Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists impacted their communities in more than 100 countries on Saturday, March 18 during the annual Global Youth Day event.
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Sixteen Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) teams from the Columbia Union Conference will continue on to the North American Division finals in Chicago April 21-22.
Those sixteen teams from nine Pathfinder clubs placed first at the Columbia Union PBE event March 18 at Pennsylvania Conference’s Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa.
During the March 12 Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting in Hershey, Pa., committee members voted to approve the following:
During the 2016-2021 quinquennium, the Columbia Union Conference seeks to further the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by prioritizing the following:
Spiritual Renewal – Promote healthy churches by uniting members through personal and corporate spiritual revival and active engagement in ministry
Evangelism – Support initiatives that impact our communities by revealing the love of Christ, inviting people to accept Christ as their Savior and sharing the distinct Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness
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During the March 12 Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting, Dave Weigley, union president, recognized Ray Hartwell’s 13 years on the committee and his 21 years serving in the Pennsylvania Conference.
“I just want to say you’ve been a great leader for Pennsylvania,” said Weigley. “You’ve been a leader in this union, in some of the very important discussions we’ve had. We pray God will bless you in your new position.”
Hartwell, and his wife, Jeanne, have moved to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference where he now serves as the Stewardship and Trust Services director and Association secretary.
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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.”