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Editorial by Terry Forde

The end of the year has rightly earned the title “the holiday rush.” We are motivated by a strong desire to get everything just right, to get everything ready on time, and to get things completed as the year comes to an end. It is quite easy to get so wrapped up in all the activity that we lose sight of what’s most important about the holiday season to begin with.

And then we remember that one short verse: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

Which is why spending time with your kids doing next to nothing still matters. It’s why catching up with an old friend on the phone for a few minutes is worth the time invested. It’s why the holiday cards that arrive via post or email are worth taking the time to read.

Déclaration du Comité Exécutif de l’Union de Fédérations de Columbia 20 novembre 2018.

C’est avec une allégeance sans faillible et un amour pour la mission, le message et les croyances fondamentales de l’Église Adventiste du Septième Jour que nous lançons un appel aux dirigeants de l’Eglise mondiale à reconsidérer le vote issu du Concile Annuel de 2018 qui vise à approuver un document intitulé Respect et pratique  des Actions du Comité Exécutif de la Session de la Conférence générale(CG)".

Story by Seán K. Robinson

Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude to God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us. Our families, relationships, employment, wealth, even successes, all belong to Him. God is the Creator, and He determined that all should live as stewards of His assets.

One of the meaningful gifts God has given is the gift of children, and their spiritual, emotional and physical welfare depends on parents. If you are a parent, think about this question: In the unlikely event of your passing, whom would you choose as the guardian of your children? Where would they live? Who will ensure they attend Adventist schools or even places of worship? Beyond verbalizing the answers to these questions, do you have all of this in writing yet?

El Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de la Unión de Colombia emitió esta declaración el 20 de noviembre.

Es con inquebrantable lealtad y amor por la misión, el mensaje y las creencias fundamentales de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día que hacemos un llamado a los líderes mundiales para que reconsideren la votación hecha en el Concilio Anual 2018 para aprobar un documento titulado "Respeto y práctica de la Sesión de la Conferencia General (CG) y Acciones del Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia General”.

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

En la reunión de fin de año del Comité Ejecutivo de la Unión de Columbia el mes pasado, los miembros afirmaron la necesidad de centrarse en la misión, discutieron la votación anual del Concilio de la Conferencia General (CG) 2018 para implementar un nuevo sistema de conformidad sobre las entidades eclesiásticas de todo el mundo y votaron emitir una declaración en respuesta.

The WGTS 91.9 Community Engagement Team celebrates a successful toy collection.

Story by Jerry Woods

Dozens of listeners gave hundreds of toys for WGTS 91.9’s Salvation Army Angel Tree toy drive. The WGTS 91.9 team broadcasted live from the Laurel, Maryland Walmart for four hours. In that time dozens of listeners gave hundreds of toys.

The Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee issued this statement November 20.

It is with unwavering allegiance to and love for the mission, message and fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that we appeal to world leaders to reconsider the vote at the 2018 Annual Council to approve a document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference (GC) Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions.”