The 2023 supply drive for LaVida Mission is a go for 2023! La Vida Mission is a Seventh-day Adventist based boarding academy for children of the Navajo Nation in Farmington, New Mexico. Please note that LaVida Mission is not affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Conference nor the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.

Please note: If you have any furniture or larger items, please contact Cathy Kissner at the info below.

Supplies may be dropped off at the locations listed below. Please keep in mind the pickup dates:

Monday,  November 6
Tuesday,  November 7
Wednesday,  November 8
Thursday, November 9
9:30 a.m.
Grand Junction Community Service Center
8:00 a.m.
Casper Adventist Church
8:00 a.m.
Life Source Adventist Fellowship
8:00 a.m.
Alamosa Adventist Church
11:30 a.m.  
Cheyenne Adventist Church
8:00 a.m.
Denver South Adventist Church
2:00 p.m. 
Deliver to LaVida Mission
2:00 p.m.  
Greeley Adventist Church
8:00 a.m.
Denver South Adventist Church
3:00 p.m. 
Loveland Adventist Church
11:00 a.m. 
Colorado Springs Central Adventist Church
4:00 p.m.   
Campion Adventist Church
2:00 p.m. 
Canon City Adventist Church
5:00 p.m.   
Ft. Lupton Adventist Church
3:30 p.m. 
Pueblo First Adventist Church
6:00 p.m.   
Brighton Adventist Church

Orders may be placed online as well from Walmart and Amazon. Please see instructions below and be sure to follow any website instructions.

Order to one of the two Walmart stores in Farmington (East or West)

Address the order to: La Vida Mission Annual Drive

Use this email as the notification email: [email protected]

Use this phone number (505) 728-5915

Ship the order to:

     La Vida Mission Annual Drive
     700 County Road 7730
     Crownpoint, NM 87313

Please contact Cathy Kissner with any questions at (970) 201-3799 or at [email protected]

The Adventist Community Services (ACS) Disaster Response (DR) Ministry community has been active in the recovery efforts with the recent fire disaster that happened on the island of Maui in Hawaii, August 8. There have been 93 confirmed deaths, and that number will probably rise as recovery efforts continue.

ACS director Mark Tamalaa is leading our local efforts and has set up a shelter at the Kahului Seventh-day Adventist Church, Maui, housing 50 of the total 707 residents in the shelter population who have lost their home to the fire.

In addition to the shelter, the state of Hawaii has asked ACS DR director Charlene Sargent to serve as a subject matter expert at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Maui, with the plan on using resources to offer distribution sites around the affected area.

The NAD will support the local Hawaii Conference and appreciate all the support being sent. Currently, cash donations are preferred.

Montrose Hispanic SDA Church will welcome Santo Valdez Robles on October 1 as pastor.

Pastor Valdez Robles served as an associate pastor in the Southern Dominican Adventist Association, chaplain and religion teacher at the Juan P. Duarate Adventist School, and Bible worker and evangelist in Georgia and Mississippi. Pastor Valdez Robles received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Dominican Adventist University in the Dominican Republic.

Pastor Valdez Robles did not grow up in an Adventist home but learned about the Adventist church at an early age. At age 17, he accepted Jesus into his life. His desire is to place his time, talents, and family at the service of the Lord. He is committed to Christ in carrying the Good News of salvation by proclaiming the message of the Three Angeles.

Eden Valley and Estes Park Seventh-day Adventist Churches will welcome Rex Bell on October 1 as lead pastor.

Pastor Bell has been in the Rocky Mountain Conference for years. He was the pastor at Brighton Adventist Church and was involved with the Brighton City Council. Pastor Bell has been doing temporary pastoral assignments for RMC since he retired.

Dan Hansen, who has been the Director of Camp Ministries at Glacier View Ranch since September 2013, is bidding us farewell on October 1. During his tenure, he fell in love with the majestic mountains that surround the camp.

Having been an active member of the Adventist Association of Camp Professionals for many years, his influence on the camp community will be deeply missed. Dan has fostered invaluable relationships with Pathfinders, schools, churches, and diverse faith communities, and he has enjoyed the opportunities to be a witness to them.

On October 2, Dan will embark on a new adventure as the Field Representative for Voice of Prophecy, continuing his journey of faith and community service. Dan’s wife, Julia, will assist with the transition in guest services and accounting, ensuring the camp’s continued success. The RMC and its youth ministries are indebted to Dan’s service. He will be greatly missed, we are happy for Dan’s new position, and we wish him the best at Voice of Prophecy.

—Jade Teal, RMC assistant youth director

Dan Hansen (upper left), Mic Thurber (upper right), and Julia Hansen

October 2-November 4, 2023  |  Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church – Loveland, Colorado

Join us for a month of the arts and music with workshops on photography, paper crafts, drawing, pottery, painting, sculpting, and music!

CLICK HERE to view a video on the program.

October 6-8, 2023  |  Colorado Springs Marriott – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Join us for the Hispanic Women’s Retreat De Corazón a Corazón presented by the Andrews University International Center of Trauma Education and Care.

The Keynote Speaker is Ingrid Slikkers, accompanied by Yailin Bruzon Contreras, Leslie Rodríguez, and Ruth Collins. For ages 12 and older.

Please contact Patty Rivera for questions at (303) 910-3540 or at [email protected]

October 6, 2023  |  Mile High Academy – Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Our fifth annual Walk-A-Thon is just around the corner! This year, we’re cranking up the FUN-o-meter by adding a splash of color and some thrilling surprises for our students!

The goal is to exceed $50,000 with 100% participation from our MHA students. We are accepting flat donations and donations per lap. Donations will be collected online by clicking on the information button below. All donations need to be turned in by Friday, October 13.

And guess what? If you’re eager to join the excitement—and get some volunteer hours—we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you! Click on our sign-up link under “Volunteers” on the informational page and join our fantastic team of supporters!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, for supporting our Walk-A-Thon fundraiser!

October 7, 2023  |  Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church – Loveland, Colorado

Join us at 6:30 p.m. as a collaboration of musicians from across Colorado present a variety of choral and orchestral works.

Hallelujah Chorus I Handel
Kyrie in c I Beethoven
Order My Steps I Schrader
I Will Go I Steve Green
Gethsemane’s Battle I Leandro Bizama

October 8  |  LifeSource Adventist Fellowship – Denver Colorado

Join us 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., for a joyful day of delicious food trucks, games, and entertainment. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with our community and have fun together!

Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Check out our Info Packet for Exhibitors. Want to volunteer and be part of this amazing event? Sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up Form.

For more details, please contact us at [email protected]. See you there!

October 14, 2023  |  Brighton Seventh-day Adventist Church – Brighton, Colorado

You are invited to join us on Sabbath, October 14, at 11:00 a.m., at Brighton Church. The church youth drama club, grades three through eight, will present “Drama of the Ages: Part 1,” and the youth, grades kindergarten through five, will share four songs. This drama production was written by the drama club members and produced by the grades nine through ten youth.

October 22, 2023  |  Brighton Adventist Academy – Brighton, Colorado

Join us from 12:00-3:00 p.m. for the fall festival. Public invited!

  • Petting Zoo
  • Dunk Tank
  • Bouncy House
  • Brighton Fire Truck
  • Bed+Biscuit Adopt a Dog
  • Delicious Food
  • Fun+Games

October 28, 2023  |  Vista Ridge Academy – Erie, Colorado

Get ready for an evening of family fun, food, and fantastic memories at the Vista Ridge Academy Fall Festival and Silent Auction! This year, we’re bringing the enchantment of autumn to life like never before. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of fall with us at Vista Ridge Academy! Bring your friends and family for a night filled with laughter, joy, and the best fall vibes.

Join us on October 28 starting at 6:30pm for a Fall Festival experience like no other. Save the date and be prepared for an evening of unforgettable memories! For more details, ticket information and booth rental, visit our website at or contact Ryan Baluyot at (773) 677-5180 or [email protected]

Let’s make this fall unforgettable together!

November 9, 2023  |  Brighton Seventh-day Adventist Church – Brighton, Colorado

Join us on Thursday, November 9, at 8:10 a.m. for a special school chapel dedicated to expressing appreciation to grandparents, police officers, fire fighters, veterans, and city administration.  This program will take place at Brighton Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Sunday, October 8 | 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Casper Seventh-day Adventist Church – 2625 Casper Mountain Rd, Casper, WY 82601

Saturday, October 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pinon Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church – 5001 N Foothills Dr, Farmington, NM 87402

A meal will be provided

Sunday, October 15 | 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Grand Junction Seventh-day Adventist Church – 550 25 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505

Clerk/eAdventist training will follow meeting


The Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Center is looking for plant-based cooks to volunteer for cooking classes at the new teaching kitchen. Various times available, and no teaching skills needed.

Rick Mautz
(303) 909-8274 or (303) 282-3676
[email protected]