Columbia Union News

Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden

We are deeply saddened to share that Goldie Louis passed away last evening from complications following a stroke she suffered on February 21.

Goldie, a cheerful, caring, dedicated Christian, served in the Columbia Union Conference office for 16 years. Prior to that she worked at ADRA and earlier for the Columbia Federal Credit Union.

“Goldie was one of the most friendly people – always interested in knowing how we are doing, always affirming, always initiating prayer for someone who was hurting or in need,” says Dave Weigley, Columbia Union president. “She will be terribly missed in our office family.”

Dave Morgan participates in a crisis boot camp presentation

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

This week teachers and education administrators gathered at the Columbia Union Conference headquarters in Columbia, Md., for training and planning. On Monday and Tuesday the Curriculum Committee members participated in training for the Encounter Bible Curriculum that will be implemented in all elementary and high schools across the union by the 2018/2019 school year.

Story by Tamrya Horst

Elder Gary Gibbs, currently the director of Ministries Development at the Chesapeake Conference, has accepted the invitation to serve as president of the Pennsylvania Conference.

Gibbs was elected by a selection committee, comprised of the Pennsylvania Conference Executive Committee and the nominating committee from the most recent Conference constituency session. Watch for more information later this morning here and on

7800 Attended Caravan of Training Meetings Photo Credit Jorge Pillco

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

A lrededor de 7.800 miembros de la Unión de Columbia asistieron a las reuniones de la reciente Caravana de Entrenamiento realizadas en 24 sitios dentro del territorio de la unión.  

Antes de las reuniones, Rubén Ramos, vicepresidente para los Ministerios Multilingües de la Unión Columbia, y su equipo distribuyeron 19.000 ejemplares de Cómo compartir a Jesús en las iglesias de la Unión con el objetivo de ayudarle a los miembros a entender porque necesitan involucrarse en la misión.