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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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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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
Pathfinders, New Jersey Conference, Editorial, Catherine Osorio

Editorial by Catherine Osorio

When the pandemic hit, I witnessed a decrease in youth attending church and a lack of leaders available to minister to those who remained. This afforded me the opportunity to step up and make a difference. God used Daniel and his friends to stand for their beliefs and be a powerful witness; Esther became queen and saved her people; David defeated the giant when everyone doubted him. So, why couldn’t He use me—an anxious 17-year-old—to be a Pathfinder director?

Attendees and guests at the first women clergy retreat in the Columbia Union

Story by V. Michelle Bernard with reporting by Lori Futcher

Taking a pause from their busy schedules of juggling preaching, managing ministries and nurturing family and friends, some 50 clergy from across the Columbia Union Conference gathered at the Columbia Union Women Clergy Retreat this week.

Los Chesapeake High Flyers representan una obra de teatro en el camporee.

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Este verano, más de 2,000 personas asistieron al Camporee de la Columbia Union “Relentless” en el retiro Summit Bechtel en Glen Jean, W.Va. Los Conquistadores participaron en escalada, tirolesa, deportes acuáticos, manualidades, tiro con arco y tuvieron la oportunidad de aprender sobre lo último en investigación sobre sostenibilidad.

Cada noche, los Conquistadores de las conferencias de la unión ofrecieron una diversidad de música, oraciones y obras de teatro.

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Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

El personal de la revista Visitor diseñó el 2023 Columbia Union Calendar utilizando versículos de la Biblia para inspirar a los miembros a vivir nuestra misión como cristianos en su vida cotidiana. Esté atento a su buzón para su llegada. Por el costo del envío, se pueden pedir calendarios adicionales llamando al (800) 545- 2449. Solicite el “2023 Columbia Union Calendar”.