Programs (Ministries) of the Golden Seventh-day
Adventurer Youth Ministry
Study Correspondence School
Bible Study (Sabbath School) Classes for Both Adults and
Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
Lifestyle Education Program
(Watch for 2013
(May have a
2012 or 2013 seminar)
Family Promise (Formerly known as Interfaith
Hospitality Network or IHN)
Pathfinder Youth Ministry
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
See our Calendar (left) for up-to-date scheduling.
The Adventurer Club
is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all
families of children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1-4 who agree to keep the Adventurer
Pledge and Law.
The Adventurer program is designed to support parents in assisting children with the challenging task of developing fully as followers of Christ in today’s
The Adventurer curriculum is designed to accomplish the
- Children will, at their own
level, commit their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ.
- Children will gain a positive attitude toward the benefits, joys, and responsibilities of living a
- Children will acquire the habits, skills and knowledge needed to live for Jesus today.
- Parents and other primary care-givers will become more confident and effective as co-laborers with Christ for their
The objectives of the Adventurer Club
are to provide fun and creative ways for children to:
- Develop a Christ-like
- Experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things
- Express their love for Jesus in a natural
- Learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with
- Discover their God-given abilities and to know how to use them to benefit self and serve
- Improve their understanding of what makes families strong.
Adventurer Club meets every other Sunday morning from 9:30 am to
12:00 pm and we have year-round open enrollment. The
Adventurer coordinator is Tirzah Carpio. Please contact
us if you are interested in participating.
Dates for First Half of 2012/2013 Year
- Canned Food Drive
Sabbath Family Blessing
Sabbath - Share Faith
Jan 12 & 13
Bible Study Correspondence School
Are you interested in doing your own
individual Bible studies at your own pace in the privacy of your
own home? We have just what you want. We mail lessons to you which you can complete and mail back for
grading. Upon completion, you will receive a
certificate. These Bible studies are designed to give a
well-rounded view of the entire Bible. If interested,
us and we will
send your first studies in the mail.
Bible Study (Sabbath School)
Interactive Sabbath School
classes are held every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:35
am. Classes are available for children and adults.
Come any time and as you are.
Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
Health Improvement Project (CHIP) is an affordable, 30-day
lifestyle education program with thousands of graduates
worldwide. It is sponsored by local, certified leadership;
is community based; and has a strong, ongoing support
system. CHIP encourages a close working relationship with
one's personal physician.
Through dynamic and compelling live and video presentations,
CHIP provides tools and strategies for making lifestyle choices
that will stick. It delivers information, inspiration and
Disarms Diabetes—It brings blood sugar levels down
and usually reduces the need for medication.
CHIP Lowers High Blood Pressure—Most participants
with high blood pressure experience a substantial dip.
CHIP Reduces High Cholesterol 15-25%—This alone will
cut the coronary risk in half!
CHIP Sheds Extra Pounds—People learn how to eat more
and sustain weight loss without feeling deprived or
CHIP Lessens Depression
CHIP Improves Digestion and Regularity
CHIP Reduces Reliance on Prescription Drugs
The Adventist CHIP Association is a fellowship of Seventh-day
Adventist Churches around North America who, along with other
local sponsors, are conducting this unique video-based program
in their communities.
The association's Mission is to provide scientifically sound
community health education programs in the local community that
will bring healing to the whole person—body, mind, and soul
while creating lasting friendships and stimulating an interest
in God's original design for maximum health and well-being.
A blood test will be administered at the beginning and the end
of the program to verify actual changes in your health.
The coordinator for Golden's CHIP program is Beth Riley.
Watch our News and
Registration pages for the next CHIP program and
register online or contact
us for more information.
Depression Recovery Program
Dr. Neil Nedley and
Nedley Health Solutions believes that good health can be restored and maintained through an understanding and application of natural health principles.
Nedley Health Solutions exists to produce health and nutrition books, CDs and nutritional vegan food advice based on solid, documented and scientific research presented in an interesting and understandable format.
Whether you wish to help a relative or friend or you want to
improve your own mental health, this seminar is for you.
Dr Nedley has incredible information which is beneficial to everyone,
regardless of your health. See Betty Pelley's 2007 online article in the
Several people at Golden have been trained to facilitate the
Nedley Depression Recovery Program. See our
Registration pages for
current information on the Depression Recovery Program, contact
us for more information or register online if
you are interested in enrolling.
Every week, after the church service, we have a Fellowship Meal
in our gymnasium (or upstairs in the church during IHN).
The meal is open to all attending visitors and members.
Come join our fellowship so we can get to know each other a
Family Promise (Formerly known
Hospitality Network or IHN)
of Denver is a shelter and
self-sufficiency program for homeless families. It's
mission is to enable an interfaith and community response to
families who become homeless by providing shelter, meals,
comprehensive assistance and encouragement toward self-reliance
in an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.
In partnership with Family Promise of Greater Denver, congregations provide
home-like accommodations, meals and hospitality for up to five
families for a one-week period up to four times a year.
Families may spend the day at Family Promise’s day site, and each evening
they are transported to the host congregation. Each
congregation hosts the families from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. during
their host week.
Seventh-day Adventist church first became involved in the IHN/Family
program in 2002 in conjunction with the startup of the Jefferson
County rotation. Kristi Floyd was instrumental in
generating interest among the church membership. Families were housed in the
church gymnasium for one week.
Later, the Faith Lutheran church joined the program using the
Golden gymnasium for their week also. Both weeks (Golden
Seventh-day Adventist's and Faith Lutheran's) are managed by volunteers from the
respective churches and others who are interested in
helping. Betty Pelley is the coordinator for the Golden
Many improvements to the gym have been made in order to make the
families more comfortable, including booths for semi-private
rooms, the addition of a shower for the guests, an apartment for
the overnight hosts and improvements to the kitchen
facilities. These improvements have been possible through
contributions by both congregations and the Golden Family of
The well-designed program, including careful screening of each
family, ensures that volunteers and financial contributors know
that they are helping people, who are truly in need, get back on
Pathfinders is a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.
It is designed for youth in the 5th through 10th grade.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
- Camping & camping/survival skills
- Grade appropriate leadership training
- Activities promoting community pride
and involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning
and maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
- Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
- Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member!
While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!
The "Golden Eagle"
pathfinders meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month
from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and we
have year-round open enrollment. The Pathfinder
coordinator is Jessika Lopez. Please contact
us if you are interested in enrolling your children.
The Golden Seventh-day Adventist church has a prayer group that
meets regularly once or twice a week. If you have a
special prayer request, please contact us so we can bring those
concerns to God in prayer.
At various times the church has social activities designed to
bring members and visitors together, outside of regular
spiritual meetings, to help us get to know each other
better. Some of our regular socials that have become
annual events include our summer picnic, fall talent show and
winter gym nights. Betty Pelley and Eileen Wakefield are the Social Committee
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Vacation Bible School
Golden is a week-long (Monday through Friday) evening program. It
includes religious education, skits, arts and
crafts and songs catered toward children ranging from
pre-K to 6th grade. Tirzah Carpio is the VBS
Coordinator. See our
Registration pages for current information
on our VBS program. You can