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Philadelphia Event Offers Alternative Focus on Family

Story by Tamyra Horst, Pennsylvania Conference

September 12 an army of Seventh-day Adventists will walk through and pray for Philadelphia, going house to house leaving door hangers that offer Bible studies and information on growing stronger families.

Pennsylvania Conference pastors from Philadelphia and surrounding areas, led by Tim Bailey, director of leadership and spiritual growth, and Jeanne Hartwell, associate ministerial and family life director, are planning this event to take advantage of the tremendous interest and publicity around faith and family sparked by the Roman Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families event in Philadelphia, September 22-25. READ MORE

Philadelphia Churches Prepare for Pope’s Visit

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

As soon as Allegheny East Conference’s Delaware Valley Ministerium (DVM) learned of the pope’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia in September, leaders started strategizing ways to reach the thousands who will congregate for his arrival.

To play off the pope’s World Meeting of Families theme, Philadelphia area pastors will focus their outreach efforts on the family. Rodney Grissom, associate publishing director (Bay and Delaware Valley Area), is leading the efforts and helped formed the initiative Project Family 2015, or PF15. READ MORE

Adventists ‘Most Racially Diverse Religious Group in U.S.’

Story by Andrew McChesney and Marcos Paseggi, Adventist Review

Adventist leaders say the Pew findings reflect the church’s mission to prepare all people for Jesus’ return.

Don’t worry if you happen to walk into a Seventh-day Adventist church in the United States where English is not the first language of choice. Chances are you are worshiping in one of the increasingly typical Adventist congregations across the country.  READ MORE

Blue Mountain Elementary Will Open Again

Story by Tamyra Horst / Photos by Rick Bianco

On Thursday, July 9 at approximately 6:45 p.m., a powerful storm struck Pennsylvania Conference’s Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (BME) in Hamburg, Pa., taking off the roof, destroying the gym and knocking down several walls of the 46 year old brick structure. Rachel Wardecke, principal, was alone in the building at the time. Shaken, but not seriously injured, Rachel immediately told reporters, “Our school will open again.”  READ MORE