Adventists respond in aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes » I’m sure each of us has been impacted as we watched the destruction the tornadoes caused in the towns of New Castle and Moore, Oklahoma, and in other Oklahoma City suburbs. We ask the question, “How can I help?” Learn how our Church is responding to this calamity and how you can get involved.
Aurora Church offers an international food fair » The Aurora Church in Colorado will present “Taste of the Nations”on Sabbath, June 8. Read more.
Sheridan Church offers community a depression recovery program » Dr. Neil Nedley’s Depression Recovery Program is being presented, during an eight-week period, by the Sheridan Church in Wyoming. Read more.
Pagosa Springs Church offers a vegetarian recipes course to their community » Last Sunday, Myriam Balaguer conducted a vegetarian recipes course in the fellowsip room of the Pagosa Springs Church in Colorado. Read more.
Mile High Academy introduces more new staff » Last week we shared the names of three new faculty members who will teach at Mile High Academy next year. Here are three more to welcome! Read more.
Pastor Reñe Lopez accepts call to Ontario, Canada » Pastor Reñe Lopez, his wife, Jessika, and their three children are moving to Toronto, Ontario, to pastor a church. Pastor Lopez previously served in our conference as the church plant leader for Carbon Valley, Colo., and pastor of the NE Colorado district. Most recently, he has served as pastor of the Golden and Denver West churches in Colorado. Pastor Lopez has been a wonderful blessing to the Conference, and will be missed greatly. We wish him only God’s richest blessings as he moves to Canada.
Pathfinder Fair convenes » On a beautiful, brisk day, the Pathfinders from throughout the Conference came together for the annual Pathfinder Fair. This year the event was held in Estes Park, Colo. All had a good time, it seemed. We have the best kids anywhere and a dedicated group of leaders for our Pathfinder organization, headed up by Don and Chris Hill.
On the road » This past weekend, we finished our final Town Hall meeting for 2013, concluding our annual conference-wide regional gatherings at the Campion Church, in Loveland, Colo. It is bittersweet to conclude these gatherings because while we are glad not to be on the road so much, we thoroughly enjoy our time with our Conference family.
This coming weekend, I have the privilege to worship with the Encarnacion-quezada's Church, which meets in the gymnasium of the Arvada Church. This is one of the fastest-growing churches in our Conference, so it will be a joy to be with that church family this Sabbath.
Also this weekend, many of our schools will hold graduation services. Congratulations to all our very deserving students!
Have a blessed Sabbath everyone, and please remember to keep the Oklahoma victims in your prayers.
Elder Gary Thurber
President of the Rocky Mountain Conference
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