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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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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Story by Elizabeth Long

Susan Barcus has been named president of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation and chief development officer for Kettering Adventist HealthCare.

She previously served as the senior vice president for Advancement and chief development officer for Augusta University and Health System, formerly Georgia Regents University and Health System in Augusta, Georgia.

Barcus earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Corporate and Industrial Communications from Lindenwood University.

Story by Donna Bigler

Earlier this week, the Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus team placed second in their league in the opening round at the 2016 Enactus National Expo in St. Louis. The Enactus judges ranked the university, located in Takoma Park, Md., based on the success of projects that resolved local problems by creatively applying business strategies. As a national finalist, the WAU team is now ranked in the top 40 of 443 colleges and universities.

This coming weekend, members of the Columbia Union Conference will gather at Potomac Conference’s Southern Asian church in Silver Spring, Md., for the 27th Constituency Meeting. They’ll hear reports about the accomplishments of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in this territory during the past five years and elect leaders for the next quinquennium.

Washington Adventist University (WAU) will release its quinquennial report on the state of the university to its Board of Trustees, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students and other constituents at a meeting May 20, 2016. The Constituency Meeting is open to the public, and it will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Atrium of Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland. For those interested in attending, the meeting agenda and contents of the delegate packet can be viewed online at https://www.wau.edu/about-us/constituency. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.