From Pastor Goetz

A Congregation Full of People
An all-time favorite story for me—and a source of much inspiration—is the day that 85- year-old Caleb stood before Joshua and declared that because of his trust in God, his strength to take the mountain stronghold was just as it had been 45 years earlier. His actual argument was that it had never been about his abilities, but about God’s promises (Joshua 14). 
So it is on a campus full of young people, who may be running circles around some of us, Caleb’s 85-year-old confidence reminds us that God needs and values all of us, and that the church needs and values. The truth of 2021 AD is that of 1400 BC: it’s never been about us and it’s always been about the Promise and His Promises. 
For those that aren’t running around campus, or even charging through the years of raising young children, I want to recognize you and the work God still does through you. A thousand different ways are a thousand different mountains taken for God through you. For all you Caleb’s, retired but serving on, thank you.
Our campus wants to thank you as well. On Wednesday, October 19, our pastors and campus schools are inviting you to join us on campus for a lunch. Don’t bring anything but your appetite. If you are retired, we will be inviting you to join us for that meal. We’ll be communicating through the bulletin as we get a bit closer. 
Let’s go take those mountains. 

Photo: This is not Caleb but John the Beloved (reenacted by Dick Stenbakken) remembering the life of Jesus.
Photo by Joyelle Worley.

Thank You Hospitality Team
The church staff and pastors say an extra thank you to those who stand as the faces of our Sabbath morning services---greeting, directing, and encouraging all of us as we come to worship each Sabbath. Thank you, hospitality team and greeters.  
New Directory Coming
Thank you to the 106 families who filled out the directory form as we work on our next edition. We’re excited to announce that the first glimpse of our progress so far will be coming in early September as we release our brand new church app! The app will have our directory, our GROW Group catalogue, and MUCH more! You’ll hear more about it as soon as it’s ready; keep your eyes on our social media and on the bulletin.
Ministry Team
Lead Pastor
Micheal Goetz

Evangelism/Worship Pastor

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

Grow Groups to Start September 26
We’re excited for our next semester of GROW Groups to start on September 26th! The catalogue of groups is still being finalized, and it’s not too late to volunteer to lead a group or suggest a group theme that would be meaningful to you. Contact Pastor Mike ASAP with your ideas!
Pastor Mike Taylor
Fulfilling the Mission: Know, Grow, Go
Family Promise (Homeless Housing) Supported by Campion
September 26 to October 3.
Campion Compassion Ministries has agreed to house homeless families several times during the year. Because of COVID the four homeless families will be housed in motels with gift cards for food rather than being housed and fed in our church. The families are monitored during this time by the Family Promise organization.

$2200 is needed to cover this. If you would like to support this ministry, write "Family Promise Housing" on your tithe envelope.
Special Feature--Cradle Roll Class
This month the newsletter reporters are starting a new series about our Sabbath School classes. We have amazing classes for every age and interest. Today we feature the Cradle Roll class. The children who fill the platform for the children's story also fill our Sabbath School classrooms.

Aubrey Nelson leads the Cradle Roll class and says, “We have a lot of fun in there,” and as she described their activities it did sound fun! They have just finished learning about heaven and are now studying Bible heroes. In learning about these characters, they get to sit in jail and sing with Paul and Silas, they slide into the whale’s stomach with Jonah, put the baby Jesus in the manger, and sing abut Baby Moses and how his mother protected him. And that is just a start!

Nelson says she is really enjoying her new room and having storage for all her materials right there in the room.

On a typical Sabbath, there are 10 to 17 little children from birth to 4th birthday age attending along with their parents. And the parents are stepping up and helping more and more, and Nelson says she really appreciates this. She feels like Cradle Roll is a ministry to the parents as well as to the children.

Does the Cradle Roll department have any needs? Yes, one big one: people who will come in to play the piano. Nelson would so appreciate it if you would let her know you are willing to help, perhaps once a month. It would also be nice if people would volunteer from time to time to teach the children’s Bible story—the flannel materials are all prepared for the story.

The Campion Church is known for its excellent children’s departments, but it takes a lot of work by the leaders, so they appreciate the help we can give.
Campion Church Committed to Helping Young Members Grow
About 10 years ago, I had the privilege of joining Anndrea at the NAD Teacher’s Convention in Nashville. One of the speakers was Dr. Larry Blackmer, then the Director of Education for the NAD. He shared a stat with us: roughly 30% of kids raised in Adventist homes attend church school. He then asked a question: as superintendent of schools, what percentage of Adventist kids did he have the responsibility to reach with Adventist education? The answer, of course, is *not* 30%. It’s 100%. Not that we’ll ever get 100% of kids in church schools, of course, but that we’re still responsible for giving opportunities to all kids to be immersed in a setting with the Adventist message.

At Campion Church, we’re excited to be able to offer numerous settings for young people to GROW in an Adventist environment. Besides the education ministry that happens at HMS Richards Elementary School and at Campion Academy, we have vibrant Adventurer and Pathfinder Clubs that meet during the week plus an extensive Sabbath School program with opportunities for even our very youngest kids to connect with Jesus.

Campion Church is committed to helping people GROW. Whether it happens in a Sabbath School classroom, in the woods during a weekend at Glacier View Ranch with Pathfinders, around your dining room table, or online with our digital ministries, we want to find a way to reach 100% of our families with the gospel message. What are you and your family doing to GROW, and how can we minister to you?
By Pastor Mike Taylor
Pathfinders and Adventurer Clubs Begin September 1
Adventurer Club for children 4-10 has registered 40 members, including 18 new children (and five new families). The leaders say, "We're still praying for additional staff."

Pathfinders for ages 10+, is directed by Alex Rodriguez.
Both clubs will begin September 1 at 6:15 pm.
Registration for both clubs is still open.
By Vicky Kahler
All About People
Nick and Korine Jensen Join Campion
Nick and Korine Jensen moved from the Chattanooga, Tennessee area in 2013 to Longmont, Colorado. Korine taught at Vista Ridge Academy for two years. She has been a science and outdoor education teacher for 17 years. She is now in a career change transition and attending AdventHealth University at Porter Hospital in Denver to earn an A.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Nick has worked at various companies doing shipping, receiving, and logistics but his real passion is for landscape nature photography. He has his own photography business and teaches photography classes. His photography website is

Their daughter Heather is 8-years-old going into 2nd grade and their son Andrew (Andy) is 6-years-old and going into kindergarten. Both are starting at HMS Richards this fall. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor pursuits such as biking, hiking, camping, traveling, etc.

Nick's parents, Bob and Debbie Jensen (Campion Church members), moved to Colorado to help with child care and be close to family. Korine says, "We love having them close by." 
Interview by Ella Jean Albertsen
Korine and Nick Jensen with Heather and Andy.
Jesse Norris and Meagan Mizner Wed
Jesse and Meagan were married in Oklahoma City on June 27th in a beautiful rustic barn. They are now living in the Loveland, Colorado area. Jesse works in commercial construction and Meagan is a preschool teacher at HMS Richards Elementary School. Meagan's children are 10 and 6 years old. Says Jesse, "God has richly blessed us with an amazing family and life here in northern Colorado."

Congratulations, and may God bless your new family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Norris and family
Jonathan and Lindsey Carlisle Welcome Harper Nicole
Harper Nicole Carlisle was born June 27, 2021, at 11:53 a.m.
She weighed 8lbs 5 oz, and was 19.75 inches long.

Her big brothers are Crew, age 6 and Case, age 4.
Harper Nicole Carlisle.
Photo supplied.
Logan and Kaitlynn Schultz Welcome Madeilynn
Logan and Kaitlynn Vanatta Schultz announce the birth of Madeilynn August 25 at 12:36. Madeilynn was 6 lbs 2oz. and 20 inches long. She was welcomed by her great-grandmother Susie Cox and bigger sister Rylie among others. Kaitlynn is a member of the Campion Church.
Madeilynn Schultz
Photo supplied.
Welcome Back Eric and Jerene Nelson
Campion welcomes Pastor Eric and Jerene Nelson back; many members have already known them as he was the Campion Church pastor from 1990 to 2000, and he has served in the Rocky Mountain Conference for 36 years, lastly as the Conference as Vice President for Administration and Secretary. Although retried, Nelson has agreed to stay on as a resource advisor to the Conference for a while since there is a totally new administration taking over. Before coming to Rocky Mountain Conference, the Nelsons served in the Oregon Conference.

Jerene worked in the Rocky Mountain Conference office in the Adventist Book Center, but when they lived in Loveland she worked as a nurse and case manager for workers’ comp at McKee Hospital.

The Nelsons are still looking for a home, but their plan has been to spend the first year of retirement to de-stress and seek the Lord for just how and where He wants them to serve. When asked for a favorite text, Pastor Eric says, with house hunting and all, it is sometimes hard to be patient, so one text he is drawn to right now is “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Ps. 27:4, NIV).

Asked about what they like to do when they have free time, they of course enjoy spending time with their son Chris and Aubrey and the three grandchildren here. The Nelsons had some travel plans that had to be postponed because of Covid, so they are now taking the opportunity to visit parents in Loma Linda, CA, and Jamestown, ND. They are also looking forward to visiting their son David and his wife Allegra and granddaughter Aila in Kettering, Ohio.

Other than hanging out with family, the Nelsons have a jeep and are looking forward to spending time in nature.
Interview by Ardis Stenbakken
Zach Harlow Baptized
On Sabbath August 7th, Zachary Harlow, often known to his friends as Zach, was baptized into the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church.   

Zach is 11-years-old and in the 6th grade at HMS. He loves all athletic endeavors but his favorites are baseball, mountain biking, and skiing.  

Zach's testimony is as follows. "I want to be baptized because I want to grow in God's spirit and learn more about Him. I have been raised Seventh-day Adventist and I want to continue because I think it is important to walk in my journey with God. I praise Him for all the good things He's done for me and I can't wait to see Him in heaven. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for helping me along the way. I'm glad you raised me in a Christian family."  

We are so pleased to welcome you into our church family, Zachery.
Interview by Muriel Indermuehle
Zach with Pastor Goetz.
Photo by Joyelle Worley
Birthdays in September
Coming Events
New Service Schedule
Masks are recommended.


First Service 9 am: Open to anyone
Sabbath School 10:20 - 11:20
Second Church: 11:30 (For academy students. Others will be requested to sit to the back half or balcony.)

Live: YouTube,
Facebook or in person.

Campion Academy Alumni Week-end September 17-19
Only One Church Service
Featured Speaker Jean Boonstra
2021 Alumni Weekend Schedule
Friday, September 17, 2021
Reeder Golf Classic  - Highland Meadows Golf Course
1:30pm - registration
2:00pm - four man scramble, shotgun start
Visit the Reeder Golf Classic page for more information and to register. 

Alumni Registration 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Campion Gym 
Supper 5:15 p.m. - Cafeteria*
Vespers - 7:00 p.m. - Campion Church
Common Ground Café - 7:00 p.m. - Center Campus Fire-pit
​Reconnect with young alumni over hot drinks and s’mores

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Sabbath School - 9:30 a.m. - Campion Gym 
Church - 11:00 a.m. - Campion Gym 
Lunch - 12:30 p.m. - Cafeteria*
Honor Class Visitation - 2:00 p.m. (photos 2:15-3:30 p.m.) at reserved locations across campus
Supper - 5:30 p.m. - Cafeteria*
Vespers - 6:30 p.m. - Campion Church
Alumni Games - after vespers - Gym and Soccer Field

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Donor Appreciation Brunch - 9:30 a.m. - Hankins Hall Alumni Library - By invitation. Please RSVP.

*The meals during alumni weekend will be on a donation basis. You can pay for meals ahead of time during Friday registration. Suggested donation $6.50 per meal.
Retirees Lunch October 19
Wednesday, October 19, our pastors and campus schools are inviting all retirees to join us on campus for lunch.
Campion and HMS Richards School News
HMS Richards School
HMS students hike Mount Bierstadt,
a 14065 foot high peak.

Campion Academy
Campion Academy welcomed 155 students, starting a school year that is highlighted by a return to nearly-normal activities. Campion is once again offering a full music program, varsity sports, field trips, and other pre-COVID programming, while maintaining one of the most effective defenses against outbreaks: face masks indoors

Produce for sale:
Campion Farm produce is available. Get your local veggies from Campion!
Call or text for your variety bag of produce, which includes: butter lettuce, 5 lbs. of zucchini, 3 lbs. of squash, 3 lbs. of string beans, and 1 pint of raspberries. 
Donation: $20 
Text or call Russell 682-317-2111

Church Business
Offerings this Month
September 4: Local Church Budget
For a church the size of Campion, there are a lot of church budget items. At the last church board meeting the treasurer reported on 42 separate line-items in the budget, and that didn’t include anything for our needed and on-going renovations. We can be so thankful for all those who give faithfully and generously.

September 11: World Budget
Today is the 20the anniversary of a terrible day in America. The Adventist Church responded to those in need in many different ways in the days that followed. But whether there is a crisis or not, there are many needs around the world to which the church is responding daily, from administration, to missionaries, to maintaining institutions of learning, medical institutions, publishing houses, and more.

September 18: Local Church Budget
We have done really well with our local church budget—thank you, everyone! But according to the treasurer’s report, through July of this year, we as a church have donated $19,355.58 to missions in one offering or another. That means that each church member has given about $3.50 a month to missions. What might happen if we sacrificed a little more for missions?

As this Sabbath is Alumni Homecoming, church will be in the gym so plan your offerings accordingly.

September 25: Rocky Mountain Conference Advance
Campion Academy and HMS Richards Schools have started! Summer camps are over. Evangelism is on-going. All of this and more is supported through the RMC Advance Offering. We have a new conference president, secretary, and treasurer. Let’s help them support Rocky Mountain Conference to Advance!
Building Updates
Giving to the kitchen project has reached nearly $130,000, and we have been very consistently growing toward the $150,000 needed. There are just a few details left to arrange for the county to issue the permit. It is expected at anytime. 

Media & Sanctuary Work
The church board voted to make an investment into the church sanctuary and media ministry a priority. The Finance Committee is reviewing a few strategies for this focus. It will include computer, camera, and lighting upgrades and possible cosmetic work in the sanctuary. This would prepare us to be able to share our worship services on radio and/or TV. 

Media Ministry
There is a donor willing to give a $25,000 matching over the next 12 months for the goal of developing our media ministry.  When you donate, indicate it is for the matching fund.

Entry Door Replacement
A donor has made possible the replacement of the entrance doors to the main building. The door company is scheduling the installation.
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