Campion Academy Awarded Highest Level of Accreditation » Campion Academy has just been awarded the highest level of denominational accreditation achieving the six-year term with an interim visit in three years. This is the highest available term that can be awarded since the evaluation process was changed.
The visiting team was headed by Jerell Gilkeson, education superintendent from the Atlantic Union. He was joined by teachers and educational superintendents from the Mid-America Union. They spent three days reviewing all aspects of Campion's program.
The Campion staff has worked hard in preparing for this visit. The excellence in education was evident to the team. "Plant Services had the campus looking great and the cafeteria was mentioned for its excellent food and service. In fact, when a randomly selected group of students was asked what problems they saw or what they didn't like about the school, much to the surprise of the visiting team, the students couldn't think of anything they would change," said Donovan Reeder, principal.
"The visiting team was also impressed by the friendliness and character of our students, and remarked that they could see a great level of spirituality in staff, students, and programming," Reeder added. The accreditation team commended the school and Campion Church for sharing the mission and working together in training students for service.
After Campion ran a T-shirt design contest to show off their theme for this year, "To Know Him... To Show Him," students and staff wore the shirts on Monday of the accreditation visit (see photo). [Text and photo by Donovan Reeder]
More Than 600 Guests Attend Journey to the Cross and Beyond »
Only in eternity will we see the impact Journey to the Cross and Beyond had in people's lives.
On Sabbath, April 15, the Campion campus and volunteers from northern Colorado churches joined forces to share the story of Jesus in an event called Journey to the Cross and Beyond. More than 600 guests enjoyed the live village--filled with vendors, tax collectors, and even beggars--and were moved by dramatic crucifixion and resurrection scenes.
Registered guests were entered into a drawing to win hourly prizes: a DVD, a handmade oil lamp, or the grand prize of a 10-volume Bible Story set. Guests were invited to the Academy cafeteria where Sherrilyn Lorenz's group of volunteers served refreshments. Teresa Johansen and her volunteers also treated Journey to the Cross volunteers to supper after the event closed.
"What an amazing Journey to the Cross event," said one woman from the community.. "WOW! It was anointed and powerful. Thank you all for putting that on." May we never forget that when Jesus is lifted up, He draws people to Himself.
Abbie Proudfoot, senior, commented, "Journey to the Cross was cool. I went three times, and it really reminded me about how much Jesus sacrificed himself for all of us."
"It was an eye opening experience that helped me see how amazing Jesus's resurrection was," said Kelby Eickmann, junior.
Organizers expressed their gratitude for all the volunteers who made the event possible and inspiring.
[Nestor Soriano; photo by Dan Turk]
LifeSource Fellowship Builds Mile-Long Table for City Park Picnic » Tables symbolize human connection believes Barry Jones, associate professor of pastoral ministry for his church in Texas.
Remember King Arthur and his round table? Meeting around the famed table, King Arthur and his knights talked about the safety of Camelot and the kingdom and what adventures and quests they could go on.
Tables can also figure in business organizations. Pat Leoncini, founder of The Table Group, believes the single most important and effective tool in business, even in this era of technological advancement, remains the table.
More than just a piece of furniture, the table is the place “where broken sinners find connection and belonging,” says Jones.
Maybe that’s why Dany Hernandez and Tim Cress, along with a "slew of supporters," are creating a mile-long table for a picnic in Denver's City Park on August 10. They want to use the table “to bring hope to the Denver area”.
Tim Cress sees a common theme popping up in his life these days. He attended the Orange Conference April 26-28 in Atlanta, a Christian ministry that bridges the gap between church and home for preschool, children, students and NextGen, this year's theme being, “For Our Neighbors.” There, he was interviewed about plans for the record-setting table. Add to that his sabbatical theme, “How to Reach Neighbors in More Practical, Down-to-Earth Ways,” and you'll begin to see the trend. Working on plans for the mile-long table was a natural segue. The table will seat 5,280 people who will come from all sorts of diverse backgrounds and sectors and economic levels and nationalities--joining together for a meal around a common table. It will break down all sorts of walls--socio-economic, racial, gender, denominational, political.
Thirty-three mayors from surrounding Denver neighborhoods have already committed to being there, explains Cress, and other community leaders and members of the community are being invited “with no thought of political party, without branding, without advertising. They’re just coming as people, as members of a community, to a common table.”
At 5,280 feet, the table will be made up of 660 eight-foot sections. Currently in the prototype stage, it will be custom built by teams of contractors. After being used for the gathering, the 660 sections will be given to various neighborhoods around Denver so they can invite people in their communities to eat around the table together.
“A ton of other faith communities are helping us to host this event,” Cress explains. If you want to be involved, there are ways to do that. Hosts are needed for every section of the table whose job will be to furnish and arrange the settings for their table, provide hospitality for that section and be everything for those guests With a lot of interest from the LifeSource community, it looks like there will be competition for hosting. To volunteer as a host, to help with parking or other details, or to find out about other volunteer opportunities, email Tim Cress at [email protected].
A special day of prayer will be held August 9, the day before the picnic, to pray for the people at the table. Churches around the area will be invited to join in prayer. Cress will provide a sermon for pastors to share with their congregations explaining the meaning behind the mile-long table and encouraging hospitality and hope in many communities. Suggestions will also be provided with ways to organize prayer groups, and small group studies will be available explaining why a table.
In the Old Testament, God’s presence was in the temple. In the New Testament, the people met in house churches where they shared community life and where their basic needs were met. The people at the table became the new temple.
“What if faith communities all around our nation and our world decided to bring people together around common tables and have a party?” Cress queries.
It sounds a little like that extravagant meal we’ll have the day all wrong will be made right and the broken will be made whole.
[Carol Bolden; photo by Danielle Cress]
RMC Says Farewell to Barbara Parrott, Trust Services Director » Barbara Parrott has been a force in the Trust Department since she began working for the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1991. Beginning as secretary, she soon became a certified trust officer and moved to the position of assistant director for trust services toward the end of the decade. In 2015, she picked up the reins of the department as director, following in the steps of Gerry Chapman.
Commenting on Barbara's contribution to the Rocky Mountain Conference, George Crumley, RMC treasurer said, "Barb has been a committed worker here in the Rocky Mountain Conference for 25 years." She has demonstrated a gift for dealing with details which are numerous in the area of trusts, estates and properties, providing competent and balanced thinking in a field that is very technical," he finishes.
Barbara is appreciated not only for her legal expertise and competency in directing the department, but also her humor. Her laughter can be heard all over the building, inspiring smiles from her coworkers. Her many gifts and laughter will be greatly missed. Barbara retired May 1. [RMCNews; photo courtesy of Facebook]
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. 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 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 9 and will feature the profession of Radiography. Please contact us at 303-765-6276 or [email protected] 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 [email protected].
VOICE OF PROPHECY RALLY Coming May 20 »
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 protected]
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 [email protected] 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 protected]
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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