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Story by Visitor Staff

En diciembre celebramos un almuerzo para afirmar y expresar nuestro agradecimiento al clero de mujeres que prestan servicios en la Unión de Columbia.
Alrededor de 40 asistentes, entre ellas 20 pastoras, varias presidentas de conferencias y directoras ministeriales y oficiales de unión, se reunieron para hablar sobre el resultado y las implicaciones de la votación en las reuniones anuales del Consejo de 2018, cómo
se trata a las pastoras en sus iglesias de origen, qué preguntas tienen y cómo puede ayudar la unión.

WGTS Staff poses with bags of Mother’s Day cards before going out to deliver.

Story by WGTS Staff

Thousands of often forgotten moms in the Washington D.C. received Mother’s Day cards thanks to WGTS 91.9 listeners.  For the last six weeks, WGTS encouraged listeners to make and bring Mother’s Day cards to WGTS remotes across the area.  The station partnered with area women’s homeless shelters and domestic abuse shelters to get these cards into the hands of women on Mother’s Day. 

"When we started this project I was hoping we would get at least a thousand cards to pass out. At last check listeners have now given over 11,000 cards," says WGTS Program Director Brennan Wimbish.

Story by Lori Zerne

At Alumni Weekend this month, Highland View Academy (HVA) celebrates 70 years of existence where students can experience a quality Seventh-day Adventist Christian education. The school’s mission is to inspire and mentor students to excel in all Christ calls them to do. “We are committed to building on the dedication of those who came before to make sure our young people can have the best education possible,” says Erik Borges, principal.

The Columbia Union ended a two-year emphasis on evangelism in fall of 2018. Throughout this time, churches across the union hosted meetings and placed an emphasis on evangelism in our communities, celebrating 1,287 baptisms and professions of faith in 2018 alone.

Story by Visitor Staff

If you’re trying to grow your online ministry, you may run into a crisis and need to act fast before the news spreads.

“The digital age has brought about a few realities that have impacted how we handle a crisis,” says Celeste Ryan Blyden, vice president for Strategic Communication and Public Relations for the Columbia Union Conference. “Social media has redefined
the term ‘breaking news’ because while it is happening, people have their cells phones going, recording video or are on Facebook Live. They will take you to the event or situation in real time.”

In the Center for Online Evangelism podcast, Blyden shares tips on how your organization can prepare for potential crises in our changing world.