|Alomia accepts call to College View Church » Harold Alomia, senior pastor of the Campion SDA Church, has accepted a call to be the lead pastor of the College View SDA Church on the campus of Union College in Lincoln, Neb. Harold and his wife, Rosie, will finish out the school year at the Campion Academy church, and plan to move to Lincoln, in June.
"The Alomia's have been a huge blessing both to the Campion Church and to the Campion Academy campus," shares Spencer Hannah, principal of Campion Adventist Academy. "We will miss their warm presence here on campus."
The Rocky Mountain Conference recently approved a position for an associate pastor to join the ministry team at the Campion Church. Please join us as we pray for the Lord's leading in the search for a new pastoral team to lead the Campion Church.
Encouraging first quarter tithe reported » The Rocky Mountain Conference is rejoicing with the 1st quarter tithe report. "So far, we are seeing regular tithe at about 6.8% for the first quarter," shares George Crumley, RMC vice president for finance. "We also received a windfall tithe in the neighborhood of $340,000 in the first quarter. We never budget for windfall tithe, but when a blessing like that comes in, it helps us support ministry above and beyond what we plan for."
It's impossible to know what the rest of the year will bring, but if tithe continues to flow in at the current rate, we will end the year ahead of inflation, which is typically in the 3 percent range. When a conference ends the year with no increase, or just an increase of 2 to 3 percent, they actually are not keeping up with inflation. In order to be healthy financially, a conference would ideally end the year ahead of inflation.
If you are not currently experiencing the blessing of tithing, prayerfully consider "testing" the Lord in this matter.
Craig Carr to present at Arvada » Craig Carr, RMC ministerial director, will speak at the Arvada SDA Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m., as part of their ongoing series about CREATION Health.
Carr, who recently completed his doctoral dissertation, will share about personal and family environments, the E in CREATION, and how to structure our environments for the optimal health. All are welcome to attend.
Dick Stenbakken » The book of the month at the Rocky Mountain ABC is The Man With the Reversible Foot. In this heartwarming book by author, Susan Harvey, you'll meet Colorado's own Dick Stenbakken. You probably already know him. He may have spoken at your church or an event you've attended. Maybe you've seen him present Bible characters in full costume. But in The Man With the Reversible Foot, you'll find the story behind the man. You'll learn of his years of service in the military and the pranks he pulled on friends with his "reversible foot." But most importantly, you'll discover like Stenbakken, that if you want to make a difference in this world, you can!
Visit the adventistbookcenter.com to order, or visit your Rocky Mountain Conference ABC at 2520 S. Downing St., Denver, Colorado.
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