Montrose Hispanic Group is formed » It is always wonderful to see our church grow! I received a report this week from Pastor Ruben Rivera, RMC Hispanic ministries coordinator, about the new Montrose Hispanic Group. Read more.
Avista Adventist Hospital named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified » I always love to share the good news about the tremendous patient care our Adventist hospitals are providing to their communities. Please take a moment to learn more about the quality care being given at Avista Adventist Hospital. Read more.
Family Ministries Training to be held next weekend » The Rocky Mountain and Central States Conferences will offer a Family Ministries Leadership Training session at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship, in Denver, next Friday and Saturday. Participants will receive Family Ministries accreditation from North American Division. Attendance is free, but you must register by calling 720.432.1844 or by email. Talk to your pastor about becoming a Family Ministries leader in your local church!
Special baptism held at Arvada International Company » Bob Miller, an elder at the International Company in Arvada, Colo., sent a nice report about a special baptism on the first Sabbath of the year. Click here to read Bob’s report.
Possible bus routes to be formed for H.M.S. Richards Elementary and Campion Academy students » Ardis Stenbakken, from the Campion (Colo.) Church, passed on this note from Brittany McLachlan with an inquiry to students and parents regarding beginning a bus route for the students attending H.M.S. Richards Elementary and Campion Academy. Please click here to read more about this initiative.
Doug Batchelor to speak at the Franktown (Colo.) Church » The Franktown Church, located at 905 N Highway 83, is planning a special Sabbath with Doug Batchelor, speaker/director of Amazing Facts. I received a note from Colleen Anderson about this upcoming event. Click here to learn more.
On the road » Last week, we had a wonderful time worshipping with the Durango Church family in Colorado. The music was beautiful, and it was inspiring to walk through the Colombine School with May Oles, principal, and to hear about the incredible mission they have, not only to our young people but to the many community students attending there as well.
We also had an opportunity to meet the new Durango Hispanic Group, which is being formed. Pastor Ruben Balanguer says there are 18 people now attending this new church plant, which meets in the Columbine School library adjacent to the Durango English-speaking church.
This weekend we drive to the Delta (Colo.) Church, where we will join those attending the district convocation. This means we will be able to worship and visit with the Cedaredge and Paonia congregations as well. Thank you, Pastor Seth Coridan, for organizing this event and inviting us; we look forward to being with you!
I love these words from Paul in Ephesians 4:29–31:
“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
“And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.
“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you” (NLT).
Happy Sabbath everyone!
Elder Gary Thurber
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