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No Students Injured in Pine Forge Academy Dormitory Fire

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. Students continued with their regular school schedule for the rest of the day.  READ MORE

Book Release: Questions and Answers About Women’s Ordination

Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Published 11/18/2014

In the new book Questions and Answers About Women’s Ordination, the editors use Scripture and Ellen White writings to answer common questions about the theology of ordination and the history of women leaders in our church. Read our interview with Cindy Tutsch, Columbia Union consultant for the Columbia Union school of evangelism, one of the editors.  READ MORE


Spring Valley Alumna Returns as Development Director

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Spring Valley Academy is pleased to announce the return of an alumni and development director position to the staff, a position Angie Peach (’95) has filled. Peach is a beloved alumna who attended Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., for one year before transferring to Southern Adventist University (Tenn.), where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Peach has 13 years of experience, most recently as director of major gifts with the Kettering Medical Center Foundation in Kettering, Ohio. Prior to that, she served as director of major gift development for Union College (Neb.).  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