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5427 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD  21045
Tel: (410) 997-3414
Tel: (301) 596-0800

Office Hours:
Mon - Thur, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays Closed

How We Serve

The Columbia Union Visitor is a 48-page monthly news magazine for members of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is circulated to 60,000 households in the Allegheny East, Allegheny West, Chesapeake, Mountain View, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Potomac conferences.

Advertising and Subscription Information

Advertising space is provided to church and parachurch organizations and businesses that provide products or services in harmony with the mission and beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church ( The Columbia Union Visitor does not guarantee the integrity of any product or service advertised, and we reserve the right to refuse or discontinue advertisements at any time and edit advertisements to comply with editorial policies.

First-time classified advertisers who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church must submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor or conference leadership. Contact information must also be submitted if it is not in the actual text of the advertisement.

Payment must accompany advertisement(s) for classified, display and digital advertising.  We do not bill for classified or display advertising, and tear sheets are not provided unless prior arrangements are made. Checks and money orders are accepted. Make checks payable to Columbia Union Visitor and mail together with your advertisement and recommendations (if applicable) to Sandra Jones, Columbia Union Visitor, 5427 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045.

Classified Advertising Rates are calculated on a per insertion basis in our 12 issues. Minimum charge is $55 for 50 words or less.  Additional words: 75 cents each. Frequency discounts for prepaid ads: 10% 6/year, 15% 12/year. Box ads (classified ad in a box) are $150, for a maximum of 80 words. Church and school events: $25 (maximum 50/60 words). Ads must be placed four weeks before the issue date (the first of each month). Word count is based upon the spaces between words in normal usage.

Display Advertising Rates.  Space must be reserved a minimum of four weeks ahead of issue date.  Display ads must arrive to the display manager three weeks prior to ship date.  For rates and deadline information, contact Sandra Jones (contact information listed below).  We retain the right to reject an advertisement if it does not meet the standards set forth by the Columbia Union Visitor.

Display Advertising Specs: All press-ready display ads must be submitted in CMYK at a resolution of 300 dpi, in either a JPG or PDF format. The Visitor assumes no liability for the products or services advertised, and no responsibility for typographical errors.


Ad Submisstion: For more information or to submit an ad, please contact Sandra Jones.
Phone: 1-888-4-VISITOR or 410-997-3414, ext. 571


Display Advertising Rates*
Ad Sizes (covers one issue)
Wide by High
Color or
black & white
Back Page
7.5 x 8.25 (within margins)
8.75 x 8.75 (with bleed)
4-color only $3,000  
Full page
8.5 x 11 (page size, including bleed)
8.125 x 10.625 (page size, trimmed)
7.125 x 9.625 (within margins)
4-color only $2,700
Half page 3.1 x 8.9 (vertical--within margins)
4.25 x 11 (vertical--with bleed)
6.5 x 4.4 (horizontal--within margins)
8.5 x 5.25 (horizontal--with bleed)
Black & white
Eighth page (vertical only) 1.5"(w) x 4.4" (h) 4-color
Black & white
Quarter page 3.15" (w) x 4.4" (h) 4-color
Black & white

*Frequency discount: 15% for 6 or more ads in a single contract.
Discounts are given for multiple ad bookings.


Classified Advertising*

In Union: $55 for 50 words or less/.75 each additional word

Frequency Discount (prepaid):
15% for 12 insertions

10% for 6 insertions

Column Ad*
(Classified ad in a box)

Word count: Maximum 80 words, $150


Church and School Events
$25 flat fee (50-60 word max.)

All Others
Classified advertising rates

Digital Advertising
Available in the Visitor News Bulletin email
and at

Visitor News Bulletin
The Visitor News Bulletin is the weekly email newsletter published by the Columbia Union Conference, designed to keep members informed and connected in between issues of the monthly Visitor magazine. It includes news, photos, quotes and calendar events and is circulated to nearly 1,200 leaders, educators, pastors and members who read and share it with their networks.

To subscribe, please visit To submit a digital advertisement, please email or call toll-free (888) 484-7486, and ask for Sandra Jones.

All rates are weekly:
$50/ad (3 ad minimum)
4 ads: $180 (10% discount)
12 ads: $510 (15% discount)
2015 Promo: Buy 3, get 1 free--$150

200 pixels wide x 400 pixels tall
72 dpi

Visitor News Website provides the latest news coverage from around the Columbia Union and on issues important to Adventists.

To submit an advertisement, please email or call toll-free: (888) 484-7486 and ask for Sandra Jones.
All rates are weekly:
$50/ad (3 ad minimum)
4 ads: $180 (10% discount)
12 ads: $510 (15% discount)
2015 Promo: Buy 3, get 1 free--$150
200 pixels wide x 400 pixels tall
72 dpi


If you live outside the Columbia Union Conference territory, and would like to
subscribe to the Visitor, a year’s subscription (12 issues), plus the
Visitor calendar, is $21. Please make your check payable to Columbia
Union Visitor and mail to the address below:

Columbia Union Visitor
Subscription Services
5427 Twin Knolls
Columbia, MD 21045


Please contact your church clerk or your conference membership clerk to have your name added to or deleted from the Visitor and Adventist World mailing list, or if you have an address change/correction.
Click here for conference membership clerk contact information.

Thank you for your patronage!