Mile High Academy Student Tells Tale of Two Cities » Mile High Academy’s British Literature class (and other interested students) went on the trip of a lifetime to London and Paris, leaving April 3. We flew overnight from Denver to Heathrow Airport in London and, after arriving, immediately went sightseeing on a river tour of the Thames and to see the London Eye, an observation wheel much like a Ferris Wheel. We were really tired but excited to be there. We spent most of the next day at Hampton Court, the palace of King Henry VIII and Mary of Orange, but we also squeezed in some time at the British Museum.
Sabbath was a special day, as we visited the famous churches Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. We also saw Buckingham Palace from the outside.
Sunday we spent at Shakespeare’s Globe (a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre) and the acclaimed Tower of London. I was sad to leave London, as there was so much more to see.
Monday, we traveled on Eurostar, the high-speed train that took us under the English Channel from London to Paris.
There, we enjoyed a river cruise on the Seine, and then saw the Eiffel Tower, climbing to the second landing where we saw an amazing view of the city. We stayed four days in Paris, spending time at Versailles and the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versaille was signed, which ended World War I; Marie Antoinette's gardens; and the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa, and the Arc de Triomphe.
One of the features of the trip was to visit Notre Dame Cathedral. The group visited this iconic 850-year-old cathedral just one week before the recent devastating fire. I was extremely thankful to see it in its original glory.
Even after getting stuck in Customs in Chicago on the way home and sprinting to the gate while the airline held the plane for us, we got home only five minutes later than scheduled.
Mile High Academy's teacher, Brian Howard, on the trip as a sponsor, sees many benefits to exposing students to travel -- "Experiencing different cultures, getting students outside their comfort zones, seeing new and different ways of thinking about the world, these are the opportunities that truly change our students." "We will remember and tell, for years to come, a Tale of Two Cities." ~ Tallya Waller; photos supplied
Hundreds Journey to the Cross at Campion » On April 20, the Campion Campus hosted Journey to the Cross, a live reenactment of the story of Jesus' death and resurrection, including an interactive old Jerusalem marketplace. The production was performed every hour for six hours on Sabbath afternoon. Each performance was highly attended by both church and community members.
Assistant girls' dean Erin Johnson directed the presentation, with many Campion students taking roles as Roman soldiers, angels, and the thieves beside Jesus on the cross. "It was a long and busy day, but it was so worth it," Johnson commented. "I had an amazing cast and crew who gave me goosebumps during each performance."
Junior student, Nathan Bergman played the role of Jesus. "Even though it was just acting, it was still physically difficult staying on the cross, and it gave me a better understanding of what Jesus went through," he reflected. "I can't even imagine what He went through, and acting it out opened my eyes a bit more to what He did for us."
-- From This Week at Campion; photos supplied
Montrose Church Holds Resurrection Week Service » For the past seven years during Resurrection Week, the Montrose Church has invited other churches belonging to the Association of Montrose Churches to a breakfast and church service. This year, nearly 40 people attended from area churches, enjoying a delicious breakfast, followed by a service with Carol Ryan on the piano and Roy Ryan presenting the message.
The association gives area pastors opportunity to meet for support, and provides occasions throughout the year to come together as a city-wide faith group. Churches include the Anglican Church, Cedar Creek Church, Presbyterian Church and the Church on the Hill. These churches also participated and did similar breakfasts and services throughout Resurrection Week.
"This is a good city-wide tradition that hopefully will continue for many years," said one church member.
-- Zane Berry; photo by Karyl Krieger
Casper Church Sends Resurrection Greetings » "He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." (Luke 24:6-7, NKJV)
Casper Adventist Church had a full church this past Easter Sabbath when visitors and friends gathered to celebrate Jesus’ trial, crucifixion and resurrection through the Paschal play, "Love Has Overcome”.
Production director, Erin Zavodny, "did a fantastic job coordinating the entire play, including the acting, music, lights, and props," commented one church member..
The play was live-streamed on the Casper Adventist Church Facebook page.
-- Gabriela Vincent, text and photo
Prayer Conference Challenges Churches » People from 33 churches around our union were challenged to seek God’s presence in prayer, rather than seek answers to prayer. Pavel Goia, editor of Ministry Magazine, shared story after story of God’s activity, intervention, and miracles in individual lives and churches as people pray. Those attending prayed together in small groups, individually, and corporately, and more than one person said, “This has changed my prayer life!” Pavel challenged us to remember that often answers take time, the journey may be difficult, and “You don’t fight the war by fighting the war, you fight the war by calling God’s presence.” Part of the messages focused on growing our churches, and stories of praying big! Pavel also reminded us that when churches have love for one another, they are united in praying for God to grow their church, and the unity comes outside church time as people spend time together.
Goia loves to garden, and while in Kentucky had a huge garden from which they gave away much produce to neighbors, church members and the community. He told the story of inviting his congregation to breakfast at his home at the end of the summer, and then giving each one a poncho, taking them to the garden, and starting a tomato fight with the leftover tomatoes! Says Goia, “Nothing unifies a church like a tomato fight!." That’s only part of the story!
For more faith building stories, stay tuned – we’re working on a date to bring Pavel to our conference! And who knows – maybe even have a tomato fight?
-- DeeAnn Bragaw; text and photo
Native American -- La Vida Mission, April 26-28, Speaker: Ed Barnett
NE Colorado -- June 7-8, Speaker: Dan Jackson
Cowboy -- Location: Uncompaghre National Forest near Silver Jack Reservoir, July 10-14, Speakers: Ron Price/Ed Barnett
Wyoming -- Casper, July 16-20; Speakers: Ron Halvorsen Jr. (adults); Joe Martin (youth).
Western Slope -- Montrose -- July 31-August 4, Speaker: Pastor Rodney Palmer, undergrad teacher at Andrews University
Hispanic Camp Meeting--Glacier View Ranch --August 30-September 2.
Mile High Academy » Mile High Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. If you haven’t met us, we are the small school with the big heart! We offer whole-child education through caring teachers, a service focus, character development, athletics, STEM, and strong academics. Contact us today to learn more. Call 303-744-1069 or email [email protected]
New Mills Spring Ranch Website » We are proud to announce that we have an official Mills Spring Ranch website, which includes rentals, events, summer camp, camp meeting, documents, links, etc. It works well on computers, tablets and phones.
We are also excited to have created a Wyoming online church directory, including contact links, Facebook pages, live-streaming, and websites for all the churches in Wyoming.
Central Church Health Summit » A health summit will be held at Colorado Springs Central Church April 26 and 27. The summit begins Friday night from 6-7:30 p.m. and continues Sabbath at 9:30 a.m. The lectures will continue after a plant-based fellowship meal following the church service until sundown. A light evening meal will be served. Be sure to also join us on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for our Walk With a Doc.
Mills Spring Ranch is a place where everyone can enjoy 200+ acres of natural beauty. Generously donated to the Adventist Church in 1964 by the Mills family of Casper, Wyoming, Mills Spring Ranch is owned and operated by the Rocky Mountain Conference and is open year round as it seeks to serve our community.
Aside from camp meeting, summer camp, and Winter Retreat, you can also rent our beautiful campus for private use, including for weddings, vacations, year-round sports like skiing, snowmobiling, equestrian trails, and much more.
Information and first-hand tours are available through our Ranger and on our website. Please visit and share it:
Guest speakers include Dr. Lyndi Schwartz, director of the internal residency program at Kettering Medial Center; Dr. Brian Schwartz director of the heart and vascular service at Kettering; and current president of the Adventist Medical Evangelistic Network (AMEN), Dr. George Guthrie, immediate past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Rick Mautz, Rocky Mountain Conference director of health ministries; and Dr. Larry Cohen, emergency medicine specialist, diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
The Beach is Calling! » There's still room for you! Anchored in Christ women's retreat with Dr. Beverly Sedlacek is next weekend, April 26-28, at Glacier View Ranch! There are still a few spots available, so register today at www.rmcsda.org/women or call 303-243-1172. Bring a teen for our Teen Track sponsored by RMC Youth and led by Vanessa Rivera. Scholarships available. See you there!
Daystar Christian School » PIE Night (Parents Involved In Education) will take place at Daystar Christian School at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2 for ALL ages. Our teachers and local community members will provide fun, interactive, educational activities and Pueblo County Lamb Library will have books and crafts available. Open House materials will be available for potential students with a $50 registration fee coupon available for new students. Please invite family and friends to join us for an evening filled with fun, learning and, of course, pie! For more information contact us at (719) 561-9120 or [email protected].
National Day of Prayer » This coming Thursday, May 2, is National Day of Prayer and the theme is "Love One Another" Please find a community gathering and join in! As our country becomes more secular, it's even more important to be a part of gatherings that support Christian values - especially prayer! Check out this weebsite: www.nationaldayofprayer.org and listen to your local Christian radio station for more gatherings. Do something with your own church and community and RMC, Let's pray for our country!
Heritage Singers at LifeSource Fellowship » Known and loved all over the world, the Heritage Singers will thrill your hearts with their powerful testimony and unique vocal sound. Take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to join you in an unforgettable time of inspiration and praise May 4 at 7 p.m. at LifeSource. Admission is free.
When using a GPS to find LifeSource Adventist Fellowship, please use the following address: 3595 South Harlan Street, Denver, CO, 80235.
ASI Mid-America Convention » Under the theme, "Every Member a Missionary," the ASI Mid-America Convention will take place May 2-5 at Ramada Plaza Northglenn at I-25 and 120th with Steve Wohlberg as featured speaker. Also speaking are Travis Laws, Eden Valley Institute Lfestyle Program Director' Ed Barnett, Rocky Mountain Conference President, and Rick Mautz, Rocky Mountain Conference Health Ministry Director. To register, visit asimidamerica.org.
Voice of Prophecy » Join the VOP for the believe conference, held May 5-8 at the North American Division headquarters. Free for NAD administrators, pastors, and lay leaders, the conference will feature Pastor Shawn Boonstra and other guest speakers. Discover the latest tools and practices for growing your church. Learn more at vop.org.
Golden Church Bible and Health Evangelism Training » Dwayne and Alexandra Lemon of Preaching, Teaching, Healing Ministries will present Bible and Health Evangelism Training at the Golden Church May 6-19, Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The training includes a cooking class on May 19.
Learn how to effectively proclaim the Three Angel's Messages, how to study the Bible, how to give Bible studies and more.
The natural healing sciences address the physical as well as emotional and spiritual needs of humanity.
For more information regarding registration and cost options and what each includes, go to goldencosda.org or contact [email protected] or [email protected] or DeEtta Burr at 303-526-9112, leaving a message with your number.
La Vida Mission Openings » La Vida Mission has staff needs for next school year. Do you want to be a missionary for Jesus? Are you a retired teacher and wanting to use your talents for the Lord? La Vida Mission, right here in your own backyard in New Mexico on the Navajo Nation will have the following openings: teacher for grades 5-8, a married couple for girls’ dorm parents, student missionary, student teacher, etc. Please send an email to [email protected] if you are interested or know someone who is.
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