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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A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT DAVE WEIGLEY

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?

WATCH THE PRESIDENT'S NEW YEAR MESSAGE 

President Dave Weigley
Alva Danny de la iglesia de New Castle en Wilmington, Delaware, predica.

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

El Campestre Hispano de la Conferencia de Chesapeake, de este verano, que se llevó a cabo virtualmente, incluyó una nueva parte especial. Tres niños predicadores, elegidos en una serie de competencias de predicación, hablaron a los asistentes.

Orlando Rosales, director de los Ministerios Hispanos de la Conferencia de Chesapeake, dice que las competencias de predicación infantil tienen como objetivo capacitar a los niños para presentar el evangelio a sus compañeros.

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Historia de V. Michelle Benard

Un estudio reciente de salud de la Universidad de Loma Linda encontró que los hombres que consumían alrededor de 430 gramos de productos lácteos por día enfrentaban un riesgo 25 % mayor de cáncer de próstata en comparación con los hombres que consumían solo 20.2 gramos de productos lácteos por día. Además, los hombres que consumían alrededor de 430 gramos de lácteos al día se enfrentaban a un aumento aún mayor del riesgo en comparación con los hombres que no consumían lácteos en sus dietas.

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

El personal del Ohio Conference's Campamento Mohaven solo tuvo unos minutos para reaccionar cuando los tornados arrasaron recientemente la propiedad en Danville, Ohio.

“Gracias a la misericordia de Dios y su profesionalismo, todos los campistas, el personal y las personas que estaban en el lugar escaparon sanos y salvos”, dicen los líderes del campamento y centro de retiros de la Conferencia de Ohio.

El presidente de la Conferencia de Ohio, Bob Cundiff, agrega: “El personal de nuestro campamento de verano hizo un trabajo excelente durante esta crisis. Ejecutaron el plan de acción de emergencia del Campamento Mohaven sin problemas, apresurando a todos a un lugar seguro, a tiempo”.

Story by Kettering Health Staff

Because of her heart failure, Ruth Brandenburg was in the hospital almost every month. When she wasn’t in the hospital, she always worried her condition might worsen.

“It was pretty hard,” Ruth said. “When you live with heart failure, you are in constant fear of not being able to breathe or that your heart is filling with fluid.”

Ryan Clark, DO, Ruth’s cardiologist at Kettering Health, consulted with Josephine Randazzo, DO, a fellow cardiologist, and they decided Ruth would be the perfect candidate for the first CardioMEMS procedure at Kettering Health in Ohio.

Southeast church Deaf Ministries leaders attend a sign language class with other Christian leaders.

Story by Cecily Bryant

Allegheny West Conference's Southeast church in Cleveland recently opened more accessibility to in-person worship because the Deaf Ministries Department has resumed its weekly sign language interpretation. According to Donna Dixon, disabilities coordinator, “We are working on how to bring that [sign language] to all of our platforms so that deaf people, no matter where they are, can enjoy our services.”