Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 150,000 members worship in 860 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 81 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a 49 community services centers; 8 camps; 5 book and health food stores and a radio station.

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We Believe

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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Grasonville member Sue Tyler (right) presents “Blessing Bags” to a staff member at the Bay Hematology and Oncology Center.

Story by Evan Knott

Members of Chesapeake Conference's Grasonville (Md.) church recently donated “blessing bags” to the Bay Hematology and Oncology Center in Centreville, Md., aiming to bring comfort to cancer patients undergoing treatment.

Church members assembled and delivered the bags, filled with blankets, slippers, puzzle books, chapstick, wipes and various other comfort items to those facing the challenges of cancer therapy.

Women from various countries display their cultural garments.

Story by Laura Romero

Setting aside routine, responsibilities and family, women from across the Allegheny West Conference (AWC) recently convened to enjoy personal time, renew their souls and focus on their Creator.

The women’s retreat, sponsored by the Multicultural Ministries Department, was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, where 236 ladies representing 15 countries from North, Central and South America met to be refreshed, challenged and healed. The program was in Spanish, with interpretation offered for Portuguese and English-speaking attendees.