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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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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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Pathfinders at the 2024 Columbia Union Conference Pathfinder Bible Experience | Photo by Shane Hochstetler

Images by Shane Hochstetler

Last weekend, 23 of the 37 teams participating in the Columbia Union Conference level 2024 Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) placed first.

During the event, held in Tranquility, N.J., Celeste Ryan Blyden, Columbia Union executive secretary, and Emmanuel Asideu, treasurer, announced that the union will give $2,000 to all the teams placing first to aid in travel expenses to the upcoming North American Division event to take place in Colorado.

Congrats to all the participants!

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

La General Conference ha designado el 13 de abril como el Día de los Amigos de Esperanza o Día del Visitante. ¿Qué tipo de eventos inspirarían a un miembro de la comunidad a visitar su iglesia? 

  Aquí hay un par de eventos a considerar que están relacionados con las temporadas, además de un servicio amigable para los visitantes: 

  -Invitar a la comunidad a un sorteo de árboles jóvenes o plantas nativas (el Día de la Tierra es el 22 de abril) 

-Proporcionar un concierto que destaque los talentos musicales de su escuela adventista local. 

-Planifique una comida compartida o una demostración de cocina vegetariana saludable y distribuya recetas gratuitas. 

Story by V. Michelle Bernard | Photos by Kelly Butler Coe and Kylie Kajiura

This week, some 776 attendees, including pastors and their spouses, gathered in Hershey, Pa., for the “I Am With You” Columbia Union Evangelism Workshop. 

“This is the third ministerium we’ve had in the Columbia Union since 2000; may this be the last. May this be the one you say, ‘I was there, and I went looking for the Holy Spirit to empower me, and the Spirit fell upon me,” said Dave Weigley, Columbia Union Conference president, during the first meeting of the event.  

Story by Iris Argueta

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, two years after the armed conflict erupted.  ADRA has been at the forefront in Ukraine and neighboring countries providing critical assistance to the most vulnerable populations affected by the hostilities, including food, shelter, psychological support, and medical care. Within hours of the conflict beginning on February 24, 2022, ADRA mobilized its global network of emergency response teams, thousands of Adventist Church volunteers, and massive resources to assist children, women, families, and individuals who fled their homes to avoid shelling and seek refuge across the border in other countries.