Aurora Church welcomes new pastor » Working with the Rocky Mountain Conference administration, the Aurora (Colo.) Church selected Paul Vunileva to be their pastor. Pastor Vunileva replaces David Martinez who now serves as chaplain at the new Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Colorado. Pictured here are Paul and his wife, Toakase, and their two children, Sonatane and Oto’ota. We wish the very best for the Aurora Church family and the Vunilevas as together they move forward on mission.
The Heritage Singers are coming to Denver » The much-beloved Heritage Singers will present a concert at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship in Denver on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:00 p.m. This concert is open to all, and is a great opportunity to invite community friends. The concert is free, but there will be a free-will offering taken to help cover their expenses. CDs will be available to purchase after the Sabbath hours. Let’s fill the church for this rare opportunity to have the Heritage Singers with us.
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is now open » The new Castle Rock Adventist Hospital doors officially opened at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, and its first baby delivery occurred before 11:00 a.m.! Pictured is the staff that was ready and waiting to accept the first patients.
The new Manna on-site restaurant serves tasty, health-focused dishes. Stop by to check out the new summer menu prepared by Chef Dan.
The Wyoming Waldensians mission team returns from Honduras » Our Wyoming young people are on the move for Jesus. Marirose Force, from Gillette, Wyo., tells the story of how the mission team shared their faith in Honduras. Click here to read the report and see pictures from the trip.
Special convocation with world church leaders to be held in Montrose, Colo. » Next Sabbath, Aug. 17, there will be a special gathering of our world church leaders in Montrose. Meetings will begin on Sabbath at 9:00 a.m. at the Crossroads Victory Church, located at 515 S. Hillcrest. All three of the General Conference administrative officers will be present along with many of the vice presidents and other General Conference leadership. Many leaders will participate in the Sabbath school program. Elder Ted Wilson, General Conference president, will preach at the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Following a fellowship lunch, in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. more world church leaders will speak, and share stories about what is happening in our churches around the world to help spread the Three Angels Messages.
I want to encourage as many as possible to be a part of this very special Sabbath. View the preliminary schedule for the event.
The Healing Place ministry seeks volunteers » The Healing Place ministry in downtown Denver needs you. Please read more to learn about the ministry and how to get involved at this exciting, meaningful outreach center.
Pastor Gordon Anic begins radio program to promote CREATION Health » Pastor Gordon Anic of the Arvada (Colo.) Church has begun a new radio program called "Fit-Positive-Confident," which began broadcasting several weeks ago. The program shares information about how to improve one's health, based on the principles of CREATION Health. The program airs Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. on AM670 KLTT, the most powerful Christian radio station in Colorado. The program, recorded at the Arvada Church, is sponsored by Porter, Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock Adventist hospitals.
Parker Adventist Hospital receives top marks for its lab » Congratulations to Parker Adventist Hospital’s lab team for its recognition within Centura Health for having the highest associate satisfaction score and for minimizing errors in their daily operations.
On the road » Last Friday, Mark Bond and his family traveled to Orlando, Fla., for his father’s memorial service. I was grateful to be able to attend, and I learned more of the joy his father, Clinton Bond, brought to so many lives.
Much has happened during the past several weeks in the Rocky Mountain Conference! There was a conference Executive Committee, conference-wide teachers meeting, ARME Bible Camp at Glacier View Ranch, Pathfinder Camporee, also at GVR, and the first Off-road Vehicle Camp Meeting took place.
This weekend I am attending the Adventist-laymen's Services & Industries (ASI) National Convention in Orlando. There will be 3,000-4,000 lay persons and church leaders attending from around the globe. Some will share exciting stories about how ASI members are spreading the Gospel worldwide by word and deed.
Starting Sunday evening, RMC pastors and their families will come together at GVR. We are so blessed with wonderful pastors in our conference! I look forward to being with them for a few days of fellowship, learning and fun.
Since attending Clinton Bond’s memorial service, I have been thinking anew about the brokenness of this world and how much I long for Jesus to come! What a witness the whole Bond family was to each of us there as they embraced the great hope we have in the soon return of Jesus.
Happy Sabbath to all!
Elder Gary Thurber
Rocky Mountain Conference president
P.S. Due to travel schedules and vacations, the next Nuggets will be sent on Friday, August 30.
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