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Welcome to the Internet presence of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. From our headquarters in Columbia, Md., we work to advance 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, healthcare networks, elementary and secondary schools, college, university and community ministries.


Women in Ministry Affirmed at Retreat

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Fourteen-year-old Jenevieve Lettsome, a member of Potomac Conference’s Beltsville (Md.) church, was driving home with her family from the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio when she heard that the delegates had voted to not allow divisions to decide whether or not they can ordain women within their territories.  READ MORE

Constituents Approve Recommendation to Sell Mount Vernon Academy

Story by Heidi Shoemaker, Ohio Conference

Nearly one year since Ohio Conference leaders learned of the dire financial situation facing their beloved Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio Conference constituents voted to ratify the recommendations put forth by the Mount Vernon Academy Board of Trustees and Ohio Conference Executive Committee to authorize the sale of assets of the Mount Vernon Academy Corporation. Though emotionally difficult, constituents understood the severity of the financial situation, with 293 voting in favor of the motion and 17 opposed at a special constituency meeting earlier this year.  READ MORE

Tornado-Ravaged BME Reopens

Story by Tamyra Horst, Pennsylvania Conference

Blue Mountain Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (BME) staff in Hamburg weren’t sure if BME would open as scheduled this year after an EF-1 tornado destroyed the building this summer. The twister removed most of the classrooms’ roof, completely removed the gym roof and knocked down several walls. READ MORE

Columbia Union Hosts Health Ministry Training

Story by Carolina Ramos

The Columbia Union Conference will host “Creating a Vibrant Health Ministry” October 2-4 at the Allegheny East Conference Center in Pine Forge, Pa. READ MORE