Allegheny East Conference

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Gina Brown, an Allegheny East Conference Dupont Park church member, located in Washington, D.C., was recently awarded the 2023 National Humanism in Medicine Medal from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Brown received the award “in recognition of her transformational global leadership, innovative educational practices, and embodiment of nursing,” according to the foundation’s website.

Brown, who has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University since 2015, received the award alongside four other notable names in health care at the Arnold P. Gold Foundation annual gala.

Robin Sampson, head deacon at the Capitol Hill church, packs bag lunches during the “Acts of Kindness” day.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference's Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C., holds various “Acts of Kindness” days throughout the year where they minister to the Washington, D.C., community in various ways. Recently, volunteers delivered food and beverages to those experiencing homelessness, while other volunteers delivered a hot breakfast to D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. They also distributed cards and prayed over the officers.

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Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Emmanuel Worship Center in Alexandria, Va., recently hosted a Bible reading marathon, in which members were charged to read the entire Bible in one month. Members developed a reading schedule that included reading together during Sabbath School and the worship service and reading individually during the week.

At the conclusion of the marathon, many—including three prospective members—requested more in-depth study of various books of the Bible. Now the church is studying the book of Acts on Wednesday nights, Romans on Sabbath mornings and Revelation on Sabbath afternoons.

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Story by Rockefeller Twyman

Newlyweds Vondel and Gary Resendo, members of Allegheny East Conference’s New Life church in Gaithersburg, Md., held their wedding reception May 22, at the same time the United States Congress was working to resolve the debt-ceiling crisis that could have resulted in the first-ever default on federal debt. The couple knew that such an event would greatly impact their lives.