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 2023 to 2024, 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 2023, 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

The Creation Debate: Why Does it Matter if it Happened in Six Literal Days?

Story by Edwin Manuel Garcia

A decades-old dispute within Seventh-day Adventism about when and how the Earth was developed may have been settled to the liking of the church’s top officials and a majority of its worldwide delegates this summer at the 60th General Conference (GC) Session in San Antonio. However, the intra-denominational conflict doesn’t look like it’s about to cease.

En Newport News, Va., todo va de lo mejor—es decir, jóvenes enfocados, educados y espirituales, los estudiantes de Calvary Rites of Passage Program (CROP).

Historia por Tompaul Wheeler

CROP surgió de la iglesia Calvary en Allegheny East Conference como una forma de los miembros varones dedicados demostrarle a los jovencitos el camino a un futuro exitoso. Trevor Kinlock, pastor de Calvary, y James Hiers, anciano, implementaron el programa en el 2007 y le ofrecen a los adolescentes comunicación informal, reuniones mensuales, excursiones a sitios históricos e incluso una gira misionera semestral a Tanzania para ayudar en un orfanatorio.

Pennsylvania emplea a un nuevo director

Historia por Tamyra Horst

Gabriel Montalvo (en la foto) es el nuevo director de los ministerios hispanos en Pennsylvania Conference, aunque no es nuevo en el ministerio en este estado. Comenzó como pastor laico en 1996, al frente de las iglesias Philadelphia Hispanic #4, Hispanic ll, Lehigh Valley Hispanic, Bethlehem Hispanic e Easton El Camino y el grupo El Faro en Lehigh Valley. Actualmente pastorea las iglesias Grace Hispanic y Frazer Hispanic y las compañías South Philly Hispanic, Kennett Square Hispanic y Philadelphia Youth Connect en el área de Philadelphia.

Como pastor, evangelista y plantador de Iglesias, su visión para el ministerio hispano es “involucrar a niños, jóvenes y adultos en apresurar el regreso de Cristo revelando a Jesús y haciendo a su vez discípulos”.

Read the article in English.


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