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Philip Baptise, Ranella Kaligithi   and Teddy Flo participate in a panel of young adult professionals.

Story by Columbia Union ASI Staff

The Columbia Union Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (CUASI) recently hosted their fall convention, themed “Launch 2018: Not Mine, But Yours,” at the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Md.

“From the opening session, we cast an exciting vision forward to each session which spoke to God’s workings in the lives of His people. All in attendance were inspired and empowered to give God their best,” says Mark Brown, CUASI president. “We welcomed new members, engaged several young professionals and enjoyed a wonderful worship experience.”

 Will Peterson, executive secretary, and his wife, Darlene (left); Gary Gibbs, president, and his wife, Sherilyn (center); and Carlos Charnichart, treasurer, and his wife, Liz (right).

Story by Tamyra Horst

Delegates to the Pennsylvania Conference’s sixth Triennium Constituency Session recently re-elected conference officers and departmental directors. The leadership team will serve for five years, as, moving forward, delegates voted to move to a quinquennium.

Story by Deaf Ministries Staff

Deaf members from the Potomac Conference, New York, Arkansas, Missouri and Florida recently met at Camp Blue Ridge in Montebello, Va., for the annual Deaf Evangelistic Autumn Revival (DEAR). The DEAF company, that currently meets at the Burnt Mills church in Silver Spring, Md., sponsored the event.

Pebbles on Findhorn Beach photo Andrew Urquhart from Flickr

Editorial by Daniel Cabezas

Me gustan las reuniones, los entrenamientos y los seminarios, donde hermanos y hermanas se reúnen para entrenar y entrenarse en el nombre de Dios. Estas actividades sirven para recargar mis baterías espirituales, hacer nuevos amigos y, lo mejor de todo, ver viejos amigos que no había visto en años. En este tipo de eventos, nota la inmensa variedad de culturas y nacionalidades que conforman nuestra
Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, la conferencia de Nueva Jersey es un bello ejemplo.

Mientras escribo, me viene a la mente 1 Pedro 1:1. Pedro refería a hombres y mujeres que tuvieron que distanciarse de su patria, muy similar a algunos de nosotros que nos mudamos a este país en busca de un mejor lugar para vivir.

Editorial by Daniel Cabezas

I like meetings and seminars, where brothers and sisters gather to train and be trained in the name of God. These activities serve to recharge my spiritual batteries, make new friends and see old friends. It is at these types of events that I notice the immense variety of cultures and nationalities that comprise the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the New Jersey Conference being a beautiful example.

As I write, 1 Peter 1:1 comes to mind. In it, Peter refers to men and women who had to distance themselves from their homeland, very similar to some of us who moved to this country looking for a better place to live.

Class of 2019 seniors retreated to pitch camp in the beautiful Virginia wilderness for “Senior Survival” to spend time with God in nature, and to unite as a class as they lead the school this year and prepare for graduation.

Story by Principal Don Short

The school year at Potomac Conference's Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) has already provided many blessings! Seeing the smiles and experiencing the youthful energy of 202 students reverberating through SVA’s classrooms, ballfields, cafeteria and dorms is a great joy!

At the back-to-school revival, alumnus Garnett Adams (’10) speaks to PFA students about how God saved him during his incarceration.

Story by Jaymie Pottinger

At Allegheny East Conference's Pine Forge Academy (PFA), placing God at the
center of operations is the overall objective for the 2018–19 school year. It is for this reason the Religion Department, in collaboration with the Pine Forge church, intentionally planned a powerful and impactful back-to-school revival.

Photo by Andrew_Writer from Flickr

Story by Tiffany Doss

Two pastors from the Potomac Conference--Alex Barrientos (pictured below), pastor of the Meadowbridge and Gloucester churches in Virginia, and Daniel Xisto, associate pastor of the Takoma Park (Md.) church, were ordained to the gospel ministry earlier this year.

Story by Ricardo Bacchus

After prayerful consideration, the New Jersey Conference (NJC) Executive Committee unanimously elected Karen L. Senecal this week as their new treasurer. She will be the first female to hold this position and will join the conference team January 1, 2019.

“We welcome Karen Senecal to the family of the New Jersey Conference. [Her] experience and passion for the mission of the church will be a blessing to the NJC,” says Jorge Aguero, president.