From Our Pastors

Final Push in 2021 For Our New Space

In a time when the world wonders about people and space, we have been blessed to have the extra space of our new addition. We have seen our children singing in their classrooms, a cooking class, and a community HOA meeting in the Community Center, meetings in the conference room, and prayer in the pastors' offices.

The fire system to protect both the old and new wings of the building was a late addition that changed our budget. We do know God has not brought us this far to not provide for the finish. 
We currently have a loan for $190,000 to cover the finishing touches on our new space. Finance and Major Improvement Committees have continued to look for ways to finish the kitchen and raise the money to cover it and the loan.

Would you prayerfully consider continuing your commitment or a new giving commitment for 2021?

Pastors Thank the Music Leaders

Thank you, special music leaders, for blessing us with beautiful music every Sabbath! George Swanson, Amelia Zimmerman, and Pat Graybill, thank you for coordinating our special music and bringing a variety of musicians. Our church has especially enjoyed the music from our Eden Valley friends.

Sherry Hay, thank you for coordinating our prelude and postlude music. Many people do not realize how much our pianists and organists practice to set the tone for our worship services as well as the conclusion. We are truly blessed by our music at Campion!
Ministry Team
Lead Pastor
Micheal Goetz

Evangelism/Worship Pastor
Nestor Soriano

Discipleship/Family Pastor
Michael Morss

RMC Literature Ministry Pastor Matt Hasty

Campion Academy Chaplain
Nancy Meszaros
Office Administrator/Treasurer
Teresa Johansen

Head Elder
Dick Stenbakken

Member Care Team
The Pastors
Carol Turk
Becca Herber
Campion Academy Principal
Don Reeder

HMS Elementary Principal
Paul Bragaw
Our Mission
The Campion Church is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist movement seeking to

 Jesus as our Friend and Savior

a Caring Community

 Share the Everlasting Gospel

Fulfilling the Mission: Know, Grow, Go
Youth Sabbath School to Meet in Pikes Peak Room
What was your favorite part of church when you were growing up? Was it singing, fellowship, potlucks, or maybe the sermons? Perhaps, none of the above…. As I scan my memory bank, there are a few memories that stand out above all others. In each of those memories I was surrounded by a circle of friends studying the Bible in what the Seventh-day Adventist Church calls “Sabbath School.”

For the past several years, it has been a collective dream on our campus to birth a Sabbath School class that would create a space for our youth to meet when Campion Academy is not in session. This past summer Madi Jordan – along with her friends – Chase Rodriguez, Olivia Jordan, Shelby Waller, and Amelia Zimmerman joined together to make that dream become reality.

What may not seem like a big deal to you and me has made a big impact on our youth. According to Shelby Waller, “It is nice to have a small Sabbath School with friends where we can get good discussions going.” Now, instead of sitting in classes with older or younger people, “I can engage in discussions about the Bible with people my own age, and that has helped me to think about certain topics in new and interesting ways,” said Olivia Jordan.
Perhaps you are one of our youth or young adults, and would like to join one of our Sabbath School classes. If so, I would like to give you a personal invitation to connect with our youth in the Pikes Peak room this coming Sabbath. If you are already part of that group, take part in caring for another member that is your age by inviting them to come with you next time you are here. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on these exciting discussions. 
Pastor Morss
Food Boxes Packed and Delivered to Grateful Families
One recipient, Joanna, a young mother with three small children of her own, has taken in her sister's three children all under the age of six. Then she lost her job. When asked if she would be home, she replied, "I can't go anywhere with six kids!"

"Our hearts went out to this lady who is giving so much of her time and love," says Ken Albertsen who delivered her food boxes.

Boxes were prepared with food collected by the Pathfinders, as a Grow Group project by the "At Albertsens" group, and by the church Compassion Ministry team.
Turkey Trot a Success!
About 50 hearty folks, old and young, ready to walk, run, in a baby stroller or on a tricycle, participated in the first annual [?] Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

Starting in the north parking lot of the Campion Church, Kent Kast gave instructions for the route: west to the faculty homes, across the irrigation canal, around the ball field, past faculty homes and across the canal on the bridge, around east of the dorms and gym, and back to the church parking lot—a mile. The plan was to make the circle three times; when crossing through the church parking lot there was hot chocolate for anyone who wanted it. Pastor Goetz offered a prayer of blessing, and everyone gathered by the dumpster, ready to start.
About 45 of the original group finished—congratulations to all those folks, and even those who started and went as far as possible. There was no prize, but Campion T-shirts were offered to many participants. Caleb Jahn came in first with 25.13 minutes, with Zach Harlow right behind him. Jenny Sigler was the first of the women to finish. The last ones in were at just an hour.
Although there was no fee to participate, runners/walkers were asked to make a donation, and $336 was collected. A family will be chosen to receive a surprise Christmas blessing.
Pastor Goetz, one of the organizers, along with Kent Kast and Don Reeder, said, “The campus was honored to be used and a great activity that was appropriate for the concerns of the season. Special thanks to Kent Kast for setting out the course. We must continue our community/fellowship and our mission to share Jesus. The pandemic should not stop these; we just have to be creative and this was one of those opportunities.”
By Ardis Stenbakken
Directions are given as the "trotters" get in place.
Photo by Kaitlyn Boutot
Emma Sigler works to keep up with her parents.
Hot Chocolate, cider, and some chat time at the end of the run.
Why Should Christians Seek New Conversions?
Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” As my fellow Evangelist Ron Halvorson used to say, “We spend too much time cleaning the fish instead of fishing.” What he meant by that is that we try to be the Holy Spirit for other people at times, instructing them on what they should and should not do. Our job is to “make a disciple,” as Jesus commanded us. It is the Holy Spirit’s work to lead and transform their lives. 

Having served as a full-time evangelist the majority of my 50 years of ministry, I have watched how the Holy Spirit draws people to the Savior! There are five life-points of extreme receptivity to the gospel that come naturally to everyone: 1) Youth seeking a cause, 2) A move--especially a long-distant one, 3) A death or serious illness in the family, 4) A marriage or divorce and 5) the birth of a child.

As instruments of God’s love on this earth, our new church motto is: “Each one reach one!” My appeal is simple. Be looking for these entry points above among your friends, relatives, neighbors, work associates, and recreational acquaintances. Don’t push, but be a good listener and a loving friend during these transition points. Then, “be ready to give an answer to the hope that is within you” when the opportunity comes. As we are surrendered to King Jesus, the Holy Spirit will make every member of the Campion Church an excellent fisherman!
                                                                           Blessings, Evangelist Phil Jones
Avery and Arline Dick Library Acquires New Children's Books

The church library has purchased new books for children. These are books that you can read to your children to help them better understand more about Jesus and how He is coming back to take them to heaven. There are also books about being generous and giving to others. Then there are three books about Bible heroes. Below are the new books:
·      “God Made Our World” by Carolyn Byers
·      “God Made a Promise” by Carolyn Byers
·      “Jesus Live with Us” by Carolyn Byers
·      “Getting Ready for Jesus” by Carolyn Byers
·      “Jesus Takes Us Home” by Carolyn Byers
·      “Jack Gives Back” by Janice Matthews
·      “Jack and the Ten Rules” by Janice Matthews
·      “Jack’s Hat” by Janice Matthews
·      “Happy Jack—How much stuff is enough?” by Janice Matthews
·      “Jacob” by Ruth Brand
·      “Joseph” by Ruth Brand
·      “Adam and Eve” by Ruth Brand

I hope many of you will check out these books and that your children will be blessed as you read to them during this time when we are asked to stay at home during COVID and when they can’t be playing outside when it gets too cold.  
Sadie Torrez, Librarian
Could You Be the One to Fulfill the Mission to Grow Our Church?
Help Needed!
Contact a pastor if you are willing to serve.

1.   Social CommitteeInviting the church to camp-outs and having fun.
2.   Baby Shower CoordinatorHelping church families celebrate a coming baby.
3.   Compassion Ministry MemberWorking with a team to lead our church in caring for our community.
4.   Major Improvement ChairLeading a committee on any building/remodel needs.
5.   Security DirectorThinking through and advising the board on security guidelines for our church.
6.   MusicSabbath morning worship
  Special Music
    Instrumental: ______________
   Vocal/Group _______________
  Piano for children’s Sabbath Schools
7.   Children’s Sabbath SchoolsHelping children to know Jesus through story and lesson.
  Beginners: Assistants, Story Tellers
  Kindergarten: Assistant teachers, Story Tellers
  Juniors: Co-Leader, Substitutes
  Jr. High: Co-Leader, Substitute Teachers
8.   DeaconCaring for the church building and services.
9.   DeaconessCaring for church services (baptisms, Communion, etc.) and the those included in them.
10. PathfindersDiscipling young people to grow as followers of Jesus.
11. AdventurersDiscipling young people to grow as followers of Jesus.
12. Media MinistryMaking our Sabbath worship and study available to be heard and seen beyond our campus.
13. Greeter: Be the smile of hospitality and the first impression welcome.

All About People
New Families
David and Charlotte Dennis

David and Charlotte Dennis have lived in Loveland since 2013. For Charlotte it was coming home because she grew up in Boulder. David was from Kansas. Following 18 years as the head auditor at the General Conference, David went into business with their son, Sam, who is an accountant. Charlotte and David have two children, a daughter in Maryland and Sam who lives here. She also worked at the GC in treasury. They were missionaries for 15 years in South America and the Far East. David and Charlotte have been married for 60 years.

Following retirement, they spent summers in Colorado and winters in Florida, then eventually made the decision to be full-time Coloradans. Pre-pandemic they both loved to travel. Now they stay pretty close to home. David still helps their son out during tax season and Charlotte loves doing projects at home. They have two grandchildren and love being able to spend time with them. Welcome to the Campion church family, David and Charlotte.
Interview by Cheri Atwood
Nancy Mesczaros
The Campion Church welcomes Nancy Meszaros to our membership; she is the chaplain for Campion Academy. Meszaros comes to Campion from Armona Union Academy in California. Meszaros reports that during her second year at Andrews University, through the influence of her friends and family, she felt God was calling her to be a teacher and chaplain, so she changed from pre-med to thology and has never looked back.

Nancy is married to Levente (Levi) Meszaros who grew up in Romania. He is a professional opera singer and shares her love for ministry. They both say they love the mountains, hiking, and our fresh and clean air (probably before and after all the smoke and ash). She says she loves music, being with youth, puzzles, and escape rooms. 
by Ardis Stenbakken
The Allen Family
Nick and Valerie Allen have transferred their membership to Campion from Yucaipa, California. Nick is the Food Service Director at Campion Academy., having worked in food service his entire career.
Valerie has a passion for music and plays violin and viola, and has taught them in the past. She looks forward to being part of the music ministry at Campion. She also home schools their children Orianna (10), who wants to be a zookeeper, and Tristan (8) whose passion is animals, especially aquatic animals.
Valerie and Nick met in elementary school and started dating in academy. Valerie was home schooled and did schooling on-line. Nick grew up in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where he attended Andrews Academy, and later earned a certificate in Vegetarian Culinary Arts at Atlantic Union College. 
In their free time, the Allen family enjoys RC cars and trucks, hiking, and biking. They are looking forward to trying out backpacking and mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains.
Interview by Ardis Stenbakken
Welcome Baby Jaiden Chamberlain
Baby Chamberlain, better known as Jaiden Drew Chamberlain, was welcomed by mom and dad, Catherine and John and big sister, Remington on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 6:22 pm. Jaiden weighed 8 lbs and 4 ozs and was 20 inches long. He is healthy, happy and as Catherine said, “a really easy baby.” I asked Catherine what big sister Remington, now two-and-a-half, thought of her little brother? Catherine said after the first week Remington declared, “I think we should keep him!” Remington can’t wait to see him each morning and as she cozies up to him she greets him, “Hi baby Jaiden.” Congratulations to the Chamberlain family! 
By Cheri Atwood
Baptisms of Jocelyn Serrano and Matthew Savage November 21
On Sabbath, November 21st, our church was blessed by witnessing two baptisms. The first was Jocelyn Serrano and her testimony is: "Since the day I was born, my parents taught me about Jesus and we went to church every Sunday. While I was learning about Jesus, I also learned about the odds in my life. It was a miracle when I was born; my mother didn't want to have children, yet here I am. It was a miracle that I survived as a teenager after being bullied, being depressed, and facing peer pressure. It is a miracle that I still survived after my husband's death. It is a miracle that I am raising my three boys with the grace of Jesus. Every struggle becomes a miracle.

"Jesus has been in my life every step of the way, guiding me, and I am thankful for everything He has done and will continue to do in my life. He helps me grow in faith and He keeps performing miracles in my life so it can be a testimony to others. This is the reason that I am surrendering my life to Jesus today and declaring Him my Savior." 
Matthew Savage was baptized second, and his testimony is: "About a year ago I was reflecting back on my life and thinking about all those lonely roads I had walked, that I was always missing something, that no matter how much I tried, true happiness, joy and peace escaped me. I realized that I had been guided and saved from ruin, that He had always been calling me, walking with me, and He was still waiting patiently for me. I was impressed to attend a week-long Bible program each evening at Campion Church and was overwhelmed with a desire to learn more about Jesus and His love for me. Through my studies I have learned that when I was at my lowest and my highest, I was not alone, that I had never been alone. In my heart I knew He was there with me, and today I am committing my life to Him because He never left me, because He walked with me, because He carried me, because He died for me, because He died for all of us. 

"There are so many to thank that do not realize the impact you have, to all those living the Christian life; people are watching and learning from you. You have all helped me to realize that life without Jesus is not life. With great humility and respect, I thank you all."

With much happiness, our church family welcomes these two new members.
By Muriel Indermuehle

Could it really be that all three of the pastors have December birthdays? Happy Birthday to all three of you!
Coming Events
Service Schedule
First Service 9 - 10:10
Sabbath School 10:20 - 11:20
Second Church  11:30 - 12:40

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Christmas Concerts
December Christmas Concerts:
  • Christmas Choral Concert 
  • When - Sabbath, December 19 at both 9:00 am and 11:30 am, but only at 11:30 am for the community.
  • The group led by George Swanson will present the theme “The Thrill of Hope.” 
  • Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
  • When - Thursday, December 24 at 4:00 pm
  • Where - Campion Church
  • Organized by Sherry Hay
Attend concerts in person or view live at
Campion and HMS Richards School News
HMS Richards School
Kindergartners Creatively Explore God’s Creation

Taking advantage of the ability to have in-person school this semester, Kristie Smith has been helping her kindergarten class at HMS Richards Adventist School explore God's creation story in a fully interactive way. 

Students participated in various hands-on activities to get into what they were learning. The activities included projects such as constructing creation scenes out of candy, drawing events with shaving cream, and talking about why each part of creation was essential to the world. “It was a very big, messy project,” stated Smith.

Due to all of the uncertainty this year has brought, Smith feels it is more important than ever to read the Bible and be closer to God. For kindergartners, sometimes it can feel hard to focus their attention on the Bible, but the hands-on activities kept them engaged. 

Smith emphasized, “I feel like this year with COVID, Bible class is a very important part of the curriculum because while we don’t know when Jesus is returning, there are so many signs right now that He will be returning soon.” 

In Smith’s classroom, helping students connect to God isn’t just limited to Bible class. Throughout the day, when students bring up personal concerns, she teaches them to stop and pray. “We’ve seen miracles already happen in our class,” explained Smith. “We’ll pray about something and many times just a few minutes later we can see how God has answered us.”

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, it is always a question if schools will be able to stay open for in-person learning. All the HMS Richards teachers are making the most of the time they have now, while incorporating safety protocols. 

“Every day I go in, I know it’s a blessing that I’m there with my kids and we’re not meeting online,” said Smith. “It’s just really neat to be with them and laugh with them. Everyday is a miracle and my kids know that too. We thank God and pray that we can continue to stay open.”

-Haley Enochs, Campion Academy News Team

Campion Academy
Campion Academy Earns #1 Ranking for Second Year

Campion Academy was once again rated the number one private school in Larimer County by on the annual 2021 Best Schools ranking list. There are currently 32 private schools in Larimer County., a nationally recognized education ranking site, based this ranking on a rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, and data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

What makes Campion so great? We asked current students to share their perspectives. 

“I love how it feels like a second home. When I’m here, I get homesick but my friends always cheer me up. They keep me going and are the reason why I came back. Campion is a school that's more than a place for you to learn, it's a family.” - Blet Htoo

“I like how it’s easy to get along with people and you can make a lot of friends.” - Tiffany Kolibu

“I like how Campion tries to make it possible for us to stay here (with in-person education during the pandemic) and I’m glad to live in the dorm because it allows us to be closer with our friends.” - Chrishella Kalawo

“I’d probably have to say the greatest strength of Campion is the spiritual environment, I just really enjoy how I can be in a place where people are my same age and who believe the same thing I do. They influence me to want to know God more and keep me consistent in my beliefs.” - Odalis Mata

“One of the things I really value about Campion is the inclusion of spirituality into everyday life. Teachers have worship and prayer before every class, which puts God first. Not only is spirituality incorporated into academics, but vespers and worship services allow everyone to grow closer to one another, and people form bonds here that will most likely last a lifetime.” - Sami Hodges

“For me, the best part about Campion is the amount of help the staff members give you. In other schools, some teachers don’t care if you fail or succeed, but here the teachers go above and beyond to make sure you succeed. They will give you their phone numbers, meet with you outside of class, and work with you when you are behind or struggling. It just goes to show how God is working through everyone on this campus.” - Haley Enochs

“I think a strength of Campion is the personal atmosphere. You can make so many connections here, and the staff really care about the students. I think what makes people want to come back are all the friendships they make here.” -Nelly Salinas

Campus Life
“My favorite thing is the dorm life because I love how my friends and I interact with each other and still hang out even with COVID policies and with masks. We still make it work and have fun!” - Mark Zelaya

“Campion excels at providing an environment where students can grow socially, physically, mentally, and spiritually.” - Jayden Anggormas

-Campion Academy Student News Team
Photos by Jill Harlow --- feel free to take your pick!
If you use the one with students raising their hands, please use this caption (some concern that the photo doesn't show enough social distancing): "Assemblies and other student body meetings were held in the gymnasium this year with students sitting with their roommates and spaced apart from others."
By Jill Harlow

Church Business
Elder Team Chart of Responsibilities
Offerings this Month
December 5: Local Church Budget:
Toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizer—things we didn’t used to think about too much. But now they are valuable. Keeping items such as these available at all times is part of our local church budget. Let’s be sure there is always money to pay for them—and all the other ministry needs as well.

December 12: Adventist Community Services
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed overwhelming demand on food banks throughout the North American Division. Adventist Community Services Centers quickly adapted and are responding to meet the tremendous need. Your financial gifts to the Adventist Community Services Offering make it possible to continue responding to the pandemic. Remember to mark ACS on your envelope or on AdventistGiving or it will go to the general World Budget.

December 19: Local Church Budget
With the pandemic more groups in our church are reaching out to those who may be in need of financial or emotional support. Much of this is paid for by individuals, but some of the expenses come from the church and from ministries. The local budget supports this.

December 26: Rocky Mountain Conference Advance
La Vida Mission school receives 5% of the Advance offering. Right now this mission, in the midst of the Navajo reservation, is facing tremendous challenges as it reaches out to its community. They appreciate any and all support they receive.
December’s Budget: Bigger than the Rest
Campion’s Finance Committee recommended to the board a challenge that our December budget stretch us a little. Our average December Budget giving is $38,000 and helps to finish funding the budget and additional specific needs (we call SMART Goals) of our ministries. The recommendation is that our goal this December be stretched to $42,000 and that the budget overage (any above the budget) be given 75% to the SMART goals and 25% to go as a gift to a community organization. That last 25% was an exciting dream for this year.
This holiday season seems to be bringing more disappointment than we had all hoped. “Less” seems to be a theme. Less travel, less gathering at church, less family holiday time, and a many other “lesses.”  
But (and that is an operative conjunction) we don’t want there to be less of the hope we find in Jesus. So the idea was born to stretch our December giving to our church budget so that we could surprise some charity in our community with a little extra and in a tangible way express appreciation. 

We pray together that God will take our humble gifts this month, and multiply them, and then take the gift we share with our community and birth hope in many hearts as He did in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.
Pastor Micheal Goetz
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