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Editorial por Jorge Agüero

El nacimiento de Jesús y la iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Dia tienen algo en común. El propósito de su nacimiento no fue para dividir la historia en dos períodos—A.C. y D.C., así como el nacimiento de la iglesia no fue para dividir a los guardadores del sábado y del domingo. El punto en común es que el nacimiento de Jesús fue profetizado por los profetas del Antiguo Testamento y la iglesia Adventista nace de un movimiento profético.

The Potomac Conference recognizes pastors Darry Campbell (left) and Don McFarlane (right).

Story by Tiffany Doss

To celebrate the hard work Potomac Conference pastors accomplish, leadership quietly selected and recognized two candidates at the annual Pastors’ Meeting, an event for team building, personal reflection and growth. The conference recognized Darry Campbell, pastor of the Galax, Mountain View, New River Valley and Wytheville churches in Virginia, and Don McFarlane, pastor for administration at the Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., for their excellence in ministry. This recognition included appreciation videos in which members shared how the ministries of Campbell and
McFarlane have personally touched their lives.

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Editorial by Mike Hewitt

Recently our pastors asked if I would consider setting up a prayer group where they could pray together, share each other’s burdens and connect with Christ as a ministry team. This is a fantastic idea! Prayer is the lifeblood of our walk with Jesus, and the depth of our pastors’ relationship with Christ is vital to their own spiritual well-being. It is also vital for successful ministry in their churches and the forward movement of our conference mission.

Erwin Mack present the Caring Heart Award to Ken Flemmer

Story by Angel Tabe

Kenneth Flemmer, executive director of Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW), has been honored with the Caring Heart Award in recognition of his extraordinary services to the community. Members and leadership from Potomac Conference’s Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., recognized him during the annual 2018 Festival of Praise.

Members from the Hillsboro church act out a skit, The Glass Slipper Gospel.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

"Thank you for such an awesome and powerful speaker! Each session touched my heart and spoke to a need in my life!” says Dannielys Torrez Fernandez, a millennial who attended the retreat with her mother. “[Tamyra Horst] ministered to us with love and the Word. Incredible!” shares another guest.

Richard “Cowboy” Smith, a member of the Point Pleasant church in W.Va., shares about the Three Angels’ Messengers Motorcycle Association during the special Biker Sabbath at the Toll Gate church.

Story by Valerie Morikone

Mountain View Conference's Toll Gate church in Pennsboro, W.Va., recently hosted its inaugural Biker Sabbath, after connecting with Pastor Bill and Audrey Hunt, leaders of the Three Angels’ Messengers (3AM) Motorcycle Association, during campmeeting.

Story by Bruce Dillon

"Welcome to our new store!” exclaimed Kermit Netteburg, general manager of LivingWell in Silver Spring, Md., as web designer Meera Gomer clicked a button on her keyboard, completing the final link to open the doors to LivingWell’s new e-commerce site. The day marked the culmination of a yearlong effort to make LivingWell’s most popular products available online. Management recognizes the growth of online sales, as online shopping throughout the world has more than doubled since 2014—and is expected to grow an additional $2 billion over the next three years.

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Editorial by Rick Remmers

Jesus’ birth is the most important birth of all the billions that have taken place through earth’s history. His life, death and resurrection are at the center of the plan of salvation and our hope for eternity.

Jesus’ birth gives significance to every other birth on this planet. Every child that is born has infinite value because of His advent. As the people of God, we recognize this importance and choose to value every young person as well.

At the Chesapeake Conference, we have made ministry to children and youth a high priority. We invest time, resources, creativity and energy into a wide range of ministries to reach every child of God.