RMC Teen Prayer Conference coming in January » The Rocky Mountain Teen Prayer Conference will take place at Glacier View Ranch, in Ward, Colo., the weekend of Jan. 11–13, 2013. The Prayer Conference will be a powerful, spiritual experience.
High school teens from all across the conference will come together for an amazing weekend of spiritual emphasis, praise and worship, and to just hang out and meet new friends! Put this weekend on your calendar; it’s going to be amazing.
Those who come will also have an opportunity to meet RMC’s new youth director, Pastor Steve Hamilton, who will be the keynote speaker.
Please visit RMYouth.org for more information. Take advantage of the early bird registration fee (save $15) that will be available through Dec. 31.
ACS Community Lift needs our support » I recently received the following linked report from our Community Lift team. It shares their financial needs to continue the programs they have going to serve our communities. Please click here to learn more about the wonderful outreach going on and how you can help the ministry move forward.
Reach Out Colorado makes a difference in Rifle » Pastor Dave Bottroff, a local hire pastor at the Rifle Church in Colorado, is the executive director of Reach Out Colorado, a community non-profit which provides a number of services to the community. This non-profit is an extension of the Rifle Church Community Services Center. Please click here to read a recent update from Pastor Dave about what volunteers are doing for their community and the wonderful help they have received from the Rifle Fire Department.
The first 'Christmas Store' in Parker, Colo., takes place at the Parker Adventist Hospital » The Newday Church in Parker, Colo., teamed up with Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colo., to offer the first annual “Christmas Store” at the hospital. The store served 75 families in need that shopped at the store at no cost to them or their immediate family members. What a great way to touch this community for Jesus!
On the road » Diane and I had a great weekend last week. It started on Friday night at the “Feast of Lights” at the Denver South Church, in Colorado. The music, provided by both the Denver South members and the Mile High Academy students, was tremendous. There was also a Sabbath afternoon program offered. Both programs were well attended by the community. Congratulations to all who worked hard to make these events happen! What a nice gift to the community and to Jesus!
We then worshipped, on Sabbath, at both the Greeley and The Adventure churches in Colorado. Both are warm and welcoming congregations.
I should have shared this news with you a long time ago, but one of our pastors, Gabriel Gutierrez from the Rock Springs, Wyo. District, was married to Rachel Hyman on Sept. 3. Rachel is a gifted musician who has given concerts worldwide where she not only sings beautifully but shares from her Jewish heritage and the joy she has found in Christ.
This Sabbath, Diane and I are going different directions. Diane is headed to the Boulder Church, in Colorado, to experience their annual Christmas program. (Our son, Ryan, and daughter-in-law, Baylie, just happen to be in the choir.) I look forward to worshipping with the Aspen Park Church in Colorado.
If you would like to read and contemplate on the act of Christ, who came to this dark world to save a lost planet, then I encourage you to thoughtfully read Philippians 2:5–11 as our Christmas season continues. What a Savior we serve!
Elder Gary Thurber
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