Potomac Conference

Story by Debra Anderson

Takoma Academy (TA) is known for its spectacular music program. Its select choir, Camerata, enjoys a significant music ministry. Under the directorship of Lulu Mupfumbu, Camerata has developed into a highly recognized choral program. While the group is made up of high school students, the sound that emanates from their mouths sounds more like a group of seasoned professional adults, say conference leaders.

Over the years, Camerata has enjoyed many opportunities to witness to others nationally and abroad. The choral group’s motto is: “Excellence shall be our highest form of praise.”

Story by David Orange

As the days get shorter, the air gets crisper, and the leaves turn brilliant colors, fall is once again here, and many Seventh-day Adventists remember impactful events that happened in past Octobers. 

Five hundred and six years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a local teacher and monk, posted his 95 Theses on the doors of castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, igniting the flame that became the Protestant Reformation.

Story by Kimberly Luste Maran/NAD / Photo by Dan Weber

Debra Clements Brill, former vice president for ministries for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed to her rest on August 27, 2023, at her home in Jamaica, Virginia, after an extended illness. She was 71.

Brill retired on October 1, 2019, after serving the division as a vice president for 21 years. “It’s been my great joy to work with gifted leaders who love God and His church!” said Brill upon her retirement.