RMC welcomes new member » Abdiel Hiel Ishmael I. Philippe just became the newest member of the Philippe family. His father, Varlet Philippe, pastors the Haitian and Chenani church families in Aurora, Colo. Congratulations on your new little one!
Academies announce plans for Alumni Weekend » Boulder Junior Academy and Vista Ridge Academy have laid plans for Alumni Weekend, Sept. 7–9. Click here for more information about the exciting weekend plans.
Churches vote to merge » Chapel Haven and The Edge have voted to merge, according to Robert Coronado, the pastor for both churches. On June 16, the two congregations will have a special consecration service in the Chapel Haven Church at 9911 Huron St., in Northglenn, Colo. This will be an exciting Sabbath as together they celebrate with people joining the church through both baptisms and professions of faith. A special communion service is also planned on that special day. Let’s keep these members in our prayers as they begin this new journey together!
Franktown Church hosts Maranatha Sabbath » The Franktown (Colo.) Church will host a special Maranatha Sabbath, June 9. Dick Duerksen, official “storyteller” through words and pictures for Maranatha International, is the special guest. The community is invited. The church is located at 905 N. State Highway 83 in Franktown. For additional information, call 303-688-8687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver South Church announces events » The Denver South Church, located at 2675 S. Downing St., in Denver, has several special events coming up soon as well. Here is the list we received from Teresa Zumwalt, Denver South’s office manager:
United in Christ Concert is Sabbath, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the Denver South Church. Come hear the Adventist University of Indonesia Chorale (UNAI Chorale) during this memorable and fun concert. A freewill offering will be taken.
“Sky” VBS “Where Everything Is Possible with Jesus”will take place June 10–14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Denver South Church. Start inviting your friends and family to a fun adventure. The sky’s the limit! Call Darla Humphries at 303-283-9247 to volunteer.
Revive! Experiencing God is coming to the Denver South Church, June 23 – July 1. This is a satellite evangelism series of powerful presentations by some of our favorite speakers, including Dwight Nelson, José Rojas, Ron Halvorsen Sr., and many more. The services will begin at 7:00 every evening, and they’ll provide a great opportunity for you to bring someone to discover hope!
Singles conference changes lives » The North America Single Adult Ministries Convention held in Denver last weekend was a blessing to all who came. More than 50 people, from various parts of the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda, took part in the bus tour to Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday. Claudio Consuegra, NAD family ministries director, posted on Facebook, “Had a blessed weekend for the Adventist Single Adult Ministries Convention. The overall feeling was very positive, and we met some very wonderful people. The couple of glitches we had did not dampen the positive spirit of those who came. Praise God!”
Retired pastor, Avery Dick, passes away » Ardis Stenbakken (retired ministry leader who lives in Loveland, Colo.) shares that her father, Avery Dick, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of May 25. She says, "Dick [Ardis' husband] and I were both there with him. The hospice chaplain had been there about 20 minutes before and had a nice prayer with him and sang a couple of hymns to him." Click here to read more about Avery's life of service and ministry in our conference and around the world.
Jessie Olsen blessed others » Every once in a while, we run across someone whose witness makes a huge impact on us. When I preached at the Monte Vista (Colo.) Church a few months back, I learned of Jessie Olsen, who had just passed away. The testimonies of her life and how she lived to bless others had a real impact on me. After she passed away, the Monte Vista Church family learned she lived on $300 monthly so she could use her resources to bless others. Linked here are a testimony and a story written by Nancy Plane, a fellow church member to whom Jessie brought great encouragement. I believe you will be very blessed to read them.
On the road » Last weekend I was privileged to worship with the Rifle (Colo.) English Church on Sabbath morning and then witnessed eight baptisms with Ruddy Vivanco, pastor, and the Rifle (Colo.) Spanish Church members in the afternoon. This service was filled with songs, prayers, testimonies and an invitation for others to make the same commitment. In addition, my wife, Diane, and I were able to attend the commencement services for Campion, Mile High and Vista Ridge academies. We have wonderful young people who we all can be very proud of and thankful for! Please pray for God’s leading as they continue to pursue their educational goals.
This weekend we are off to Montrose, Colo., for the Western Slope Camp Meeting where we will hear Joseph Kidder, a professor from Andrews University, share his powerful testimony. No doubt we all will receive a great blessing this weekend.
Pastor Gary Thurber, President
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