Adrenaline and Gratitude Flow During Opening Sabbath at Castle Rock Church Plant » For Pastor Godfrey Miranda, opening Sabbath at Castle Rock Church plant was filled with adrenaline and pressure, but also with “gratitude for the very vocal and tangible support from the surrounding church community.”
Meeting in the fourth-floor lobby of Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, the 80-plus attendees sometimes had to wait for additional chairs, contributing to the general excitement of the day.
Area pastors from Franktown, Newday, Littleton, Denver South, and LifeSource churches sent video greetings to the new plant that were played during the service and which received warm applause. “This is something that the whole community and God desires to see happen,” Miranda expressed.
Among the special touches of the day, according to Miranda, were having RMC president Ed Barnett and vice-president Eric Nelson present to give perspective on the background work that took place over the past several years leading up to opening Sabbath.
"What a high Sabbath we had on the opening day of Castle Rock's church plant. It was thrilling to have so many people in attendance and heartwarming to see at least 20 children," said President Barnett
According to Barnett, Rocky Mountain Conference has a church planting committee that "strategically looks at the best places to plant a church." They've recently voted to start a downtown church plant which should be in place when Shawn Boonstra presents the 2018 evangelistic series in Denver.
Miranda’s message, titled “Starting Point” explored the idea that the church doesn’t have a starting point with any individual, but begins when its members “behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). “That’s the only starting point for the church; that’s where the world needs to be brought and what they need to see," he explained.
Evidences of God at work were seen by Miranda through new families attending in search of a home church whom he had never before met, along with CONNECT cards turned in with requests for prayer or in search of a small group where they could volunteer.
At the end of the service, each family received a gift bag with several small gifts including a Steps to Christ and a bag of microwavable popcorn containing the message, “So glad you popped in today!” Host families invited everyone in attendance to their homes for lunch and quality fellowship.
“It’s an amazing feeling to see dreams and plans actually become reality,” Miranda expressed, “and realize only God could do that.”
[Carol Bolden; photos (top) by Kathy Martinez (bottom) by Debbie Miranda]
A Brand Plucked Out of the Fire » Jason and Sheri's lives were unraveling- from very difficult upbringings, to drug abuse and criminal activity, they knew things were going to end deadly. They took a chance and fled their old lives. With the help of LifeSource Adventist Fellowship in Denver, they have found new life and hope! This is the new life of the kingdom of God. This is the stuff that matters. Watch this amazing story produced by Dustin Comm!
Loveland Pathfinders Hold Parent Appreciation Event » The Cougars Pathfinder Club of Loveland held their first Parent Appreciation Night April 19 with more than 40 Pathfinders, their families, friends, and staff members in attendance. They gathered in the HMS Richards school gym where Esequias Perea, youth pastor for Campion Church, opened the evening with prayer. Skits related to their curriculum were presented by the Pathfinders who also provided a showcase of talents ranging from a saxophone jazz piece, guitar solo, violin, piano, and a Bible reading. Parents watched the performances while enjoying a meal provided by Pathfinders.
The evening gave the kids an opportunity to let their parents know how important and vital they are to the success of the club.
[Text and photos by William Arrington]
Children's Ministries Certification Held on Western Slope » A bilingual children's ministries certification event was held April 22 in Montrose with more than 20 in attendance. Most of these types of events are held in the Denver Metro area, so attendees were excited to have it held near their homes.
Rocio Rojas and Jackie Martin, both from the North American Division, presented the seminar entitled, "Understanding Children", sharing information about 21st Century kids, including their learning styles, and multiple intelligences.
[Vanessa Rivera; photo by Ruben Rivera}
Grand Junction Building Update » The building site for the new Grand Junction Church complex has been excavated and many tons of structural rock laid to insure foundation stability. The gravel backfill is compacted and footings excavated with forms and rebar installed for the concrete placement which should be cured in time for the arrival of the first Maranatha Volunteers International team, expected April 30.
RMC CAMP MEETINGS
NE Camp Meeting » Held at Campion Church, NE Camp Meeting will take place June 9-10 (not June 2-3 as previously announced). Ed Schmidt is the speaker. For more information, call Campion Church at 970-667-7403.
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 the Gospel of the Stars and Amy Gane, on the 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.
Summer Camp » Glacier View Ranch and Mills Spring Ranch camp sessions are filling up and spots go quickly, so sign up today at rmccamps. GLACIER VIEW RANCH
Sessions Dates Ages Cost
Cub I June 4-11 7-10 $275
Cub II June 11-18 8-11 $275
Junior June 18-25 10-12 $295
Family June 25-July 2 All $140 + Lodging
Tween July 2-9 12-14 $295
Teen July 9-16 13-17 $295
Climbing June 11-18 13-17 $300
Backpacking June 18-25 14-17 $300
Teen Outpost July 2-9 13-17 $335
MILLS SPRING RANCH
Sessions Dates Ages Cost MSR Camp July 16-23 9-17 $210
Radio Adventure Series » Discovery Mountain, the Voice of Prophecy’s all-new radio adventure series for kids, has just launched! The setting is a summer camp in the mountains, and the characters are engaging and fun. Through this program, kids from any background can get to know Jesus as their personal Savior. While the series is intended for ages 5-12, all are invited to enjoy it! Visit discoverymountain.com to listen to the first episode and return every week for new ones
PRAYER REQUEST LINE
Our weekly prayer call is expanding! Beginning May 3, we'll meet for one hour from 6:30 -7:30 a.m. We invite YOU to join in. It's simple--just dial 712-432-0232 and enter 1010801#. We gather each week to pray for pastors, teachers, office staff, hospital administrators and many needs presented to the group on behalf of our Rocky Mountain Conference. We know there is power in praying together for others. C'mon! Join us!
May 4, is National Day of Prayer. Google "national day of prayer events" for your area and join in. Most are a short period of time. Let's gather together to pray for our nation!
On the same day, the next North American Division all-night-prayer call (first Thursday of every month) is planned. Call 404-891-6338 and enter the access code 722937#. You can join in any time between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. You'll be inspired and blessed!
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.
Nestor Soriano in Concert » Pastor for evangelism and worship at Campion Church, Nestor Soriano will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Friends from Campion Church, Campion Academy and others from Colorado will join him as he shares original acoustic songs and familiar hymns. Please save the date and enjoy an inspirational evening of music and worship. The concert will be held at Campion Church, 300 42nd Street SW, Loveland CO 80537.
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.
Adventist University of Health Sciences » Come join Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) Denver on the second Tuesday evening of every month from 6-7 p.m. for a short information session on a highlighted area of healthcare. Our next session will be on May 9th and will feature the profession of Radiography. Please contact us at 303-765-6276 or email@example.com for any questions. To find more information, please visit www.adu.edu.
Carbon Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church »
SAVE THE DATE! Sanitas Lectureship: Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 » The Sanitas Lectureship, established in 2016 with the intent of creating a safe place for people to connect with God as presented through the lens of the Bible, will present its second series at Boulder Adventist Church, 345 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder, CO, 80304.
Pastor Karl Haffner, senior pastor of Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kettering, Ohio, will present a series of lectures on the theme “Jesus Encounters” beginning Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. The series will continue on Saturday with the worship service at 9:30 a.m. and Bible study at 11:00 a.m., and conclude at 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Japhet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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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