Welcome to the Internet presence of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. From our headquarters in Columbia, Md., we work to advance and execute 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, ministries, healthcare institutions, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges.
Story by Taashi Rowe
A. Allan Martin, PhD, didn’t mince words. A former professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University (Mich.) and a current young adult pastor at a thriving church in Texas, Martin hit the members of the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee with stark numbers: some 60 to 70 percent of young people leave the Seventh-day Adventist Church. READ MORE AND VIEW SLIDESHOW
Story by Richard Christian
Just this weekend, Potomac Conference’s Southern Asian church (SASDAC) in Silver Spring, Md., celebrated 25 years of ministry. The church, which began with 50 members in 1988, has grown to more than 850 making it the largest Southern Asian Seventh-day Adventist church in the world, according to Franklin David, who has pastored the church since its inception. READ MORE AND VIEW SLIDESHOW
Story by Diana Troese
The Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) in Takoma Park, Md., recently achieved an important first in Maryland by being recognized nationally for the efficient, effective and rapid treatment of patients suffering from a heart attack, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Story by HVA Staff
The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology, an “organization that works to lead the nation in advocating for improved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education,” recently released the names of 22 newly selected Einstein Fellows for school year 2013-14. The Triangle Coalition selected Ophelia Barizo, science department chair and science teacher at Highland View Academy (HVA) in Hagerstown, Md., for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. READ MORE