Much Interest Shown For Participating in Outreach Surrounding 2018 Evangelism » Looking toward the Revelation Speaks Peace evangelistic series by Shawn Boonstra coming in January 2018, Denver metro pastors brought key individuals to the conference office on February 25 for support training.
These individuals will fulfill the offices of Discover Bible School Coordinator, Student Record Coordinator and Prayer Coordinator for their churches leading up to, during, and following the series. Their contributions as part of the team effort must be done well in advance of the meetings along with those of participating pastors, churches and other church members.
More than 70 members and pastors gathered for the Sabbath afternoon training. So many crowded into the meeting room, they overflowed into the hallway.
“The success of outreach is determined by prayerful preparation," said Eric Nelson, RMC Vice President and Evangelism Coordinator. “The enthusiastic response promises a rich reward for our faith communities and our city!”
As these coordinators return to their local churches, they will have opportunity to encourage others to join in this outreach.
[RMCNews; photo by Eric Nelson]
Global Health Initiatives Invites Your Assistance » Deep in the heart of the Amazon Basin a group of villagers are desperately seeking help. Their community faces numerous environmental problems that are contributing to a variety of health complications, among them: contaminated water, leading to parasites and chronic diarrhea; mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria and dengue fever; and food insecurity, which contributes to deficiencies in their diet that lead to illness and anemia.
"Is This Thing On?" Facebook Live Event to be Held at Union College » In a first, Adventist church leaders in North America will meet with students gathered at Union College to answer questions via audience and social media during a Facebook Live event on March 14, 2017. “Is This Thing On?” is a 90-minute conversation with Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, and Alex Bryant, executive secretary.
Adding to this list, they face the challenge of isolation, mental health, sexually transmitted diseases, and teen pregnancies, all ripping at the fabric of these communities. They’re desperate for change, but remoteness and lack of education have left local leaders unsure of how to help their villages.
They’ve turned to Global Health Initiatives for help…and hope.
In response, GHI is launching a new program called Salud Total or Total Health. This pioneering program is built upon ten years of regional medical missions and is designed to address the medical, environmental, and social determinates of health in a holistic manner. GHI is supporting this sustainability project by forming collaborative partnerships with the Ministry of Health, the local government, the Union University of Peru, TreanorHL, and GHI partner hospital, Clinica Adventista Ana Stahl.
Global Health Initiatives issued an invitation to partner with them in transforming an entire community in rural Peru. The construction of the building that will house medical students who will assess and improve the stability of the community's health is near completion. These students, 5th year nurses, nutrition, and psychology students from Union University of Peru, will move in for ten months in March. They’ll have a roof over their heads, but right now, they’re in need of furniture to make this new home livable.
Items GHI is raising donations for include:
• Dining table - $300
• Kitchen sink - $300
• Mosquito netting - $400
• Stove - $500
• Bed - $300 for one, $2,400 total
Your assistance in providing these basic living needs for the medical students will help this and surrounding villages with their basic health needs. For more information or to make a donation visit centuraglobalhealth.org or contact Kim Kennedy at 303-715-7602 or KimberlyKennedy@centura.org
[Kim Kennedy; Photos by Rajmund Dabrowski; top: village where medical center will be built; bottom: nurse's office to be refurbished]
Mensa Christian Education Center in Zambia Graduates First Class » The first graduating class of Fondina Pandeli Secondary School in Mansa, Zambia, walked the aisle of the campus church January 27 to complete their secondary school journey. School founder, Dr. Pardon Mwansa, could only say, “Fantastic!” when asked to describe his emotions on that day.
The building of Mensa Christian Education Center began in 2014 during a mission trip sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Conference. The original plan included the secondary school, a primary school, dormitories, cafeteria, church and garden, all a part of the education center. The master plan includes a primary school, industrial arts school and, eventually, even a college.
Since that trip, the secondary classrooms and the girls’ dormitory have been completed. The church, where the graduation ceremony was held, is complete but for the ceiling and bathrooms and was organized into an official church the weekend after graduation. The cafeteria and boys’ dorm are waiting to be built as is the primary school.
Some members of the graduating class were part of the original 13 students who began studying at the secondary school when it was first opened in Dr. Mwansa’s private home in 2014.
With the new hand-dug borehole providing a sufficient water supply, the garden is flourishing. Ninety orange trees have taken root in the orchard nearby and the school is able to feed their students from their own healthy vegetables.
Funds for this project come in through people who are inspired to give, who hear about the need by word of mouth, through presentations given at churches, email updates and articles like this one.
One young student, a member of the graduating class, struggled with the school’s rules and was suspended twice, yet he saw Jesus’ love in the faculty who fought for him, and he was changed, even requesting baptism. Although his parents were doubtful about true change, they were thrilled as they saw him becoming a responsible, respectful child of God.
Campion Academy senior, Rayne Williams, a member of the 2016 mission trip team, recently talked about her experience there. “I think of Africa every day,” she said, “and I am going back with the 2018 mission trip.”
To find out more about this project and the upcoming mission trip in 2018, or to receive updates through email, contact Lynne Eagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[RMCNews with Lynne Eagan; photo by Pardon Mwansa]
“This is going to be really exciting for our campus and the students!” said Kim Canine, vice president for Student Services at Union College. The college is hosting the 2017 Adventist Intercollegiate Association (AIA) convention; more than 100 students from Adventist colleges and universities across North America are expected to attend. The audience for the live event will be selected from the AIA student leadership group.
“We have the opportunity to dialogue, pray, . . . and work through issues together," said Jackson. “We want to engage our young adults in open and transparent conversation on issues that are important to them. Dialogue is vital to the health of our church.”
Those participating online are encouraged to use #NADNOW; questions will be taken from Facebook and Twitter. Subjects may include the Bible, church policy, Adventist lifestyle, theology, relationships, and more. For more information, please contact email@example.com in the NAD Office of Communication.
Dr. Arthur V Chadwick to Speak » Southwestern Adventist University biology/geology professor, Dr. Arthur Chadwick, spoke on creation topics at at The Adventure Church during February. You can enjoy follow-up videos at Kress Theatre in March.
Kress Theatre: Videos shown at 7 p.m. each Wednesday
March 1: Living Waters: Intelligent Design in Oceans of Earth
March 8: Metamorphosis: Beauty and Design of Butterflies
March 15: Flight: The Genius of Birds
March 22: Master Designer: The Song
Light vegetarian snacks served after each showing. Kress Theatre is located at 817 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631. 970-515-5717
Children's Leadership Conference » The Mid-America Union invites you to the Children's Ministries Leadership Conference beginning at 7 p.m. March 3 and continuing to 11:15 a.m. March 5. in Lincoln, Nebraska. To register, visit www.plusline.org or call 800-732-7587.
Mid-America Union Conference is located at 8307 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE 68516.
The Colorado Chorale Collaborates with Denver Pro Chorale » Greek treasures conjure up the thought of the Acropolis, toga-wearing gods and godesses, the black sands of Santorini and sunshine glistening off the crystal blue water. But what about the music? The Colorado Chorale presents a concert featuring Greek music and composers. Join us on March 19 as we collaborate with the Denver Pro Chorale, leaving you with the enticing and hauntingly stoic sounds of ancient and modern Greece. Tickets: $17; Seniors $15; 21 years and under Free Group discounts available. Concert Location: Denver South Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2675 S Downing Street, Denver CO 80210.
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!
Prophecy Seminar » Aurora First Church will hold a Prophecy Seminar study on the books of Daniel and Revelation at 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 19 and continuing through May 30. Aurora First Church is located at 11400 E Mississippi Avenue, Aurora CO 80012. All are welcome!
Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program » The Durango Church is holding a depression and anxiety treatment program which offers non-drug solutions designed to combat depression through improving energy levels, sleep quality, mood, relationships and emotional intelligence. The eight-week program continues through March 20 at the church, 1775 Florida Road. For more information, call Marley at 970-749-1860.
Safety Sabbath and Your Church » Your church is invited to join other churches in the North American Division and Adventist Risk Management, Inc. in making Adventist churches secure by holding a safety drill. Schedule Safety Sabbath for March 25 on your church calendar. Register your church to hold an Active Shooter or Fire Drill and access free videos, guides, children's activity sheets, and more emergency planning resources at SafetySabbath.com. Once you register, you will receive free Safety Sabbath 2017 resources.
It's April Fool's!
Let’s break the rules!
We know it might be late,
But trust us, it’s worth the wait.
So take a Sabbath afternoon nap,
And then eat a snack!
Join us for a late meal,
You won’t want to miss out on this fun deal!
Join us for
Saturday night, April 1st at 6:30 pm beginning with a special mission trip worship!
Brighton Church Annex
Kindly RSVP by March 25 to Tammy at 303-659-1999 or
Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds to benefit BAA Worthy Student
VBX Training 2017 » You're invited to the RMC's VBX training from 2-3 p.m., April 1 at Denver South Hispanic Church. Learn the details of the new theme, Cactusville: Where Kids are Called to Follow Jesus. Please RSVP to Patty Rivera by March 15 at email@example.com. The church is located at 2005 S Lincoln Street, Denver 80210.
Women's Ministries Leadership Certification » Women are invited to attend a Level One Leadership Certification Seminar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, and continuing from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sabbath, April 8 at the Rocky Mountain Conference Office Meeting Room, 2520 S. Downing Street. Carla Baker, Women’s Ministries Director for the North American Division will conduct this seminar along with her team. Two meals will be provided on Sabbath.
Any woman desiring to enhance leadership in ministry should attend. It will include a series of sessions on subjects such as “Principles of Effective Leadership”, “Visioning and Goal Setting” and more. Each woman completing the seminar will receive a certificate. There is no charge to attend. You are responsible for your own lodging.
Registration is essential. Contact Ginger Bell at 720-980-9006 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31.
Castle Rock Church Plant VisionVespers » As the new Castle Rock church plant is preparing for its opening Sabbath, April 8, God is placing a burden on people's hearts to be part of this mission adventure in some way. All are welcome to join us for the last of our pre-launch monthly Vision Vespers--6-7:30 p.m. Sabbath, March 18, at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital (Gateway Mesa Conference Room). VisionVespers is a time for worship, prayer, and visioning as we share plans and dreams for the Castle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church. You'll have a chance to give feedback, ask questions, and meet others interested in being part of what God is up to here in Castle Rock. Find out more at castlerockadventist.church or facebook.com/castlerockadventist.
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 beginning February 2 and continuing through May 11. Preregister 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
Fall (date announced soon)
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: Jaclynn Huse with daughter Shelby-16
Location in Metro area (announced soon)
Concert: Jaclynn/Shelby, Saturday Eve, Sept 16
Contact: Ginger Bell: 720-980-9006
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. They are also looking for a full-time teacher for Grades 7-8 for the 2017-18 school year. Send resume to Diane Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
H. M. S. Richards Adventist School is looking for a full-time teacher for Grades 3-4 who can also lead out in the music program for Grades 1-8 for the 2017-18 school year. Send resume to Diane Harris at email@example.com by January 23.
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