December 2016

From Our Pastors
Let's Reach Our Community
by Pastor Micheal
I started my thoughts in row 30, seat D, of my flight back across the Atlantic from spending a week in Lebanon. I had been working with the students and leaders at Middle Eastern University that have only one thing on their mind - how can we
Pastor Micheal shared this meal with students at Middle Eastern University.
get Jesus to the Middle East and North Africa.   
 
That's our heart here at Campion -- to be All About People. To get Jesus to the people right here in our communities and work places.
 
Campion will remain a campus church, but we would be standing on only one leg if all we further impact is our campus.  Making a difference on our campus is important, but that will be all the more effective if we lead by example in reaching out to our community. 
 
Each fall we challenge the ministry leaders to set SMART goals for the next year. Our pastoral team join in and set goals for our areas of leadership. One of these goals for me in 2017 is to mobilize Campion to more connections and involvement in the community. Not just in a corporate approach, but in individual and creative ways. 
 
What should that look like?  What can Campion offer and sustain?  What does the community need?  These and a hundred other questions are already lined up.
So here is an invitation. If the idea of leading our church into community impact is a spark for you--let's talk. I would love to have a think team come together and brainstorm, listen, and look.
Musical Variety Enhances the Worship Services
by Pastor Nestor
 
Here at Campion, we are All About People. And this includes involving a variety of instruments and people in our worship services. Here are few highlights:
 
Ukuleles - On September 10, talented church members and students joined together to play their ukuleles as Yves Clouzet led our praise team. Bill Hay strummed his baritone ukulele. It was a pleasant sight to see and soothing sound to hear.
 
Strings - We have been involving string trios and quartets in our worship services. On November 19, a string sextet joined the worship team in leading our praise time. The string group included: Heidi Sorensen (violin), Madi Jordan (violin), Elle Jean Albertsen (violin), Nolan Eickmann (cello), Cassandra Carr (cello) and Ken Albertsen (double bass). Pastor Nestor composed string introductions for two songs and the string players played with composure and finesse.
 
Bagpipe - Yes, a bagpipe. Logan Carle, a student at Campio n Academy, joined the praise team in leading worship. Logan played the bagpipe with a subdued and melodious power, and he even dressed in a piper's uniform (kilt included). Many church members and attendees enjoyed the triumphant sounds of the bagpipe.
 
Brass - On December 17, a group of brass players will join the praise team for worship. The music will have a Christmas theme.
 
Your Involvement - If you sing or play an instrument and would like to get involved, please contact pastor Nestor at nsoriano1@gmail.com
 
 
In This Issue
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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, Assoc.
Rob Carlson, Chaplain 
Joe Martin, Staff Pastor

Admin Asst./Treasurer:
Teresa Johansen

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Service Schedule
Saturdays:
Sabbath School 9:30 am
Church            10:45 am
Wednesdays:
Prayer Meeting  6:30 pm
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Young Adult Options for Fellowship & Bible Study
by Pastor Esequias

It is very rewarding being able to serve the Young Adults in our church and in our community.  We have a solid Young Adult Sabbath School class which is currently studying the book Steps To Christ.  And we have also started meeting on Friday nights to have a Small Group Bible Study in our home at  6:30.  We are going through the book of Mark and follow the simple method of reading, and discussing.  

It has been great meeting with our young adults to open the Sabbath with a powerful Bible study, and we would like to encourage the young adults from our church and community to join us for an uplifting time on Fridays at  6:30 in our home.  
Our Church in Action
Pathfinder Induction and Pathfinder leaders
 
A new group of eager Pathfinders were inducted into the Campion Cougars Pathfinder club here at Campion. They are joining a group that have already been working hard on their drill, honors, spiritual growth, and fun. 

The club is currently led by Pastor Esequias; assisting him are Harley Freeman, assistant director; Phyllis Zimmerman, deputy director and AY instructor and Companion level; William Arrington, drill and AY instructor and Explorer level; Carey Jordan, AY instructor and Friends level; Stephen Turk and Amelia Zimmerman (TLT-Teen Leader in Training), Ranger level; and Ashley Gaudet, AY instructor and Voyager level. These leaders were assisted in the induction service by Dwight Laubsher, area coordinator.

Experience the Power of Prayer
Eva Martin leads a prayer ministry at 12:00 noon every Wednesday in the Campion Church Fellowship Hall. You are invited to come and join in prayer and study from noon till 1:00 pm. 
 
The group is studying the book Prayer That Moves Mountains by Diane Pespes. Eva noted that her inspiration and call to pray comes from Jesus' example. She reminds us also that the new sharing book for 2017 is Teach Us to Pray by Tamyra Horst. "I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you" (Jeremiah 31:3). Come and experience the power of prayer. We will look forward to seeing you there.
All About People
Campion Welcomes Maritza Lozano
 
It's always nice during the winter months when the academy students are in town and help swell the fellowship within the sanctuary. And, it's an added blessing when one of the students makes the decision to join our membership rather than to be "just visiting."
 
Because of this, we are thrilled to be able to welcome Campion Academy sophomore, Maritza Lozano, to the Campion family.  Maritza is joining us from Amarillo, Texas, where she lives with her mother, younger brother, and her older sister, April, a senior at Campion this year.  Maritza has two additional older sisters and an older brother as well.
 
Like most academy students, Maritza is very active with school as well as personal interests. She enjoys working out, drawing, and being out in nature. She loves Colorado weather and is looking forward to seeing some snow coming our way before long.
 
After graduation, Maritza would like to attend college and then plans to start her own business later on. For now, she would like her fellow Campion members to know that she loves dogs and cats and enjoys taking care of them. If anyone needs a pet sitter, she's here and willing to help!
    Interview by Donna Webb
Amber and Bethany Choose Baptism

On November 5th Amber Anderson recommitted her life to Christ and was baptized by Pastor Nestor.  

Pastor Esequisas baptized academy freshman Bethany Whitney.

Dedication of Micahl L. Goetz
Surrounded by his parents, sister Cana and grandparents, little Micahl listened to his father Pastor Micheal read a letter written to him which will become part of a collection of letters Micheal has written to his son (and daughter) every time he leaves on a trip. Micheal's father read Scripture, and Melanie's father offered the dedicatory prayer.
December Birthday List
 

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Coming Events 
Soup & Carols.   December 2, 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring soup, sandwiches, salad, and treats to share.
 
Campion Academy annual Christmas concert. December 9, 7:30 pm in the Campion Church. The Music Department will present a Christmas Vespers Service entitled "There Is Faint Music." It will feature sacred sounds of the season, featuring: Campion Academy Orchestra,Teh Campanas, Koinonia, and Mountain Echoes Chorale.
Director Yves Clouzet says, "It will be an uplifting evening of beautiful music, spoken word, and carol singing. The students are working very hard to bring their very best in this season of giving and remembrance of our Savior's birth."
 
Church Business meeting, December 13, 6:30 pm. This is an important yearly meeting to vote on the church budget and to look at major initiatives for the new year. It is important for every church member to be present.
 
All-Campus Prayer Meeting: December 14, 6:30 pm, in the Campion Academy chapel.
 
Campion Church Christmas Candlelight Celebration: December 16 at 7:30 pm in the Campion Church sanctuary. Sherry Hay reports that there will be a variety of vocal and instrumental Christmas music presented by a wide variety of ages as well as the reading of the familiar Bible Christmas story.
 
December 19:  There will be No Elders' or Board meeting in December.

The HMS Christmas Program is scheduled for Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm. It will take place at the Campion Church


Save the Date--January 29
The Campion Women's Ministries team invites you to a special luncheon with Jean Boonstra, the associate speaker for the Voice of Prophecy.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, January 29 at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.   Jean has a passion for evangelism. As a university student she attended a series of evangelistic meetings in Victoria, BC, Canada.   She fell in love with Jesus and since that time she and her husband, Shawn, have served in various capacities across North America. Jean is the author of eight books in the Adventist Girl series, which share history through the eyes of young girls.  Jean and Shawn live here in Loveland with their two teenage daughters.  
School News
Jaron Philpott explains how he and his team used a CNC machine to create their model of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
Campion's Geography Class Presents Bi-Annual Exhibition

We're proud of our geography students who presented their projects on Sunday, November 20, during the class exhibition.  Each group created a map and travel brochure, scale model, video, and 4-course meal.
Lizbeth Camacho stands behind her team's model of South Korea's N Seoul Tower, complete with blue LED lights. 



Judges e njoy ed delicious food (3 4-course  m eals!) and were able to see tourism highlights, social  issues, and Adventist presence, among other things, in each of the videos. Many of the scale models included elements created on Campion's 3D printer o r the woodshop's CNC engraving machine. The project requires collaboration, innovative thinking, and use of technology--all skills we encourage in our academy students.

CNC Machining is a process used in the manufacturing sector that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. Tools that can be controlled in this manner include lathes, mills, routers and grinders. The CNC in CNC Machining stands for Computer Numerical Control.
 
Minutes of the Board
Minutes of the Board Meeting November 21, 2016

 

 


Merry Christmas from your Campion Connections Newsletter Staff
Editor: Ardis Stenbakken, Layout Editors: Ella Jean Albertsen, Anita Busby. Correspondents:Ken Albertsen, Pat Graybill, Muriel Indermuehle, Lynn Shiffer, Donna Webb, Teresa Johansen. Photography: Dan Turk and Phyllis Zimmerman. 
 
Jenny Sigler, Campion Academy News
Jill Harlow, HMS News
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