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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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
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Story by Stephen Payne

The Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities (AACU), which is composed of the presidents and other top leadership from 13 Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America, reports the latest consolidated enrollment numbers for 2022.

Gordon Bietz, executive director for AACU, shares, “At our latest meeting in October 2022, the AACU presidents from North America voted to make some of this most recent data public to inform and engage our key stakeholders and constituencies.”

Story by Kettering Health Staff

Kettering Health has a new PET/CT digital extended-length scanner–the first of its kind in the Dayton region. The Siemens Vision 600 PET/ST camera provides more accurate images with shorter scan times and less radiation exposure for patients. Shorter scan times will allow for more appointment times.

This scanner is already being used to research Alzheimer’s disease and brain tumors. Kettering Health will soon begin using the scanner to research prostate and breast cancer.

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Editorial by Kevin Krueger

These are challenging times for us all. Let’s take a moment to look back at other difficult moments—times when we dealt with financial, relational or health stress. It’s not hard to think of times when we experienced challenges with inflation, and the high cost of housing, food and gas.

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Editorial by Terry Forde

One of the stories Jesus told that I have loved since I was a child is the parable of “The Lost Coin.” In the parable, Jesus asks His listeners to imagine the response when something important has been lost: “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin’“ (Luke 15:8-9, NIV).