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Columbia Union Issues Statement on GC Session Question

Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden

The Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee today issued a statement supporting a favorable vote to authorize Seventh-day Adventist Church regional governing bodies, called divisions, to decide when and how to handle the question of women’s ordination. The vote comes in anticipation of the 60th General Conference Session called for July 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, where nearly 2,700 delegates will be asked: “Is it acceptable for division committees, as they may deem appropriate in their territories, to make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry? Yes or No.”  READ MORE
 

GC Session Delegates Chosen at Columbia Union Executive Committee Meeting

Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden

During the Columbia Union Year-end meetings, the Columbia Union Executive committee voted the names of 37 members who will be asked to serve as delegates to the Session that is convened every five years to elect officers of the world church and its 13 world divisions; make changes to the fundamental beliefs, constitution and bylaws; hear reports and updates from leaders in each region of the world church; and handle other business, such as the question of women’s ordination.  READ MORE
 


No Students Injured in Pine Forge Academy Dormitory Fire

Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Published 11/20/2014

Students were already in class Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in Kimbrough Hall, the women’s dormitory at Allegheny East Conference’s Pine Forge Academy in Pine Forge, Pa.  The fire department was dispatched to the building at 9 a.m. and was able to contain the fire. Staff members in the building exited unharmed. 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