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Welcome to the Internet presence of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. From our headquarters in Columbia, Md., we work to advance the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Mid-Atlantic United States. To that end, we provide administrative leadership, governance and support services to our conferences, healthcare networks, elementary and secondary schools, college, university and community ministries.


Review and Herald Board Votes for a Smaller Publishing House

Story by Adventist Review Staff

The Board of Directors of the Review and Herald Publishing Association (RHPA) in Hagerstown, Md., moved swiftly last month, to stabilize the financial health of the 165-year old publishing house at a specially-called executive session after year-end reports showed a nearly $943,000 loss for 2013 and continued weakness in the first quarter of the current year. Delbert Baker, board chair, said that the directors were responding to recommendations from management, executive and finance committees, calling for quick and efficient action to turn around the finances of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s oldest institution.  READ MORE

April Visitor asks, Why is Henry Wright Stepping up to a New Pulpit?

Story by Visitor Staff

Henry Wright, the Columbia Union’s longest serving pastor, is leaving his position as senior pastor at Potomac Conference’s Community Praise Center (CPC) in Alexandria, Va. See why he is moving, how his ministry has impacted a generation of new pastors and what his next mission is here. READ MORE


Adventist HealthCare Names Interim President and CEO

Story by Tom Grant

Terry Forde, currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Adventist HealthCare, has been named the organization’s interim president and CEO. Forde will officially begin his new role in early April, after current president and CEO William G. “Bill” Robertson leaves for a new position in Washington state.  READ MORE

Union Launches Designated News Website

Story by Visitor Staff

The Visitor News Website, www.columbiaunionvisitor.com, provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union Conference and on issues important to Seventh-day Adventist members in the Mid-Atlantic United States and beyond. “We developed the site to quench the growing thirst for news and information in real time,” says Celeste Ryan Blyden, union communication director and Visitor editor and publisher, who says that 40,000 people viewed union news online since January 2013. “A designated news website means our members can find out what’s happening anytime and all the time online.” To make the new site your home page, open your browser and click the home symbol in the top right corner. It can also be saved as a home screen icon on iPhone and Android tablets and smartphones for easy daily access.  READ MORE

La Unión lanza una página cibernética designada para noticias por el equipo de Visitor

Historia por Visitor Staff

La página cibernética Visitor News, www.columbiaunionvisitor.com, proporciona cobertura de las noticias más recientes alrededor de Columbia Union Conference y de asuntos importantes para los miembros Adventista del Séptimo Día en el área del Atlántico Medio de Estados Unidos y más allá. “Desarrollamos esta página para saciar una creciente sed de noticias e información en tiempo real”, dice Celeste Ryan Blyden, directora de comunicación de la unión, y redactora y editora de Visitor, quien dice que 40,000 personas han visto las noticias de la unión en línea desde enero 2013.  LEA MAS