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 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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We are living through an unprecedented time, and while we are not immune to the impact of the coronavirus, we know that we serve an almighty God who sees, who cares and who is an ever-present help in times of trouble.

As we journey this crisis together, we are in contact with the leaders of our conferences and institutions, and we are united in our commitment to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and help people in our communities.

Please join us in praying for an end to COVID-19, and for the health care givers, first responders and other frontline workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

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President Dave Weigley
Takoma Academy, Yasmine Julien, Potomac Conference

Story by Debra Anderson

A new principal was in place when Takoma Academy (TA), located in Takoma Park, Md., opened its doors for the 2022–23 academic school year. Yasmine Julien, an instructional leader, mathematics content specialist and experienced classroom teacher, accepted the assignment to lead the 118-year-old institution.

Julien brings to TA a breadth of experience in academic leadership, as she has held the positions of dean of students and instructional coach in previous jobs. Her most recent job was as the assistant principal at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

G. Alexander Bryant preaches at Allegheny West Conference's event

Soixante-quatre personnes ont été baptisées lors du récent réveil "Impact Columbus"-Sharing Hope de la Fédération Allegheny West (AWC).  « C'est l'une des expériences les plus extraordinaires que nous ayons vécues à Columbus depuis des décennies », déclare Marvin C. Brown, III, président de l'AWC.     

L'orateur principal, G. Alexander Bryant, président de la Division Nord-Américaine, a pris la parole au cours de la croisade d'évangélisation de 15 jours, qui s'est tenue sous une tente à l'extérieur de l'hôtel Crown Plaza de Columbus North à Worthington, Ohio.    

Image by Ekaterina Ershova from Pixabay

Story by Stewart Lozensky

My wife and I returned from vacation to find that our garden had really grown. We had some catching up to do to bind the tomato plants and weed the grow boxes. She is, by far, the main gardener, and for that I am thankful. Our garden illustrates how quickly healthy plants grow.

Healthy things grow. God calls us individually and our churches to be healthy and grow too.