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Jyremy Reid displays his art.

“When I am able to see [art] and how it relates to a message, I grasp it a lot better. ... The majority of my generation and later are more visual and kinesthetic learners. Times are changing, and we should definitely adjust and adapt,” says Jyremy Reid (pictured), Potomac Conference’s communication specialist intern, who also hosts the new Potomac People podcast.

Reid recently painted “Mercy, Justice” while Reed Richardi, associate pastor of Potomac’s New Market (Va.) church, preached on Zephaniah 3:17.

Senior Annelise Jacobs starts the day off stretching as part of this school year’s morning workout.

 Story by Tamyra Horst

As the sun begins to rise, so do the students at Blue Mountain Academy (BMA)—for a 6:30 a.m. exercise class. Principal Burney Culpepper runs them through a vigorous morning workout.

When the school year began, some groaned about having to get up so early. Midway through the year, the exercise time was cancelled during FOCUS week to give students early morning quiet time. Surprisingly, students weren’t happy; they had discovered the benefits of starting their day with exercise.

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Story by V. Michelle Bernard

“Thankfulness and worship do marvelous things for the believer. They assess a proper value for the astonishing gift of grace Jesus provided for us. No matter what type of sin we have been involved in, it created a debt we cannot pay. Only because of God’s amazing grace can we still live and breathe— and that is deserving of our gratitude,” writes Lola Moore Johnston, senior pastor of Potomac Conference’s Woodbridge (Va.) church, in her new book, Pursued.

Story by Newport News Award Program and Visitor Staff

Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Calvary Adventist School and Early Learning Center in Newport News, Va., was recently selected for the 2020 Best of Newport News Award in the Private School category of the Newport News Award Program.

Each year the program identifies companies they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These local companies enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community and help make the Newport News area a great place to live, work and play.

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Story by ADRA Staff

Since early January, the COVID-19, the official name given for the coronavirus, has been declared a public health emergency of international concern as the virus has now made a wider impact and reach than the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Within two and a half months, there have reportedly been more than 71,000 confirmed cases, with 99 percent of the cases in mainland China, and more than 1,700 deaths worldwide.

Story by Taylor Kelley

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rating is based on quality and performance measures as compared to over 4,000 hospitals across the country. Less than 9% of hospitals received five stars. Shady Grove Medical Center is the only hospital in Montgomery County, and one of eight in Maryland, to receive the distinction.

"This achievement represents years of hard work at every level of our organization," said Dan Cochran, president of Shady Grove Medical Center. "This five-star distinction is truly the mark of people and processes coming together to make sure our patients have the safest, highest quality care."