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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.

Photo Jesus Joseph Mary Color by Barta IV from Flickr

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.

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Vicki Bernard, a member of Pennsylvania Conference's Hillcrest church in Wellsboro shared this family favorite, an easy chocolate cake recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cup water

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Combine the vanilla, vinegar, canola oil and water. Stir liquid into flour mixture until combined.

Bake in ungreased bundt pan for 1 hour, or an ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

When cooled, frost or serve with whipped cream or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

 

Image by Joel Springer

Jackie Gonzalez-Feezer, a member of Chesapeake Conference’s Ellicott City (Md.) church, shared the recipe for the peppermint bark brownies featured on the cover.

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Makes 12-15 brownies

Ingredients

Image by Joel Springer

Could that cobbler you’re baking be an evangelistic tool? Might a simple conversation around the potluck table make a difference? This month we’re sharing delicious recipes and inspiring stories that will make your mouth water and your heart full.

Read these stories from the December 2018 Visitor: