October 2016
Campion Ministries are SMART
by Pastor Micheal

Last fall the church in business voted a visioning and budgeting process that includes each ministry having a part in raising the bar in their area by thinking through and implementing SMART goals (goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Related to mission, and Time bound).  With each area praying and thinking through goals for the coming year, they will both communicate to other ministries what is taking place and will also provide the church with a chance to pray over how they can help support the goals of our ministries.  The vision from the pastoral team is to make excellence and evangelism key components in every ministry at Campion.
The process for the SMART goals is that each ministry leader or director (including pastors), along with their teams, pray and plan for 2017, keeping focused and consistent with other ministries by using the SMART acronym. In October those goals are turned in and reviewed by the pastoral staff and then shared with the finance committee so they can be included in their budget conversations and planning.  In November the church board reviews the SMART goals and selects 3-4 that they would like to highlight and make funding available.
Four areas of SMART impact would be:
Communication and collaboration between ministries, the board, and various leaders is built by each sharing their goals and initiatives.
  1. The ministry effectiveness is raised by setting goals and planning ahead.  This planning keeps our church focused and striving to raise the bar.
  2. The finance team is able to hear from ministries and leaders ahead of time, reducing as much as possible last minute requests for additional funding.
  3. When the board reviews the SMART goals and selects 3-4 to be highlighted and funded, it allows a ministry leader to think outside of their normal operations and do something different or even bigger than would be possible with normal budget constraints.

Our Church in Action
Chili Cook-off - Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm
Do people rave about your chili?  Do you think your chili could win the big prize?  We challenge you to bring your best chili and the recipe on October 1 and prove it.  The winner receives a prize that will fit the chili challenge.  Come at 6:30 for vespers followed by chili; cornbread and salads will be provided.  Table games and ping pong will be available afterwards.  Get your taste buds ready and your voting fingers poised to crown a chili king or queen!

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, Assoc.
Rob Carlson, Chaplain

Admin. Assistant/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.
Hey Kids!  Join Pathfinders!

All youth are welcome and invited to join this year's Pathfinder club. Pathfinders provides an exciting opportunity to mature personally, grow spiritually, serve the community, and learn crafts dealing with recreation, arts, nature, vocation, outreach, and camping skills.
All young people in 5th through 10th grade are invited to join Pathfinders. Youth in grades 9-12 can also participate in the TLT program that cultivates leadership. We always need assistants and people willing to help teach kids various honors.  
Club meetings will be on Wednesday evenings at the HMS gym from 6:30-8:15 . If you missed the registration evening, you may still join.  Call the leader, Pastor Esequias Perea at  970-667-7403  for more information.

Meals for New Moms

The Beginners Sabbath School Group is wanting to reach out to families with new babies in a helpful and practical way. But we need your help! We have about 5-6 families that have new babies arriving in the months of October and November. I  know that this church is full of great cooks! I also know that our church family has many people who have a passion for healthy eating. 

This is a great opportunity for both groups to reach out and help others with your gifts. If we can get enough help then each cook will only have to make one meal per family. If you love to cook, or are at least willing to do it for others every now and then, please contact Aubrey Nelson so she can add you to our "Take Them a Meal" team. 

Aubrey Nelson:  720-288-2593 or  chrisnaub@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance for your help!
Make Friends With Our Community at the Larimer Chorale Concert

Larimer Chorale presents Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil at Campion Church - Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30pm. 
Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, Opus 37, stands as the crowning achievement of the "Golden Age" of Russian Orthodox sacred choral music. This period, which began in the 1880s and lasted until the communist takeover in 1917, was a time when dozens of Russian composers turned their creative energies to composing choral music on texts drawn from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The music is for unaccompanied chorus - the traditional vocal complement in the Russian Orthodox Church - and is stunning in its use of melodic development, dynamic contrasts, tonal varieties and polyphonic techniques.  The power of the Chorale and the beauty of its voices will be on clear display as Rachmaninoff's incredible composition is brought to life. Tickets can be purchased at 970-221-6730 or  Online Ticket purchase

"No More Fear"  
Coming to Campion

"No More Fear," a free series of community seminars and conversations about how to live without fear is coming to the Campion Church Fellowship Hall beginning Friday, October 7. The seminars, led by Pastor Nestor Soriano begin with a free optional light supper at 6:00 and then the seminar itself will begin at 6:30. The meetings will continue through October 22. You can get a complete list of dates and topics at RelevantSeminars.org/Loveland.

The opening night will be "No More Fear of the Future"; discover a prophecy that reveals our future and has been proven in the past. The Bible tells us to "Fear Not" over 100 times, but how does one live without fear? "The Bible has answers for the fears we face today, fears of wars, violence, political upheaval both abroad and at home."

These interactive seminars will provide the Bible answers. So this is an opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, and former members. Informational postcards to invite people are available at the Welcome Desk.

There will be inspirational music, study materials, and child care is provided. You can pre-register now at RelevantSeminars.org/Loveland or call 855-972- 9127. And if you would be willing to help with these important meetings, please contact Pastor Nestor at 970-667-7403 or email nsoriano1@gmail.com.
Melissa Otto, a young Australian vocalist will appear in concert at the Campion Church on Sabbath afternoon, November 12 at 4:00 pm.

Melissa released her first EP ("Patio") at age 20, and three albums since that time. She has been nominated for best song writer and awarded best Christian artist in the Music Oz Awards. Most recently appearing in Brazil, she has toured in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, and of course Australia.

Melissa loves people, community, adventure, and God. "I am amazed at God's desire and ability to use us faulty vessels to carry the important and beautiful message of His true heart for us--we are weak but He is strong," she says.

You can get samples of her music at www.melissaotto.com

Ukes for Church!
About 20 Campion students and church members got out their ukuleles and strummed with the Praise and Worship music led by Yves Clouzet.

How Big are Giants?
Natalie Barton captured the attention of adults as well as the children when she included examples of very tall people living and from the past.  Her husband is 6 feet 7 inches tall and other giant heights were pictured. Amelia Zimmerman helped hold a poster of Goliath's actual height.  
The picture projected on the wall represents the possible size of a prehistoric giant based on a fossil thigh bone discovered recently. 
School News
Current and Upcoming Fundraisers at HMS :

HMS appreciates all our many generous donors who help keep our school running within our budget and allow for many children to attend who couldn't otherwise afford it.  Even if you don't have extra money to give, it is easy to participate in fundraisers that help our school with items you already buy.
BOGO Cards
Students are currently selling BOGO (Buy-one-get-one-free) cards to use at local retailers including Dominos Pizza, Perkins, Subway, Coldstone, Sonic, and Johnstown's Corner.  The majority of the funds raised will be used for the 7th and 8th grade mission trip this year.  Each card costs the school $5 and students are asking for donations between $10 and $20 for the cards.  If you dine at any of the participating restaurants, it would be easy for this card to save you more money than you spend!  Talk to any HMS student about getting the card, or call our office for more information. 
Box tops for Education
Many products, such as cereal boxes, are labeled "Box Tops for Education."  To support our school, simply cut off and collect those labels and bring them to the collection box at HMS, or give them to a student to add to his classroom box. Each box top is worth 10 cents for our school.  For more information and participating products go to http://www.boxtops4education.com.
Milk Caps for Moola
New this year, we are collecting milk caps from products (including juice) from Longmont Dairy.  Each milk cap is worth 5 cents for our school.  More information can be found at http://longmontdairy.com/milk-caps-for-mooola. Simply drop them into our donation box by the school office. 
Butter Braids
Once again, delicious Butter Braids can be ordered during the month of October and early November and will be delivered in time for your Thanksgiving meal!  These can be ordered through individual students or by calling the office. 
Fall Festival
Mark your calendars and plan to attend our annual Fall Festival on Saturday November 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.   There will be a variety of fun games and tasty food and treats at this fun family event.  Please join us and know that the money you spend there will go to improving the education of our kids!  Each class raises money at booths for educational resources for their individual classrooms. 
Citrus Sales
HMS will continue to sell a variety of citrus fruit this winter.  Look for announcements in the church bulletin starting in November.  

We are especially thankful for our Home and School Director, Aubrey Nelson, for
coordinating many of these fundraisers that benefit our school.
For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities or fundraisers, please 
contact Terri Michalenko in our office at 970-667- 2427 or email 

Get Involved at HMS Richards!
Have you ever thought of getting involved at HMS Richards, but aren't sure how? There are multiple ways our church members can get involved and help our school whether it includes volunteering your time or contributing to our fundraisers. "Every volunteer is a vital person in my classroom; we could not function without the help of family and friends in our community," says Kari Lange, 1st-3rd grade teacher. "Success of my students is a joint effort!  I can never pay my volunteers what they are worth, but Jesus can and He has a huge award waiting!"
Volunteer Opportunities:
Hot Lunch Program:
This year, under the coordination of parent-volunteer, Kerri Belsito, our school is striving to make our meals more healthy and balanced.  More volunteers are needed to cook and serve a meal at least once a month.  Please contact Terri Michalenko in our office to sign up. 
Tutoring and Classroom Helpers
An extra pair of hands is always welcome and needed, especially in our multi-grade classrooms where students are often working on different things in small groups. Volunteers are needed to listen to students read, help with math, make copies, and work with students one-on-one and in small groups. 
Partnering for Eternity Program (PFE)
HMS is in need of a volunteer to coordinate this program, which matches up students with elderly in our community.  This program is meant to reach those who would welcome assistance from a student from HMS (i.e. yard work, light cleaning, sharing a hobby, etc.).  It also benefits HMS students by assisting with tuition.  There is no cost to the elderly. 
This summer, volunteers helped to clean out our school's library.  Now that we've gotten rid of our outdated books, we need a committed volunteer to keep them in order! 
Other opportunities
Whatever your talent, we are sure we can find a place for you to help out. Other needs include: monitoring recess, driving for field trips and sport games, or being a guest speaker in class on your area of expertise. 
The safety of our students is top priority, so any volunteers who will be working with our students need to complete a background check and a short online training course about keeping children safe.  Please contact our secretary, Terri Michalenko to get started!  

photo: Rajmund Dabrowski
by Rajmund Dabrowski

It was more than a year ago when Campion Academy looked at its viability as a serious contributor to Adventist education and designed an increased enrollment program. More recently, Ed Barnett, president of Rocky Mountain Conference and Campion Academy's board chairman, stepped in with a personal pledge.

During a conversation between Barnett and recruiter Jessica Rios at the Wyoming Camp Meeting in July about enrollment projections for the academy, Barnett promised he would get his head shaved if the marketing delivered at least 150 students for the new academic year. When Barnett suggested that Rios shave her head if she failed to meet the goal of 150, Rios agreed.

It was a deal Ed Barnett struck with Jessica, and lost!

photo: Erik Stenbakken
by Jenny Sigler

Campion Church and Campion Academy are working together to "Encourage the growth of a generation that knows how to connect with a local church, become involved, and join in the mission," as explained by Campion chaplain Rob Carlson.
The church encourages students to be involved throughout the year by identifying at least 10 possibilities for church participation. They've provided students with contact information for church members who can get them involved in everything from greeting, to music, to ushering, to welcoming families with the parking team. (The freshmen parking ministry greets and directs new visitors, helps carry potluck food, and provides umbrellas when needed.) "I love this church. They let us be involved," says senior Celine Lumowa, who leads one of the praise teams for the academy's weekly chapels and vespers. She helps with the church praise teams, too.

Upcoming at the Academy

October 19-23 - Soccer & Volleyball Tournaments at Union College
October 24-29
- Fall Week of Prayer with   Jonathan Burnett
November 4-6 - Parent Weekend 
See Campion Academy's Calendar...
All About People
Nathan Lorenz and His bride Annika

Nathan's church families from Campion and Brighton congratulated the new couple at a wedding reception held September 4.  They were married in Traverse City, Michigan on August 14.
Elena Pastrana

It is always a joy when a young person joins our Campion Church, and we are happy to welcome Elena Pastrana, a freshman at Campion Academy. Her brother Tony is a member at Campion as well. Elena attended the Beebe Christian School in Fort Collins; so far her favorite subject is English and someday she would like to be a veterinarian. She enjoys singing (is in the CA choir) and would like to participate in the praise singing.

Elena's favorite Bible character is Esther and her favorite text is Psalm 34:18, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." When asked what she would like people to know about her, she says, "I want people to know I'm a Christian. I follow Jesus." That is something we should all strive for.

Pablo Buitron and his wife Gloria Estrada have joined us from the Boulder Church; when asked why they came to Campion they said it is for the fellowship: many friends have moved to Campion and they enjoy the friendliness of the Campion Church.

Gloria, who is originally from Honduras, works as a nanny; and Pablo, originally from Mexico, is a medical interpreter; he is also a translator and does counseling.

When asked how they would like to be involved at Campion. Pablo said they are already working with Pastor Micheal and Pastor Jones as part of a Hispanic ministry, and they would like to be involved with some of the children's programs like Pathfinders and Adventurers. Welcome, Pablo and Gloria!
Photo by Carol Turk
Kevin Orrison Baptized

On Sabbath afternoon, September 24,  Kevin was baptized in the Big Thompson River by pastor Micheal surrounded by family and friends.  God bless you, Kevin, as you continue your journey walking with Jesus.
Kevin is the husband of Joanna and father of Olivia.  
In Memory of Kenneth Konrad
1931 - 2016

Kenneth Konrad (85), a member of our Campion congregation, passed away September 16 at the Good Samaritan after having health problems for about a year. There will be a memorial service here at the Campion Church at 1:00 the afternoon of October 16.

Ken, a veteran, became a Journeyman Boiler Maker following his US Navy service, and then became a welder for the rest of his career. He owned the Western Welding here in Loveland, serving this community for about 40 years.

Ken is survived by his wife Barb (he and Barb had been married for 61 years--a real Ken and Barbie); two daughters, Shelley Barker Walter and Sherry West Lundy, and three grandchildren: Konrad Barker, Madison West, and Kyle West.

Born in Denver, through the years Ken served his churches in Denver, Aurora, and Loveland as a junior Sabbath school teacher; home missionary leader; an elder; and he and Barb were also youth room leaders. Barb shares that, "Ken had an amazing love for his Lord and his family.

Staying Connected

Keeping Up with the News

It is important to keep up with the news, but it is especially important to keep up with the news of the Adventist Church. If you are not "in the know," here are two places to which you will want to subscribe--and they are free;

Rocky Mountain Conference news: NewNuggets comes to your email every Friday morning and covers news from all around our conference and notices of coming events. You can subscribe by going to www.RMCSDA.org  and click on NewsNuggets that comes up on the banner on the home page.
North American Division news: The Communication Department of the North American division emails a free digest of news from the division called NAD NewsPoints about once a week. You can get this by going to www.nadadventist.org/article/500/news/current-newspoints.
And of course encourage your Adventist friends and family to be sure to be on the Campion Church email list.

Lindsey Carlisle "Sprinkled"

Jonathan and Lindsey are expecting their second son very soon! So  friends and family provided advice, diapers, and new clothes for them at a baby shower. The shower was organized by Marilyn Jackson and Anastasia Cate.  Marilyn says,  "Every new baby needs a party." 
Make someone's day and wish them a Happy Birthday!  

October Birthdays (click to see list)

Minutes of the Board
people_board_meeting.jpg Board Minutes 9/19/16

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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: ardisathome@comcast.net