Story by Bryant Smith
Harmony is a gospel quartet, known for their a cappella harmonious sound. Their goal is to captivate audiences by singing the message of Jesus Christ. “Saving souls one note at a time,” is Harmony’s motto, made up of singers (pictured clockwise) Haven James, Tirzah Hawley, Chris Upchurch and Samara Orr.
Story by Visitor Staff
Members of the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee (some pictured above) traveled to Columbus, Ohio, last month for their third quarter meeting at the Allegheny West Conference’s newly opened headquarters.
At the news that tithe rose by $6 million or 9.09 percent above the previous year, the committee paused for a prayer of thanksgiving. “This would not be possible without the faithfulness of our members,” said Treasurer Emmanuel Asiedu.
They also rejoiced when Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development, announced that 55 churches have been planted unionwide this year.
Story by Allegheny West Conference Staff
William R. Wright, Sr. (pictured center with Henry M. Wright and daughter-in-law, Carol) was born September 17, 1918, the second child of seven born to Nathan and Willa Wright in Dayton, Ohio. His parents were two of the first four African-American Adventists in Dayton and co-founders of the Ethnan Temple church in Clayton.
Story by Dan Weber
The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is holding their second annual enditnow Summit on Abuse, September 24 –25, 2018, at their Columbia, Maryland, headquarters. The meetings will be held in both Spanish (24th) and English (25th) and will focus on ways that religious leaders, educators and lay members can identify; responsibly respond to; and prevent sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
The summit, which can be viewed online at www.enditnownorthamerica.org, is open to people from all faith-based backgrounds.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Adventist Community Services (ACS) Disaster Relief (DR) staff around the Columbia Union conferences are preparing for the potential local landfall of Hurricane Florence.
Florence could possibly impact parts of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. (Visit local sources for up-to-date information on your location.)
Story by Doug Walker
Washington Adventist University has been selected by the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) to receive a 2018 Equipment & Materials Award in the amount of $248, 565.94.The award is for the acquisition of three medical simulation mannequins to be used in WAU's nursing instruction programs.
The mannequins include VICTORIA, an advanced birthing simulator.WAU's VICTORIA model will include a deep-vein Thrombosis leg option to enhance WAU nursing students' preparation for this common but dangerous pregnancy complication.The award also includes a SimBaby MK II Tetherless Mannequin and Nursing Anne Simulator which will enable students to practice a wide range of competencies.