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Book Release: Blending to Make it: Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family

Interview by V. Michelle Bernard

D.E. Mangum, a member of Allegheny East Conference’s Bladensburg (Md.) church, has a resource that might help the growing number of blended families in the church:

What inspired you to write a book for blended families?
I am a member of a third generation blended family and have personally dealt with the challenges and misconceptions of what a blended family faces. My passion is to see this family system rise above all of the statistics, criticisms and hopeless ideology to become the family unit that can soar to greatness and wholeness.   READ MORE

Kermit Netteburg—Pastor, Teacher, Author—Retires

Story by Alexis A. Goring/ Photo by A. Kiiza

It was a hot day this past summer at Potomac Conference Camp Meeting. Kermit Netteburg, senior pastor of Potomac’s Beltsville (Md.) church, was overseeing the production team. After two grueling days of work, he announced to the team of about 15, “We’re all going to a staff meeting at the ice cream shop!” Soon after they arrived at the shop, Netteburg declared rounds of ice cream were on him!  READ MORE


When it Comes to Talking About Sex, Should the Church Lead the Conversation?

Story by Mark Tyler/ Graphic via ThinkStock

Are you sexually satisfied or thirsty? That’s the frank question Paul Graham, pastor of Potomac Conference’s Restoration Praise Center in Lanham, Md., asked earlier this year through Bible Boot Camp Unplugged, an online program on Blogtalkradio. Callers and panelists ended up discussing everything from married couples working with licensed sex therapists, to engaged couples being upfront about their physical desires in hopes of having happy marriages. 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