The Mansfield Seventh-day Adventist School Space Cows win the grand Champion’s Award at the Adventist Robotics League event.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

After a welcome from Nate Brandstater, the president of Kettering College, the qualifying tournament of the Ohio Conference Education Department’s Adventist Robotics League officially began. The Dayton-area Pathfinder drum corps led the proceedings. Soon after, Ron Halvorsen Jr., conference president, opened with prayer.

Historia de Joe Navarro

Llege a la Iglesia de la Esperanza en la ciudad de Union City un viernes de noche para la Sociedad de Jovenes y derrepente el primer anciano de la Iglesia se acerco a mi y me presento a Carlos Saltos de nacionalidad Ecuatoriana, me saludo muy amable y me dijo directamente, “Lo he estado buscando Pastor, necesito contarle algo que ha sucedido en mi vida”.

Editorial by Joe Navarro / Image by Geralt on Pixabay

As I arrived at the La Esperanza Spanish church (The Church of Hope) in Union City, N.J., one Friday evening for a youth program, the first elder introduced me to Carlos Saltos. He greeted me very kindly and directly said to me, “I’ve been looking for you, Pastor. I need to tell you something that has happened in my life.”

I took him to my office and said, “I’m listening.” Here is the story he shared with me:

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Southview Medical Center is adding two large operating rooms (ORs) to accommodate increased surgery volume and allow for different kinds of surgeries.

Each operating room will be 700 square feet and will allow a variety of surgeries, including orthopedic, women’s health and general.

To make room for the new ORs, 5,000 square feet will be added to Southview, which will involve pushing out a wall. The project will cost approximately $8 million and is expected to be completed in April 2020.

The WGTS 91.9 Team says thank you to the listeners at the end of the fundraiser.

Story by Jerry Woods

More than 3,200 WGTS 91.9 listeners showed their support by making a gift during the spring fundraiser. Together their gifts set a new spring fundraising record. These gifts come just as WGTS prepares to move to a new facility this summer.

At Mountain View Conference’s constituency, Victor Zill, pictured with his wife, Monica, was re-elected secretary/treasurer, and Mike Hewitt, pictured with his wife, Brittan, was re-elected president.

Story by Valerie Morikone

At Mountain View Conference’s constituency session, held Sunday, delegates re-elected their top two officers and received good news about the financial picture of the smallest conference in the Columbia Union.

Photo courtesy Potomac Conference

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / image by Arlene Bonilla

More than 100 nurses and their friends and family from around the Allegheny East, Chesapeake and Potomac conferences recently gathered at Potomac’s Southern Asian church in Silver Spring, Md., for Nurses’ Appreciation Day. “We wanted our Adventist nurses to be recognized, acknowledged and celebrated for the work they do. We want them to know that the Adventist church and the Adventist HealthCare system appreciates them,” said event organizer Kathy Coleman, Faith Community Nurse coordinator and program director for Adventist HealthCare in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Images by Muriel Bello

In December Columbia Union Conference leaders held a luncheon to affirm and express appreciation to the women clergy who serve in the Columbia Union. About 40 attendees (pictured above), including 20 women pastors, several conference presidents and ministerial directors and union officers gathered to talk about the outcome and implications of the vote at the 2018 Annual Council meetings, how women pastors are being treated at their home churches, what questions they have and receive and how the union can help.