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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Photo courtesy ADRA Japan

Story by ADRA Staff

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to respond to the devastating earthquake that struck the Noto Peninsula in Japan on New Year’s Day.  ADRA is actively engaged in providing crucial assistance to the affected communities.

The earthquake, measuring 7.6 magnitude, claimed more than 230 lives leaving a trail of destruction, impacting hundreds of communities, and causing significant damage to homes and infrastructure. With more than 44,000 homes affected and thousands of people still living in evacuation centers and dire conditions, the situation remains dire, requiring urgent humanitarian intervention.

Women Valued, Refreshed at Ministries Retreat, New Jersey Conference, Juliana Marson, "Restoring Hope",

Story by Stephen Lee

More than 380 women recently gathered for the New Jersey Conference (NJC) Women’s Ministries retreat, themed “Restoring Hope.”

Juliana Marson, conference Women’s Ministries director, says, “We wanted to remind women that God sees them, He values them and God is able to heal them. Through shared testimonies, the women were encouraged to rest in God and His provision to overcome challenges. It was an opportunity for women from across the state—both English and Spanish speakers—to be refreshed, restored and refocused.

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Story by Christian Record Services Staff

In the heart of compassion and dedication, Christian Record Services (CRS) stands tall as it celebrates an incredible milestone—125 years of unwavering commitment to serving individuals worldwide who are blind and visually impaired. Since its inception in 1899, CRS has been a beacon of hope, breaking down barriers and providing life-changing services to individuals facing vision challenges. 

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Story by WGTS Staff

A year ago, AllWorship.com became a part of WGTS 91.9 – Atlantic Gateway Communications. AllWorship.com features five streams of music: contemporary praise, instrumental worship, Spanish language worship, traditional praise, and Christmas worship. “For almost two decades, it has provided worship music to the global community,” says President and CEO Kevin Krueger. “We are humbled and grateful for this opportunity to share the good news of Jesus by growing this avenue of worship music. It allows us to minister globally to a variety of music tastes.”

Story by Kettering Health Staff

The Kettering Health family congratulates Jonathan Duffy, former executive director of Mission and Ministry, on his retirement at the end of 2023. Since joining Kettering Health in 2020, Duffy helped advance the system’s mission outreach and spiritual care functions by developing strong community relationships, leading our chaplains across the system, and advancing outreach to underserved communities.