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

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington manages the Piney Branch School Pool, which is available to the community at large. Come celebrate its reopening this Friday, October 14th, from 5:30 to 6:30. The pool has been closed for 30 months due to the pandemic.

Robin Riley, director of Montgomery County Department of Recreation, will speak at the event. Find out more about the facility and what it has to offer, i.e., swim lessons, lap swimming, water aerobics and more. This is the only indoor Montgomery County,25-meter, 6-lane pool inside the Beltway.

There will be a 1-hour flash sale from 5:30-6:30. Get a 12-swim pass for 1/2 price - cash or check only. Collect a small goodie bag before you leave. 

Image by Yerson Retamal from Pixabay

Story by Jerry Lutz

There is something charmingly innocent and ironically intriguing about the disciples’ request of Jesus to teach them to pray. One would think they already knew how, but apparently, they sensed in themselves that something was missing or that they might be going about it all wrong. Was the problem the words they used or combination thereof? Perhaps their posture was incorrect? Were they not worthy to approach the Divine, and should they not even try until they felt they were? By the way, do any of these concerns sound familiar to you? If so, read on to the good news.