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Assistant, Associate Treasurers Prepare for Financial Leadership

Story by Taashi Rowe

Seth Bardu, Columbia Union Conference treasurer, has started a two-year program that will prepare eight assistant or associate treasurers currently working at the conference level to take on greater responsibilities. “We feel we have to be intentional if we are going to provide good sound leadership for the future [Seventh-day Adventist Church,]” Bardu explains. READ MORE

 


Student Canvassers Gather, Consider Future Church Work

Story by Tiffany Brown

Nestled between the green, tree-covered mountains, and beside rolling fields ready for harvest and underneath a clear blue sky, more than 50 student canvassers and their leaders gathered from across the mid-Atlantic for the first Columbia Union Student Literature Evangelism Summit at Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa. The weekend of July 4-6, participants from the Pennsylvania Youth Challenge, Light America from Baltimore and Ohio (Chesapeake and Ohio conferences), and Allegheny East Conference’s Youth 4 Change programs gathered for a time of restoration, encouragement and fun.  READ MORE
 


Union Funds 2014 Homeland Mission Projects

Story by Taashi Rowe

The Columbia Union Conference recently allocated $212,000 to 13 local outreach programs as part of its Homeland Mission Projects. The funds are distributed annually as a three-way partnership between the union, a conference and a local church to encourage community outreach. READ MORE




 


Union Launches Designated News Website

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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