Aspen Park Baptism» I received this wonderful story from Julie Sobota, who helps with communication at the Aspen Park Church in Conifer, Colo.
“On a beautiful, sunny Sabbath morning, Mar. 10, Aspen Park Church welcomed two new members, Vicki and Guy Fitzwater, into its heart by baptism. More »
Rifle News » The Rifle (Colo.) Church just opened a Better Health Café. Each month, they will have a health talk using the NEWSTART curriculum, covering one letter each month. This past Monday, April 2, they shared the topic, “Exercise.” Let’s pray for this ministry!
At Rest » Gale Hendrick, interim senior pastor at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship in Denver, Colo., experienced the loss of his father, Gerald Hendrick, of Parker, Colo., last week. Gerald was much loved by his surviving wife, Geri Hendrick, and the rest of his family. There will be a special memorial service in May when all the family will be able to come together. Let’s please remember Gerald’s family members and friends in our prayers.
Education Transitions » This is the season when teachers and principals make decisions about where they believe God is leading them in their teaching ministry for the 2012-2013 school year. While there is a strong likelihood there will be more changes, here are a few we know for sure:
Brent Baldwin, principal for the past three years at Mile High Academy, in Denver, Colo., has accepted an invitation to serve as principal of Collegedale Academy in Collegedale, Tenn.
Greg Kier, who has taught history at Mile High Academy, in Denver, Colo., the past three years, is headed to Canada where he will continue to further his education.
Carol Schneider, principal of Vista Ridge Academy, in Erie, Colo., has accepted a call to Joshua, Texas, to be the principal of the SDA school there.
John Winslow, who has served as principal for the past seven years at Campion Academy, in Campion, Colo., has accepted an invitation to be principal of Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash.
Michelle Caviness, principal of the Spring Creek SDA School, in Montrose, Colo., has accepted a call to the Florida Conference, and she will continue her teaching ministry there.
We wish all these educators only the very best in their new pursuits, and are grateful for their service here in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
Family Ministry Event » The Arvada Church will host a series of seminars on recovery called, "The Passenger." These are lessons developed by Ron and Nancy Rockey. The introductory session is April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. The classes begin April 21 and continue for ten weeks from 2 to 4 p.m. There is a registration fee of $50, and $5 per week for ten weeks. Cindy Cisneros is the facilitator for the classes. To see if these classes are for you, join Cindy and her father, Hubert Cisneros, from the Mid-America Union, on April 14, for the introductory session. All classes will be held at the Aravada Church, 7090 West 64th Ave., Arvada, Colo. For more information call: 303.422.2369.
Apartment Fire » On Tuesday, April 3, student literature evangelism coordinator Joe Martin and Eva, his wife, learned their daughter, Tammy, and three grandchildren, Jadda, Joe and Joslyn, of Lincoln, Neb., lost everything when their apartment caught fire. Tammy had just put her children down for a nap and was also lying down for a rest when her oldest daughter, Jadda, came to her room and told her she smelled and saw smoke. The fire began in the apartment below Tammy’s, and quickly spread upward. Despite losing everything, all are praising the Lord everyone is safe. Joe and Eva are in Lincoln now to assist Tammy and her children. Please remember to lift them up during this challenging time.
Lower North Fork Fire Relief » Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACSDR) offered their services to the Mountain Resource Center (MRC), the lead agency serving those affected by the Lower North Fork fire in the Conifer/Evergreen area west of Denver. Joining together with many resource agencies throughout Colorado to provide support, ACSDR set up the donation distribution center adjacent to the MRC. Volunteers from across the Denver metro area worked long hours accepting a steady stream of donations from individuals and businesses from all over the surrounding communities.
Ordination Celebration » Sabbath evening, March 31, there was a special gathering in Denver, Colo., at the LifeSource Adventist Fellowship Downtown church plant site, for the ordination service for Tim Cress, pastor. For nearly three years, Pastor Tim has given leadership to this church plant. Before joining our ministry team, he served as a pastor in the Southeastern and Northern California conferences. This was a special service where John and Karen Cress, his parents; Jen Cress, his sister; and the whole pastoral staff at LifeSource Adventist Fellowship, in Denver, Colo., were able to participate.
Home Cooking for Students » Every Friday night, the Alamosa (Colo.) Church has a special gathering for the collegians from Adams State College. They call the gathering “Home Cooking,” and different families from the church host the event. There are three Adventist young adults who attend Adams State, and they invite their friends and classmates to come. The evening my wife, Diane and I were with there, Jim Moon, pastor, and his wife, Ingrid, hosted the group in their home. There were approximately 40 present; many were guests from the college.
Sabbath Greetings » Here are a couple of pictures from last Sabbath as we worshpped with the Monte Vista (top) and the Alomosa (bottom) church families. They are waiving “Hi” to all of you!
On the Road » This weekend I have the privilege to be with the Ft. Collins Church family on Sabbath morning. It is a special "Home Coming” weekend for their church. In the afternoon, Diane and I will drive up to Casper for the Wyoming Town Hall. I hope all of you have a blessed Sabbath wherever you are worshiping our Savior this weekend!
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