Images by Muriel Bello

In December Columbia Union Conference leaders held a luncheon to affirm and express appreciation to the women clergy who serve in the Columbia Union. About 40 attendees (pictured above), including 20 women pastors, several conference presidents and ministerial directors and union officers gathered to talk about the outcome and implications of the vote at the 2018 Annual Council meetings, how women pastors are being treated at their home churches, what questions they have and receive and how the union can help.

Senior Madison Cobb, pictured with Band Director Donald Huff, wrote, notated and arranged an original composition for the recent Celtic Concert.

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Each year Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy (SVA) high school band and praise orchestra presents a Celtic Concert at the Kettering (Ohio) church. This year Donald Huff, SVA’s band director, made a surprise announcement to the audience:

Story by Visitor Staff

En décembre, nous avons organisé un déjeuner pour affirmer et exprimer notre reconnaissance aux femmes qui servent dans l’Union de Columbia. Environ 40 participants, dont 20 femmes pasteurs, plusieurs présidents de fédération et Directeurs Association Pastorale et responsables au niveau de l’Union, se sont réunis pour discuter des résultats et des implications du vote du Concile annuel 2018, sur la façon dont les femmes pasteurs sont traitées dans leurs églises, les questions qu’elles ont et comment l’Union peut aider (sur la photo).

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En diciembre celebramos un almuerzo para afirmar y expresar nuestro agradecimiento al clero de mujeres que prestan servicios en la Unión de Columbia.
Alrededor de 40 asistentes, entre ellas 20 pastoras, varias presidentas de conferencias y directoras ministeriales y oficiales de unión, se reunieron para hablar sobre el resultado y las implicaciones de la votación en las reuniones anuales del Consejo de 2018, cómo
se trata a las pastoras en sus iglesias de origen, qué preguntas tienen y cómo puede ayudar la unión.

WGTS Staff poses with bags of Mother’s Day cards before going out to deliver.

Story by WGTS Staff

Thousands of often forgotten moms in the Washington D.C. received Mother’s Day cards thanks to WGTS 91.9 listeners.  For the last six weeks, WGTS encouraged listeners to make and bring Mother’s Day cards to WGTS remotes across the area.  The station partnered with area women’s homeless shelters and domestic abuse shelters to get these cards into the hands of women on Mother’s Day. 

"When we started this project I was hoping we would get at least a thousand cards to pass out. At last check listeners have now given over 11,000 cards," says WGTS Program Director Brennan Wimbish.