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Columbia Union Pathfinders Prove Their Bible Knowledge

Story by Pamela Scheib

This past weekend, 30 teams representing 22 Pathfinder clubs from seven conferences participated in the Columbia Union Conference’s Pathfinder Bible Experience. The Potomac Conference hosted this year’s event at the Beltsville (Md.) church.During the church service, Paulo Macena, New Jersey Youth Ministries director, presented a sermon titled “Does it Have to be Everything?,” based on Matthew 22:37.  READ MORE


Washington Adventist University’s Bible Translation Institute to Release New Russian Translation of Bible

Story by Michelle Bernard

Kulakov, the director and editor-in-chief of the Bible Translation Institute based at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., says he is looking forward to seeing ordinary Russian people gain strength, hope, joy and a sense of God’s closeness in the Lord’s Prayer, the Psalms and Isaiah in their mother tongue.  READ MORE


Chesapeake Churches Prioritize Prayer, Evangelism

Story by Michelle Bernard

In anticipation of the Reach Chesapeake evangelism initiative that begins in April, pastors and conference leaders began the year with a concerted focus on prayer. Recognizing the need to invite the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of people, many area churches participated in the world church’s Ten Days of Prayer program in January, and several embarked on the North American Division’s 40 Days of Prayer. READ MORE


Is the Ethnic Profile of DC /Baltimore Adventists Changing?

Story by Michelle Bernard

Professor John Gavin (pictured) recently presented the results of a study on Seventh-day Adventist demographics in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area at an Adventist Community Action Council’s (ACAC) meeting. ACAC is a group of Adventist church and organization leaders who coordinate efforts and resources to address key community issues. Although the study was completed in 2009, the results were again presented to help new ACAC members better understand Adventist demographics and perspectives as they plan activities for 2015.  READ MORE