|Creation Health Week Outreach Planned for Denver » Nearly twenty pastors from the Denver metropolitan area met June 12 to plan for a series of public meetings tentatively scheduled for September 17-23. The proposed series is themed around the eight principles of health based on the biblical creation story.
Evangelist Mark Finley and co-author of Creation Health initiative, Des Cummings Jr., Executive Vice President, Florida Hospital, shared the contents of the program and discussed its logistics as well as elements of a week-long series. Each individual program in the series will involve a team of presenters, including a health professional. It is expected that the training of local presenters and follow-up meetings will be continued in local congregations after the initial series ends.
“We are to preach the gospel of Jesus and the gospel of health,” said Cummings, citing the approach of the early Adventist pioneers. The theme of health is “integrated into our preaching, based of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” he said. “The Creation Health concept blends the physical, mental and spiritual modalities together,” and will incorporate theology and scientific research, Cummings explained.
RMC president, Ed Barnett, who convened the meeting said that “we are blessed with five Adventist hospitals and many churches which would benefit from working to bring the message of health to the Denver area.”
A discussion centered around the viability of an initial plan to hold the series in a centralized public venue. An option of running the series in three or four church venues is also being considered, given issues of logistics, transportation, and follow-up expectations. Church pastors planning to be involved with the program, together with RMC leadership will continue to discuss strategies on how to best utilize the resources, marketing needs, and how to engage support of local congregations in the proposed program.
[Text and photo by Rajmund Dabrowski]
Three-Generation Recipients of Caring Heart Award Celebrated at Campion Academy Graduation » Diplomas and special awards dominated Campion Academy's graduation day on May 28. A class of 44 students received their “long-awaited” diplomas. Glen O'Halloran, commencement speaker, described them as a class of "independent individuals", and a class of diverse interests and talents. Compared with 2016, the 2017 graduation class was larger by seven.
The graduation festivity also awards for several students for their outstanding academic as well as leadership achievements. Rayna Williams, a four year senior, was awarded with the Caring Heart Award. She is a third generation recipient of that award, preceded by her aunt Kari Williams Lange, and her uncle David Williams. Kent Ballard was awarded with the Principal's Award, and Cassandra Carr and Bryant Oei were recognized as the male and female Students of the Year.
“The teachers and faculty at Campion were very proud of each senior and their accomplishments and hard work that led them to graduation. We pray that each of our graduated seniors continues to follow Christ wherever their lives take them,” comments Kelsey Cate, communication director.
According to the enrollment office, the projected enrollment for the 2017-18 school year at Campion Academy is 165, up by 13.
[RMCNews; photo by Sharon Williams]
Campion Literature Evangelists Begin Summer Work in Fort Collins » An energetic group of 27 student literature evangelists, along with their LE leader, Joe Martin, began their summer work on June 5 in Fort Collins, where they will spend three weeks blanketing the area with literature and telling people about Jesus.
The first week was a "huge learning experience," commented Jordyn Hammond, first-year summer evangelist, "but I love being able to share Jesus with people even just through a book in Fort Collins."
After three weeks in Fort Collins, the evangelists will head to Wyoming, where they'll spend five weeks evangelizing Casper, Gillette and Cheyenne, finishing by July 28 in time to prepare for a new school year.
"We've all had our hard days, but God has given us the strength and passion to push through," explains Remington Hill, who has spent two school years as an LE and is working her first summer. "God is really blessing everyone."
Excited about what they've accomplished so far, Campion Senior Rachel Hammond enthused, "In the first week alone, we left more than 300 spiritual books in homes. "As the group is getting more confident, the more excited students are about sharing Jesus door-to-door." "Our goal this summer," explains LE director Joe Martin, "is students coming closer to Jesus while sharing Jesus." [RMCNews with Kelsey Cate; photo: Campion Academy]
News Review: Research Shows Denver Among Top Post-Christian Cities » The world’s population is increasingly urban with more than half living in large cities. In the United States, more than 80 percent of the population lives in urban areas. But, when it goes to church active attendance, Americans are attending church less in urban areas of the United States, research reveals.
The Barna Group’s latest research on church attendance (used as a measure of religiosity) lists Denver, for example, among the top 20 most dechurched cities in the US, coming in at Number 17. Dechurched means someone who was formerly either a very, somewhat or minimally active churchgoer, but has not attended a church service in the past six months, not including a special event such as a wedding or a funeral. Chattanooga, TN, and Salt Lake City, UT, are listed as most churched cities.
Denver was also listed as Number 20 of the most unchurched cities. This classification means they have not attended a church service in the past six months, not including a special event such as a wedding or a funeral. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA, tops the list of unchurched cities.
With a population of 2,814,330 in the ten-county Denver Metropolitan Statistical Area, what can the modest 7,000-plus membership of the Denver-metro area do to fulfill the Commission Jesus gave us? Divided equally, we’re each responsible for 382 people and the population of the Denver area continues to grow. Denver area is also listed as No. 14 of 100 major cities in the United States regarded as n a post-Christian ranking
As Denver-Metro churches prepare for the 2018 evangelistic meetings by sharing Bible studies, the Barna Group’s research also challenges Seventh-day Adventists with a dire need to engage the church with new and creative approaches to reach the Denver population. Creativity notwithstanding, it is not in our own strength that we will see desired changes. [RMCNews]
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. The church is located at 300 42nd Street SW, Loveland CO 80537.
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, including detailed directions to camp meeting location, contact Adam Smith at 303-591-7277. Silver Jack Reservoir is located south of Cimarron, Colorado, on Interstate 50. Take Big Cimarron Road south into the Uncompahgre National Forest and watch for signs as you near Silver Jack Reservoir.
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. Mills Spring Ranch is located at 8000 Tower Hill Road, Casper WY 82601.
Western Slope Camp Meeting » From August 2-6, at Mountaintop Retreat near Montrose, Colorado. The speaker has not yet been announced. Contact: Fritz Krieger at 970-497-6175 for more information.
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, both 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. Glacier View Ranch is located at 8748 Overland Road, Ward CO 80481.
Summer Camp » Glacier View Ranch and Mills Spring Ranch camp sessions are filling up. Spots go quickly, so sign up today at rmccamps.
GLACIER VIEW RANCH
||June 25-July 2
||$140 + Lodging
MILLS SPRING RANCH
"Shine Bright" at Summer Camp! » Christian Record Services is pleased to announce open registration for National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) at Glacier View Ranch. NCBC will be in session at GVR Sunday, June 25 through Sunday, July 2. Blind camp will be combined with family camp to offer a casual, enjoy-at-your-own-pace good time. NCBC campers are required to bring a trusted friend or family member (age 18 or older, of the same gender as the camper) to be a sighted guide or personal care attendant and to share in the fun of camp.
National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC), a Christian Record program, sponsors camps in locations around the United States. This summer, 11 camp locations will offer traditional summer camp activities such as horseback riding, waterskiing, crafts, archery, and much more. To see the full camp schedule, visit www.BlindCamps.org.
To register for blind camp, please contact Shannon Werner at 303-282-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyoming: Seaside Escape–a study of Sarah and Hagar
Agape Haitian Church » Between 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. every night (except Monday and Wednesday), from Sunday, June 11 through Saturday, July 1, the Agape Haitian Church is holding evangelistic meetings titled, "There is Hope in Jesus." Sermons include "The Scripture and the Prophecy," "Christ in the Prophecy," "The Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast," "Two Corpses in the Streets." Agape Haitian Church is located at 14190 E. Jewell Avenue, Unit #3, Aurora CO 80012. For information and transportation, call 720-472-8139 or 720-251-0561.
Gadgets & Gizmos at Boulder Adventist Church » "Gadgets & Gizmos” is a weekly Sabbath morning program for children aged 4-18 (older kids serve as staff). It started Saturday, June 3 and will run through to the end of July (nine weeks in total). Check-in is at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Pastor Elia (email@example.com) or Pastor Jessyka (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Franktown Vacation Bible School » From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., children 4-12 years can participate in Fun Factory at the Franktown Church, June 19-23. Come have fun and learn about Jesus at the same time. Franktown Church is located at 905 N Highway 83 in Franktown, Colorado.
Boulder Adventist Church to Host Bike To Work Day Breakfast Station » If you work in Boulder—or can find a way to make your Bike to Work commute pass through the city on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, stop by Boulder Adventist Church in the historic Mapleton Hill neighborhood for a delicious breakfast. We will serve overnight oats with chia seeds, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, milk, Greek yogurt, sliced bananas, and berries. A limited number of allergen-free and vegan portions will be available. For information contact Becky De Oliveira (email@example.com) or go to boulder.church/bike
Open Invitation to Praise & Worship Concert at Glacier View »
All are welcome to attend an evening of praise & worship at Glacier View Ranch on Thursday June 29. Jon King and Company will be blessing our Family Camp with a contemporary praise and worship concert. The music will begin at 7:00 p.m. lakeside (weather dependent). Please feel free to come up early and enjoy the trails and beautiful grassy meadows GVR has to offer. Special note: our family camp is at capacity this year, so please plan on bringing your own picnic dinner if you desire to eat during your time with us.
We hope that you will join us at GVR for a wonderful evening of music and fellowship!
Glacier View Ranch
8748 Overland Road,
Ward CO 80481
Women's Ministry Retreats 2017 » RMC Women’s Ministries is excited to announce the Area Women’s Retreats for 2017:
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
Full Solar Eclipse Coming in August » Come join us for an epic view of the full solar eclipse at Mills Spring Ranch in Casper, Wyoming! Casper is right in the middle of the solar eclipse path and you can get the best view on top of the mountain at Mills Spring Ranch.
Who: All churches, Pathfinders, and schools are welcome!
Journey Through the Holy Land » You are invited on the trip of a lifetime! Join others from the RMC on September 3-11 as we explore the land where Jesus walked. This is a spiritual pilgrimage that is guaranteed to be deeply impactful to your faith. A 4-day extension trip to Eilat and Petra is also being offered. The trip is limited to 30 people, so don’t wait. For more information, CLICK HERE, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: August 18-22, 2017
Where: Mills Spring Ranch in Casper, Wyoming
Family Cabin of 4: $50/night
Bunk House: $10/person per night
RV Space (includes electricity): $25/night
Tent Camping: $15/night
Space is limited, so call to reserve your space!
Call or email Matt Moreland, 661-805-6797 email@example.com
La Vida Mission » is in need of a missionary teacher/principal combination for grades 5-8. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vista Ridge Academy » is looking for a full-time preschool teacher for its preschool program and a qualified teacher for grades 1-2. If you would like more information about either of these positions, contact Sandy Hodgson at email@example.com or Diane Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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