Rocky Mountain Conference Spelling Bees held » After several rounds of tough words, Sammie Hodges, from Spring Creek Adventist School in Montrose, Colo., received the Grand Champion trophy for the Western Slope Spelling Bee. Read more.
Logan Bryant, from Mile High Academy in Denver, Colo., endured many challenging rounds of words, and he took the Grand Champion trophy for the Front Range Spelling Bee. Read more.
Costumes needed for summer camp » Glacier View Ranch is gearing up for summer camp, and costumes are needed for their programs! If you have any Native American apparel, old western gear, pioneer women dresses, Bible costumes or any other items they could use in their programs, they would love to have them.
Know that your donated items will be put to good use in leading children to Jesus at their campfire programs. Please call 303.282. 3664 or email us for more information. Hurry! Camp is right around the corner. Donated items may be sent or brought to the Rocky Mountain Conference Youth Department.
Cañon City Church assembles new personal ministries team » There is a wonderful story behind the new personal ministries team at the Cañon City Church. Click here to read this amazing story submitted by Cheryl Wilson!
Piñon Hills Church looks forward to arrival of new pastor » Pastor Wayne Gayton has accepted the invitation to pastor the Piñon Hills Church in Farmington, N.M. He and his wife, Holly, will move from Ballard, Wash., in June.
Health Ministries director reported missing in Ukraine » Many of you may have heard the very sad news about Dr. Jay Sloop, Health Ministries director for the Upper Columbia Conference, who is missing in Kiev, Ukraine. Anyone who reads this who has friends or family in Kiev are encouraged to write to them to ask for their help with the search. Click here to read the story from Dr. Fred Hardinge, associate director of the Health Ministries Department for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Please join the thousands who are praying for Dr. Sloop to be found safe.
Rose Gates and Ruth Turner honored on their 90th birthday » ACS Community L.I.F.T. founder, Rose Gates, and her twin sister, Ruth Turner, were honored in the Centennial Citizen on their 90th birthday. The Centennial Citizen is part of the Colorado Community Media group that provides online news for the many Denver-metro communities. Read this inspirational story.
AdventSource celebrates at Grand Opening » Employees, board members and friends gathered on April 17 to celebrate at the Grand Opening of AdventSource’s new building. The new building is located on the Union College campus in Lincoln, Neb. Read more.
Sunshine Christian School featured in local news » Sunshine Christian School, in Alamosa, Colo., presented on the 3rd T-rex Express on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad to happy paleontologists of all ages. Read more of this great story, which shares one way our school connects with their community.
Porter Adventist Hospital earns straight A’s » Once again, one of our hospitals has excelled in the care they provide to their community. Read more about Porter Adventist Hospital’s latest honor.
ARME Boot Camp comes to Glacier View Ranch » ARME Ministries is bringing its ARME Boot Camp program to Glacier View Ranch, in Ward, Colo., July 31–Aug. 4. Their motto is “Forward on Our Knees with Bible in Arms!” Watch a promotional video for ARME Colorado, hosted by John Bradshaw, the speaker/director of the It Is Written ministry.
Voice of Prophecy Board names new speaker/director » The Voice of Prophecy Board, which met April 30 in Simi Valley, Calif., elected Pastor Shawn Boonstra to serve as the new speaker/director of the Voice of Prophecy radio ministry. Read more.
Mile High Academy hires new staff for 2013–2014 school year » Looking forward to next school year, Mile High Academy has already begun to plan for a terrific year. They recently have hired some additional outstanding teachers. Learn more about them here.
Arkansas Valley Church celebrates four baptisms » Pastor Dale Fuhrmeister shares a story about the new members recently welcomed into the Arkansas Valley Church family.
On the road » This Sabbath Diane and I will divide our time between the Denver South and Campion churches. We will be at Denver South in the morning and at Campion later in the afternoon for our final Town Hall Meeting of 2013. If you worship in the northeast part of Colorado, come join us tomorrow evening. More information can be found here.
One word of encouragement... Let us all remember our young people as they finish up their school year. Some graduations are happening next weekend, so let’s ask the Lord to help each student finish strong! We are blessed with the greatest kids anywhere!
Happy Sabbath to all!
Elder Gary Thurber
President of the Rocky Mountain Conference
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