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 145,000 members worship in 800 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences, two healthcare networks, 81 elementary and secondary schools, a liberal arts university, a health sciences college, a dozen community services centers, six book and health food stores and a radio station.

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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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Story by Dan Weber

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is holding their second annual enditnow Summit on Abuse, September 24 –25, 2018, at their Columbia, Maryland, headquarters. The meetings will be held in both Spanish (24th) and English (25th) and will focus on ways that religious leaders, educators and lay members can identify; responsibly respond to; and prevent sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

The summit, which can be viewed online at www.enditnownorthamerica.org, is open to people from all faith-based backgrounds.

Story by Doug Walker

Washington Adventist University has been selected by the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) to receive a 2018 Equipment & Materials Award in the amount of $248, 565.94.The award is for the acquisition of three medical simulation mannequins to be used in WAU's nursing instruction programs.

The mannequins include VICTORIA, an advanced birthing simulator.WAU's VICTORIA model will include a deep-vein Thrombosis leg option to enhance WAU nursing students' preparation for this common but dangerous pregnancy complication.The award also includes a SimBaby MK II Tetherless Mannequin and Nursing Anne Simulator which will enable students to practice a wide range of competencies.