Story by Hannah Luttrell and V. Michelle Bernard
The Amish originated from the Anabaptists. The word “ana” is Greek for “again,” and the Anabaptists rejected the infant baptism that many of them had been subjected to, believing instead that the only valid baptism was one that was freely chosen after confessing belief in Jesus. Menno Simons was a former Catholic priest who embraced Anabaptism in the 1500s and became a prominent leader, with his followers becoming known as Mennonites rather than Anabaptists.
Story by Celeste Ryan Blyden
Twenty years ago, the eight conferences within the Columbia Union Conference provided significant funds to help meet a new North American Division (NAD) policy that revolving funds across the division should maintain a minimum of 25 percent of their monies in capital reserves. Now that the Columbia Union Revolving Fund (CURF) has met and maintained that requirement for many years, the administration will return those funds to the conferences. The funds will total about $3.2 million, says Emmanuel Asiedu, union treasurer.
Story by Hannah Luttrell / Photos by Michael McElroy
I want to be excommunicated.” Delila Glick looked straight at her bishop, her steady voice belying the twinge of nervousness she felt inside. From the outside, Glick looked like any typical Amish woman, her waist-length hair neatly twisted up in a bun and tucked beneath a white prayer covering, and her long, full skirt lightly brushing the floor of the bishop’s house.
Poem by Megan L. Garcia
Twas three days before Christmas and all through the church
We gathered to celebrate our dear Savior’s birth
Though not on December 25th He did come,
Yet still our hearts honor this sweet blessed One
We put on our dresses, we put on our ties
The gals did their hair, and waited the guys
For soon they would finally get to retreat
Oh, the sound of the car leaving sounded so sweet
When out of the bathroom, there arose such a clatter
The husband jumped up to see what was the matter
“Just grabbing my perfume” the wife did reply
“I’ll be in the car,” said the man with a sigh
Le calendrier de l’Union de Fédérations de Columbia 2019 contient des histoires bibliques illustrées par des œuvres artis- tiques d’enfants de l’Union. Pour obtenir des exemplaires gratuits supplémentaires, appelez le (443) 259-9578 ou envoyez un courrier électronique à srowley@ columbiaunion.net.
Historia de V. Michelle Bernard
El Calendario de la Unión de Columbia 2019 presenta historias bíblicas representadas a través del trabajo artístico de niños en la Unión de Columbia.
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