Charis McRoy Kinder Knit

Story by Heidi Wetmore

Charis McRoy, a junior at Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA), learned how to loom knit hats from a family friend. After making hats for each of her family members, McRoy wondered how she could use this newfound hobby to serve others. She needed a reason and purpose for what she was doing; that is how Kinder Knit was born.

After much thought, McRoy decided to make hats for infants in the NICU. This target group was near and dear to her heart, because 17 years ago, she herself was a newborn in the NICU. “To this day, I have handmade blankets that kind individuals gave me when I was in the NICU,” shares McRoy. “Now this is my chance to give back and serve others.”

Mayfair Christian School Art Gallery

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

The gymnasium was transformed into an art gallery. A pianist played live music while nearly 150 guests sipped sparkling juice and nibbled on hors d’oeuvres, served by upper grade students. Students of the Mayfair Christian School (MCS) in Uniontown created the art on display. Interspersed between the art exhibition and auction, seventh- and eighth-grade students shared a diverse selection of performances.

“MCS has always had an art auction where $200 to $300 were raised,” says Miriam Troup, MCS principal. “We decided to put a different spin on this event.”

We realize that You created every single one of us … We were created equal, prayed Mike Hewitt, President of the Mountain View Conference during the Columbia Union Conference's recent Day of Prayer event.

Watch the full event here.

On Sabbath, June 6, at 4 p.m., President Dave Weigley and leaders from across the Columbia Union united to pray for justice, healing and peace. The program included personal testimonies, prayer and Scripture readings by union leaders and conference, healthcare and education presidents.

Visitor News Live went on air to discuss "What Happens Now?" following George Floyd's death and the civil unrest that ensued.

"If I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ, then I have to do what Jesus did," said Charles Tapp, senior pastor of Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md. "You know, we always ask the question, 'What would Jesus do about this?' [But we must also ask], what did Jesus do? He fought against injustice."


Déclaration du Conseil de l’Union de Columbia Un Appel à la Justice, à la Prière et à la Paix

La semaine dernière, nous avons assisté à une tragédie dans le meurtre de George Floyd à Minneapolis dans le Minnesota.  À la suite de cela, ainsi que les récents assassinats d'Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor et d'autres, de nombreuses personnes à travers notre pays et dans notre union, se trouvent dans un état d'agitation. Des milliers, y compris des forces de l’ordre, sont consternés par les actions des personnes qui n'ont pas servi et protégé leurs communautés. L'angoisse et la douleur sont évidentes dans les troubles civils et les manifestations dans plus de 140 villes.

Todd Casey, pictured with his wife, December, is the new youth director for the Pennsylvania Conference.

Story by Tamyra Horst

The Pennsylvania Conference is excited to welcome Pastor Todd Casey and his wife, December. Casey accepted an invitation to serve as youth director, joining the team April 1. Connecting young people to Christ, equipping them for service and providing opportunities for them to serve, fellowship and grow in their relationship with God are priorities in the conference. “Chosen and Called,” one of the eight strategic mission initiatives, focuses on discipling young people in Pennsylvania. Casey shares this vision for Youth Ministries.