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.
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.
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?
Story by Elizabeth Long
Truven Health Analytics™ has named Kettering Adventist HealthCare as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the country. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The eighth annual Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems study identifies the top health systems in the United States, based on balanced, system-wide clinical and administrative performance.
This is the fourth time Kettering Adventist HealthCare has been recognized with this achievement.
Story by Ron Mills
Takoma Academy (TA) recently hosted a memorable week of spiritual commitments. “The Holy Spirit moved freely as God spoke through speaker Willie Ramos,” says Carla Thrower, principal.
Chaplain Luis Camps and the pastoral staff at the Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Md., invited Ramos, a pastor from South Florida often known as the “Ghetto Preacher,” to be the speaker for the spring week of prayer at the school.
Camps says they invited Ramos (pictured left) to speak at the school last year, “But it was impossible at the time. I see now that God’s timing is always right.”
Story by Allegheny West Conference Staff
It’s not often someone walks into a church and says, "If there is a baptism anytime soon, I want to be in it." But that's exactly what Susanne Riddle did. Riddle had been listening to the Amazing Facts radio broadcast for more than a year when, she says, the Holy Spirit convicted her to begin obeying what she had learned. After several attempts she found a Seventh-day Adventist church.