November, 2017

Prophecy Countdown Coming to Campion
November 9-18  6:30 every evening except Sunday and Wednesday 
Speaker: Micheal Goetz


Bible prophecy has predicted human history with 100% accuracy. Now its pages point to evidence that world-changing events are on the horizon. Join us on opening night, Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church to learn how to pinpoint the signs that we are entering the last days of the Book of Revelation, uncover the true identity of the Antichrist, and discover the role you play for your friends and family, as the global crisis brings us closer to the final...Prophecy Countdown. 

For more information:  Revelation Seminar

Notes from the Pastors
Pastoral Search:   The pastoral team has come back to the table to review resumes again and pray for God's leading to create a short list (2-3). From there Skype conversations will take place and an invitation will be extended for another pastor to come and interview. 



Capital Campaign update:  Work has been done to submit preliminary plans to the Larimer County for special review.  We are praying that goes smoothly. 

The Capital Campaign Committee continues to lead the charge in organizing our silent campaign.   If you would like to make sure you are visited to understand the process and have any questions answered, please drop a note to the church office.  To date our commitments and cash donations equal  just over $700,000 toward our goal of $2 million. 


The Church Directory-- We Want You Included!         
 
If your picture and contact information is not currently included in the church directory, you need to help us get that corrected.
 
Our photographer will be taking pictures after church in the lobby on November 11 and 18. It is easy, free, and does not take long, so please plan to have your family there and ready to have your picture taken.
 
If your family or information has changed and you want an updated picture/information, you too are welcome to come get a picture or let us know of corrections that need to be made.


 
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

Contact:
Service Schedule
Saturdays:
Sabbath School 9:30 am
Church            10:45 am
Wednesdays:
Prayer Meeting  6:30 pm
Click on calendar for church, pathfinder, and Campion events.
Did You Know?  
The 10/40 window is the least evangelized by Christianity part of the world, but is home to the majority of the world's peoples - yet the reverse remains true for Adventist church members. Some of the challenges to the spread of the Gospel are religious liberty, poverty, and related socioeconomic and cultural factors.

Our Church In Action
Four Junior Sabbath School members were baptized October 14th by Pastor Micheal Goetz and Pastor Steve Hamilton, Youth Director for the Rocky Mountain Conference. Those baptized were Brayden Marroquin, Jack Jordan, Nevaeh Janzen, and Tylea Hughes.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets

When you think of sitting down for your Thanksgiving meal and see your overburdened table of mashed potatoes, turkey or your vegetarian option, dressing, bread, pie, and other delicious options, we want you to think of families who might not have the money to supply all those wonderful items.

We are looking for your help to supply those items in Thanksgiving baskets this coming holiday.  We would like you to place some extra in your shopping basket and bring them to the church starting November 4.  We will have until Sabbath, November 18, when we will assemble those baskets and have you deliver them. We are asking for food items such as:  boxes of dressing, turkeys, pumpkin pie filling, canned vegetables, gravy options, cranberry sauce, pasta, sauce, peanut butter, jelly, homemade cookies.  If you could buy the items and start filling up our table in the hall outside the sanctuary.  We will also need money to buy the fresh food items with which we will top off the baskets.. 

We need names of people who could use a basket.  There are flyers to fill out with your name and the name of the people you know who need them.  We would love for you to ask them before hand so that we know if they really do need it.  We are looking to help our sister church in Loveland fill some of the needs they have as people come asking for help at their Community Service building on Tuesdays this holiday season also.

Thank you for helping Campion Church help those in our community in a real way.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 970-667-7403.

LaVida Mission Needs

Once a year the Rocky Mountain Conference says to the rest of the conference, "We need your help to support La Vida Mission which provides Christian outreach and education to the Navajo Dineof NW New Mexico.  They are a K-12 grade school with boarding and day students, and it's all at no charge to the students.  The teachers were asked to make up a wish list of items to help defray the cost of operating the school.  This year Campion Church is asking if you would help bring the following items to the church; we will have a table set up in the church lobby.  The items needed are paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, laundry soap, bath cleaning supplies, trash bags, Clorox wipes, dryer sheets; the complete list is posted on the bulletin board next to Pastor Micheal's office.  Feel free to look the list over to see if there is something your family, your Sabbath School class, or school could do to make a difference to the campus of La Vida.  The deadline to bring everything is the morning of Monday, November 6, 2017.  The items will be picked up that afternoon. Thank you for your support.

Pathfinders' Campout
By Phyllis Zimmerman


Fall campout this year turned into a winter campout as our Pathfinders spent the weekend at Pathfinder Village at beautiful Glacier View Ranch. This campout our Pathfinders met up with the Pike's Peak Pathfinder club for a weekend of worship and honor stations. The clubs combined meals for Sabbath evening and Sabbath lunch as well as share staff responsibilities for the honor stations. Some of the stations that both Pathfinder clubs went through were fire building, furniture making, campfire cooking, and ax and knife safety.  For our combined Sabbath service, the rain held off as we all circled the campfire to sing and worship together.  An exciting and interactive sermon was given by Pastor Alex Rodriguez as he acted out several scenes that revealed this year's Rocky Mountain Conference Pathfinder theme, "I AM".  The Pathfinders were actively engaged in listening, searching, and sharing the stories acted out. Although it rained on and off throughout the day and snow showed up on Sunday morning, both camps of
kids and staff had a great time! Lots of fun memories were made around the campfire that kept us warm and moral up! We look forward to camping again in the spring.


Communications Committee plants a rock for new church sign.

Kim Melenbacher and Ken Albertsen guide the 5000 pound rock into the foundation forms.
Pastor Goetz "supervises" the cement pouring.
All About People
Seven members of our congregation ran the Chicago Marathon October 8. These hardy souls were Caleb Jahn, Dan Turk, Chris Santana, Pastor Micheal and Melanie Goetz, and Melanie's father. Lief and Heidi Sorensen also ran but are not pictured.
 We congratulate these athletes!


Photo by Carol Turk
Alice Jordan's Baby Dedication October 14, 2017

Amid her parents Matt and Laura, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, Pastor Goetz prays that Alice will grow up to love Jesus and serve Him faithfully.  

May God richly bless the Jordan family.

It was a high day for John and Dianna Jordan who traveled to witness granddaughter Alice's baby dedication and grandson Jack's baptism.

M. Darrell Leach Funeral Held October 21
 
Melvin Darrell Leach, a member of the Campion Church, died October 11 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Ruthie, sons Rick and Reggie and daughter-in-law Kelle, and five grandchildren: Nickolas and Nichole who recently attended and graduated from Campion Academy, and Theorn, Thane, and Regina.
 
Darrell taught in a number of church schools in the Rocky Mountain Conference, including Greeley and Fort Collins; his family states that he had a passion for teaching, whether in a formal setting, Sabbath school, or teaching on the construction site.  He also served for a number of years as a singing evangelist here in our conference; his wife Ruthie was the organist and his accompanist.  Darrell was also a builder and a stone mason, often working with Lamoine Pearson who has recently transferred to the Campion Church. The Leaches retired in 2011 and moved to Johnstown.

We Welcome Kim and Vance Hill
Kim and Vance Hill moved here from Trinidad, Colorado.  They attended the Adventure Church for five years, but since their daughter Remington has been attending school at Campion, they decided to move their membership here.  Kim works as a real estate broker and Vance as a cattle rancher.  Remington is a senior at Campion Academy and is very involved with music and is also the student chaplain.  Tristin, a 5th grader, is active in our Pathfinder Club.

The Hills enjoy all of the Colorado sports, especially biking, hiking, and skiing.  

Kim and Vance, we welcome you and are very  pleased that you have joined our congregation.

Belleau Family
 
Todd and Jill Belleau have lived in Thornton for 21 years and will celebrate 30 years of marriage in January. Their children are Nicole and Caleb.  
 
T odd lived in Loveland and attended HMS Richards School and later graduated from Garden State Academy in New Jersey.  The mountains called him back to Colorado for college where he graduated from Aims Community College with a degree in business.  He started work with New York Life after graduating, where he is still employed today.  
 
Jill was raised in Estes Park and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in accounting.  After working in the corporate world for 13 years, she stepped back to be more available for the family and has assisted Todd in his insurance business since the birth of Caleb.  
 
Nicole, a nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, is a graduate of Campion Academy and Southern Adventist University.  She is an avid equestrian and enjoys training and showing her two Arabian Horses. In addition, she enjoys mentoring young riders.  
 
Caleb is a junior at Campion Academy and enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends.  He also enjoys riding motocross and is training to become a pilot.  
 
Jill summarizes, "We honor God, love each other, and serve others while living life to the fullest.  Our hobbies take us outdoors: camping, boating, riding motorcycles, snowmobiles and horses.  We always enjoy sharing these activities with family and friends."
Interview by Pat Graybill

Dick and Jeri Knipple Join Campion
Although Dick and Jeri Knipple moved back to Colorado in 2016, they attended Vista Fellowship in Longmont before joining Campion. Dick says they watched Pastor Goetz on YouTube and liked the sermons. Dick is not sure how he wants to be involved but always enjoys working with people. Jeri has a long history of working with fellowship lunches and special occasions and would like to continue that here at Campion.
 
Jeri grew up in  Michigan, and attended Adelphian Academy. She worked as a pharmacy tech at Hinsdale Hospital where she met and married Dick who is originally from Longmont, Colorado. Dick began his computer career in Hinsdale as a programmer, spending 20 years there before moving to Evergreen, Colorado, where they both continued their pharmacy tech and computer careers at Porter Hospital. After a move to Phoenix, Arizona, Dick ended a 32-year career with hospital mainframe computers while Jeri continued her career as a pharmacy tech. Dick worked for a software company, serving in customer relations.
 
They're both retired.  Hobbies include reading, music, needlepoint (Jeri), recumbent cycling (Dick), exploring restaurants, and especially attending performances by choral ensembles like the Larimer and Longmont Chorales.
 
The Knipples have a daughter Wendy in Peoria, Arizona, and a son Eric in Rocklin, California.
Interview by Ardis Stenbacken

Leah and Clinton

Clinton and Leah Anderson came to our campus together; there have been stories about her coming to HMS, but nothing about Clinton. So I want to introduce him to you.
 
Although it was not certain what Clinton would do when he arrived, he soon became busy. At Campion Academy he is teaching two sections of sophomore Bible, freshman algebra and pre-algebra, and  the bell choir at HMS Richards school for grades 5-8. Besides that, he is Melissa Clouzet's father, so is a busy grandpa as well.
 
Clinton and Leah taught in Bemidji, Minnesota, for 18 years, he teaching grades 5-8 and sometimes 7-9. From there they moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul where they taught in the Minnetonka Christian School; they were there for seven years, and once again he taught grades 7 and 8 and became endorsed to teach music and history.
 
The Andersons then moved to Wisconsin Academy where Clinton taught all the music for 11 years. He would like to be involved in the music at Campion Church as time allows.
 
Clinton really likes gardening and is tilling up a space now ready for next spring. He also likes canoeing and even water skiing and camping. He used to play on a softball team and may try that again if he is needed.
Interview by Ardis Stenbakken

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November Birthdays

Coming Events
November 4: Campion Academy Sacred Concert                      
 
The Campion Academy Music Department will be presenting a concert of sacred music by the talented students at 5:00 pm on November 4 in the Campion Church. Music will be presented by the Academy orchestra, bells, select choir and the large choir. Make plans now to support our young people in this wonderful performance. Yves Clouzet, director, says,, "We don't have a particular theme for our concert, but I am excited about the inspiring music we have to present and how well the kids are doing with it."

November 11: Anderson Trio in Concert                      

 

Melissa (Anderson) Clouzet has been the Choral Studies director at Campion Academy for 5 years. Together with her siblings, Heidi (Anderson) Gonzalez & Gregg Anderson, they have been making music together from a very young age. Hailing from Bemidji, MN, the trio continued singing together throughout their entire Adventit education, which culminated at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. The result is a beautiful blend of peaceful vocal harmony, covering beloved hymns and contemporary Christian music. Our church is excited to present this family in concert on November 11 at 4:00 pm. We know your hearts will be touched and blessed!

November 19: Women's Prayer Brunch
Ladies, you are invited to a lovely brunch and a day to give gratitude. Please join your women's ministry team on  November 19th  at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. We will be joined by Jill Anderson from the Voice of Prophecy whose passion is to teach and preach . Her theme is giving gratitude. We look forward to seeing you there. 
Pat Graybill, Women's Ministry Leader
 
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.
School News
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HMS Outdoor School 2017
 
During the annual Outdoor School, 5th - 8th grade students from HMS Richards Elementary, Springs Adventist Academy, and Cañon City Four Mile Adventist School reflected on the theme, "Be Still and Know that I am God."   The three-day event at Glacier View Ranch was planned by Paul Bragaw, 5th-6th grade teacher at HMS Richards Elementary. 
 
"Outdoor school is a time for students to get away from life's distractions, disconnect from technology, and reconnect with God in nature," said Bragaw. "We use activities to teach team-building and outdoor skills.  It helps students be safe and confident in the outdoors. And of course, we have fun!" 
 
In one activity this year, students spent six to eight hours walking over ten miles in search of 26 tennis balls hidden in various locations around GVR.  At each location teams prayed for someone or something specific and then had 30 seconds of silence in prayer. 
 
Even after this event, the students still had energy.  Carli Olsen, 8th grader, said, "Playing capture the flag that night after dark was my favorite part!" 
 
Students learned to deepen their walk with God through each activity and challenge.  "When we had worship, we sat outside and took some time to just think and be quiet as we talked to God.  That was really powerful for me," said Christine Eagan-Foster, 8th grade student. 
 
We are thankful for the continued efforts of Paul Bragaw, teachers, and parents at HMS Richards to include the outdoors as part of a complete Christian education.

HMS Upcoming Events:
  • November 4:  Fall Festival 7-9 p.m. at the Campion Academy Gym.  All are encouraged to attend. 
  • November 10:  Veterans invited to be honored during a special school program starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • November 11:  HMS Music Performance at Campion Church
  • November 17:  Thanksgiving program and meal

Field trip to Fire Department during Red Ribbon Week October 15-21. The students learned about safety and to "Just Say No" to drugs.
Worship around the campfire during the pre-K through 4th grade camp out at school in September.




What's Happening at Campion Academy?

Read about the dorm retreats, fall sports and more by clicking below.

Business of the Church
Church Board Meeting Minutes, October 16, 2017


November Offerings:
 
November 4:
Local Church Budget: Some of the big budget items include HMS Richards subsidy, utilities, insurance, and wages and FICA. Our year is coming to a close, so we need to be sure that the budget is entirely covered.
November 11:
The World Budget this month goes for the Annual Sacrifice Global Mission, an offering traditionally going specifically for missions.
November 18:
An interesting item in the budget that we really see at this time of year are the decorations in our sanctuary. We want them fresh and beautiful for the season, and we so appreciate those who take the time to make our church beautiful.
November 25:
RMC Advance: The Conference dedicates 5% of the RMC Advance to La Vida Mission. Other than this offering, La Vida, a K - 12 school for the Dine people on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, is supported only by donations. 


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300 42nd St SW
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Newsletter Editor: Ardis Stenbakken, Layout Editors: Ella Jean Albertsen, Anita Busby. Correspondents: Ken Albertsen, Muriel Indermuehle, Jenny Sigler, Donna Webb, Teresa Johansen. Photography:Dan Turk & Phyllis Zimmerman. Send suggestions, comments, or letters to the editor to: campionconnectionsnewsletter@gmail.com