December 2017

Pastoral News
Campion's Newest Pastor

Pastor Michael Morss has accepted the invitation to join our pastoral team as our discipleship pastor. He will be introduced officially January 6, 2018.
We ran a couple of questions by him and here is what we found out.

How is it that you felt you were called into pastoral ministry?
I specifically remember two occasions in which I felt called to ministry. On the first occasion, I was attending an evangelistic series by Doug Batchelor in Chattanooga, TN. At the end of that series, I felt a palpable nudge or impression that God was calling me into ministry. That evening I spoke to my father about what I had felt. He was delighted and instead attending AFCOE, he urged me to consider changing majors to study theology. At that point, I had already started studying marketing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and for that reason I felt I should finish my program. I went on and graduated from UTC in 2008, but all the while I still felt that one day I would be a pastor.
After graduation, I began work in the most volatile market of my adult life. I dealt primarily with commodities such as copper and steel. After three years of chasing success, I found myself completely empty. I began to ask God, "What is my purpose"? After a rough day at work, I came home and fell to my knees and pleaded with God to show me His plan for my life. That was the first time I had knelt to pray in a very long time. After praying, I got up and felt an impression to watch a sermon by Mark Finley. The YouTube sermon was on the four calls of a soul winner: the call from within, the call from without, the call from below, and the call from above. After watching that sermon, I knew that it was time to answer the call to be a minister for Jesus Christ.
What was your first impression of Campion?
To tell you the truth, I have only been to Campion one time, but it appears to be a campus committed to the cause of Christ.
What excites you about coming to Campion?
What excites me most about coming to Campion is the huge potential for creating disciples of Jesus Christ. Very rarely in ministry do you have the opportunity to join such a talented team of pastors, and I am confident, by the grace of God, that He will bless.
Tell us about where you were raised and what are your hobbies?
I was born in Quincy, IL, and grew up just north of Nashville in the small town of White House, TN. I come from a very musical family, so I greatly enjoy writing songs and playing guitar. During my time in the seminary, I began to take up photography. That said, I had no idea that it would become one of my greatest passions in life. So in my free time, you will likely find me somewhere in the mountains chasing the sun.
Our Church in Action
Prophecy Countdown 
Attracts Dozens of Community Guests
  by Pastor Nestor
From November 9 through 18, people from the church and community came night after night for the Prophecy Countdown evangelistic series. Some guests came as a result of a flyer they received in the mail. Some came from a social media ad. Some came from personal invitations from friends and family. But all received a nightly blessing as they heard prophetic messages by Pastor Micheal and live music from a variety of musical guests.

In This Issue
Quick Links
Our Mission
We serve and glorify God through Christ-centered worship, individual spiritual growth, youth involvement, and community interaction.
Pastoral Staff
Micheal Goetz, Lead
Nestor Soriano, Assoc.
Esequias Perea, Chaplain

Admin Asst./Treasurer:
Teresa Johansen

Service Schedule
Sabbath School 9:30 am
Church            10:45 am
Prayer Meeting  6:30 pm
Click on calendar for church, pathfinder, and Campion events.
Did You Know?
The world church is divided into 13 divisions; each division president is a vice-president of the General Conference. The North American Division is made up of nine unions in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Guam-Micronesia Mission. The Rocky Mountain Conference is part of the Mid-America Union with headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The rock being transformed to the church sign.
Loveland Cougars in Action                                                    by Phyllis Zimmerman

The Loveland Cougars Pathfinder Club has almost completed its first half of the Pathfinder calendar and has been extremely busy learning, growing and giving back to our church and community.  In October, the Pathfinder Ministry took over the entire church service from the beginning to end.  One church member commented, "If you missed Pathfinder Sabbath this year, you missed a huge blessing."  Another said, "I was extremely blessed by the talent and preparation the Pathfinders presented the service with.  Best ever!"  The Pathfinders look forward to next year's service and bringing their talents and service to the church. 

In late October, the Pathfinders went to local church members homes for our first ever Rake and Run event.  The Pathfinders raked 10 yards and a total of 141 bags of leaves!  It was an all-day event that brought our ministry to a few community members who have never heard of Pathfinders or Campion Seventh-day Adventist church.  It was a great opportunity for our club to bless those around us and be a positive public representation of Christ.  In November, our Pathfinders started an honor that is completely unique to the North American Division of Pathfinders; the Braille honor.  This honor was instructed by Kathy Fay a retired teacher of the blind  The Pathfinders were introduced to braille writing machines and other tools used as well as learning to read braille for the sighted. In order to complete this honor, the Pathfinders must work on their own outside of our weekly meetings to become proficient enough to meet the requirements.  Those who complete the honor will be among some of the first to receive this honor in the NAD.  This is an honor and a challenge!

On November 12, the Pathfinders collected 500 cans for the church's Thanksgiving community baskets and in December, look forward to spreading the message
of the first advent through Christmas caroling in the community.  The first half of the Pathfinder year has gone by quickly and the experience for both staff and kids has been great! We would like to take a moment to thank Natalie Barton for instructing our archery honor in such a fun and creative manner, Stephen Turk for the fantastic experience with the stars, The Rocky Mountain Raptor program for the live raptor presentation, Bill Arrington and the Longmont Thunder for Drill and March and Kathy Fay for her expertise on the Braille honor.  

As you can see, we have been blessed with lots of wonderful volunteers and are looking forward to the second half of the year.  Thank you for your prayers and support as we move into the second half of the year and the Pathfinder Bible Experience season also.

All About People
Seth Hamon Baptized November 4
Seth, alongside several youth in his junior Sabbath School class, studied with Bill Hay in preparation for baptism. What a joy it was to see Seth baptized!
Jenna Suppes Baptized November 18
Jenna's baptism was inspirational not only because she was baptized, but because she shared how God saved her life. Praise God for that we have a Savior, Redeemer, and Friend in Jesus.
Photos: Dan Turk
J eunesse-Amélie Rose Clouzet

Yves and Melissa Clouzet, accompanied by brothers and sisters and grandparents, had Jeunesse dedicated November 11, 2017.

Matthew & Laura Jordan with little Alice
We Welcome Matthew, Laura, and Alice Jordan 
                                                                        by Ardis Stenbakken
Matthew and Laura Jordan have joined us from the Boulder church where they were active in children's ministries, but now they have a long-awaited little Alice so will be taking a break to enjoy parenthood.
Laura is originally from Uruguay, South America, and Matt is from Wisconsin; they met at Andrews University. Now living in Erie, they both love almost all outdoor activities, being avid hikers, and Matt particularly loves mountain biking.
Laura works part time as a dental hygienist and Matt works for a technology company in Denver; They are fortunate that when she works, Matt can work from home to care for Alice.
Welcome to the Campion Church, Laura, Matt, and Alice!

Jonathan and Lindsay Carlisle Join Campion
                                                                       by Muriel Indermuehl
Jonathan and Lindsay Carlisle who live in Longmont, Colorado have recently joined our congregation. They are both former students of Campion Academy.  The Carlisle's have two young sons, Case and Crew, ages one and three.  Lindsay works part time as a dental hygienist with the remainder of her time devoted to taking care of their very active sons.  Jonathan works as an airplane and helicopter mechanic.                                       

The Carlisle's like most outdoor activities, one of their favorites being biking.

We welcome you and are so pleased that you  have joined our congregation. 

Tanya Lee-Huether Remembered

Tanya was born May 19,1973, in Frederick, Maryland.  She attended Rouge River Junior Academy in Medford, Oregon grades 1-10 and then attended Milo Academy. She majored in communications at Walla Walla University.

Her career took her from the Oregon Conference office, to Union College as editor of the Cord magazine. During one special feature interview, she met and formed a friendship with pilot Jerry Huether. They married in 2001.  

She worked in the communications department of Northwest Medical in Portland, Oregon, for five years. After a stint in Florida,  Tanya and Jerry moved to Colorado after Tanya accepted the position of Development Director at the Voice of Prophecy. 

Tanya served her church as a church elder, lay advisory member in the Oregon and North Pacific Unions, executive member of the Oregon and North Pacific Conference, and lay advisory member to the North American Division.

Tanya went to her rest in the arms of Jesus on November 2, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
December Birthdays

Coming Events
Mark Your December Calendar 
                                                                                                                 by Ardis Stenbakken
A holiday sermon series, "You Will Be Found," will be presented by Pastor Micheal Goetz beginning December 2 and continue through January 6.
The church will also be featuring three Christmas concerts, all in the church sanctuary. The first will be by the Adventist Chorale of Northern Colorado presenting the contemporary cantata "Go, Sing It on the Mountain" by Pepper Choplin. There be soloists and selections by the men's and women's choruses preceded by some carol singing. This concert will be on December 8 at 7:30 pm.
Our church's annual Candlelight Christmas Concert is coming December 15 at 7:00. There will be a number of special highlights this year including young Celeste Rodriguez reciting the Christmas story from Luke 2 by memory. Sherry Hay, the director, says that among other groups and presentations, there will be vocal solos and groups, instrumentals, family groups, congregational hymn singing, and t he HMS hand-bells. There will be refreshments too in the Fellowship Hall after the concert.
The Campion Academy Music Department will ring in Christmas with the seasons favorite music-and some not so well known--with the "The Sounds of Christmas," Saturday night December 16 at 7:30 featuring all of the academy music groups: orchestra, bells, large choir and the elite Koinonia music group.

10 Days of Prayer: January 10-20

What better way to kick off 2018 than to start with passionate, united, campus-wide prayer? Be ready to join together in prayer from January 10 through 20.
It was Ellen White who penned these words: "The greatest victories to the church of Christ or to the individual Christian, are not those that are gained by talent or education, by wealth, or the favor of men. They are those victories that are gained in the audience chamber with God, when earnest, agonizing faith lays hold upon the mighty arm of power" (Patriarchs and Prophets, 203). If she's right, can you imagine what would happen on our campus if we persistently and unitedly knocked on God's doors for heaven's blessings? Let's plan on praying together in January.
Pastor Nestor
January Evangelistic Meetings
                                                                                                                           By Edwin Bravatti
I am excited that our church has taken the initiative to move forward in a more forceful manner to reach our community for Christ. I believe that Jesus is coming soon. The closer He gets, the more we are going to see changes in our lives, in our families, in our churches, in our communities, and in the entire world. We are definitely living in a prophetic era where what was said by the prophets is being fulfilled.
 I would like to let you know that I will be launching an evangelistic series starting in January. This will take place once a week in my home. Anyone in our church is welcome to join; but, there is a but: if you plan to come, you have to bring a non-Seventh-day Adventist member as a guest. The point I am trying to make is that God has given us this beautiful community and we are responsible to let them know about our Lord Jesus. Please pray for this event and all the events and projects that are in place right now.
May the Lord bless us abundantly as we move in His direction.

HMS Coming 
Upcoming Events:

Dec 20: HMS Christmas Program at CA Chapel
Dec 22-Jan 7:  Christmas Break
Jan 15:  Community Service Day
Jan 19:  Preschool and Kindergarten Round-up day 
Coming - International Food Festival

Calling all international cooks-or at least cooks who can prepare a special international dish or two. There is going to be in International Food Festival January 21 from 4-6 in the afternoon here on our campus. Everyone is invited to put the date on the calendar and plan to come to have a delicious dinner for the whole family---each can have what they like best. There will of course be a reasonable price to cover the cost of the ingredients; the money will go to the individual cook or to a designated ministry.
You are asked to call the church office (970-667-7403) to reserve a table from which to serve your special dish or dishes. You need to call the church office by January 15 to make the reservation.

"I Am" Teen Prayer Summit

All teens in the Rocky Mountain Conference are invited to a teen prayer summit, "I Am," at Glacier View Ranch January 19 -21, 2018. According to Kiefer Dooley of the conference youth department, they will discuss identity, purpose, and worth.
The speakers are Jonathan Leonardo and Erik VanDenburgh. Jonathan is currently holding a series of meetings for youth and young adults called The Love Reality Tour in the Hawaii Conference. Jonathan is a dynamic speaker with a passion for reaching young people. Erik VanDenburgh is the youth director for the Hawaii Conference. 
You can go to for information regarding cost and what to wear (from swimsuits to hiking boots!), and what to bring. Activates will include snow shoeing, hot tubbing, table games, campfires and more.

School News

Dean Helm Reports on
International Recruiting Trip to Asia

I recently returned from an international recruiting trip to Asia.  My travels took me to South Korea, China, and Nepal, which included visiting elementary, middle school, and high schools, students, agents, former acquaintances and making new friends and contacts.  Throughout this and my several previous visits to Korea and China will yield potential Campion students in the near future.  In Chin a, I was able to meet up with former Campion student, Gabbi Joya (class of '15) who has been in China for the past 2 years studying Chinese and currently working towards an economics major.  Gabbi sends her greetings to her Campion family! More of the story

Church members and parents admire the quality work of the 7th and 8th graders Veterans books.

Students Honor Veterans by 
Sharing and Preserving their Stories

This Veteran's Day, seventh and eighth grade students at HMS Richards Elementary took the lead in honoring our nation's veterans.  As part of a class project, the students spent weeks interviewing veterans and creating photo-story books to highlight and remember their service.
During Campion's church service on November 11, students shared a few details of their stories and invited church members to stay for a reception to show appreciation to veterans.  In the reception, students sat side-by-side with military veterans of several eras, and used their books to help facilitate conversations with the church members about the veterans' lives of service. 
For many of the veterans, the photo-story books were a special surprise and they were delighted to have their stories written down in a way that they could share with family members.  Herb Nelson, a Vietnam Veteran, enjoyed being a part of the project.  "It brought the kids and us veterans face-to-face. The kids got to ask questions and it was a lot of fun to share with them.  The book was fantastic; everyone that came for thanksgiving dinner really enjoyed looking at it," Nelson commented.
Many students wrote about their own family members who served and found the process to be meaningful to themselves as a way to learn more about their relatives and preserve their family history.  Christine Eagan-Foster, 8th grade, wrote the story of her great-grandfather who was a World War II Veteran and has since passed away.  "The project was exciting for me because I got to learn more about my family and history.  Since I never met my great-grandpa it was interesting to learn about him and write down his story.  My whole family is happy to have the book to remember him by," she said.
Grace Loyer and her father display the book she wrote and other keepsakes.
While an 800-1000 word paper typically sounds daunting to junior high students, this project helped give them purpose for their writing.  Most of the students were so engaged in the topic that creating a 20-page photo-story book seemed like more fun than work compared t o typical Language Arts assignments.   The students found it meaningful and formed positive relationships with the veterans, who in turn appreciated the students' interest in hearing their stories.  Eagan-Foster reflected, "When I started the project I didn't really know how it was going to go, but at the end I couldn't believe I actually made the book and that it was good!  I feel proud to have made something meaningful to my family."  

Business of the Church
November 20 Board Minutes

Next Meeting:  Business Meeting, December 4 @ 6:30pm

Between now and the end of January you have four opportunities to support our local church in its upkeep, its ministries and outreach, and its staffing costs. These dates are December 2 and 16 and January 6 and 20. It will be most beneficial if you make sure you are up-to-date with local offerings and tithe before December 31 for balancing our church budget and for your tax purposes.
December 23 is the regular Rocky Mountain Advance offering which includes evangelism, but December 31 all of the offering will go to evangelism here in our Conference.
December 9 is the World Budget offering which goes to Adventist Community Services. Be sure to mark that on your envelope or on-line or the offering will go to the general church world budget.

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300 42nd St SW
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(970) 214-8907
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