Allegheny East Conference

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“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Ps. 119:105, KJV).

In the movie The Sound of Music, Maria sings “My Favorite Things” to the von Trapp children to comfort them during a thunderstorm. She tells them that whenever she’s scared or upset, she simply sings about things that bring her comfort and joy. I figure if she can sing about “raindrops on roses,” then I should be able to use Scripture to do the same thing.

Set to this song’s tune, this is “My Favorite Things: The Christian Version.”

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

No weapon that’s formed against me shall harm.

Be anxious for nothing, and in all things pray.

Trust in the Lord that He’ll make a way.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Grace Pointe church in New Jersey, formerly known as the First Church of Montclair, recently hosted its first clothes drive to celebrate their community.

“We wanted to thank the community for mak- ing us feel welcome and give back to them,” says Domonique Bebohi, member and event organizer.

Approximately 40 people came through during the drive. Items—donated in perfect condition or new— included men and women’s clothes, ranging from shirts and dresses to shoes and other accessories.

Everard Williams (’57) proudly wears his vintage class sweater at the reunion.

Story by Tracey Jackson

To honor the Allegheny East Conference Pine Forge Academy’s (PFA) 75th anniversary, leaders of the 46th Annual National Pine Forge Academy Alumni Association (NPFAAA) reunion recently converted the traditional three-day weekend event into a weeklong celebration. This hybrid virtual experience ended with an in-person reunion at Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Earnest Hargrove, the organist at Allegheny East Conference's (AEC) Dupont Park church in Washington, D.C., was recently recognized for more than 50 years of service in music ministry.

Hargrove was first invited to Dupont Park by a close friend and member Esther Wroten. His musical involvement, however, began more than 50 years ago when Edward Jackson, minister of music at the time, recommended Hargrove as the organist for the church.

During his longtime service, Hargrove played the organ for Sabbath School, the Chancellor Choir, Male Chorus, Women’s Chorus and for special musical guests.

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Ubicadas en el mismo campus, la Escuela Adventista Wilbert F. Mays de la Conferencia Este de Allegheny (AEC) y la Primera Iglesia de Teaneck en Nueva Jersey se inundaron a raíz del huracán Ida. La tormenta también causó daños a muchos hogares en toda la región, lo que llevó a la acción a voluntarios del Servicio Comunitario Adventista de las conferencias de Allegheny Este, Chesapeake y Nueva Jersey.