Campion Pastors and Board Vote Affirmation of Our Mission
--Pastor Micheal Goetz
The pastoral team spent two days this last month praying and discussing heaven’s call as leaders for personal and radical commitment to Jesus. We invite the board to personal examination and opening our hearts to the deepest surrender. 

The pastors time together also led us to examine the emphasis and missional intentionality we have as a church. There has been some loss, with transitions and the pandemic to blame, in the work of building a caring community through Grow Groups and reaching our community with the hope of God’s word through Bible Studies. Because we believe these to be the essential to the church, we brought a focus statement for discussion and recommended a vote of affirmation and ownership by the church board. 
Focus Statement: Many good and exciting things will be a part of our church ministries and we praise God for the impact of each. In two specific areas we as pastors believe there is a need of intentional and refocus work moving forward in our mission as a church, specifically reestablishing-
·        Our Grow - through the Grow Groups and the culture of community they provide. 
·        Our Go - primarily seeking others through our Bible Study ministry (Bible School) and giving intentional focus to Children’s evangelism (HMS, VBS, SS’s, and others), Media evangelism (radio, online, tv), reclaiming, and friendship evangelism. 

We have challenged ourselves and challenge the church board along with the church to individually and corporately focus on bringing to each ministry and activity the Know.Grow.Go. God led Campion to this mission statement and the devil will do his best to distract. 
As pastors we often note how blessed and thankful we are to be a part of the Campion Church--a church family committed to each other, our campus, and our community. With all that takes place here, we are privileged to serve. 
Thank You From Pastor Bizama

We are so thankful and honored to be here and have felt the hospitality of the Campion Church family. We pray God uses us to bless others like many have already been a blessing to us.
--Pastor Leandro Bizama
Ministry Team

Lead Pastor
Micheal Goetz

Discipleship/Family Ministry Pastor
Michael Taylor

Evangelism/Worship Pastor
Leandro Bizama

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
Let's GROW Together
--Pastor Michael Taylor
There's a magnet on my refrigerator that says, "They might not remember what you taught them, but they'll never forget how you made them feel." My goal for the Campion Church family is that we are always remembered as a church family who cares for one another. However, this isn't just "my goal;" it comes with the encouragement from the Apostle Paul in Hebrews 10:24-25. He wrote to his audience, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

One way that we can strive towards that goal is through our upcoming semester of GROW Groups. These groups are fantastic ways to gather together and GROW. Some of them might get you out of your comfort zone, while others are exactly what you're passionate about. We're currently looking at a couple of dozen group options that are scattered through the week and across Northern Colorado (and even a few online groups, too). Click on the picture below or click HERE to see the current catalog and register for a group.
Pathfinders Create Puppets for Puppet Honor
Photos by Alex Rodriguez
The pathfinders have a combination of puppets that they made and puppets that were purchased. To complete the honor they must write scripts to perform. We hope that the church can see a few of these scripts during the children’s story time in upcoming months.
Alex Rodriguez, Director
The Pathfinder Bible Experience team is preparing on the books of Ruth and I Kings. Keep them in prayer as they glorify God through their studies of His Word.
Youth Sabbath School Class
Does the Campion Church really have a youth class? Yes! And it is led by the youth themselves, rotating leadership each week.

The class, which meets in the Pathfinder Room, usually has between 10 and 12 youth in attendance, but the numbers can vary from 4 – 20. Those included are high school and even some college age young people. Although the youth do organize and lead out, they get support from the Pastoral team, and sometimes Alex Rodriquez or Teresa Johansen. They welcome any youth from the church or community.

The Sabbath School hour typically begins with inquiry as to how the week has gone for those in attendance and their prayer requests. Some of the youth help with music in some of the lower divisions so have to come in late, but they are glad they can help out. For their lesson time, they use InVerse, “a Bible study guide for those aged 18–35+ …. Two of the four quarters correlate with the same study topics as the Adult Bible Study Guide, while the two remaining topics specifically address other contemporary issues;” the lessons are produced by the General Conference. The young people say they particularly enjoy the discussion on the topics. Once a week those who have attended the class receive an email which alerts them what the lesson or other activities will be for the coming week.

The young people try to get together for a vespers, a hike, games or other fun activities once a month, but because of busy lives, it usually becomes once a quarter. At this point they do not have a mission project, but some of them are hoping that they will come up with one soon.
--Ardis Stenbakken
Photo by Olivia Jordan.
Photo by Madeline Jordan
Photo by Joyelle Worley
Origins Series: The Evidence of Creation February 23-25
Coming February 23-25 (6:30-8 p.m.), is a series with the goal to communicate the beautiful truth of a Creator God. Each evening will affirm the biblical teaching and a challenge to the questions and conversations of the evidence of creation. There will be children’s programming at the same time on the same subject. It will be classroom style and a great place to invite your friends. 

Different points of view will be explained and in particular evidences will be presented that point us to the very fact that there is Being who thought out and maintains all of our reality.
International Women's Day of Prayer February 27
The Campion Church Women’s Ministries team is inviting all women to come Sunday morning, February 27, to the Community Center of the church at 10:00 to celebrate the International Women’s Day of Prayer. Jana Thurber will be the guest speaker and a light brunch will be served, observing Covid safety recommendations.

Jana is the Women’s Ministries and Prayer Ministries coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Conference, as well as being the new conference president’s wife. We welcome her to the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Beside the prayer talk time, there will be opportunities to get to know the other women in our church community and to share our prayers and concerns as well as our praises. You are welcome to bring a friend, but all are asked to call the church (970-667-7403) to reserve a place so there is enough food to serve for the brunch!
All About People
HMS Principal Paul Bragaw Announces Move to Maryland
Dear HMS School and Church Family,
It is with mixed emotions that I will be moving to Maryland to be with my wife next school year. Colorado has been our home for a very long time, and it has been a very difficult, but God-led decision. HMS has a tremendous staff, and I know God will continue to bless as He leads in the search for the next principal and teacher. You are the best parents and kids on the planet. I will sorely miss each one of you next school year. Colorado will always be our home at heart!

God Bless,
Mr. B
Paul and DeeAnn Bragaw
Introducing Campion's New Bible Worker James Park
God has allowed me to go overseas and across borders learning better how to appreciate different people’s cultures, spending time with refugees, and seeing how we can better meet their needs here in the United States. I’ve had some overseas missions training and cultural immersion experiences in Mexico, Houston, Texas, Ethiopia, and Zambia. The Lord has also led me to several evangelism trainings. Literature evangelism ministry is also a huge part of why I am here today as I’ve had the privilege of working for the Lord in communities all across Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington, and here in Colorado.
I like hanging out with my family. I am a big enthusiast for foods and culture and I enjoy a good Bible study. 
By James Park
Campion Mourns Passing of Timothy Dien
The Campion Academy family is mourning the loss of a student. Timothy Dien passed away from unexpected and unknown causes on Friday, January 7, 2022. 

Campion Academy is in contact with the family as we seek to support them through their tremendous loss. The family is working with Campion on plans for a memorial service. A GoFundMe account has been established to help support the family through the unexpected funeral costs and can be found at

For more information and to read tributes click HERE.

Celebration of Life:
Friday, February 11, 2022, at 9:00 am - 10:00 am will be for the Public Visitation and immediately at 10:00 am will be the Celebration Of Life Service.
Colorado Indonesian-American Adventist Church - 2241 S Holly St, Denver, Colorado 80222
Jim Atwood Remembered 1945-2021
Jimmy (Jim) Merle Atwood, husband of member Nancy Atwood, passed away peacefully at home in Tucson, Arizona, December 22, 2021, after a hard fought battle with colon cancer. He was born January 10, 1945 in Fort Morgan, Colorado, attended Loveland and Campion church schools and graduated from Campion Academy in 1963. He worked many years for the Thompson School District. In retirement he loved to hot air balloon and do oil painting. He is survived by his wife Nancy, son Merle (Darlene), and granddaughter Jordan of Loveland and his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Chuck Paulien. Memorial contributions may be made to the Campion Academy Worthy Student Fund.

Read the Life Sketch here.
Birthdays this Month
Coming Events
Service Schedule

First Church: 9:00
Sabbath School: 10:20 -- 11:20
Second Church: 11:30
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Special Events in February

  • February 5: Welcome Worship This Sabbath and time of worship we intentionally provide components to celebrate our friends and guests who come at our personal invitation. Reach out and invite someone in your circle to a time of worship.

  • February 5, afternoon. Go Sabbath -- visit and connect with cards and flowers.

  • February 11: Help clean up the Marshall Fire. Contact Pastor Bizama.

  • February 12: Senior Recognition featuring the class of 2022 for the church service.

  • February 12: Dinner Theater presentation of "Sound of Music."

  • February 12, 4:30 pm: The Prophets and the Church. A Presentation Conversation led by Pastor Goetz to discuss who are the prophets, what is their authority for the church, and what are the expectation for prophets in the end times.

  • February 17, 6:30 pm. Cooking Class with Melanie Goetz

  • February 23-25. 6:30-8 pm: Origins Series: The Evidence of Creation. Presented by our pastors.

  • February 27, 10 am: Women's Prayer Brunch. Special guest, Jana Thurber; the new Women's Ministries leader for the Rocky Mountain Conference.

  • March 5: International Worship. Each year, we gather and invite others to gather with us for a worship celebrating the diversity of language and people. It’s a foretaste of heaven and thus a high day to hear prayers and music in mother tongues other than our own. An international breakfast-for-lunch fellowship meal with follow the church service.
Love Loveland Go Sabbath
Our "Go Sabbath" will be on February 5 in the afternoon right after lunch. Playing off of the Loveland Valentine’s season theme, we will focus on making sure those who we visit feel loved and not forgotten by giving them flowers, cards and offering to pray with them. After all, Jesus is the best Valentine of all!
Help With the Marshall Fire Cleanup
On February 11, a group will be helping out with the clean-up effort in Superior and Louisville. If you are interested in participating, or for more information, please contact Pastor Leandro Bizama.
Italian with Melanie Cooking Class
All are invited to a cooking class; the menu will be Stuffed shells, vegan Alfredo, cheesecake, etc. 
February 17 at 6:30 pm
Prophets Sermon Series Continues Through March 5
Podcasts of Campion sermons are now available on Spotify, Google, Apple and other podcast platforms. Search Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Campion and HMS Richards School News
HMS Board Plans Capital Campaign for New Building
by Jill Harlow
In December, attendees of the Campion Church constituency meeting approved the launch of a capital campaign for a new building for HMS Richards Adventist School.

The student population at HMS Richards has been growing and is reaching the capacity limits of the current building. Over the past five years, the HMS staff has cleared out and reorganized every usable space in the building for classrooms. Currently, most classrooms are at 90-100% capacity, and they do not have rooms available for a library, a science lab, music classes, or even a principal’s office.

HMS Principal Paul Bragaw shared, “I believe that this year, 2022, God is leading us to pursue a new school building for HMS. The cost of keeping the school facility repaired is mounting and time consuming to maintain. This new building will allow for and attract many more students. Even if this project takes 5-7 years or even a little more, it will be a beautiful addition for our campus and our community.”

The HMS Richards School Board has committed to supporting and guiding this campaign. In 2019, the board hired an architect firm to create some potential designs and estimated costs of a new building or an addition. A completely new building that would meet the current needs of the school and allow for growth would cost approximately $11 million. The board is still examining all options to determine the most cost-effective plan.

The task of raising funds for a new building is both exciting and daunting. The board plans to officially launch the campaign in the next few months. At this time, the board members are forming a capital campaign committee which will spearhead the fundraising efforts. Any church members who would be willing to serve on this committee are encouraged to contact School Board Chair Codi Jahn.

Jahn commented, “This is an exciting project to be involved with because it’s an investment in our future, both for our children and our campus.” 
Campion Academy News Highlights

  • Counseling Services Provided
  • Events Postponed
  • Student Spotlights --Listen to amazing interviews

Church Business
Offerings this Month
February 5: Local Church Budget
Have you noticed the new doors to the lobby? Beautiful! Any building needs up-dating and maintenance is it grows older, and our church is over 50 years old; the ground breaking for the building took place March 24, 1966, and the dedication was December 9, 1972. Your local budget offering pays to keep the building is looking good!.

February 12: Adventist Television Ministries Evangelism (NAD)
More and more people are getting to know Jesus through media, and television is a very important part of that. The North American Division (NAD) has four television ministries doing this evangelism: Breath of Life, Faith for Today, It Is Written, and Jesus 101. All different, all important, all dedicated to spreading the Gospel. They are highly reliant on this offering as well as private donations.

February 19: Local Church Budget
There is more to maintaining a church than just the building—almost everything that happens inside the building or in outreach to our community--like cards and flowers--, is paid for from our local church budget. These ministries are what the church is really all about.

February 26: Rocky Mountain Conference Advance
So much of what our local Rocky Mountain Conference can accomplish is dependent on our generosity in supporting this offering. And the neat thing about it is that it in turn supports us in our ministries and outreach.
Building Updates
o  Kitchen: This beautiful remodel of our kitchen is just about done. Appliances have trickled in over the last couple of weeks. Dishwashers, icemaker, stove top are all in. We now are waiting for the double ovens (2) and microwaves (2), refrigerator and freezer. 
o  Doors: The blue external doors entering the sanctuary lobby area have been replaced with glass doors matching the new addition.  
o  Sanctuary: Orders have begun to be placed by contractors for lights and lighting system, speakers and an audio system, and video cameras and computers. Work will begin to update the video, audio, and lighting systems in the sanctuary as soon as the necessary components and contractors are able to be here, probably coming sometime this spring.
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