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Longtime Allegheny East Conference Employee Retires

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

In September, after nearly 53 years of service, Robert L. Booker retired from his post as communication director of the Allegheny East Conference). His employment with the AEC began in 1962 when he became a teacher at Pine Forge Academy (PFA) in Pine Forge, Pa. He served as a teacher for 12 years, and as a registrar for three of those years.  READ MORE
 


Servant of God, Friend to Man

Story by V. Michelle Bernard, cover photograph by Bryant Taylor

They crawled around the yard looking for weeds, about 50 of them. Every few pulls, they’d wipe sweat from their foreheads. They repeated this for an hour then moved inside to help pack sack lunches for 750 less fortunate residents in the area. After a short snack to rest and refuel, they helped unload produce and baked goods for the next day’s meal, then returned to weeding—all of this before noon.  READ MORE




 

Union Members Participate in NARLA’s Religious Liberty Summit

Story by NARLA Staff

Thirty-five religious liberty advocates travelled to Silver Spring, Md., earlier this month to attend the annual Religious Liberty Summit. Eleven of those attendees were Columbia Union church members who share a commitment to freedom of conscience. Sponsored by the North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA), the annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to study, worship and mobilize in the name of religious freedom.  READ MORE
 


Union Launches Designated News Website

Story by Visitor Staff

The Visitor News Website, www.columbiaunionvisitor.com, provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union Conference and on issues important to Seventh-day Adventist members in the Mid-Atlantic United States and beyond. “We developed the site to quench the growing thirst for news and information in real time,” says Celeste Ryan Blyden, union communication director and Visitor editor and publisher, who says that 40,000 people viewed union news online since January 2013. “A designated news website means our members can find out what’s happening anytime and all the time online.” To make the new site your home page, open your browser and click the home symbol in the top right corner. It can also be saved as a home screen icon on iPhone and Android tablets and smartphones for easy daily access.  READ MORE
 


La Unión lanza una página cibernética designada para noticias por el equipo de Visitor

Historia por Visitor Staff

La página cibernética Visitor News, www.columbiaunionvisitor.com, proporciona cobertura de las noticias más recientes alrededor de Columbia Union Conference y de asuntos importantes para los miembros Adventista del Séptimo Día en el área del Atlántico Medio de Estados Unidos y más allá. “Desarrollamos esta página para saciar una creciente sed de noticias e información en tiempo real”, dice Celeste Ryan Blyden, directora de comunicación de la unión, y redactora y editora de Visitor, quien dice que 40,000 personas han visto las noticias de la unión en línea desde enero 2013.  LEA MAS