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The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 145,000 members worship in 863 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 101 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a dozen community services centers; 8 camps; 5 book and health food stores and a radio station.

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God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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As we transition from 2022 to 2023, what will be our support as we go into the future?

All of us have areas in life we would like to improve, and as we reflect on 2022, maybe we have some regrets, in a relationship with God, or with others, or maybe there’s something else in your life you want to address.

Why not think of the Bible as a bridge to transition from the past to the new--from what was to what could be?


President Dave Weigley
Chad Stuart and Frank Hasel host Spencerville Adventist Churches Biblical Perspectives

Story by Spencerville Church Staff

Seventh-day Adventists have a “high” view of Scripture. We find the Bible an invaluable resource for knowing God's character as we as His plan for our lives. The Biblical Perspectives series seeks to bring our audience into a conversation on timely, relevant topics between a local church pastor, Pastor Chad Stuart, and a highly-educated theologian, Dr. Frank M. Hasel.

Story by Debra Anderson

Church revitalization is the process of leading a dying church back to a healthy state. Many churches are not only dealing with empty seats but also experiencing congregants losing interest in church life and growth. Recognizing this need for an infusion of new energy and vision, the Potomac Conference recently transitioned Paul Graham to serve as assistant to the vice president for Pastoral Ministries for Revitalization. Graham, who most recently served the conference as the associate Ministerial director of the North, will be assisting churches that are suffering from a lack of vision and growth to identify and rectify their deficits. It’s a process that sometimes may take months, and, in some situations, years, Graham says.

The Memorial Service for Dr. William G. Johnsson, scholar, professor, writer, advocate, and former editor of the Adventist Review, will be held on March 25, 2023, 6:00 PM PDT, at Crosswalk Church in Redlands, Calif., 10421 Corporate Dr, Redlands, CA 92374.

The service will be streamed live from https://crosswalkvillage.com/memorial.

A full obituary, and the means to share a note in memory of Johnsson, may be found at legcy.co/3TxNHLX  The messages that are shared on this page will be read and cherished by Johnsson family.