A Special Message from Pastor Nestor Soriano
When Katherine and I moved to Colorado in 2015, we had no idea how much our lives would be enriched by you, our Campion community. The past six years have been a tremendous blessing to us and that’s largely due to your godly love and exemplary service. 

We have some news: We recently received and accepted an invitation to serve in a church in the Illinois Conference. We will be moving in July and will be serving in the Chicagoland area, Nestor’s hometown. 

Campion Church, we will miss you dearly. Thank you for loving our family and giving us precious memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Your friendship means the world to us. Our last Sabbath will be June 19. We would love the opportunity to say farewell and to thank you for being a blessing to us. 

Our hope is that our paths will cross again on this earth; if not, we’ll see you in heaven. Until then, let’s stay faithful to the One who is always faithful to us. 
When You Need Prayer, Find an Adventist
What if in the joys and in the difficulties of life, when our community needs to reach out for prayer, they think of a Seventh-day Adventist.

Earlier this spring, I had the privilege of sitting down with the communication team at the General Conference. They had over the past few years invested significant resources to discover the best way a church could serve our communities – especially to a digital audience.  Their conclusion seemed intuitive but forceful because of the research. They found that the most pressing need, from the community, was the availability of the church for prayer. While it’s not the only way, of course, what an incredible opportunity to be a listening ear and a compassionate voice for our community.  

Our prayer ministry team, with our pastors and evangelism council, are working to establish an open invitation in our community of coming to us for prayer. As Phil Jones, from the evangelism council, stated –“We want our community to say ‘when you need prayer, find an Adventist.’” 

This fall the plan is to launch a digital marketing campaign through social media, extending the invitation to the community that we are here to pray for them. They will be able to text in their prayers and we will divide up volunteers to respond with prayers for their specific needs.   

The General Conference has shared dozens of graphics and videos that we can use to spread the word. One is shown above.
Pastor Micheal Goetz
Pastors Say Thank you

Thank you to several teams who have contributed to our kitchen work. Thank you, Kitchen Committee, that worked with the Major Improvements Committee to establish the plans. And thank you to the deaconess and decorating teams that helped pack up the kitchen in preparation for the construction. 
From Pastor Michael Taylor

As our most recent semester of Grow Groups ends, I am starting to look at our next semester of groups (starting in the Fall). If you’re interested in helping, or have any ideas/suggestions, please contact me.

Haven’t yet returned to our church campus in person but want to stay connected? Keep your eyes open – we’ll soon be expanding our social media presence to better engage with our church family, local community, and beyond!
Ministry Team
Lead Pastor:
Pastor Micheal Goetz

Pastor Nestor Soriano

Discipleship/Family Ministry: Pastor Michael Taylor

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

Best of Loveland Award
Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church has been selected as the Winner for the 2021 Best of Loveland Awards in the category of Places of Worship.
The Loveland Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Loveland. Our mission is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and entrepreneurs among the press, the business community, and the general public.
Fulfilling the Mission: Know, Grow, Go
Family Ministry Sponsors Active Parenting Class
An Active Parenting class, sponsored by Family Ministries, will be taught by Monica Puckett each day during Vacation Bible School. She has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is certified to teach a variety of Active Parenting classes. Monica is also a mother of four (2 bio and 2 step) as well as a grandma so has practical experience. The class will incorporate ages 0 -12 within an in-person COVID-safe setting.
So while your children are being taken care of and learning more about Jesus, you too can benefit through this class. A donation of $20 is requested to cover cost of materials. Please contact Monica at 970-646-6727 if you have further questions.

Monica states, “I believe parenting is the most honored position God has gifted us. Which means we will be challenged, we will learn, we will fail, and we will grow. But we do not have to do it alone. So come learn through the research and time-tested program of Active Parenting.”  
Compassion Ministries to Host Families for Two Weeks
Compassion Ministries needs your financial help hosting our local community’s Family Promise program which provides temporary shelter to families with children during a situational crisis resulting in the loss of their housing.

Prior to COVID-19 we housed families in the church for a week at a time, four times a year and provided the evening meal for up to four families who had experienced loss of housing. Due to the pandemic, Family Promise is currently housing our guests in a local motel and providing Walmart gift cards for them to purchase food for the week. Family Promise is part
of the House of Neighborly Service. Learn more at www.honservice.org.

How can you help? We are seeking financial donations to cover the cost of housing four families for a two-week period from June 13-27. One half of this amount will be funded from the church's Community Services funds. We are asking you to contribute toward the remaining $2000 during the month of June. To donate online just give to “local community services” and by envelope, please write “homeless” on the envelope.

And as always, we pray for these families during our ministry to them, that they will be able to access the economic, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency so that they may be able to fulfill their callings of glorifying God by working and supporting themselves and their families and the fruit of their work. Thank you for being a part of this prayer ministry as well.
By Diane Lee
Outreach Group Continues Evangelism/Begins Regular Worship in Johnstown
The work of the Johnstown Outreach Group continued with follow-up connections with the families that attended the April 25 brunch and further door-to-door visitation in Johnstown. 

The group has also begun to hold regular worship gatherings on Sabbath afternoons, gathering at 4 p.m. at the Rolling Hills Park. The park can be accessed off Rolling Hills Parkway in Johnstown. The group will continue in outreach on Sabbath afternoons and other days as well. All Campion Church members are invited to support the evangelistic efforts of the group. For more information, email Eddie and Sarah Schwisow at schwisows@gmail.com.

Photo from the April 25 brunch held at the Johnstown YMCA. Forty community and church members attended the event.
Photo and update by Sarah Schwisow.
Knowing Campion's Elders
Kent Kast is the Campion Church Elder for Administration. When asked what that means, Kent said that primarily he is a member of the finance committee and liaison between the committee and the pastoral team. He is also a member of the church board and represents the finance committee if the chair is unable to be there; he is able to provide further background information regarding finance issue at those meetings as well. He has met occasionally with Pastor Goetz, primarily concerning financial issues. 

In his work life, Kast is the Vice President for Academics at Campion Academy. He oversees curriculum issues; academic questions from teachers or students/parents go through him. He also teaches five classes.

When not working at the Academy he enjoys hiking in the mountains, gardening, playing with his grandson, or singing in choral groups. Kast is married to Nancy, a registered nurse; they are the parents of four adult children, one in Washington state, one in Lincoln, Nebraska, one at Loma Linda, and one, Kaitlyn, right here on our campus. The Kasts have three grandchildren
Women's Ministries to Teens Presents Evening Worship
By Rebecca Herber

The Campion Church Women’s Ministries to Teens team presented the Campion Academy ladies' evening worship gathering on May 18. Team member Monica Puckett delivered a short but powerful message: “We have free will and can make our own choices. Why not choose Him, the One who wants us, loves us, and has our best interest at heart?”

Treats and lemonade were provided along with gifts for the girls to keep. The team in attendance included Rebecca Herber, Monica Puckett, Wendy Eickmann, and Ginger Garman.

Eickmann said, “The team enjoyed watching the girls pick out their yummy snacks and fun gifts. Most all of the girls expressed that they enjoyed having us come for worship and genuinely thanked us.”

Faith Evert, a Campion Academy sophomore, stated, “Worship was great! I wish you guys could do it more often!”
Girls who attended the worship service pick up their snacks.
Monica Puckett delivers her message.
Photos by Wendy Eichmann
Community Sabbath Informs Members of Opportunities to Serve
Representatives from a number of community service organizations shared how they provide help and support in the city of Loveland.

Following the service, each organization set up displays and were available to talk about their programs.
Joyelle Worley examines quilts made by Adventist Community Services team members Ella Jean Albertsen and Sadie Torrez, director.
Photo by Ardis Stenbakken
All About People
Welcome the Shane Ziegler Family
Although the Zieglers live out in Keenesburg on the eastern plains of Colorado, and have lived there for 15 years, they have chosen to join the Campion Church. We wish to welcome Shane, Darci, Karissa, and Kyle. They are willing to drive all those miles from Keensburg because they enjoy the services at the Campion Church and also like the fact that there are active small groups. Having some of the groups on Zoom is great for this family as they live too far away to drive that distance very often.

The Zieglers are a busy family: Shane is a mechanic for a company in Denver; Darci is an online reading tutor; Karissa works at a plant nursery; and Kyle works at a car dealership as a mechanic. Like so many Colorado families, when they are not working, they enjoy camping and hiking.

Regarding their spiritual journey, Darci notes that, “In good times and bad, God is always faithful.”
Interview by Joyelle Worley
Kyle, Darci, Shane, and Karissa Ziegler.
Photo by Karissa Ziegler
Terrie Clark Chooses Campion
Terrie Clark is a Registered Nurse who lives in Longmont but chose to become a member of the Campion Church because she like the mission of our church: to Know, to Grow, to Go.

Originally from California, Terrie come to Colorado via Washington State. Her granddaughter has attended Campion Academy and she has a grandson who lives with her. When she has free time, she likes to garden, to walk. and to crochet. Someday she says she would love to learn to quilt.

In the past Terrie has worked with Pathfinders and has taught Sabbath School; she says she likes to sing, but only in a group. She would now like to learn to give Bible studies. When asked about her spiritual journey, as with most of us, there have been highs and lows and in between, but “The Lord is always with me. Even when I thought He wasn’t there for me, He was; He manifests Himself.” 
Interview by Ardis Stenbakken
Terrie Clark and her grandson.
Photo supplied.
Donsala Blanchard
Donsala Blanchard is a woman on the move: travel wise, educationally, health wise, and spiritually. Asked about her spiritual journey, she says “It has been a walk with Jesus beside the Sea of Galilee.“ Donsala wants it to be clear too that she believes Jesus has healed her and confirmed His love so she has been able to continue her educational goals; she is a student at Northern Colorado University getting her degree in Elementary Education specializing in Special Education.

Originally from Tennessee, Donsala has traveled in the Caribbean and 38 states in this country. She was offered a job at Eden Valley as a massage therapist, which brought her to Loveland, but she has just now started a new job at Elements Massage. She also works part time at Fed Ex and volunteers at Bazaar Bookstore.

Donsala chose Campion as her home church because she so enjoyed a concert here when she first arrived in Colorado, and she likes the Campion sermons. She is also passionate about church schools, having sent her daughter to church school.

“I don’t meet strangers, but I am going to use that to bring people to Jesus,” says Donsala. Further, she says she wants to be an exhibit as a child of God, “a light that doesn’t just sit on the hill.” Here at Campion, she might like to visit families and be involved in tutoring children.
Interview by Ardis Stenbakken
Donsala Blanchard
Photo by Ardis Stenbakken
Congratulations Chris and Andrea Orrison
Their daughter, Rylie Brielle Orrison, was born May 18, 2021. She weighed 7 lb 9 oz and was 20 inches long.
Welcome, Rylie!

Photo supplied.
Baptism of Noah Schlegel
Noah was born in Illinois but moved to California at a young age.Thirteen years ago he moved to Colorado. When he was in high school, Noah ran across some Amazing Facts videos that intrigued him. Consequently, he watched some Doug Bachelor programs and was inspired by the truths he was learning. Noah's mother is Lutheran and she persuaded him to be baptized into the Lutheran church by sprinkling. Noah states that it never felt right. In the summer of 2020, Noah emailed the Campion Church to learn more about our beliefs and in January of 2021, Pastor Nestor and Eddie Camacho started Bible studies with him. Noah was baptized on April 30, 2021, by Pastor Nestor. Eddie Camancho stands in the baptistry with Noah.

Noah works for Pederson Toyota and in his spare time, enjoys fishing.  

Welcome to our church family Noah.  
Interview by Muriel Indermuehle
Photo from video recording.
Baptism of Jonathan Kincaid
 Johnathan was baptized by Pastor Nestor on May 15, 2021.  He was given Bible studies by Jonas and Tenisha Tavares

"I was a prodigal for many years though raised in 'the word.' I thank God for my mom's prayers and Proverbs 22:6 which states 'Raise up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.' I am thankful for the church family that God has sent me to bring me back into his fold." Johnathan feels that the drive from Denver is worth it because this church feels like home to him.
Johnathan works at Albert's Organics in Erie, Colo. His hobbies include camping and fishing.

Welcome to the family, Johnathan.
Interview by Muriel Indermuehle
Photo by Joyelle Worley
Birthdays this Month
Coming Events
June / July Service Schedule

Sabbath School 9:30 - 10:30
Church      10:45 - 12:15

Services streamed live from campion.church
Connect Week-end June 4 - 5
Connect Weekend with Karl Haffner, PhD--VP, Student Experience, Loma Linda University Health
Friday evening at 7:00 - Karl Haffner “We Have This Hope: Salvation”
Prayer time Sabbath at 8:45 am 
Sabbath Morning at 9:30 - Sabbath School 
Sabbath at11:00 - Karl Haffner “We Have This Hope: Scripture”
Sabbath at 2:30 - Karl Haffner “We Have This Hope: The Second Coming”
Vacation Bible School June 7-11
While many of our students have their eyes on the end of the school year, Campion Church is right around the corner from opening a new school session. This isn’t just any school, however; we’re talking about Vacation Bible School! We hope to see all of our 4-12 year old students the week of June 7-11 for our annual VBS program.

Our theme is “Kids of Courage,” and they will be inspired by the stories of courageous people in the Bible AND in our own community who were willing to let God do something big through them. We meet here on our church campus from 9am-noon each day for stories, games, crafts, snacks, and more! Invite your friends to join us for this awesome opportunity and be encouraged to let God do something big through you too!
We also want to invite you to join us on Saturday, June 5 for a “VBS Preview” during our Connect Weekend. If this is your first exposure to VBS, you’ll appreciate the shortened program that will give you a taste of what is to come.
Pastor Michael Taylor
Women's Ministries Presents Grief, Grace and Gratitude June 18-19
“Grief, Grace, and Gratitude” is the theme for the Campion Church Women’s Ministries Emphasis Day, June 19. Alicia Patterson, Assistant Professor at Advent Health University, is the special guest speaker. She is the lead professor for the Jesus and Contemporary Society and Issues in Grieving and Loss courses as well as Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines and Women of the Bible. Patterson earned her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Tennessee in 1990 and her M.A. in Religion at Andrews University in 2001. She recently helped develop a program for grieving young adults at New Hope for Kids in Orlando, Florida.
Alicia is the wife of the new pastor of the Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church, Geoff Patterson, and the mother of three sons and one daughter, Arial, soon to be a sophomore at Campion Academy.
The special weekend will begin with “Grief, Giving God Our Pain” Friday evening at 7:00 on the patio by the Campion Church Fellowship Hall. There is no charge, and women of all ages are invited.
Sabbath morning at the regular church service, Patterson will present “Grace: Comforting Others with Comfort We Have Received.”
From 3:00 to 5:00 Sabbath afternoon Patterson will present “Gratitude: Praising God for What Remains.” This will take place in the Community Center.

Patterson has spoken for many women’s retreats, and “We greatly look forward to a spiritually high but practical weekend,” comments Jeanette Fortner, the Campion Church Women’s Ministries leader. 
Photo supplied.
Community Event: Walker Hymn Sing June 19, 6 pm
Join in a community-wide, open-air evening of singing great hymns. Free of Charge. Bring your own chair, water and mosquito spray.
Campion and HMS Richards School News
HMS Richards School
On May 14, HMS students and friends participated in their first 5k Color Run. Students ran three laps around campus to complete 3.1 miles. Some students even ran four laps. Pastor Taylor began the event with worship and shocking us all with his speedy legs outrunning a great contestant, Tryg Sorensen. It was great to see family and friends cheering on students and blasting them with fun powdered color. What an exhilarating way to celebrate the end of the school year!

Photo by Kari Lange
HMS Richards School Summer Projects That Need Your Help
Summer projects: Contact Paul Bragaw at 720.985.3886 or Chris Nelson at maintenance@hmsrichards.org to help with projects such as these listed. We have more projects to come.
Paint gym floor
Pull Weeds
Clean windows
Clean walls and lockers
Paint desks
Fix light fixtures
Fix/redo entry flooring
Rake playground rocks
Fix/replace retainment wall around playground
Campion Academy
Church members met with the students to reveal themselves to the student they had been sharing gifts with all year.
Read More News for end of year events and retiring teachers.
Church Business
Offerings this Month
June 5: Local Church Budget
One of the really important—and large—line-items in our church budget is HMS Richards School subsidy. This is an evangelistic tool of our church as well as an academic institution. This is a church school, which means we are all responsible for its success. We have excellent teachers who should have everything they need to provide for our young people; and there are always building and maintenance needs.

June 12: Women’s Ministries in the North American Division
This offering is to provide funds for Conference and Union Women’s Ministries departments to enable them to plan and conduct ministry activities and events. Of the money collected, 40% is to go to our local Conference, 30% to the Union, and 30% to the Division. The offering shall be used only by Women’s Ministries for evangelistic outreach, leadership training for women, and other projects as directed by the Women’s Ministries Department.

June 19: Local Church Budget
In 2020, $7,600 was budgeted for Campion Church Sabbath School supplies and periodicals. And $20,000 for insurance, and $25,600 for utilities. Those were just the second, third, and fourth items of the church budget. You can see how quickly the money is used. But we can all be so grateful for those items from which we all benefit.

June 26: Rocky Mountain Conference Advance
It is time for summer camps! Twenty percent of the Advance offering goes to support this program that benefits our young people; it is another evangelistic program as well. 
Building Campaign Status
Kitchen Plan
Kitchen & Classroom Wall
Deconstruction has begun and we are in the process with Larimer County for a permit for the kitchen and to add a wall in one of the multipurpose classrooms across the hallway from the kitchen area. See proposed plan at left.

$70,000 is still needed to complete the projects. 
Micheal Goetz
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