For five years running one of WGTS’ biggest events is the Summer Concert Series at Tysons Corner Center.  Because of current rules regarding COVID-19 the station couldn’t invite thousands of listeners to come down the normal outdoor plaza venue.  Through a partnership with the mall and a local mortgage company, the WGTS team was able to host the concert virtually.  The WGTS team shot part of the concert in advance at the plaza at the mall.  Part of the concert came from Matthew West’s “Story House”, and the rest of the concert was hosted from the WGTS video studio.

Les membres du Comité Exécutif ont approuvé 1,4 million de dollars de fonds de stimulation COVID-19 à envoyer aux fédérations de l’Union et à Washington Adventist University (l'Université Adventiste de Washington) pour équilibrer la baisse de la dîme et aider à soutenir l'éducation, car la pandémie peut continuer à avoir un impact économique sur les membres. La Division Nord-Américaine a également donné 600 000 dollars pour distribution au sein de l’union.

Les fédérations recevront les montants suivants en fonction des pourcentages de dîme :

Adventist HealthCare leaders cheer on caregivers to show how blessed they are to have them as they provide compassionate care to those in need.

Perspectives by Terry Forde

For many years, travelers in just about any part of the world have been able to rely on being guided by a rectangular blue service sign with a big H in the middle. Of course, it
means Hospital.

People who saw that sign could assume that there was a place nearby with people who could help – people with the skills, the experience, and the commitment to take on the most difficult human problems.

Story by WGTS Staff

During the recent virtual “Momentum” convention, members of the Christian Music Broadcasters association selected WGTS 91.9 for the “Community Service Award.”

This award is “presented to a Christian broadcaster, radio station or associated professional who, during the past year, has shown outstanding effort in community service.” CMB brings Christian radio media professionals together to help them develop programming that will reach listeners worldwide with the message of the gospel.

Story by Benia Jennings

William T. Cox Sr., Allegheny West Conference president, has accepted the call to serve as the Executive Director for the Regional Conference Retirement Plan Board. Elder Cox began his ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist church 41 years ago, and has served as Allegheny West Conference president since January 8, 2012.

Kettering Casting the Net

Story by Marcia Ehlers

Over the last 25 years, many underserved families in the Dayton area have come to know the Good Neighbor House (GNH). GNH, Seventh-day Adventist urban ministry, provides food pantry services, clothing, household items, and medical and dental services. Over the past few years, Dayton has seen an increase of refugees, and this pandemic brought along a challenge to supply food to families who not only had varied dietary needs, but also a language barrier. GNH knew they had to reach out to their community partners for help, and the “net” was cast.

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Editorial by Rick Remmers

There are many scripture passages so broad and deep in addressing human need that many generations of Christians have found comfort and hope in them. Among these great passages is Psalm 91. It opens with a combination of invitation and promise: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust’” (vv. 1–2, NKJV).