Northeastern Colorado District Camp Meeting In Akron was Largest Ever, Participants Say »
Some of them came from distances two-hours away. But their desire to be among a wider group of believers, and their fervor to make Adventist faith more vibrant was at the heart of their participation in the 2019 Northeastern District Camp Meeting held in Akron, Colorado, June 1.
The gathering brought nearly 100 church members representing most of the six congregations in the district, nearly half of the membership of the district.“I think this is the most people that we have had at any of our meetings," commented Sandy St John from Sterling. Don Lopes, an organizer of the gathering, who is also a pastor of all congregations of the church district, said that they “have around 200 members total from all congregations.” The district is composed of churches in Ft. Morgan, Sterling, Akron, Yuma, Burlington and Holyoke.
“We meet together twice a year. Once in the fall, usually November or the end of October, and then in the summer. The summer gathering is the bigger one, which is why we call it camp meeting. During the summer meeting, we invite different guest speakers,” he added.
Lopes hopes to change the name of the gathering. “I am thinking that we might change it to District Summer Summit,” he added, to differentiate it from "Campion’s Northeastern Camp Meeting."
"We are a growing church in this area," Pastor Lopes commented. To further involve church members in church mission and build up spirituality among the members, he invited some of the departmental leaders from the Rocky Mountain Conference, among them Mickey Mallory, ministerial director, Doug Inglish, stewardship director, and Rajmund Dabrowski, communication director, speaker for the church service. Mallory presented a seminar on “How to influence your friends for Christ,” and Inglish spoke on “Expressing your values.” John St John from Sterling led in a presentation on “How to lead a Sabbath School class.”
“The churches feel that they are small, so they come together with members of other churches and get inspired seeing what is happening here or there. This encourages them to be more involved in outreach. And they feel like being a part of a larger family. That’s also my own vision for a gathering like this one,” Lopes commented at the conclusion of the convocation.
If hospitality was to measure the atmosphere, many more people could be welcomed and fed. The hospitality meal was so tasteful and the menu was varied. Participants commented on how much they enjoyed it.
--- RMCNews; photos by Rajmund Dabrowski
Excitement Abounds at RMC's Pathfinder and Adventurer Investiture » Pathfinder and Adventurer Ministry is booming in the Rocky Mountain Conference with April, May and June Investitures being held all over Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Among the many new clubs is the Colorado-American Indonesian Flying Garuda. On June 1, the Flying Garuda held their very first Investiture under the direction of Barry Manembu, Pathfinder Director, and Debora Sheriff, Adventurer Director, who have excelled in getting these clubs off the ground.
With the help of their Area Coordinator, Joel Dominguez and other RMC Youth Department staff, they were able to participate alongside lots of excited kids in Pathfinder/Adventurer Sabbath, Adventurer Fun Day, Pathfinder Fair, and staff training, and they are headed to Oshkosh in August for the Chosen Camporee, a mega-event for the North-American Division.
For Chris and Don Hill, these ministry events are a part of their lives. They report several other churches, which have held or are soon to hold their very first Investitures--Denver’s True Life Community, True Light Bearer (first picture); Northglenn's Hispanic Church–Koalas; and Castle Rock's plant--Solid Rock.
“These are a faith-growing and socially rich moments for our young people. It connects them to their church communities and activities and it’s simply fun, even for Don and me,” commented Chris. -- RMCNews; photos supplied
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.
Agape Haitian Church » Evangelist Millien Thomas will speak on "The Last Call of God" from 7 - 9 p.m. each night except Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Saturday, May 25 and ending Saturday, June 15. His nightly titles include, "A Worldly, Confused Situation," "The Secret Code of Success," and "Guaranteed Protection." The church is located at 14190 E. Jewell Avenue, Unit 3. For information and transportation, call 720-472-8138 or 720-251-0561.
Rocky Mountain Indonesian-American Church » Seldom will you have the privilege of hearing music and a message that has a powerful impact for missions. The Melashenkos are Ambassadors for Gospel Outreach--a volunteer organization sponsoring lay pastors in more than 70 countries. Pastor Joedy Melashenko & The Melashenko Trio Gospel Outreach Ambassadors, will present “Music with a Mission” Vespers Concert, which will take place Sabbath evening, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Indonesian-American Church, located at 1591 S. Sable Blvd, Aurora CO 80012. For more than five decades, the Melashenko family has been blessing audiences all around the world with their Christ-centered music and preaching.
LifeSource Fellowship » Evidence for God will be presented by Stan Beasley at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship June 21-24. Beasley is a scientist and former atheist.
Friday, June 21, 7 p.m., Leaving Atheism
Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m., The Big Bang
Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m., Will There Be another Jurassic Park?
Sunday, June 23, 7 p.m., Darwinism and the Origins of Origins
Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., The Missing Link (w/ Q & A)
LifeSource Adventist Fellowship is located at 3595 South Harlan Street, Denver CO 802235
Vista Ridge Academy » is hiring for the 2019-2020 school year. We need a Part-time ECE Aide (20-24 hours/week) to assist in our Preschool and PreK/Kindergarten classrooms. State licensing requirements a must; however, we are willing to help update the employee with the necessary classwork/paperwork.
Part time Extended Care Supervisor (10-12 hours/week) to supervise students, ages 5-15, after school Monday-Friday.
Candidate must be a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and possess current U.S work authorization. For additional information regarding duties, expectations and how to apply, please contact Sandy Hodgson at [email protected].
Rocky Mountain Conference » The Rocky Mountain Conference has an immediate opening for a part-time Human Resources Assistant. Qualified candidates will have exceptional computer and organizational skills and the ability to process highly complex and detail-oriented information. The HR Assistant understands the importance of process and follow through and has the highest levels of ethical integrity. Candidates must be members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and possess current U.S work authorization. For additional information regarding duties, expectations and how to apply, please visit the RMC website at: https://www.rmcsda.org/hr-human-resources-assistant.
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