Who We Are, How We Serve

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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We Believe

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

Story by Visitor Staff

The Columbia Union Conference team focused on fulfilling the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by addressing six priorities voted by the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee:


We prepared for and designated 2021 as the Year of the Bible, a time of special emphasis on reading, studying and contemplating how God’s Word transforms lives and draws us closer to Jesus.

Christin Hume via Unsplash

Editorial por Carlos J. Torres

En la Conferencia de Nueva Jersey (NJC), nos movilizamos al escuchar el eco del llamado dado por Dios al profeta Isaías. “Enseguida oí la voz de Dios que decía: «¿A quién voy a enviar? ¿Quién será mi mensajero?» Yo respondí: «Envíame a mí, yo seré tu mensajero»”. (Isaías 6:8, TLA).

Es un privilegio ser llamado por Dios para predicar su mensaje de salvación en estos días solemnes antes de la segunda venida de Jesús. Por eso nos hemos unido a la iniciativa de misión de la Asociación General titulada: “I Will Go”, “Yo iré”.

Mountain View Conference -- Valley Vista Adventist Center

Story by Valerie Morikone

Themed “Lift up the Trumpet,” Mountain View Conference’s (MVC) in-person camp meeting will be held June 11–19. Church members and guests are invited to experience the beauty of Valley Vista Adventist Center in Huttonsville, W.Va., strengthen their relationship with God and spend time in fellowship with others.

Last year, MVC tried a new format made up of morning and evening meetings with time in between for fellowship and activities. Having received positive feedback, they will retain that general schedule again this year.