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Can You Spare Some Change?

Story by Tm Madding, who recently started the “Seven Days Without” sermon series which encourages members to live out their faith in practical ways.

On the third day of seven days without a home and I am already a creature of habit. [I] have my bedding situation under control, I sleep safe. Not sleeping great mind you, but safe. With my allotted $20 for the week I can grab a cheap drink at McDonalds and charge my phone every day. I wouldn’t have to–I could go to the local library, where I filled my water bottle yesterday, but I have a thing for soda.  I know where I can get a hot breakfast and lunch, as well as a daily shower.  READ  MORE

Columbia Union Membership Tops 144,000

Story by Michelle Bernard

At the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting on September 17, Rob Vandeman, executive secretary of the Columbia Union, reported that as of June 30, membership in the Columbia Union is 144,207, an increase of .76 percent from March 31. Vandeman also shared that there are 822 churches and companies.  READ MORE

New Assistant Treasurer Joins Ohio Conference Team

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

After a lengthy search for a new assistant treasurer, the Ohio Conference hired Roy Simpson. Simpson, son of a pastor, lived in five different countries while growing up in Central America. He opted to study accounting because he “wanted to work for the church, and numbers have always been my strongest area in school,” he shares. Simpson has a bachelor’s in business administration, and expects to complete an MBA in finance in about a year.  READ MORE

Columbia Union Hosts Health Ministry Training

Story by Carolina Ramos

The Columbia Union Conference will host “Creating a Vibrant Health Ministry” October 2-4 at the Allegheny East Conference Center in Pine Forge, Pa. READ MORE