The LIFT is Continuing to LIFT the Community! » ACS LIFT is turning things around with a new look (thanks to Lowe's Home Improvement) and renewed enthusiasm. While our future at times appeared tentative, God is providing a way to continue the mission of caring for the underserved in the Metro-Denver area.
Opened in 1951, ACS has been in continuous operation, serving up to 350 people per week, according to Navanta Antoine-Griffith, administrative assistant and bookkeeper for Director Deborah Jackson.
According to Navanta, Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization, is teaming up with Lowe's Home Improvement to refurbish the facility, giving them new showers, new flooring, and remodeled classrooms. The Denver Post covered the remodeling activities with more than 100 volunteers involved in the project. The open house will celebrate the new facility.
The LIFT provides high-quality, free medical care and medication to those who are uninsured and underinsured. In addition, the LIFT provides free healthy food through the third largest food bank in Colorado. Finally, we offer basic needs assistance for individuals in crisis, such as the homeless. Our mission, "Helping people reach their fullest God-given potential," is achieved through core services in three focus areas: food security, medical services, and family/individual support. Programs we operate include:
Read the comments of Maria Elena, age 39 and laid-off, single mother of three: "I came to the food bank because my unemployment came in and put me $15 over the limit for food stamps for my family. This is unlike any other food bank I've seen. Other ones give you maybe one box of food which is usually spoiled produce. What an insult to a human being struggling!
- A food bank that offers clients a wide variety of foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables
- Healthy eating and cooking information and demonstrations
- Gardening classes that teach how to grow healthy food
- Energy assistance (support for paying utilities), including a mandatory class on Finances 101, which teaches the basics of financial planning and budgeting for things like rent, utilities and food
- Showers and basic hygiene supplies for homeless individuals
- Transportation assistance through bus tokens
- Medical clinic services, including primary care, lab work and medications
- Assistance in enrolling in health coverage programs and medication assistance programs
- Referrals to other community support and services
But at ACS, they have a mini-grocery store with carts and you can pick your foods by carbs, proteins, etc.," explains Maria. "They even have fresh milk and grow their own produce on site! Anyway, I was treated with kindness and made to feel welcome."
We are here to help our clients get the critical assistance they need, offering them physical, emotional and spiritual support, teaching them how to make healthy life decisions and focus on wellness, and giving them "whole person" medical care, explains Deborah.
All of these services take resources. To continue to provide this much needed work, we need YOU to support your organization through donations, volunteering and prayer.
Any amount of money will help. You can go to our website at www.ACSlift.org or mail your donation to: ACS LIFT, 5045 West 1st Avenue, Denver CO 80219.
ACS LIFT is planning an open house for visitors on Sunday, April 17 (see announcement below). [ACS Management Team, Staff and Volunteers]
Voice of Prophecy -- One Year On » When the Voice of Prophecy opened the doors to its new world headquarters in Loveland one year ago. City officials were impressed with the hundreds of eager people in attendance. Learning that the ministry chose the location after months of prayer, one official remarked, "It's obvious that this place is something special!"
Over the past year, VOP has grown even more robust, with 35 full-time employees and four more to come (visit vop.com/jobs if you'd like to apply).
Internationally, the ministry is providing a safe home for young girls rescued from human trafficking in India, building a much-needed church in the Arctic, and reaching 120 countries in 80 languages through the DISCOVER Bible School.
Closer to home, VOP's "future-proof" recording studio has been completed and Shawn and Jean Boonstra's new Disclosure broadcast is on the air (listen at vop.com).
In addition, a major nationwide event is just around the corner! From April 28-30, Shadow Empire will shed light on the issue of religious liberty while exploring the life of Constantine the Great. Pastor Boonstra traveled to Serbia, Turkey and Italy to really make history come alive during this event. Find the host location near you at www.shadowempire.com
[Michele Stotz; photos courtesy of VOP: top -- Shawn Boonstra recording new program in the Loveland VOP studios; bottom -- Shawn Boonstra (with Shadow Empire Director Terry Cantrell and Director of Photography Paul Zenk) gets ready to shoot a scene along the Tiber River, just below the Milvian Bridge in Rome, Italy. Constantine's decisive victory at this site paved the way for him to become sole ruler of the empire]
SHADOW EMPIRE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONFERENCE »
These are just some of the locations that will be hosting Shadow Empire. New locations are being added daily, so visit www.shadowempire.com to find the one closest to you!
Canon City, Cedaredge, Chapel Haven (Northglenn), Dove Creek, Franktown (later start date), Lamar, Loveland, Montrose, Woodland Park
Buffalo, Gillette, Lander, Newcastle, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Upton
Chapel Haven Church » Chapel Haven Church is hosting Shadow Empire April 28-30. Pastor Roy Weeden is the local speaker/presenter in conjunction with Pastor Shawn Boonstra and The Voice of Prophecy from Loveland, CO. Four meetings will be conducted at these times and dates: 7 p.m., April 28, 29; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., April 30. A fellowship meal will be held between presentations 3 and 4. Register through the website: ShadowEmpire.com. Chapel Haven Church is located at 9911 Huron Street, Northglenn, CO (just north of Denver off I-25)
Montrose Church » Montrose will host Shadow Empire at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings with an additional session at 11 a.m. Sabbath morning, April 28-30. The church is located at 1551 Valley Road, Montrose CO 81401.
Woodland Park » The rise and fall of the Christian church will be explained in a four-event seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29 and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sabbath, April 30, at the Woodland Park Church. Shadow Empire is produced by Shawn Boonstra who will also speak for each session along with Pastor Mike Kissner. For more information, go to www.shadowempire.com
Voice of Prophecy » There's still time for churches to sign up for Shadow Empire! This guest-friendly three-day (April 28-30) Voice of Prophecy event was taped on location in countries like Serbia, Turkey and Italy. Co-presented by Shawn Boonstra and your local pastor, the series (and accompanying book and lessons) will explore the Emperor Constantine's impact on religious freedom today. This direct-to-church series has been designed to bring people from YOUR community through the doors of YOUR church. Request a FREE event kit now at www.ShadowEmpire.com/Event, or call 1-888-744-1958. Want to attend? Find the location near you at www.ShadowEmpire.com New locations are added daily.
Summer Camp Staff Prepare for Influx of Campers » We are gearing up for another summer camp season at both of our camps here in the Rocky Mountain Conference -- Glacier View Ranch in Ward, Colorado and Mills Spring Ranch in Casper, Wyoming.
To date, we have a record number of campers registering -- almost 400!
God is truly blessing us with an extraordinary staff coming from Colorado, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas, and even California. They are already praying for the campers who will grace us with their presence in a matter of months.
Campers are chomping at the bit to come back this summer. A teen camper last summer stated, "I'm a changed person. I'm glad I had such an unforgettable experience." A junior camper said, "Best time of MY Life!!" And a cub camper shared, "I loved all of the GVR staff because everyone was so kind."
At our summer camps, we strive to create a safe, fun, Jesus-filled environment. Come join us this summer by going to rmcyouth.org/camp and learn how you can be "Forever Flawless." [Heidi Littell, assistant director RMC Youth] See promo video at rmcyouth.org/gvrpromovideo
Architects of Tomorrow Leadercast 2016 Offered to RMC Teachers and Pastors » The Education and Ministerial departments of the Rocky Mountain Conference have teamed up once again to sponsor Leadercast Live 2016. Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the planet each year, it brings together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create an experience unlike any other.
If you would like more information or would like to purchase tickets, go to event.leadercast.com/location/rockymountain.
Tickets for teachers, pastors, and office staff are being provided by the Rocky Mountain Conference.
This year's theme, "Architects of Tomorrow", will look at what it means to be a visionary leader, how to cast that vision and how to mobilize individuals to fulfill that vision.
Among this year's featured speakers are Kat Cole, Group president at FOCUS Brands; Nick Saben, head football coach at the University of Alabama; James Brown, Network Broadcasting Company, CBS Sports and News; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; Chris Carez-Brown, author and creativity guru; Dr. Henry Cloud, acclaimed leadership expert, clinical psychologist and best-selling author; Rorke Denver, U.S. Navy Seal and author; Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator; and Tripp Crosby, comedian and director.
Leadercast will be live-streamed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 6, at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship, 6200 W. Hampden Avenue, Denver CO 80227. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Pat Chapman at 303-282-3650 or [email protected]
Youth Department » Copper Mountain Lift Tickets for the 2015-2016 Season are available through the RMC Youth Department at an amazing rate. There are NO BLACKOUT DATES!
Adults and Children: $68/ticket
Order online at rmcyouth.org/tickets or call 303-282-3664 or
email [email protected] Payment options are by check, cash or credit card. Add $3 to mail tickets.
The 2016 girls retreat, "Created Flawless," will focus on how we're made by our Creator -- flawless and perfect in His image. Join us April 29 to May 1. The cost is only $38 per teen girl which includes two nights and five meals. One sponsor per eight girls. Go to rmcyouth.org/teengirlsretreat for more information and to register today!
Wyoming Camp Meeting 2016 » Below is a link to the registration form for Wyoming Camp Meeting which can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to 11395 W Zero Road, Casper WY 82604. For more information, contact Jodie Gage at 307-259-5301. Wyoming Camp Meeting will take place July 12-16 at Mills Spring Ranch, Casper, WY. David Asscherick will speak. Go to http://www.rmcsda.org/wyoming-2016-camp-meeting-registration-form
Campion Academy Days » If you are a prospective 7th to 11th grade student, Campion Academy invites you to visit their classes, stay a night in the dorm, eat "cafe" food, tour the campus, make new friends and "get a feel" for academy life April 15 and 16. Don't miss the soccer and baseball tournament, ice cream outing, mountain hike and games. For more information and to register, go to www.campion.net/academy-days.html
ACS LIFT » ACS LIFT community center is getting a wonderful facelift from our friends at Lowe's Home Improvement! Please join us for an open house from 1 - 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17 and experience the blessing of our renovated food bank, classroom and waiting areas. Come see the fabulous "new" ACS LIFT and share in the positive changes in our community today! The center is located at 5045 West First Avenue, Denver CO 80219. For more information or to RSVP, call Navanta Antoine-Griffith at [email protected] or 303-935-7389.
Mile High Academy Alumni Weekend » The weekend of Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, will honor Mile High Academy's alumni beginning at 10 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast. Church will follow at 10:45 a.m. Enjoy the evening basketball games. Sunday's 8 a.m. golf tournament has been cancelled due to predicted bad weather. A new date will be set before the end of this school year. Honor years include: 1966, 1971, 1976 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011. To register for the golf tournament, go to https://www.blacktie-colorado.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchasebt.cfm?rsvpid=13572
Fire Rekindled 2016 » Hear these powerful speakers at Golden and Denver West churches: John Lomacang, pastor and recording artist, will speak at Golden Church April 15 and 16.
Maurice Valentine, executive secretary Lake Union Conference, will speak at Golden Church April 22 and 23.
All presentations will be at 7 p.m. Friday; 9:30 and 11 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Golden Church is at 3101 S Golden Road, Golden, CO 80401. Denver West Church is at 290 S Quitman Street, Denver CO 80219.
Prison Ministries Phone Conference » A prison ministry meeting by phone will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 17, for all who volunteer inside prisons or jails, serve as chaplains or are engaged in any ministry for inmates or returning citizens and their families. If you are thinking of starting a ministry, please join us. Just dial 641-715-3580 and use the access code 465-253. You can help us to identify individual ministries taking place within the Rocky Mountain Conference and hear what's going on in other parts of the conference. For questions, call Enid Almeida, prison ministry coordinator, at 719-231-2360 or [email protected]
Denver South Church » Jim and Cindy Hornung from the Ministry of Lifestyle Center in Crawford, Nebraska, will present "God's Simple Remedies for Complex Diseases at 2 p.m. this Sabbath, April 16, in the chapel at Denver South Church. The church is located at 2675 S Downing Street, Denver 80210. Find out more at www.mohlifestylectr.org
HMS RIchards Elementary » Elementary students and their families are invited to our round-up and move-up day where you can visit classes the morning of Thursday, April 21. HMS is also hosting an open house and pre-registration from 5 - 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. Come join us and see what it's all about.
Vista Ridge Academy » is accepting applications for Pre-K through 8th grade. Schedule a tour or visitation day that fits your schedule. New students can receive 10 percent off registration fees (20 percent for families with two or more children) when paid by May 16. Check us out on facebook at www.vistaridge.org or call 303-828-4944.
Cheyenne Church » Cheyenne members will hold a CREATION Health seminar at Laramie County Community College on Sabbath afternoons beginning April 2 and continuing through May 14. For more information, contact Lana Anderson at 307-632-9908.
Daystar PIE Night» The next PIE (Parents Involved in Education) Night at Daystar School will feature CSU Pueblo staff and other volunteers facilitating hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities and, of course, pie for the whole family. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this educational and fun night will take place Tuesday, April 19 at Daystar Christian School, 3912 O'Neal Avenue, Pueblo, 81005. For more information, call 719-561-9120 or go to www.daystarchristianpueblo.com.
Brighton Adventist Academy Friendship Day » Prospective Kindergarten through 9th grade students are invited to visit BAA to meet students and staff, take a tour of the school, join in learning activities, and eat lunch on Wednesday, April 20. Call 303-659-1223 to let us know you plan to participate.
RMC Singles Event » Enjoy eating out with friends from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Olive Garden. A generous donor has covered our expenses, so come and enjoy the friendship. Please be on time and RSVP to Sandy Hawkins at 720-252-8234. This Olive Garden is located at 2520 E County Line Road, Highlands Ranch 80126.
ASI Mid-America Convention » Gary Thurber, president of Mid-America Union Conference, will present the morning devotionals at the ASI Mid-America Convention April 21-24 at Denver Ramada Plaza Hotel, 120th and I-25.
The convention will kick off with Thursday evening's keynote speaker, Steve Dickman, president of National ASI. Among other speakers is Doug Batchelor presenting on Friday evening, Sabbath morning and Saturday night, and Vicki Griffen will offer seminars. A special feature, "Members in Action" will highlight the many projects funded by ASI. Exhibit booths can be perused and children's programming will be available.
Meal tickets for Sabbath meals can be purchased before sundown Friday which will include Friday supper and Sabbath lunch and dinner. Special rates are available at the hotel for those attending the ASI convention.
An envelope for tithes and offering to go to individual churches will be available on Sabbath.
For more information, contact Barbara Taylor, president of Mid-America ASI, at 303-898-3133.
Brighton Church and Brighton Adventist Academy: A Centennial Celebration of Christian Education » The Brighton Church opened its first school in 1916. The 2016 alumni weekend will be a celebration of 100 years of Christian education in the Brighton and Fort Lupton areas. BAA students will present music and a drama called "No Compromise" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. Kent Kast, former principal and teacher, will speak for the Sabbath morning church service. A haystack lunch will be provided and the day's activities will include a tribute to Letha Hoos who will retire at the end of this school year after 41 years of teaching. Alumni and friends are invited to join the celebration. Visit www.baaconnect.org for a complete schedule of activities.
Twin Peaks Church » Presented by Tim Jones, a five-week prophecy seminar is planned for 7 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sunday, Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 18 and continuing through April 23 at Twin Peaks Church. You can RSVP to Annette Tapp by calling 720-890-3767. For more information, go to www.twinpeakssda.org or www.RelevantSeminars.org/Louisville. The church is located at 9696 Paschal Drive, Louisville, CO 80027.
Lighthouse Christian School » The first annual Rake-A-Thon will be held by Lighthouse School May 1. Students, parents and church members are geared up to rake, clean up or spruce up every yard in northeast Colorado -- well, at least a few dozen yards, anyway. Lighthouse has scheduled this event as a community service project to share a "sermon in shoes". Our school is dedicated to providing funds for EVERY student who requests financial aid, so students are seeking sponsors for the Rake-A-Thon. "We want to do something nice for our neighbors and raise $5,000 for students to come to our school," reports Clara Aakko, grade 2. If you would like to sign up as a donor for the Rake-A-Thon, call the school at 970-397-5511.
Black Hills School of Massage » Want to have a career that might also be a ministry? Black Hills School of Massage Therapy will be starting their next state-recognized, 600-hour massage school session May 16. If you feel that God is calling you to a career in massage therapy, call us at 605-255-4101. Check out our facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/blackhillsmassage/ -- or our website at www.bhhec.org/school-of-massage. It's not too late to start a career-ministry where you can touch lives for Jesus!
Montrose Church » A Western Slope Life Coaching workshop will be presented at 11 a.m. May 21 and 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 22 by Rick Mautz, director of RMC Health Ministries. The church is located at 1551 Valley Road. Contact [email protected] or 970-249-4942 for details and registration.
Mile High Academy is looking for a full-time accountant. The accountant is a key member of the Business office, reporting to the VP of Finance. The accountant's tasks include general ledger, adjusting entries, restricted and non-restricted fund management, A/P, A/R, collections, payroll, banking and more. For a full job description and application, visit http://www.milehighacademy.org/employment-opportunities/. To apply, send your resume to [email protected]
Mile High Academy is looking for a Humanities Instructor. For more information about the position and how to apply, please click on the following link. http://adventisteducation.org/employment/opportunities/6080
Associate Director -- Media, Production & Programming: Do you think and dream in the visually creative space? The Voice of Prophecy is seeking a creative professional who desires to use their talents for soul-winning and evangelism. Prospective candidates should be proficient and experienced in many creative areas such as: print design, brand creation, web design, UX design, motion graphics, 3D graphics and presentation graphics. Proficiency in the areas of video production and photography a plus.
Mailroom Assistant Supervisor: Are you someone who loves logistics and has an eye for detail and a knack for supervision? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the Voice of Prophecy's Mailroom Assistant Supervisor position! In this position, you would assist with the development, implementation, coordination and monitoring of all phases of mailing services in addition to supervision of mailroom staff. As a direct result of your work, people worldwide would receive resources like Bible lessons and make decisions for Christ thanks, in part, to your efforts in getting resources to them in a timely manner.
Junior Accountant: The Junior Accountant assists with the accounting records for VOP's Gift Planning & Trust Services. This includes all aspects of accounting (receivables, payables, general ledger) and federal and state fiduciary tax reporting.
Ministry Relations Representative: The Ministry Relations Representative (Regional) serves the Voice of Prophecy by cultivating and growing relationships with new and current supporters.
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