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Story by Celeste Ryan BlydenThe Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee today issued a statement supporting a favorable vote to authorize Seventh-day Adventist Church regional governing bodies, called divisions, to decide when and how to handle the question of women’s ordination. The vote comes in anticipation of the 60th General Conference Session called for July 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, where nearly 2,700 delegates will be asked: “Is it acceptable for division committees, as they may deem appropriate in their territories, to make provision for the ordination of women to the gospel ministry? Yes or No.” READ MORE
Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden
During the Columbia Union Year-end meetings, the Columbia Union Executive committee voted the names of 37 members who will be asked to serve as delegates to the Session that is convened every five years to elect officers of the world church and its 13 world divisions; make changes to the fundamental beliefs, constitution and bylaws; hear reports and updates from leaders in each region of the world church; and handle other business, such as the question of women’s ordination. READ MORE
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Students were already in class Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in Kimbrough Hall, the women’s dormitory at Allegheny East Conference’s Pine Forge Academy in Pine Forge, Pa. The fire department was dispatched to the building at 9 a.m. and was able to contain the fire. Staff members in the building exited unharmed. READ MORE