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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
By Tamyra HorstWhen 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
Story by Tiffany DossThe 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
Story by Ohio Conference
The following is an update from the Ohio Conference after the January 11 Constituency Meeting on Mount Vernon Academy.