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Columbia Union Ministries, Schools Exhibit at Session

By Taashi Rowe
Photos by Kelly Butler Coe


Katia Reinert, member at the Capital Brazilian Temple in Highland, Md., spins the wheel of health at the Faith Community Nursing exhibit.

There is a booth for almost every ministry at the General Conference Session. Amongst the din of thousands of visitors, Columbia Union Conference members are manning several of the hundreds of booths in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) exhibit hall.

Representing Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., is Duane Reid, assistant director of Admissions; Sharon Conway, director of Student Financial Services; and Rahneeka Hazelton, enrollment counselor for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. All note eagerly that this is the school’s first General Conference Session since becoming a university last year. They also encourage alumni to join them at 5 p.m., July 1 in Building A of the GWCC in Rooms 402 and 403.

At another booth, Katia Reinert (pictured) who directs the parish nursing program at Adventist HealthCare, based in Rockville, Md., encourages visitors to spin the Wheel of Health. A member of the Chesapeake Conference’s Capital Brazilian Temple in Highland, Md., Reinert will also be doing a presentation on depression during the Women’s Ministries meetings July 1 at 2 p.m. in Building A, Ballroom C3.

The media ministries team from Allegheny East Conference’s Metropolitan church in Hyattsville, Md., is banding together with the MetroSingers chorale to offer CDs ad DVDS of their music and sermons recorded through their church. We are working to “send out the Word. Whether it is through speaking, through music, or through puppets—our aim is to evangelize,” said Vilroy McBean, a member of the singing group and the church.