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 140,000 members worship in 843 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 100 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a dozen community services centers; 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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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.

At this time, our office remains closed to the public, until further notice. Please reach out to members of our administrative and ministry teams, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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President Dave Weigley
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Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Del 1 al 2 de octubre, la Universidad Adventista de Washington y la Unión de Columbia transmitirán en vivo “Superando la desunión en el cuerpo de Cristo: Pasos concretos”, una cumbre de dos días de G. Arthur Keough.

Encuentre más información sobre cómo registrarse aquí.


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“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you” (Isa. 43:2, NLT).

I like this verse a lot because it reminds me that, no matter what happens, God is with me. There have been times when I have struggled with things such as math or science. But I have always gotten through these classes, thanks to my parents and God.

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“God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day” (Ps. 46:5, NIV).

Today, I feel stressed, alone and overwhelmed. I am missing my class, our memories together and all of our missed opportunities. I feel like I don’t have enough time to get my schoolwork done, and I feel like quitting. However, this verse reminds me that I am not alone. God is with me, and He will help me today and tomorrow. With Him, I will not fail.

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Editorial by Leona Bange

Seventh-day Adventists have long valued the concept of educating our young people to be the army of youth empowered to hasten the second coming of Jesus. From the earliest years of our church’s history, we have understood the importance of opening schools to educate our children for service in proclaiming the gospel message.