Allegheny East Conference

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.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Allegheny East Conference (AEC) will be hosting this year’s Conscience and Justice Council (CJC) convention, themed “When the Church Comes to Town: Promoting Liberty, Pursing Justice,” Sept. 28–Oct. 1, at the North American Division headquarters in Columbia, Md.

CJC is an annual gathering comprised of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty regional conference directors, college professors and other supporters. The purpose of the conference is to highlight ways church members can get involved in social justice issues.