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The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 140,000 members worship in 843 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 100 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a dozen community services centers; 5 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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A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT DAVE WEIGLEY

We are living through an unprecedented time, and while we are not immune to the impact of the coronavirus, we know that we serve an almighty God who sees, who cares and who is an ever-present help in times of trouble. As we journey this crisis together, we are in contact with the leaders of our conferences and institutions, and we are united in our commitment to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and help people in our communities. Please join us in praying for an end to COVID-19, and for the health care givers, first responders and other frontline workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

At this time, our office remains closed to the public, until further notice. Please reach out to members of our administrative and ministry teams, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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President Dave Weigley
Pastor César González visits with Cenaida Fort Defaus, a Cuban member who opens her home as a meeting place for her church.

Story by Samantha Young

A group of 18 pastors and lay members recently conducted evangelistic meetings in Cuba. They held meetings in 11 churches in Pinar del Río, an area with extreme poverty, food scarcity and a typical monthly salary equivalent to about $25.

“Our pastors are enthusiastic about their meetings and the congregations were very receptive,” says Rick Remmers, conference president.

Violet Greene, a longtime Allegheny West Conference member, recently turned 110 years old. Greene celebrated her June 4 birthday at the Hyde Park Health Center in Cincinnati where she resides.

Tara Groves, activities director at the center, says that she baked bread every week until she turned 100 years old. She added, "Violet is very spiritual and believes that God has blessed her with long life because she honored her mother and father."

 

photo by Daniel Novta on Flickr

Can’t make it to camp meeting this year? Several of our local events will be livestreamed. You can also watch archives from past camp meetings.

Visit the North American Division's camp meeting schedule of livestreams around North America: http://www.nadadventist.org/article/583/calendar/camp-meeting-schedule.

Chesapeake Camp Meeting

June 10- 12: Spanish language
June 14- 18: English language

Mountain View Conference

Funeral plans have been set for Elder Charles D. Brooks, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 85.

The funeral will be held June 12 at Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md.

The viewing will take place 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The funeral starts at 1 p.m.

Watch the funeral online at sligochurch.org

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made payable to the:
C.D. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund
and sent in c/o:
Mrs. Walterine Brooks
11716 Basswood Drive

Laurel, Maryland 20708

 

Story by Andrew McChesney / Adventist Review / Image via ASI / Breath of Life

Charles D. Brooks, one of the foremost Seventh-day Adventist evangelists of the 20th century, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 85.

Brooks, better known as C.D. Brooks, led a 60-year ministry that resulted in more than 15,000 baptisms on six continents and was known for its innovative methods of embracing new media to spread the gospel, including through the Breath of Life television ministry, where Brooks served as founding speaker for 23 years.