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 Sam Belony
While young adults seek to become trained evangelists for the Adventist Church through the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, the building where they gain their biblical knowledge, of all things, used to be a bar/nightclub.
Story by Sam Belony/ Photos by Krystal IrrgangUnion administrators team with Pastor Tara VinCross to start the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, where young adults are not only staying in the church, they are transforming it—as well as the many lives they touch through boots-on-the-ground ministry. READ MORE
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
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