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Washington Adventist Hospital Awarded Two National Distinctions for Excellence in Heart Care

Story by Lydia Parris

The STS awarded the hospital based in Takoma Park, Md., a Three-Star rating – the highest possible quality rating – for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR). Washington Adventist Hospital is among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to achieve the highest rating in both CABG and AVR procedures.  READ MORE

 

New Jersey Conference Says Goodbye to "Faithful Servants"

Story by Raquel Guevara

New Jersey Conference staff recently bid farewell to retiring pastors Eleazar De Gracia and José Guevara.

Eleazer De Gracia is a Panama native. He graduated in 1978 from Montemorelos University in Mexico. He met his wife, Naty, while in school. They moved to the New Jersey Conference in 1988, and served in several different districts there. The De Gracias have two grown children and four grandchildren.  READ MORE

 

Camp Blue Ridge Directors to Leave Post

Story by Michelle Bernard

After prayerful consideration, Jerrod and Jennifer Gabel, directors of Camp Blue Ridge (Montebello, Va.) have decided to return to Washington State to work on his family’s long-standing farm. The farm has encountered significant challenges over the years and they feel a strong calling to return and support the family in this time of need. Their last day with the Potomac Conference will be Feb. 29.  READ MORE
   

Why Your Church Needs a Safety Sabbath


It’s Sabbath morning at your local church but one attendee did not come to worship. The gunman enters your sanctuary and pulls out a weapon. What do you do?

When Carlos’ mother comes to pick him up after Sabbath School, the other children say he left with a woman they had never seen before.   READ MORE