Southeastern Colorado » Dale Fuhrmeister reports several exciting developments in his district in southeastern Colorado.
- The Lamar Church just finished the “Depression Recovery” series produced by Dr. Neil Nedley. One person, who had been taking Bible studies in Springfield, Colo., expressed the blessing this program was to her.
- The Arkansas Valley Church will conduct the same seminar in La Junta, Colo. A member at the church, a clinician for Southeast Mental Health, will be a leader in this outreach.
- The Lamar Church is working with an organization called “The Oak Is in the Acorn,” which will supply them with two Bible workers for a very reasonable cost. The Bible workers are partially self-supporting through a literature evangelism work.
Denver South » The Denver South Church Youth Ministries, in Denver, Colo., will present a nightly series, “The Ultimate Marathon: Jesus’ Last Week,” just prior to Easter April 1 to 6, at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Twelve different young people will speak about Jesus, the King, the Messiah, the Teacher and Healer, the Prophet, the Servant and the Sacrifice. Teens will also present the music, prayers, scriptures and more. This Easter Week Worship Series is for their church family as well as the community.
LifeSource » LifeSource Adventist Fellowship Downtown, in Denver, Colo., is also planning special programming for Easter. On April 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m., Pastor Tim Cress will present a special dramatic monologue that will explore the events from Jesus Christ’s life that changed the course of history, as seen through the eyes of His youngest apostle, John. This monologue chronicles the imprisonment of John, the last living disciple of Jesus’ twelve, while locked away in a cave prison on the isle of Patmos. “John” remains full of humor and resolute in his faith in Jesus and God.
Mission Update » Dave Kennedy, pastor of the Newday Christian SDA Church, in Parker, Colo., reported to me that their mission team just returned safely from Nyamagabe, Rwanda. Newday has been in partnership with this community for more than eight years. The group visited community initiatives that were bettering the lives of people living there. They also spent time with, and hosted a party for the children sponsored by the church. More than 500 were in attendance for the crafts, games and buffet lunch. Participants describe the trip as "heart-breaking," "life-changing," "bittersweet" and "soul-nourishing."
A presentation sharing stories, pictures and video from the trip will be given at Newday on Sabbath, Mar. 24, at 11:00 a.m.
Faith and Science in Boulder » On Sabbath afternoon, March 31, the Boulder SDA Church will host a small group of environmental scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in their second "Faith and Science Dialogue." Their topic will be "Stewardship of the Earth," in a panel discussion format with an open mic question/answer period. The event will run from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Prayer Requests » Please keep Linda Aalborg, ministry partner at the Littleton Church, and her family; and Paul Eagan, pastor at Fort Collins, and his family, in your thoughts and prayers. Both Linda’s and Pastor Paul’s mothers recently passed away.
Women's Ordination » On March 8, 2012, the Mid-America Union Conference Executive Committee, in its regularly scheduled mid-winter meeting, took the following action concerning the ordination of women into the gospel ministry: “It is voted to support the ordination of women in the Mid-America Union.” Concerning this vote, Elder Tom Lemon, MAUC president and board chair stated: “The committee also recognized the authority of the World Church and the need for harmony across the various administrative levels of the Seventh-day Adventist faith community.” Read more »
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