Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 145,000 members worship in 800 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences, two healthcare networks, 81 elementary and secondary schools, a liberal arts university, a health sciences college, a dozen community services centers, six book and health food stores and a radio station.

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We Believe

God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Health Network plans to build a nearly 17,000-square-foot operations command center to more efficiently care for patients and get them to the most appropriate level of care in the least amount of time. This will revolutionize patient flow!

The first of its kind in the Dayton area, the NASA-like command center will be located on the first floor of 1050 Forrer Blvd. in Kettering. Construction is expected to begin July 25, 2018. The command center is expected to go live in November 2018.

Johnny, Stacey, and Tom pose with listeners at the broadcast before the concert.

Story by Jerry Woods

More than 5,000 dancing fans helped WGTS 91.9 wrap up the “Summer Concert Series” with a bang. Tysons Corner Center Mall helped to host the concert on their large, outdoor plaza which connects three tall buildings to the mall. The venue attracts not only fans of the radio station and the concert but also local shoppers and people who live in the adjoining buildings.

Story by Miranda Alverez

The Columbia-Union Visitor is accepting children’s art to be featured in the 2019 calendar. This year’s theme, “Let the Children Come” will tell various Bible stories through the eyes of the union’s young ones, helping us all remember the beauty of childlike faith and keeping God’s Word fresh in our minds, says Celeste Ryan Blyden, Columbia Union Conference vice president for communication and editor of the Visitor.

All children or youth, ages 5 – 15, need do is create a two-dimensional piece of artwork that reflects their favorite Bible story. Then, with the help of an adult, submit their creation to the Visitor staff, with the accompanying submission form by September 30, 2018.