2016 Pastor's Initiatives
Can you believe it
's already 2016? It seems like 2015 was here and gone in the blink of an eye. Perhaps you missed some of your 2015 goals. The good news is that you can have a new beginning this year. Here at Campion, we look forward to launching 2016 with a new beginning. Here are a few of our initiatives.
40 Days of Prayer. I can think of no better way for our community of faith to grow in faith and unity than to start 2016 with prayer. We will launch a seek-God's-will-with-all-our-hearts prayer initiative on Sabbath, January 16. This it what it will look like:
Sabbath, January 16
- Start of 40 Days of Prayer (40DP)
- Prayer Partners - Chosen through Connect Cards
- Prayer Focuses Launch - We will launch our first daily prayer focus. We will have a different prayer focus every day of the 40DP.
- Daily Devotionals Launch - Our pastors and elders with their families will provide short daily devotionals each day of the 40DP.
Wednesday Evening, January 20 - Campus Wide Prayer Meeting
Sabbath Afternoon, February 6 - Anointing Service
Wednesday Evening, February 10 - Campus-wide Prayer Meeting
Monday-Friday, February 22-26 - Campus-wide Week of Prayer
Friday Evening, February 26
- Campus-wide Vespers and End of Week of Prayer
- Communion Service
- Begin 24 Hours of Prayer
Sabbath, February 27 - End of 40DP
Outreach and Evangelism. We will build off the Spirit
's momentum from our 40 Days of Prayer and launch a few outreach and evangelism initiatives in the first half of 2016.
- On Easter weekend, we plan to share the story of Jesus in our annual Journey to the Cross and Beyond event. We have had hundreds in attendance, and we anticipate a large turnout as our campus collaborates in this outreach program.
- We plan to hold an evangelistic series in our community in the first half of April.
- We are partnering with Campion Academy and will be selecting several students to preach an evangelistic series in the first half of May. We look forward to seeing how God will use our students to reach people in our community.
't have to wait for our 40 Days of Prayer to start praying. Let
's start praying now for a showering of God
's Spirit as we embark on this journey of seeking God and saving souls in 2016.
By Pastor Nestor Soriano
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Nestor Soriano, Assoc
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Journey to the Cross and Beyond Plans
Christmas has just passed, and Easter is coming soon. That's why planning is already started for the Easter outreach, Journey to the Cross and Beyond. Last year brought 800 guests to our campus for the Journey, and plans are to improve and expand the experience for 2016. Sabbath the 26th and Sunday the 27th of March are the dates set for the programs. We will need lots of help to staff the booths, build and take down the village, make costumes, and assist with giving our guests a memorable experience.
Keep the dates open and invite your friends and neighbors to experience a meaningful focus on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
You will hear more details as plans firm up, but mark your calendars and look at how you can help with this major community outreach program.
By Dick Stenbakken, photos by Raelynn Kelly
Restore a Child
In October the students of HMS Richards School were told about a woman who works very hard to help children who are hungry and in need. Her foundation is called Restore a Child. Several of the classrooms decided to get involved.
Chipotle Mexican Grill donated rice and beans on November 4, 11 and 18. They donated the rice and beans for free! Although the students still payed for lunch, the money went to the Restore a Child Fund. From this fundraiser the school earned $402.
Restore a Child is a foundation in which you can donate a certain amount of money for things li
ke wells, animals, and homes for people in different c
ountries who can't affo
rd it themselves.
The 7th and 8th grade class at HMS Richards fasted for 30 hours. Sponsors donated money anywhere from $5-$80. Ashley Halvorson said, "It was difficult not eating but it was worth it. I felt like I was doing the right thing." Megan Michalenko, also an 8th grader said, "It was an eye opener. So many kids have to go through this. I will never have to worry about running out of food. It was kind of hard but I told myself that I could do it and I did." Over all the 7 and 8th grade class earned $408.
(Mr. Bragaw) 4th-6th graders sold smoothies and did a game called "Hit the Mark" at the Fall Festival. Half of the money they earned went to Restore a Child. Over all they earned $100. With the
money, they decided to sponsor a child.
chards wasn't the only one involved in helping Restore a Child. Many churches includin
Adventist Church and The Adventure Adventist Chur
ch, donated some to the cause.
HMS Richards earned a total of $910. And we thank parents and sponsors who have helped. Please continue to pray for Restore a Child.
y Colette Williams and Ireland Anthony, photos by Jillian Harlow
The HMS Christmas Performance was a Success
Just eight days before Christmas, on December 17, the students of HMS Richards Elementary performed their annual Christmas program, complete with plenty of music and a pageant. Directed and led by Mr. Clouzet, the students had been preparing for the program for months.
The 1-3rd grade classes played songs on their violins, and the 2nd and 3rd grade classes played on their recorders. Nathan Halverson, a third grader, said, "Playing the violin for the program was really fun."
The 4-8th grade beginning band played "Jingle Bells" as well as some other selections. Colton Herber, a fifth grade member of the beginning band said, "I like the songs we performed for the program because they were fun to play." HMS bells played "A Bit of Bach" and, "O Come All Ye Christians, Sing." The advanced bells played "Carol of the Bells" and "Silent Night."
The highlight of the performance was a pageant put on by some of the 4-8 graders in the Church. The pageant was a musical about Arch, a guardian angel who ends up working in the Christmas division and finds out what Christmas is really all about. Ireland Anthony, an actor in the pageant, said "The pageant was great because it centered on Christ and His love."
By Ashley Herber
Campion's Own Makerspace Allows Hands-on, Creative Work
by Jenny Sigler
Dan Philpott began teaching Campion's woodworking classes 9 years ago, and students are turning out more impressive work than ever. The 23 students enrolled in this semester's class completed lathe work, glued projects, and computer-aided engraving. In a consumer-oriented society, enabling students to work with their hands and their imaginations is more important than ever. Woodworking class does exactly that, and Philpott works alongside students to help them create their designs. ...
A Torn ACL, a Miraculous Donation
by Rachel Hammond
The morning of December 9, I was struggling and we had barely begun working. I work with Joe Martin as a literature evangelist, and this particular morning we were working in Loveland, Colorado. Before Thanksgiving break, while playing in a basketball scrimmage, I completely tore my ACL and also parts of my meniscus. I will have to have surgery over Christmas break and then miss 6-8 weeks of work for recovery. ...
Welcome to Campion Church
Madeline, Carey, J.P., Jack, Olivia
Campion Welcomes the Jordan Family:
Wisconsin Family Moves to Colorado Ski Country
J.P. and Carey Jordan moved his pediatrician practice after his residency in Kentucky to the Colorado Front Range in 2003 to exercise their hobbies of skiing, snowshoeing, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and tent camping. They originally grew up in Wisconsin where he and wife, Carey, and both sets of parents attended Wisconsin Academy.
But now they've moved their church attendance from Boulder Adventist Church to Campion because "Our family loves the Campion Sabbath School program and we're anxious to get involved in music and possibly other children and youth programs." All three children, Madeline-13, Olivia-11, and Jack-8 play string instruments and piano. The girls attend Vista Ridge Academy but plan to attend Campion Academy soon. Carey homeschools son, Jack, at their home in Superior, Colorado.
J.P. majored in Medical Technology, and wife Carey in Elementary Education at Andrews University. Then he attended Loma Linda University Medical School for his training as a pediatrician. His current practice is in Louisville, Colorado, at Cornerstone Pediatrics.
Interview by Ken Albertsen; photo provided by Jordans
Campion Welcomes Joe and Eva Martin
Joe and Eva Martin are not really new to Campion Church, but since they have been away for a couple years we want to introduce them to our congregation.
Joe is known as the leader of the Rocky Mountain Literature Evangelism project located at Campion Academy. It is one of the most successful student literature programs in our country. And Eva is his right hand helper and the van driver--a vital part of the program.
Before he became an Adventist Christian, Joe was in the US Marines and served in Vietnam, and both Joe and Eva came from a Catholic background. With this backdrop and a great love for Jesus, Joe and Eva love to relate to our students and help them to know Jesus too. Joe has a new opportunity to do this during this school year as he is teaching junior class Bible--the first time he has taught, and he says he loves it.
Eva is known as a prayer warrior and teaches a women's Bible study group; she loves to read and do crafts--when there is time. Joe serves the Campion Church as one of the new elders. They are the parents of two adult daughters and five grandchildren who live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Interview by Ardis Stenbakken, Photo by Dan Turk
Campion Welcomes the Sorensens
Heidi from eastern Tennessee and Leif from Michigan started dating while at Loma Linda University School of Medicine just before Heidi finished her residency in anesthesiology. She moved to Colorado in 2004 to do a year-long Fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado in pediatric anesthesiology. Leif soon followed and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Colorado and then a sub-specialty in pain management. Lief practices at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville. Heidi has been at Children's Hospital Colorado for 8 years.
Heidi and Leif were married in 2006 at her parents' home in Tennessee. Elin age 6 enjoys her violin, art, and gymnastics and is home-schooled. The boys Trya 5 and Sten 3 keep their parents busy and happily entertained.
The family enjoys Bronco games and any outdoor activity including skiing, mountain biking, running, golfing, swimming, and gymnastics and Heidi is a skilled violinist. They have worked as a team in children's Sabbath School divisions and other leadership positions. Says Heidi, "We're excited to be at Campion. We love the people and look forward to making many new friends."
Interview by Ella Jean Albertsen Photo provided by Sorensens
Welcome Micahl L. Goetz
Born December 22, 2015, 8:08 a.m.
7 lb. 6 oz. 20 inches long.
10 toes, 10 fingers, 2 ears, 2 eyes.
Congratulations to Pastor Micheal and Melanie Goetz.
Renewing and continuing his commitment as an adult, Tom Cleveland was re-baptized on December 19 by Pastor Joe Martin.
Mark Your Calendar
Steve Darmody and Jennifer LaMountain in concert, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Campion Church.
Tess Fry 1
Patrick Geiger 1
David I Gochnour 1
Corina Handal 1
Amber Dushack 2
Eleanor Foley 2
Amber Rademacher 2
Eric S Boos 3
Annalise Gomez 3
Jim Hebard 3
John Stearns 3
Willy Garman 4
Michele Mares 4
Rachael Alicea 5
Allison A Duffy 5
Philip J Jones 5
Donna L Reeder 5
Brad Dreier 6
Tesa Karagacha 6
Sarah Mackey 6
Rose Martinez 6
Joan Weber 6
Mary Harmon 7
Cole Arneson 8
Yves Basten Clouzet 8
Sienna Turner 8
Tiffany N Gane 9
Katherine B Patrick 9
Jim Atwood 10
Doug Clark 10
Taryn E Clark 11
Sarah Ana McRoberts 11
Kathleen J Gochnour 12
Ethel E Rasmussen 12
Spencer Featheringill 13
Josiah McRoberts 13
Madeline Rose Jordan 14
Robert J Jackson 15
Linda Lynch 15
Ernest L Pearson Jr 15
Anna Mae Williams 15
Natalie A Wright 15
Derrick Bergmann 16
Eli Gabriella 16
Kyle C Rushold 16
Austin Cruttenden 17
Kolin Evens 17
Joel Karagacha 17
Raluca McRoberts 18
Shirley A Beery 19
Trevor Dushack 19
Muriel Indermuehle 19
Leif Hansen 20
Henry J Potter 20
Cana Goetz 21
Jordyn Hammond 21
Bill Hay 21
Ginger Garman 23
Brittney M Martinez 23
Ella Jean Albertsen 24
Amanda Connolly 25
Bambi Guerra 25
Diane L Kulm 26
Dana Plank 26
Rayna Marie Williams 26
Jim Barton 27
Orion Gould 27
Joshua Pandolfi 27
Ronald W Dupper 29
Rebecca G Herber 29
Patrick Schwab 29
Stephen Turk 29
Marion E Anderson 30
Isaac Hansen 30
David Norman Scott 30
Gary Trout 30
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