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From Night Spot to Bright Spot

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.

The REACH school rents its space from REACH Philadelphia, a young adult church plant that has been serving the community since 2011.  READ MORE

October 2015 Feature: Taking it to the Streets

Story by Sam Belony/ Photos by Krystal Irrgang

Union 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


Can You Spare Some Change?

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

Columbia Union Membership Tops 144,000

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