Download the 



To receive email news, click here.

Visitor News Bulletin Archives


Visitor News Website

Planned Giving & Trust Services

Columbia Union Annual Reports

2012 Special Constituency
2012 Circonscription Spéciale
Constituyente especial del 2012

Calendar of Offerings



5427 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD  21045
Tel: (410) 997-3414
Tel: (301) 596-0800

Office Hours:
Mon - Thur, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays Closed

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.


Marlinton Congregants Grow Thru Witnessing

Story by Yonnie Michael

After years of members driving an hour one way to attend Sabbath services, Pastor Robert “Doc” Michael decided to hold an evangelistic series in Marlinton, W.Va. If he could start a new congregation there, members wouldn’t have to travel such a long distance. 
Pastor Michael held the first 10 meetings in the public library. After a local group stopped the meetings, the mayor, who had been attending, allowed the series to continue in the municipal building free of charge.  READ MORE

Takoma Academy Ranked Among Top 100 Private Schools

Story by Ron Mills

Niche, a company that provides school reviews for potential students, recently ranked Potomac Conference’s Takoma Academy (TA) in Takoma Park, Md., among the top 100 private schools in Maryland. In Niche’s Best Private High Schools, it ranks 3,880 high schools based on student statistics and more than 120,000 opinions from 16,000 students and parents. This ranking expresses that the school provides exceptional academics and has a diverse set of high achieving students who rate their experience at TA very highly. READ MORE

Grace Outlet Offers “Lunches for Jesus”

By Tamyra Horst

When Kris Eckenroth, pastor of the Grace Outlet church in Reading, preached a sermon on Matthew 5, Jesus’ words convicted his heart. “Jesus says that when we feed the hungry, it is as if we are literally feeding Him,” he explains. “It was a simple, yet intentional way to interact with Jesus and people.” He took Jesus’ words literally and began taking a couple of sack lunches with him Sabbath afternoons into downtown Reading to connect with people and feed them after church.  READ MORE


Potomac Conference Selects Youth Ministries Director

Story by Tiffany Doss

The Potomac Conference administration and executive committee recently selected Josant Barrientos, former children’s pastor at Community Praise Center in Alexandria, Va., as their Youth Ministries director.

Barrientos has an extensive background in Youth and Children’s Ministries and has served in a number of capacities for the Potomac Conference, including youth and associate pastor and Bible worker.  READ MORE