Columbia Union News

Debbie Rivera, associate pastor at Chesapeake Conference’s Ellicott City church, welcomes viewers to the “Forecasting Hope” online Bible prophecy series.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Pastors of Pennsylvania Conference’s 26 Hispanic churches had an evangelism series planned for spring. But with coronavirus pandemic social distancing in place, they were forced to move the event to social media where they took turns preaching on the theme, “Love Written With Blood.”

The weeklong series received more than 19,000 views and was shared 678 times. Organizers believe that more people were impacted by the series than if it would’ve taken place “in person.”

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the Visitor magazine, join the Visitor staff in continuing to make 2020 healthy. Register for the virtual Visitor 5K, to take place September 20–26.

Participants may walk/run at the time and place of their choice. Registration fees will include a bib, medal, tech shirt, mask and donation to Adventist Community Services.

Find more information and register at

The Harbor of Hope Food Pantry in Benton Harbor, Michigan, is one of the ACS centers that will receive help as part of the ADRA/ACS partnership. Photo by Victor Rayno

Story by Kimi-Roux James / Image Courtesy Adventist Community Services

In partnership with Adventist Community Services (ACS) of the North American Division (NAD), the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has provided funding to expand the services of more than 200 Adventist food pantries across the U.S.  

Bible image by Savio Sebastian from Flickr

¿Cuál es tu versículo bíblico favorito y cómo ha impactado tu vida?

En preparación para el 2021 "Año de la Biblia" de la Unión de Columbia, los líderes, pastores, estudiantes y miembros están invitados a escribir y enviar devocionales breves sobre uno de sus versículos bíblicos favoritos y lo que significa para sus vidas. Reflexione sobre la obra de Dios en su vida y su mensaje de esperanza. Revele cómo lo ha bendecido, cambiado y cómo ha crecido espiritualmente en su caminar con él. Comparta pensamientos e ideas sobre Dios, exprese su agradecimiento a Él y admita su necesidad de Él.