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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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

Historias de V. Michelle Bernard

• ¡Marque su calendario ya! Visite columbiaunionvisitor.com para encontrar una lista de conciertos navideños en todo el territorio de la unión, incluidos los muy esperados conciertos anuales del departamento de música de la Universidad Adventista de Washington.

• En la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de la unión de Columbia de septiembre, los miembros votaron enviar $20,000 para las iniciativas de ayuda en Hawái luego de los incendios forestales en Maui que dejaron al menos 97 muertos. Los líderes de la unión animaron a los líderes de las conferencias a donar también.

• ¿Busca un buen recurso sobre salud mental? La iglesia adventista del séptimo día Emanuel presentó recientemente una serie en español sobre concientización de la salud mental. Mire la serie en columbiaunionvisitor.com o en YouTube.

Ashley Agustin y Judith Montes de Oca de la Escuela Adventista Waldwick de la conferencia de Nueva Jersey ir a SALT. Photo by Ruth Nino

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Más de 150 estudiantes líderes de muchas de las academias de la unión de Columbia, Ashley Agustin y Judith Montes de Oca de la Escuela Adventista Waldwick de la conferencia de Nueva Jersey, se reunieron este otoño en el campamento Blue Ridge de la conferencia de Potomac en Montebello, Virginia, para la capacitación espiritual para líderes de academias (SALT, por sus siglas en inglés) de la unión de Columbia.

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Editorial by David Sedlacek

I was raised on a farm as the oldest boy of 15 children. My parents faithfully attended church, prayed together and instilled positive values of hard work, diligence and respect in us children. I love them for that and will be eternally grateful.

However, there was another painful reality that we lived with: emotional abuse and neglect. We were taught that we had