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
Shiloh Adventist church members work with community partners to help local kids go back to school. 2023

Story by Tiffany Forde

When Cincinnati Public Schools resumed classes after summer break last week, hundreds of children arrived with backpacks and school supplies, thanks to the 3rd annual “Day of Blessing” Back-to-School event, held at Allegheny West Conference’s Shiloh church in the Avondale neighborhood in Cincinnati.


Story by Iris Argueta

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing to collaborate with Adventist Health and Adventist Community Services (ACS) to help Maui communities recover.  Over $100,000 in emergency products and cash is being donated by the global humanitarian organization to support ACS and Adventist Health in responding to the tragic wildfires in Hawaii.


Editorial by Jerry Lutz

I have a friend who has a strange habit of reading the last chapter of books first. He says it’s because he wants to know if the book will be worth the investment of his time and energy to read the whole thing. He also deliberately reads book reviews that contain spoilers for the same reason. “Why would I spend all that time reading a book that has a disappointing ending?” he reasons. “And besides, if I know it ends well, I then will read it from cover to cover to discover why it ends well.” I guess there are some people who just don’t like surprises. Apparently, my friend is one of them. To each his own.