Retired contractor and church member Wes Harlin made arrangements with Whitewater Sand and Gravel to provide more than a 25 percent deduction in material costs.
Topsoil removal for the concrete slab revealed tree roots which could cause the concrete to settle and crack. The remedy required excavation of 3-4 feet of ground and backfilling with structural rock. Continued excavation following a prayer gathering at the site showed that less than 10 percent of the remaining area had roots and required only 2 feet of over-excavation.
The Grand Junction City Planning and Building Departments gave partial approval to begin earthwork and concrete placement before final plan approval. Many city officials are believers and want to facilitate the project.
“As we look up beyond our limited vision, not focused on our circumstances, but focused on God, He continues to provide the help we need,” says church member Ron Johnson.
[Text and photo by Ron Johnson]
Carrots, Watermelon and a Grant Proposal at Mile High Academy » It all started with some seeds and a dream. Mile High Academy first graders took on gardening as their real-world learning project this year. But not just any garden--they wanted garden boxes and a composter and their own space for it all.
These things cost money and take time, so the first graders came up with a plan. First, they wrote a grant proposal. That’s right, first graders wrote out grant proposals asking for money to build their dream.
After presenting their proposals to family, friends, and invited guests, the money for the project began coming in, enough for the composter and the garden boxes, too.
Then the enthusiastic group took to building, mapping, and planting seedlings. What an ambitious project. However, the energy and joy with which these students took to it is inspiring.
The best part is, in the fall, they and the new first grade class, will get to reap the fruits of their labors. Together, they will be harvesting their crop. Real-world learning brings things to life in the classroom. For these students, that means big smiles and garden beds full of beans, carrots, watermelon, and some surprises.
Learn more about the First Grade RWL Project on our website.
[Text and photo by Agape Hammond]
Easter Events Scheduled at Campion Church » A weekend of Easter events is scheduled for the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church. The meditative Easter concert, “Shadow of the Cross,” by Lloyd Larson, will be presented Friday night and “Journey to the Cross and Beyond” will take place on Saturday.
The concert will be in the church sanctuary at 7:30 pm, April 14, and the Journey to the Cross and Beyond will take place on Saturday, April 15, from 1–7 p.m. in the Campion Academy gymnasium. Both are located at 300 42nd Street SW in Loveland.
George Swanson, the concert conductor says the concert “tells the story of the passion of Christ with music and narration. A local choir and a visiting choir from Georgia will sing, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble and Sherry Hay, pianist. The concert is free and open to the public.
Journey to the Cross tours will begin in the church with orientation, but take place in the gym which has been set up as a first-century Jerusalem street, complete with shops, the high priest, Pontius Pilate, shoppers, beggars, and even soldiers on horseback. Supported by several area Adventist churches, it will all be interactive. After a dramatic presentation of the crucifixion and resurrection, guests will be invited to continue to the Academy cafeteria where they can enjoy refreshments and a display of first-century Roman military artifacts, coins, and other items. There will also be drawings for hand-made pottery, DVD’s, and a Bible book set. The tours, which are appropriate for old to young alike and are handicap accessible, begin on the hour. [Ardis Stenbakken; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski]
The April 7 NewsNuggets article, "New Roof for Craig Church Prepares Way for Evangelistic Meetings," should have identified the Craig Church pastor as Tobin Savage.
CAMP MEETING DATES
Cowboy Camp Meeting » Cowboys at heart will meet on Forestry land about a mile past Silver Jack Reservoir from July 5-9 for Cowboy Camp Meeting. Delinda Hamilton will speak on Gospel of the Stars and Amy Gane, on Science of Creation. For more information, contact Adam Smith at 303-591-7277.
Wyoming Camp Meeting » Held at Mills Spring Ranch July 11-15, Wyoming Camp Meeting will feature Philip Samaan for both the afternoon series, "Dare to be a Daniel" and the evening series, "Jesus is Still the Way." Rocky Mountain president and vice-president, Ed Barnett and Eric Nelson, will present the morning meetings followed by Olivia Gold, teacher at Forest Lake Education Center, who will present "Catching Kids for Christ: Reaching Every Age with the Age-old Truth." To reserve a cabin or RV/tent space, call Jodie Gage at 307-259-5301.
Hispanic Camp Meeting » From September 1-3, Glacier View Ranch will host Hispanic Camp Meeting with the theme Small Groups. Guest speakers include Omar Grieve and Nessy Pittau-Grieve from the Hispanic Voice of Prophecy and Julio Chazarreta from Pacific Press. Lourdes Chazarreta will present music through voice. Worship and activities will be held for the children.
PRAYER REQUEST LINE
"Pray, believe, strengthen one another! Pray as you never before prayed that the Lord will lay His hand upon you, that you may be able to comprehend the length and breadth and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ..." (EGW Prayer, p. 28)
The Rocky Mountain Conference Prayer Request Line is up and running! You are invited to leave a voice mail prayer request at 303-282-3618 or email your request by clicking "Submit a Prayer Request" on the rmcsda.org home page. Requests will be shared with our prayer team who will pray over them. We would like to expand our prayer team! Please email the RMC prayer coordinator at email@example.com to say, "Yes, I'm willing to pray!
RMC Prayer Time: 7-7:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Call 712-432-0232 and put in the Access Code #1010801.
NAD Prayer Time: First Thursday of each month from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.. Call 404-891-6338 and enter the Access Code #772937.
Exile: Easter Through the Eyes of St. John » Come to LifeSource for a special one-person play featuring our very own Pastor Tim Cress as the Disciple John at 7 p.m., April 15. See first-hand what it was like being with Jesus through his ministry all the way through Easter morning. You will be inspired! LifeSource Adventist Fellowship is located at 6200 W Hampden Avenue, Denver CO 80227, 303-988-8371.
Easter Family Fun and Treats at Boulder Church » Join us this Saturday, April 15, for a full day of Easter fun, with events specially geared toward families with young children. We will begin with refreshments and a commitment to Christ through the service of foot-washing at 9:00 a.m. Our worship service—featuring special Easter treat bags for kids—begins at 9:30 a.m. with a message from our senior pastor, Japhet De Oliveira, titled “Who Do You Say I Am?” After Bible study classes at 11:00 a.m., we will break for lunch and continue from 2:00-3:30 p.m. with an Easter concert and an interactive children’s program. At 4:00 p.m. we will venture into our back yard to climb the iconic Mount Sanitas. All children under the age of 12 who reach the summit by 6:00 p.m. will receive a chocolate bunny (while supplies last)! If you’ve never climbed Sanitas before, this is certainly a good weekend to reach the summit along with other families and enjoy a wonderful view of Boulder and the site of the original Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium—which built the Sanitas trail—established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the late 1900s.
For more information, contact Pastor Japhet De Oliveira. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Campion's Academy Days » A FREE Open House for prospective high school students in grades 7-11 and their parent(s) or sponsor(s) will be held April 21 and 22 at Campion Academy under the theme "Never Stop Exploring." To register, go to www.campion.net. For questions, contact Jessica Rios at 970-667-5592 or email@example.com
FIRE REKINDLED 2017 » Be REKINDLED by His Word! Join us for an amazing experience at 7 p.m. Fridays, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sabbaths through April 22 at Denver West Church or at 3 p.m. at Lakewood Fellowship. Come for Bible-based messages, kids' programs, music and more!
Mile High Academy Peter Pan Tickets Available » Soar into adventure with Peter Pan and help children in our own community at the same time! The MHA Upper School is pleased to partner with Centura Health and the Butterfly Program to raise money for families of children with life-limiting illnesses. Choose from two performance dates and times, 8 p.m., April 22 and 2 p.m., April 23. Reserved seating. Get your tickets now! Find purchase information on the Facebook page @mhapeterpan.
Canon City Church » “Living in the Final Week” by Dr. Tim Rumsey, is a prophecy series focusing on the life of Christ and the final events of Bible prophecy. Held at 7 p.m. nightly (except Sunday and Wednesday) beginning April 7, it continues through May 6 at the Canon City Church.
Learn from the Bible about events in the life of Christ that form a detailed prophecy of end-time events and the practical implications of walking with Jesus each day. Study guides in English and Spanish are available for each presentation.
Dr. Tim Rumsey has taught and lectured on Bible prophecy in the United States and South America. His passion is to share with other people the Bible’s special message for today’s world.
Mile High Academy Kids' University Summer Camps » Our summer camps provide a safe place for your kids to thrive. Between Fit For Life, Imagine It, Innovation Station and Math Central station, along with our sports and learning camps, your child will learn and grow in creative ways every day. Contact us for more information at milehighacademy.org/summercamp or call us at 303-744-1069. Be part of the fun!
Making Sense of God: A Live Multi-night Event » Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role does faith play in an age of empirical reason? Join us LIVE for five conversations about faith, featuring music, presentations and plenty of time for questions and discussions. If you consider yourself a skeptic or a person of deep faith, we'd love to invite you in. Plan to join us in the LifeSource Cafe from 7-8 p.m., May 5, 6, 9, 12, and 13 or livestream from Facebook or our website and, if you'd be willing to host a viewing party each night, we'll give you a free Roku to livestream the sessions (and you get to keep it!) The church is located at 6200 W Hampden Avenue, Denver CO 80227.
Prophecy Seminar » Aurora First Church continues its Prophecy Seminar on the books of Daniel and Revelation at 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 30. Aurora First Church is located at 11400 E Mississippi Avenue, Aurora CO 80012. All are welcome!
Vista Fellowship » Vista Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship is conducting a Prophecy Series presented by David Steward of Amazing Facts. Meetings are held Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m,. and Saturdays at 6 p.m., March 24 through April 22 at 701 Kimbark Street, Longmont. For more information, contact Tim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Partner Training Retreats » Be part of the revolution in health ministry reflecting Christ's character. In just one weekend, you can become a Health Partner and experience a transformation in your own health and in your evangelistic programs. Learn how to help people move from information to real-life changes through effective coaching skills. Form a group of 10-15 from your church, or join another group and gather with us to enjoy a weekend retreat in beautiful Silverthorne, Colorado, while learning, practicing new skills, relaxing, hiking and fellowshipping. Contact Rick Mautz for available dates for 2017 at 303-909-8274 or at email@example.com.
Celebrating Life in Recovery » Twin Peaks Church is holding a 14-week program presented by Cheri Peters to help with recovery from domestic abuse, perfectionism, alcoholism, drug addiction, anger, dependency, and so much more. Join this FREE program at 7 p.m. Thursdays continuing through May 11. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call 720-890-3767. The Twin Peaks Church is located at 9696 Paschal Drive, Louisville, CO.
Women's Ministry Retreats 2017 » RMC Women’s Ministries is excited to announce the Area Women’s Retreats for 2017:
Wyoming: Seaside Escape–a study of Sarah and Hagar
Mills Spring Ranch on Casper Mountain
August 26, 27
Contact: Rhonda McDonald: 307-259-8147
Colorado Western Slope: Falling in Love Again
Speaker: Darla Sherman
Mountain Top Retreat (15 miles from Montrose)
Contact: Linda Johnson: 970-245-2294
Colorado Metro, NE/SE: The Best Is Yet To Come
Speaker and Musician: Jaclynn Huse along with
her daughter Shelby, age 16
BEGINS SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH FREE CONCERT
at Greeley Adventist Church
EVERYONE INVITED! -- not just for women.
Followed by one-day Women's Retreat
Sunday, September 17
at Pinehurst Country Club in Littleton
Contact: Ginger Bell: 720-980-9006
Cooking at its Funnest! » Cody Church is hosting Chef Mark Anthony at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 11 where you'll enjoy a free dinner and a message on plant-based health nutrition, including weight loss, lowering cholesterol, and increasing energy. Seating is limited. The Cody Church is located at 1608 19th Street, Cody, WY. For more information, call 307-213-5009 or go to www.ChefMarkAnthony.com.
Widow/Widower LifeGroup » Are you a widow or widower? Would you like to connect with others who are experiencing your same journey? We are attempting to connect as many people as possible from the Denver metro area. If you would like to be kept in the loop or be a part of this group, let us know at www.bit.do/connectingwithothers.
Vista Ridge Academy » is looking for a part-time group leader and part-time aide for its preschool program. For more information, contact Sandy Hodgson at email@example.com.
The Voice of Prophecy is looking for a digital content specialist/webmaster to work at the ministry headquarters in Loveland. For more information, visit http://vop.com/jobs.
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