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Women’s Group Hosts Fifth Men of Honor Event

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

At the Washington Metro Area Women’s Ministries’ (WMAWM) fifth annual Men of Honor celebration, held at the Dupont Park church in Washington, D.C., group leaders recognized more than 140 men for their exceptional contributions to their churches and communities.

Honorees represented several age groups and professions—from young professionals to a 91-year-old deacon, from pastors to military servicemen. READ MORE

Ready? Set. Pack! Learning the Skill of Disaster Preparedness

Story by Daniel Granderson; Photograph by Robert Booker

Twisted metal, flooded streets and a displaced populace in need of a helping hand. These are the memories many Americans will forever carry after Superstorm Sandy terrorized the New Jersey coastline in October 2012 and brought with it the most destructive natural disaster to ever decimate the Garden State.

“Sandy was a wake-up call,” says Robert Smith, pastor of Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Newtonville First, Seashore and Boardwalk Community Fellowship churches in South Jersey. Indeed, nearly two years after the storm, repairs of the damage are still being undertaken.  READ MORE

Longtime Allegheny East Conference Employee Retires

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

In September, after nearly 53 years of service, Robert L. Booker retired from his post as communication director of the Allegheny East Conference). His employment with the AEC began in 1962 when he became a teacher at Pine Forge Academy (PFA) in Pine Forge, Pa. He served as a teacher for 12 years, and as a registrar for three of those years.  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