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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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We are living through an unprecedented time, and while we are not immune to the impact of the coronavirus, we know that we serve an almighty God who sees, who cares and who is an ever-present help in times of trouble.

As we journey this crisis together, we are in contact with the leaders of our conferences and institutions, and we are united in our commitment to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and help people in our communities.

Please join us in praying for an end to COVID-19, and for the health care givers, first responders and other frontline workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

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Flash floods have washed away highways, flooded houses, and destroyed crops in Pakistan. Photo by ADRA/Pakistan.

Story by Iris Argueta

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is stepping up emergency efforts to assist the more than 33 million people impacted by the monsoon rains in Pakistan. The unprecedented heavy seasonal rainfall and consequent floods have killed more than 1,000 residents, including children, and displaced millions of people in the Sindh, Baluchistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions.

Histoire par V. Michelle Bernard

Cet été, quelque 15 600 bibles et plus de 100 000 « Vers Jésus » sont arrivés au siège de l’Union de Fédérations de Columbia à Columbia, dans le Maryland, prêts à être distribués aux églises et aux membres de l›union.

Il s’agit de la deuxième distribution à grande échelle au cours des deux dernières années où les dirigeants de l’union ont envoyé les livres aux représentants des huit fédérations de l’union.

Les bibles ont été données aux églises à un prix très réduit et les « Vers Jésus » ont été financés - tout cela grâce à un donateur.

Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Este verano, unas 15,600 Biblias y más de 100,000 libros El Camino a Cristo llegaron a la sede de la Unión de Columbia en Columbia, Maryland, listas para ser distribuidas a las iglesias y miembros de toda la unión.

Es la segunda distribución a gran escala en los últimos dos años donde los líderes de la unión enviaron los libros a los representantes de los territorios de las ocho conferencias.

Las Biblias se entregaron a las conferencias a un precio muy reducido y los libros El Camino a Cristo fueron financiados, todo gracias a un donante.

Story by Josseline Q. Ayala   

WGTS 91.9 celebrated its one-year anniversary on the Eastern Shore with a summer beach concert as part of the “91 Days of Summer.” About one year ago WGTS purchased and launched 88.3 FM. Over 600 listeners enjoyed the afternoon with a concert from the Christian music artist Blessing Offor. Afternoon show hosts Johnny and Stacey Stone broadcasted live from the beach and the WGTS staff served ice cream to everyone as part of the ongoing ice cream tour. 

"We were very excited about our first event at Ocean City. We had a good turnout and look forward to more events on the Eastern Shore," said WGTS Strategic Initiative Director Mike Agee.