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The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 149,000 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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Before dinner, the Spring Valley Academy Music Department presents “It’s a Small World” in the Fritzsche Center for Worship and Performing Arts.

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy (SVA) recently held their annual gala auction on campus. More than 300 people attended the event and helped raise approximately $225,000 for the Worthy Student Fund and the upcoming classroom expansion project. This project will provide additional space for SVA’s enrollment growth trend of the past few years.

Sarah Capeles, a member of New Jersey Conference’s Hackettstown church, recently released a new single, “I Will Love You” (in English) and “Yo Te Amaré” (in Spanish).

The song, just in time for Valentine’s Day, shares memories of a couple through the years, and the promise they make to continue loving each other in the upcoming years.

Capeles says her friend Willie Olmos wrote the song to “express the promise of eternal love and perseverance through all the difficulties in a couple’s life.”