July 2017

Pastor's Message
by Pastor Micheal Goetz

Build an Addition: It's Easy:
Building and Capital Campaign Update
It's true. Like many projects in life and ministry; you just don't know all that will be involved until you start the project. But then you are sure to find out.  While much of the present work regarding our church addition is not visible by nature, it is full throttle ahead.
The Capital Campaign Committee (CCC) has worked on, then worked some more, and then reworked a brochure that communicates the needs for and answers the questions about this building addition. That brochure is heading for editing and then will be shared one-on-one with people with an invitation to prayerfully consider a generous and sacrificial gift.
New to many of us who haven't been through capital campaigns before is that this is called the silent phase where we individuals and families are invited to give.  Before a public fundraising launch, those experienced in development have told us that Campion will want to have about 60% of the overall goal in commitments.  That silent phase of asking for commitments is beginning this summer.
Here are more updates that you will want to know:
  • This summer a webpage (www.campionchurch.org/build) will be set up that includes the information in the brochure, updates on the fundraising, policies and procedures for giving, how gifts will be appreciated, and other visual presentations of the addition.
  • Board members and CCC members have led the way as the first to give and have generously committed right at $500,000 of the overall $2,000,000 ($2M).
  • Kim Mehlenbacher is working with Larimer county on the process of special review and the impact the addition will have.  This is part of the permit process.
  • CCC is working on two tasks, first a gift/giving policy outlining the expectations and process for gifts (monetary or otherwise, including stocks or real estate).  The second task is a plan for how we can appreciate and recognize each of the donors.  This will include a modest presentation in the addition.

Pastoral Search...Again!?

Campion Church pastoral search committee has been active the last three years, and their work has been appreciated.  And just the time we thought all was settled, Pastor Esequias, responding to his passion and interest in making a difference to the high school age young people in our church and on our campus, accepted the call to move his office over to the Academy and lead as Campion Academy chaplain.  

While there is much conversation to have and organization to do, Pastor Esequias would like to bring an approach as chaplain/youth pastor to our campus where he reaches out to and ministers to all high school students--academy, public, and home school.

During the June business meetings, members voted to invite the search committee from last summer to become active again with the addition of a representative from Children's Ministry and a representative from small groups and that both of these individuals would be members who had joined Campion within the last two years--having the goal of representing the new Campion families in this process.  
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.
Joe Martin, Staff Pastor

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.
Our Church in Action
NE Colorado Connect: Just Like Camp meeting
The Connect weekend held on the Campion campus was an invitation for our community of churches in NE Colorado to come together in worship and focus on the mission of Jesus.  The ABC book and veggie food store in the HMS elementary school gym and the Campion Academy gym was set up for the two days of meetings.
The speaker this year was Ed Schmidt, director of the North America Division Institute of Evangelism centered at Andrews University. He was invited because of his passion for reaching others one-by-one for Jesus. Schmidt's conviction is that the ultimate plan of God for every individual's life is that they would bring others to Jesus.
The offerings collected are used to mobilize the Wildfire Team, a youth team made up of high school students doing evangelistic programming for adults and children at churches throughout Colorado and Wyoming.  This summer that team is led by Pastor Esequias.   
A speaker for next year is still being settled but the date has been set for the first weekend in June, 2018.
Submitted by Pastor Micheal Goetz

Wildfire Fanning the Flame
It is an exciting time to be in the Adventist church! The Wildfire team started off at the Campion church helping to lead off in VBS with Maker Fun Factory under the leadership of Kari Lange. We had such a great time working with the kids! After VBS at Campion, we headed down the road to the Greeley Adventist church and worked with Pastor Jason Logan for a week.

The team lead out in Maker Fun Factory, handed out literature, and concluded each day with a sermon. This team of seven is a great one to work with: we have two alumni working with us (Xander Assa, Kendric McGrew), four Campion students (Jessica Davis, Austin Rotinsulu, Roderick Crews, Kayla Gonzalez), and one home school student (Abby Logan). Please continue to keep us in your prayers as the team goes out to share the good news of Jesus

Pastor Esequias Pereria
All About People

Carlos and Cheryl Jimenez Welcome Noelia

  • Name - Noelia Zoe Jimenez
  • Birthdate - June 6, 2017
  • Weight - 7 lbs.
  • Height - 21 in.

Cousins, Eliana and Zachary, Born Days Apart


Nestor and Katherine Soriano Welcome Eliana

  • Name - Eliana Nazaria Soriano
  • Birthdate - June 15, 2017, at 12:55 pm
  • Weight - 5 lbs, 14 oz
  • Height - 18 in
  • Note - Mommy and baby are healthy.
  • Daddy is in love. =)

Johnny and Josephine Loi Welcome  Zachary

  • Name - Zachary Aiden Loi
  • Birthdate - May 27, 2017
  • Weight - 6 lbs. 15 oz.
  • Height -19 in.

Dan and Christina Odenthal, Taylor and Hunter
The Odenthal family moved to Colorado from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota  area in 2010. At first they attended church in Boulder, but when their son Hunter attended Campion Academy, they decided to move to Campion as well.  Hunter graduated from the Academy this year.  Their daughter Taylor is a student at Southern Adventist University.  

Dan owns a roofing company and Christina is a homemaker with a side business of Vintage Rentals. The family all enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking and skiing.
We are happy to welcome you to our church family.
Interview by Muriel Indermuehle
Kris and Konner Vanatta Baptized June 24th
Kris and his son shared a meaningful moment by being baptized together by Pastor Nestor. Welcome to our church family!
Staying Connected
Ice Cream Social on National Ice Cream Day, July 16
Bring one of the following:
  • Home made ice cream--any flavor
  • Sandwiches 
  • Salad

Meet at the Fellowship Room at the church at 4:30 pm.

Quilting Ministry

Quilting is  July 9 and July 30 at 9am in the Campion Academy Home Ec room.  Call/text Amanda Simpson  402-202-1375 or Dawn Fagan  970-744-1162 with any questions.  All skill levels welcome.


Brighten someone's day with a greeting on their day.

School News
LE's Begin Summer in Fort Collins

Our literature evangelists are hard at work again this summer.  They began their journey on June 5 in Fort Collins, where they will spend their first three weeks. 

Jordyn Hammond commented that the first week was a "huge learning experience, but I love being able to share Jesus with people even just through a book in Fort Collins."

When their three weeks in Fort Collins are up, these literature evangelists will travel up to Wyoming to continue their work.

"God is really blessing everyone! We have all had our hard days, but God has given us the strength and passion to push through. We ask for support in prayers," says Remington Hill.

"In the first week alone, we left over 300 spiritual books in homes.  As the group is getting more confident, the more excited students are about sharing Jesus door-to-door," comments Rachel Hammond.

Let's remember this special group of students in our prayers!

Submitted by Kelsey Cate

LE Update From Casper, Wyoming

After spending 3 weeks canvassing Fort Collins, Colorado, the student literature evangelists packed the vans and headed for Casper, Wyoming.  The very first day in Casper proved to each student that God's blessing is clearly on the literature evangelism program.  In total, 455 books, over half of which (246) being the Desire of Ages and the Great Controversy, were left with the people of Casper in a mere 6 hours of knocking on doors.  The group of 19 students collectively brought in over $5,000, a total far surpassing any daily amount reached in the entire 27 years of the program's existence. As director Joe Martin reminds students, "Do your best, God will do the rest, and you WILL be blessed."  Reflecting on the first half of the summer LE program, all thanks and glory are given to God alone for working through students who are willing to serve Him this summer to reach people.  

Written By:Student Leader Rachel Hammond
Business of the Church
Offerings for July:
July 1 and 15: We have many exciting things ahead of us here at Campion Church, including maintenance and upkeep. Insurance continues to bill also. Let's make our church an inviting place for our friends, family, and community.
July 8: Once a year there is a special offering for Women's Ministries. This offering is divided among Women's Ministries departments three ways: the local conference (40%), the Union (30%), and the North American Division (30%). This money can be used only for evangelistic outreaches, leadership training, or special projects directed by Women's Ministries.
July 22 and 29: This month our local Rocky Mountain Conference is receiving two offerings to help advance work in our local areas. 

Rocky Mountain Conference Constituency Meeting
July 23, 2017,  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, to be held at the Life Source Adventist Church, 6200 W. Hampden Ave., Denver. 
Pray for our delegates as they consider issues vital to our conference. Delegates have a vote; anyone else attending would be there as an observer.   

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