Story by Alita Byrd
In the autumn of 1969, Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse (pictured in a family portrait from the 1940s)—already an accomplished and internationally-known violin and piano soloist and composer—invited four little kids to play music in her living room. Little did they know, this was the beginning of the New England Youth Ensemble (NEYE).
Histoire par V. Michelle Bernard et Monica Zill
Cet automne, les leaders étudiants des académies (junior et senior) de l’Union de Columbia se sont réunis à Edgewater, dans le Maryland, avec les dirigeants des académies, pour la fin de semaine annuelle de Formation sur le Leadership Spirituel Académique (SALT).
Story by Tiffany Doss
A plethora of thoughts swarmed around in her head as she entered the church for the first time after her husband’s funeral. Charlotte Conway and her husband, Bob, had been members of Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., for 37 years—but now things were different.
The familiar sense of belonging she embraced every time she walked into the massive edifice to worship was replaced with uncomfortable feelings of loneliness and uncertainty. Conway remembers sitting on “their pew” in “their spot” with tears flowing. Should she stay, or should she go home? The grief was overwhelming.
Story by Salena Featherstone
For three years, Takoma Academy (TA) students have participated in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) organization under the Washington Adventist University HOSA chapter, located in Takoma Park, Md. This year, under the leadership of sponsor Yvette Weir (pictured), TA began its own chapter.
Story by Heidi Shoemaker
Earlier this summer, the Ohio Conference closed on the sale of their former office and two adjoining houses.
“We are praising the Lord,” says Ron Halvorsen Jr., Ohio Conference president. “This has been an answer to prayer,” he says.
Constituents voted an action at the 42nd Regular Constituency Meeting on May 6, 2018, which authorized conference officers, working in concert with both the finance and executive committees, to discontinue use of the Mount Vernon office and to list and sell the property. In June 2019, both the conference finance and executive committees discussed, prayed over and voted in favor of the purchase agreement.