Welcome to the Internet presence of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. From our headquarters in Columbia, Md., we work to advance the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Mid-Atlantic United States. To that end, we provide administrative leadership, governance and support services to our conferences, healthcare networks, elementary and secondary schools, college, university and community ministries.
Story by Tompaul Wheeler
As many as 24 million children in the United States live in a fatherless home.* Without present or involved dads, boys especially are less likely to graduate high school and more likely to use drugs, be incarcerated and commit suicide, and generally struggle to succeed. Who can offer these youth a more promising future? Positive, Christian, male role models—and the Columbia Union has some you should meet. READ MORE
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Fourteen-year-old Jenevieve Lettsome, a member of Potomac Conference’s Beltsville (Md.) church, was driving home with her family from the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio when she heard that the delegates had voted to not allow divisions to decide whether or not they can ordain women within their territories. READ MORE
Story by Heidi Shoemaker, Ohio Conference
Nearly one year since Ohio Conference leaders learned of the dire financial situation facing their beloved Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio Conference constituents voted to ratify the recommendations put forth by the Mount Vernon Academy Board of Trustees and Ohio Conference Executive Committee to authorize the sale of assets of the Mount Vernon Academy Corporation. Though emotionally difficult, constituents understood the severity of the financial situation, with 293 voting in favor of the motion and 17 opposed at a special constituency meeting earlier this year. READ MORE
Story by Carolina RamosThe 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