Story by Jerry Woods
There’s been a whole lot of scooping going all summer long with WGTS 91.9. The station just wrapped up its fourth annual ice cream tour with a stop in Gaithersburg, Md. Johnny and Stacey Stone broadcasted live from the Kentlands Market Square Plaza in the center of the city. Other staff members served ice cream, played games and distributed prizes for four hours in the 101-degree heat.
“We were a little concerned that the weather would keep people away, but the heat didn’t stop the WGTS family from getting together for the last ice cream only stop,” said WGTS Morning Show host and promotions director Jerry Woods.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Recently Allegheny East Conference’s Communication Department held its fourth annual Connection and Ministry Communication Conference (CAMCON) on their campus in Pine Forge, Pa. Presenters used the theme “Crafting the Landscape of Communication: Purpose, People, Practice” to share on topics such as writing stories people want to read, using social media as an evangelism tool and learning how to create quality videos right from your cell phone.
Pathfinders from around the Columbia Union are taking over the Columbia Union Visitor Instagram stories at #2019Chosen. Don't miss the fun!
Story by Ricardo Bacchus
Columbia Union Conference Pathfinders eager to trade pins at the upcoming 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisc., August 12–17, will soon have one more option to share. The Columbia Union has created a set of nine pins, available to each Columbia Union Pathfinder.
Each set will contain one large Columbia Union pin and eight conference pins that depict a different scene from King David’s life. These local, separate pins are not complete in themselves but are part of a bigger whole, says Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development at the union.
Story by Tiffany Doss
Evangelism is a lifestyle. This motto drives many Potomac Conference Far West End church members to seek opportunities to help their Rockville, Va., community. Recently 21 eager sewing students spent an afternoon learning how to make pillowcases to be donated to a local nursing home. The ministry, dubbed “Bed of Roses”—as each pillowcase illustrated flowers—yielded nearly 120 cases to be distributed to residents on Mother’s Day.
Editorial by Terry Forde
A small child about five years old was preparing to go home following a minor procedure at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Md. The surgery had been successful, and the child was seated in a wheelchair, his parents standing beside him. The nurse was starting the discharge process.
Instead of speaking directly to the parents, the nurse knelt down so that she was eye-to-eye with the child. Carefully, she began to go over the instruction sheet with him, using words that he could understand. She helped focus his attention by showing him what was written on the instruction sheet, and skillfully and methodically, she engaged him in the explanations of each point.
Story by Elaine and Jim Buchanan
Wanting to help speed up the building project for his church, member Gary Kasekamp, 74, embarked on a cross-country bike trip this summer.
Mountain View Conference’s Cumberland (Md.) church members have been in the process of building a church and community center facility for four years. The outside is basically finished, but the inside still consists of 2 x 4s. Dedicated to staying out of debt, members save money for each phase of the project, then complete it. They still need $300,000 to complete the project.