November, 2016
Pastor's Message
Our Heart
by Pastor Micheal
 
One of the conversations that begins in October for our pas toral team, finance committee, and board circles around the budget. It's a privilege to 
look for ways to be better stewards of the mo nies God entrusts us.  We want to continue challenging our- selves t o making greater impacts for Jesus  (or as I shared via video this past m onth , we must keep getting bigger pants ). 
 
In everything financial, the finance committee and the board have surrendered to God each decision.  The Rocky Mountain Conference, at our request, shared with us the statistics that the average church in Colorado and Wyoming gives 34% to local church budget of what it gives to tithe. $100 to tithe = $34 additional dollars to church budget. We aren't quite there here at Campion.  Actually we are the lowest in the two states. For every $100 of tithe, we give $17 dollars to church budget. That's 17%.

There isn't a dictated amount, and the Bible is clear that while we return 10% of our income to God in tithe, our offerings are ours to be sacrificial and generous.  The elders of our congregation have seen God work in their lives as they have returned to God's tithe and shared of their means through offering.

In 2016 Campion added an App (at Apple Store or Google Play) and an online giving option that allows us to set a monthly automated gift and even give via our mobile devices.  These extras make it more convenient for all of us, but the heart of the matter is really our heart.  And that's the best part for me--our heart here at Campion is to be all about people.
Our Church in Action


 
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 

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.
No More Fear Seminar: Takeaways
  by Pastor Nestor

Our "No More Fear" seminar (October 7-22) was a great success. Our philosophy was to present Gospel truth in a relational context. Here are a few takeaways:
 
1. Focus on Connecting - We sit around round tables to eat a light supper together (compliments of different meal volunteers), make new friends and discuss topical questions every night. About 20 different guests entered our doors to make new friends and learn about Jesus. People came to make connections with people and God.
 
2. Evangelism Still Works - People came to our meetings not only for the free food and fellowship, but also to hear biblical, Christ-centered truth. There is something about Gospel proclamation that still makes a difference in people's lives. Jesus knew what He was saying when He said, "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself" (John 12:32).
 
3. Be Faithful in the Small - It is tempting to think that holding evangelistic meetings will always draw large crowds. This is not true, especially if a church has not done much evangelism for several years. It takes time to build a culture of evangelism, and we are moving in the right direction. I am reminded of what Jesus said, "If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones" (Luke 16:10, NLT). We have plans to follow up with the handful of guests that came to our series, so that we can be ready to connect with larger groups in the future. 

Pathfinders Organize 
by   Pastor Esequias
 
I am very excited to say that  we have an awesome group of Pathfinders and leaders!  Harley, Bill, Phyllis, Amelia, Carrie, and Stephen are an awesome team to be working with!  We have a great year planned for our 16 Pathfinders and 3 Teen Leadership in Training! 
 
Of most importance is learning about Jesus and being in His word.  We will also learn about hiking, archery, camping, dinosaurs, orienteering, and fishing--to name just a few. 

It is such a blessing to see the excitement that our kids have when they are doing their activities.  As Pathfinder leaders we want to inspire them to be Christians in and outside of church and be useful in everyday life.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we minister to these awesome kids!
Be Healthy at Any Age
Ladies:
There is a small group of women who would love to have you join them for a fun and healthy walk on Wednesday mornings at 9:00. They usually walk along the Big Thompson River for one hour.

They park near the batting cages just off South Cleveland Avenue. If you would like to join the group, or have more information, please send a message or call Marge Velasquez at 970-290-0261.

The Campion crew enjoys treats after the 2014 Turkey Trot.
Loveland Turkey Trot 5K

Thanksgiving dinner tastes even better after running the Loveland Turkey Trot 5K! Whether you walk, jog, or run, join your church and community at 8:30 am Thanksgiving Day at the McKee Medical Center.

Registration fees benefit the McKee Heart Lab: adults $25, kids 12 and under $15.

Use our coupon code CAMPION (case sensitive) that will guarantee these prices even after the early-bird deadline. Find details and register here.
Opportunities to Give
Donate to Support LaVida--Our Very Own Mission

What is LaVida Mission? LaVida Mission has been a non-profit mission to the Navajo Nation for over 50 years.  It is a Seventh-day Adventist based boarding school for Navajo children grades K thru 12.  They are the mail service for 200+ families in their community who might otherwise not be able to receive essential mail due to lack of transportation.  They provide life-sustaining water to many families in the desert who have no wells or other source of water to support their families and livestock. 
 
They have an evangelistic outreach to the community that is second-to-none with more Bible studies than can be handled, a prison ministry, a new satellite church in Crown Point, a food bank dispensary, a clothing bank, a medical clinic that is frequently used in local emergencies, and also serves the Navajo Police Department.
 
LaVida Mission is truly "The Light on the Hill and the Safe Haven for All."
 
To learn more,  talk to our members Jamie or Pat Autrey who taught at LaVida for several years or Betty Welch whose sister Bonnie and her husband are working there currently. 

On November 7, we have the opportunity to support LaVida Mission by our donations. Besides cash, they have provided a list of things that they would like to have to carry on their mission. These things should be brought to the Church and placed on the table provided in the foyer. 
 
Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Watch the bulletin for information about what items will be needed for the Thanksgiving food baskets.  Sign up for fresh baked items, a turkey, fresh food, and staples to help our community service team make the holiday a true Thanksgiving!

All About People

Jarod and Autumn Stroh Dedicate Mason

It is a beautiful act of worship to dedicate your hearts as parents to raise remnant childr en. 
 
On October 1st, the Stroh family did just that as they dedicated little Mason. May we as a church family dedicate ourselves to the support and care of this family.


Carol Marino Reaffirms Her Commitment 

Carol was rebaptized on Friday evening, October 21 during the "Have No Fear" evangelistic series by Pastor Nestor Soriano.
Welcome Angela Castaneda 

Angela was born in a small town in Illinois but has lived most of her life in the Loveland-Berthoud area.  She recently moved her membership to Campion from the Arvada church.

Angela said she chose the Campion church because of the friendly people and the wonderful children's programs.  Angela has two children, a daughter Katie, age 8, who attends HMS, and a son, David Levi, age 4 l/2, who she hopes to enroll in pre-school at HMS.  

Angela works part time as a substitute teacher but is looking for full time employment.  She holds degrees in Art and Spanish.  Her hobbies include art, weaving, quilting and working with textiles.  

When speaking of her spiritual journey, Angela says she desires a closer relationship with Jesus every day and her prayer life is of vital importance to her.

We are so pleased to welcome you and your dear children to our church  family.
Interview by Muriel Indermuehl


Welcome to Tom and Shelly Stroh

The Strohs come to us from the Adventure Church.  I asked Shelly why they chose  Campion and she said that she and their daughter had both graduated from Campion Academy.  During the day, Shelley helps her mother-in-law with grand-children, and Tom is employed as a stone mason.

Shelley's hobbies include sewing and woodworking and Tom enjoys playing the guitar. They are the grandparents of little Mason featured above.

Over the years Shelley feels that she has grown closer to the Lord and is looking forward to the  soon Second Coming.

We are so pleased that you have decided to worship with us.  Welcome to our church family.
Interview by Muriel Indermuehle
Welcome to the Carle Family

Perhaps you've seen the Carles at Campion Church and Academy events many times and now their third child is attending Campion Academy.  They moved their church attendance from Canon City and Hartsel, Colorado, to become members at Campion Adventist Church.
 
Laurie and Gene met at Southern College on the gym team and then both went on to achieve degrees in physical therapy.  Laurie was a full-time mom while her children were young but is currently a physical therapist at a nursing home. Gene manages an Excavating Company.  When speaking of their children, Wes, Logan, and Meghan, Laurie claimed the move to Campion was to "allow them to spread their wings in a safe Christ-like environment at Campion."
Interview by Ken Albertsen
        November Birthday list                                              
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Surprise someone with a birthday wish and make their day!
School News
HMS Gains State License for Preschool
by Jill Harlow
HMS Richards is ready to welcome more three to five year-old children into its newly State-licensed preschool program!  Miranda Gomez, a highly qualified and experienced preschool teacher, has taken on the role of Preschool Director.  She worked tirelessly this summer taking classes and completing the lengthy application process in order for the school to expand this program.  "Working with the children and teaching them is just my passion," says Mrs. Gomez.  "I love walking in the door every day to see the children's smiles and their eagerness to learn." 
Learn more

'When in Rome' Becomes Real to Sophomores
Campion news by Jenny Sigler
Sophomores from Cindy Santana's world history class and Kathy Binder's English class joined forces in presenting snapshots of life from the Roman Empire. As they studied Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in English and the Roman Empire in history, students collaborated in research, writing a newspaper, and presenting a satirical skit about characters from a particular class of Roman society. Read more...
Meals from Around the World

Campion's cafeteria featured a week of international food in October, with a special meal on Wednesday prepared by our ELL students. They selected their favorite recipes from home, worked with the student ambassadors to make the food, and served it after chapel for lunch. Probably the most work-intensive menu item was the dumplings--440 of them!
Read more...
Union College Soccer and Volleyball Tournaments

Congratulations to our soccer and volleyball teams who played well in the Union College Tournaments October 20-22 and always make us proud. The ladies' volleyball team took 3rd place, and the men's soccer team were tournament champions! 
Read more...

Upcoming Events
Bridal Shower for Elizabeth Fagan
 
A Bridal Shower is planned for November 10 at 6:30pm at the Campion Church.  The wedding will be in December.

Jonathan Webster and Elizabeth Fagan were engaged to be married on July 4, 2016.  Jonathan attended Campion Academy, served in the United States Marine Corps, earned his Bachelor's Degree in May 2013 and his MBA in February 2015. Jonathan is currently a pilot for Exec Air Montana.
 
Elizabeth graduated from Campion Academy and Union College (BSN).  She is a traveling nurse and works in the Emergency Room/Department.

Jonathan and Elizabeth reconnected in Duluth, Minnesota, last year. They are excited to start their marriage and life together in Helena, Montana. 
Melissa Otto Concert -- Saturday, November 12, 4:00 pm

Australian vocal soloist Melissa Otto will be performing her inspiring, mellow music for us in November. To hear more music and learn about Melissa's music ministry, visit her website.



Baby Shower for Two New Little Ones
--November 16, 6:00 pm
   Show your love for Rene Cleveland and Nicole (Issa) Warren and their new babies.

Thanksgiving Church Dinner--November 19 after church. This is an opportunity for fellowship with the whole church and academy students. Watch the church bulletin for details as to what to bring.

Soup, Salad, and Carols Vespers-- Friday, December 2, 6:30 pm
    Usher in the Christmas season in the Fellowship Hall. Watch for more details in the bulletin.

Campion Academy Christmas Concert -- Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm

Candlelight Christmas Celebration -- Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm  
Minutes of the Board & Information
A few highlights:

Building Project Update: Discussion: Kim Mehlenbacher met with the architect and gave them a concept of what we envision. They have tweaked it a little (fine-tuned) it and the Major Improvement Committee will meet to fine-tune it from our side. The architect will soon start working on final plans and the Major Improvement Committee will have something concrete to take to the church soon.

Student Involvement: Campion Academy has included as part of their Bible curriculum the requirement to be involved in a local church, most of which will take place on Sabbath morning. Ministry leaders who can involve students in their ministry should talk to one of the pastors.


"Hacksaw Ridge": The Desmond Doss Movie
 
This incredible story will appear on more than 3,000 movie screens around North America beginning November 4, and eventually in every major media market of the world. What was once an "Adventist" story will be known to people of many cultures and faith traditions. 
 
The Trans European Division newsletter says, "'Hacksaw Ridge' is the biggest PR opportunity the church has ever had. Mel Gibson, a man from a radically different faith background was convicted that this is a story he had to tell. It is a story of moral courage, faith, pacifism and Sabbath keeping. Even the evangelical world is enthused with the Sabbath keeping part of the film - comparing it favorably with the classic 1924 story of Olympian Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire."
 
But there are some things you need to know about this film as well. Although it is a Hollywood production, there are no f-words, taking the name of God in vain, or sex. But it is rated "R for war violence," and it is violent because what Doss went through was violent, and a person needs to know that to appreciate what Doss accomplished. Okinawa was one of the bloodiest fights of World War II, and that is the setting. Neither it, nor the trailer, is appropriate for children--probably under about age 16. 
 
The Doss Council, an Adventist group set up by Doss to control the use of his story, and who gave Gibson permission to do the film, and had control that the story stayed true to Doss, is producing a series of Bible studies to go with the film; you can share this with friends and family if they talk to you about the movie. Also, our Campion Church may show the Desmond Doss documentary November 20 to which you may invite interested people. 
 
Commentary and North American Division Statement 
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