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The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 140,000 members worship in 843 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 100 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a dozen community services centers; 5 book and health food stores and a radio station.

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God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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We are living through an unprecedented time, and while we are not immune to the impact of the coronavirus, we know that we serve an almighty God who sees, who cares and who is an ever-present help in times of trouble. As we journey this crisis together, we are in contact with the leaders of our conferences and institutions, and we are united in our commitment to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and help people in our communities. Please join us in praying for an end to COVID-19, and for the health care givers, first responders and other frontline workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

At this time, our office remains closed to the public, until further notice. Please reach out to members of our administrative and ministry teams, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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President Dave Weigley
Tim Bailey is pictured with his family.

Historia de Valerie Morikone

Esta primavera, el Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de Mountain View (MVC) eligió a Tim Bailey como el nuevo presidente de la conferencia. Desde el 2015, Bailey se ha desempeñado como director ministerial y coordinador de evangelización de la Conferencia de Pensilvania.

“Se siente bien volver a casa”, comparte Bailey, quien comenzó su ministerio pastoral en MVC en 1987 en el distrito de las iglesias Wheeling y Weirton en West Virginia.

Bailey reemplaza a Mike Hewitt, quien aceptó un llamado para servir como vicepresidente administrativo de la Conferencia de Kentucky-Tennessee.

Charles Tapp is the new president of the Potomac Conference.

Durante el Tercer Congreso Quinquenal Constituyente de la Conferencia de Potomac, celebrada a través de Zoom en marzo, los delegados votaron como presidente de la conferencia a Charles A. Tapp, antiguo pastor principal de la iglesia de Sligo de la Conferencia de Potomac en Takoma Park, Maryland.

Cuando Bill Miller, presidente de la conferencia durante casi 15 años, se alejó de su cargo, expresó su gratitud a los constituyentes en su informe presidencial, diciendo: “Gracias a todos ustedes por los muchos años exitosos de traer almas preciosas al reino y el trabajo en el crecimiento de iglesias sanas y que hacen discípulos".

The Leesburg PBE team of three members is joined by their coaches (top left corner)

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Veintitrés equipos de la Unión de Columbia que participaron en la Experiencia Bíblica para Conquistadores (PBE) ocuparon el primer lugar en el evento virtual de la División Norteamericana (NAD) en abril. Los miembros de estos equipos estudiaron los libros de Hebreos, Santiago y 1 y 2 Pedro durante meses, antes del evento, el segundo que se llevó a cabo virtualmente debido a las precauciones contra la pandemia. Veinticinco equipos de la unión calificaron para participar en el evento de la división al ocupar el primer lugar en el evento de la unión en marzo.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference's Ebenezer church in Philadelphia is celebrating 110 years of ministry this year, and members plan to celebrate all year long. When considering the year’s theme, church leaders reached out to former members, friends and the community. “There’s No Place Like Home” seemed to capture the sentiments of those involved. Wanting to also consider the future, they added the subtitle: “Honoring Our Past and Shaping Tomorrow.”