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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Students prepare to rake leaves in Highland View Academy’s community.

Story by Rob Gettys

Highland View Academy (HVA) leaders and students are committed to serving their local com- munity. In years past, they have planned and implemented a “Week of Service” in the spring. This year, they chose to spread the service days throughout the school year to place a more consistent emphasis on serving their community.

Recently, HVA students entered the community to rake leaves, split and stack firewood, pick apples from a family orchard—located on a farm with a medical mission program that serves advanced cancer patients—and participate in many other service-related activities.

Story by Stephen Lee

The Hungarian International church in Perth Amboy celebrated its 90th anniversary in October, a significant milestone in its rich history. Established in 1928, the church officially formed as a congregation in April 1933, following a series of dedicated evangelistic endeavors.

The challenging years of the Great Depression left indelible marks, vividly reflected in the treasurer’s meticulous records. Despite financial hardships, the church persevered and flourished, a testament to the unwavering faith of its members.

On Dec. 10, 1945, the members acquired their own building, dedicating it on June 22, 1946. The congregation’s resilience persisted even through challenges posed by the recent pandemic, as devoted members undertook a renovation.

Story by Evan Knott

The Triadelphia church in Clarksville, Md., recently celebrated 50 years of ministry in Howard County, marking half a century since its founding members began construction on its current building. Before moving to its current site, the congregation held services at the Glenelg Methodist Church during the initial years after members began meeting in 1967.