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 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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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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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

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard y Jenevieve Lettsome

Debido a la pandemia del coronavirus muchas iglesias de la Unión de Columbia todavía están cerradas para los cultos en persona, incluidas todas las iglesias de las conferencias de Allegheny East y West. Las iglesias en la Conferencia de Nueva Jersey han experimentado 38 muertes como resultado del COVID-19. El ochenta por ciento de estas iglesias están ahora abiertas al 25 por ciento de su capacidad, informó el presidente Dave Weigley el 17 de septiembre en la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de la Unión de Columbia.

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thess. 5:18).

Gratitude is good for you! When you’re grateful, it lowers stress and depression, reduces feelings of envy and resentment, decreases aches and pains, increases resilience, improves your relationships and helps you sleep better.

Here are some articles to help you delve deeper:

7 Surprising Benefits of Gratitude (Time Magazine)

Give Thanks (Vibrant Life)

Story by Kimberly Luste Maran / North American Division Communication

On October 29, 2020, the North American Division Executive Committee met virtually during the 2020 NAD Year-End Meeting (YEM) to receive the name of Elden Ramirez, the recommendation for division undersecretary, from the North American Division’s standing nominating committee. Ramirez was confirmed in a vote of 209 to 19.