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 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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We Believe

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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Adventist HealthCare commits to partnership with Howard University Hospital to strengthen health services.

Story by Tom Grant

Adventist HealthCare and Howard University, which operates Howard University Hospital in the District of Columbia, announced today that the two organizations have signed a three-year management services agreement in which Adventist HealthCare will bring in a senior leadership team to help strengthen the hospital’s presence in the region. The agreement begins February 17, 2020.

NJC Lay Training

Story by Abdiel S. Hernandez

The Lay Training Biblical Institute program (Seminario Adventista Laico), sponsored by Andrews University (Mich.), recently brought a clear and fresh vision to the intellectual and spiritual preparation of the lay people of the New Jersey Conference (NJC). This training program was effective in doctrine, discipleship, evangelization, growth and service, and provided tools to empower the lay leaders to develop powerful leadership in their local churches, says organizers.

In 2018 NJC had a graduation of more than 140 students—including a teenager—and shared beautiful experiences with one another.

Event Shiloh Cincinnati Church

Story by Benia Jennings

Imagine receiving free consolations with a dentist, medical doctor, lawyer, psychiatrist, psychologist and nutritionist all at the same location. The conference’s Family Ministries Department recently gathered these resources and hosted the “Building Healthy Families for Eternity” event at the Shiloh Cincinnati (Ohio) church. Staff planned a full day of workshops, training and resources designed to foster hope and bring wholeness to families.