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

Kelly Butler Coe, directora de arte y diseñadora gráfica de la revista Visitor de la Unión de Columbia, fue ascendida recientemente a directora asociada durante la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de la Unión de Columbia.

Junto con sus deberes de diseño y dirección de arte, Coe ayuda a administrar varios proyectos, incluida la carrera de este año de 5 Km realizada por el aniversario de la revista Visitor, la promoción de la iniciativa 2021 Año de la Biblia de la unión y el calendario anual de la unión.

“Nuestra oración es que Dios continúe bendiciendo el servicio de Kelly y su dedicación a la excelencia”, agrega Celeste Ryan Blyden.


Historia de Jenevieve Lettsome

A principios de este año, la Oficina de Comunicación Estratégica y Relaciones Públicas de la Unión de Columbia se asoció con AdventSource para publicar el Manual de Comunicación.

Más de 20 expertos en comunicación de toda la unión contribuyeron con artículos sobre la ley de derechos de autor, redes sociales, relaciones con los medios, producción de videos, mercadotecnia, fotografía, marcas, redacción de noticias, diseño de sitios web y más.

Editorial by Rob Vandeman

For centuries, throngs of people sung Psalm 133 on the road as they made the ascent to Jerusalem for festival worship. Our imaginations readily reconstruct those scenes. How great to have everyone sharing a common purpose, trav-eling a common path, moving toward a common goal—that path, purpose and goal being God. How much better than making the long trip alone.

As we come to declare our love for God, we must face the reality that, while we are a family of faith, we are not necessarily one big happy family. We do not immediately stop being sinners the moment we first believe in Christ. Most all of us need some degree of remedial help in gracious family living. But if God is our Father, then this is our family.

Endless Possibilities

Histoire de V. Michelle Bernard
Rob Vandeman, un administrateur et pasteur qui a exercé son ministère pour l’Église Adventiste Septième Jour depuis près de 50 ans, a annoncé qu’il prévoyait de démissionner à la fin de l’année de son rôle de secrétaire exécutif de l’Union de Columbia.

Pasteur Vandeman, qui occupe son poste actuel depuis 2011, planifie de continuer à travailler pour l’Union de Columbia à un certain titre jusqu›à l’assemblée des membres de l’union en juillet 2021.