|Boulder Church Hosts Breakfast Station For Bike To Work Day » Boulder Adventist Church hosted a Bike to Work breakfast station for the first time at its site in Boulder’s historic Mapleton Hill District on Wednesday, June 28. While the church is located in a residential neighborhood and not as heavily trafficked as the commercial hub of the city, the church felt some cyclists—especially those originating on Mapleton Hill or in Sunshine Canyon—might appreciate a breakfast station off the beaten path.
Nearly sixty cyclists enjoyed overnight oats with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds and chopped dates, topped with Greek yogurt, sliced bananas, and blueberries. Portions in takeaway containers featuring the church logo were available for those in a hurry who wanted to “grab and go,” although most chose to stop and eat before continuing on their journeys. The church also served breakfast to numerous dog walkers, hikers, and joggers, as well as local neighbors who stopped by to visit. Most volunteers, including children, arrived at the church at 5:30 a.m. to prepare to start serving at 6:30 a.m.
"We didn’t really know what to expect,” says Becky De Oliveira who served as station coordinator. "Attendance was great, people loved the food, and we really enjoyed serving our community in this way. We’ll definitely do it again next year!”
Bike to Work Day is the main event during the annual Walk and Bike Month in June and draws thousands of participants. Boulder alone had more than 60 breakfast stations offered by local businesses and organizations.
[Text and photo by Becky De Oliveira; Photo shows Phil Smith, Diane Johnson, and Ressa Thomas at the breakfast station]
Doug Inglish Joins RMC's Trust Services Department as Director » On the heels of Barbara Parrott’s retirement, Doug Inglish arrived June 15 to accept the directorship of Trust Services. Coming from the Minnesota Conference Trust Director and Property Manager position, he is well prepared to manage the many facets of this demanding work.
Doug’s wife, Susan, to whom he’s been married for 35 years, is working part-time for Treasury, managing accounts payable.
Having been here for several weeks, Doug admits that he has the bigger challenge. “The staff in the department know the laws of these states, they know the procedures of this conference and they know the people here, so they are doing fine. I need to learn all those things which, in many cases, are different than in the Minnesota Conference.”
RMC Trust Services has the highest level of certification in the denomination and Doug plans “to keep that going.” There will, of course, be “changes over time because that happens even when there are no changes in personnel,” Doug explains. “We want to make sure those changes improve service for our Trustors,” he concludes.
On a personal level, Doug recently completed a 12-year project restoring a 1973 VW Beetle, which is up for sale (call him for price). Now, he spends his spare time looking for a house and taking his dog, Tess, a border collie, on long walks.
Doug and Susan have a daughter, the youth pastor at the Madison Campus Church in Nashville and a son, a graphic designer in Wisconsin near Green Bay Junior Academy where their daughter-in-law teaches.
[Carol Bolden; photo courtesy of The Northern Light ]
NAD Indonesian Group Holds Biennial Camp Meeting for Fourth Year » The fourth North American Division Indonesian camp meeting took place at Golden Bell Camp and Conference Center in Divide, Colorado June 16-19 under the theme "Go Light the World". Begun in 2011, the event is hosted by Indonesian churches in Colorado and takes place every two years, having met in such diverse places as Glacier View Ranch in Ward, Colorado as well as two years in California.
Keynote speaker Dr. Vic Louis Arreola III, director of NAD and Pacific Union Asian-Pacific Ministry highlighted the importance of an active ministry to hasten the second coming of Christ. Three individuals who had accepted Jesus Christ were baptized on Sabbath during the camp meeting.
[Purasa Marpaung; photo by Soulhan Tampubolon]
Wild Fire Evangelists Visit the Greeley Church » Wild Fire, a team of young evangelists ages 14-16, recently visited the Greeley Church to present an evangelistic series. Not only did they lead out in the series, but also went door-to-door to witness to the Greeley community and held a Vacation Bible School program for the children of the church and community.
"Their close relationship with the Lord was evident in each of their lives," observed church member Gayla Shutt. "We pray special blessings on each of the Wild Fire team -- Kendrick McGrew, Abby Logan, Ricky Crews, Kayla Gonzalez, Jessica Davis, Xander Assa, and Austin Rotinsulu -- as they witness in other areas of Colorado and Wyoming."
[RMCNews with Gayla Shutt; photo by Gayla Shutt]
Student LE Program Sees Record Day of Sales » After three weeks spent canvassing in Fort Collins, Colorado, student literature evangelists packed their vans and headed for Casper, Wyoming. The very first day in Casper proved to each student that God's blessing is clearly on the literature evangelism program. In total, 455 books were left with the people of Casper in a mere six hours of knocking on doors and more than half were the Desire of Ages and The Great Controversy), .
The group of 19 students brought in more than $5,000, a total far surpassing any daily amount reached in the entire 27 years of the program's existence. "Do your best, God will do the rest, and you will be blessed," LE leader Joe Martin says.
Reflecting on the first half of the summer LE program, all thanks and glory are given to God alone for working through students who are willing to serve Him this summer to reach people.
[Rachel Hammond; photo by Remington Hill]
RMC CAMP MEETINGS
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. 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. For more information, contact Ruben Rivera at 303-910-1614.
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
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Wyoming: Seaside Escape–a study of Sarah and Hagar
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 protected]) or Pastor Jessyka ([email protected]).
Make a Splash at VBS » Vacation Bible School at Aurora First Church is a fun-filled, one-week program that connects with the children of the church and neighborhood and builds a lifetime of memories, friendships and a religious foundation. Few other events offer the potential to reach out to children and adults in the community the way VBS can. The program will run from July 17 through July 22 at the Aurora Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more information, contact VBS director Heather Sellers at 720-422-1941.
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 is 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
The Heritage Singers » will be Live in Concert on Saturday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship at 6200 West Hampden Avenue in Denver. Admission is FREE.
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 [email protected].
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 protected]
La Vida Mission » is in need of a missionary teacher/principal combination for grades 5-8. Please contact [email protected]
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 protected] or Diane Harris at [email protected]
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