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.

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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 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?


President Dave Weigley
Best Christian Workplaces Certification Badge

By Jerry Woods

WGTS 91.9 has been named a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) for the fourth consecutive year. WGTS staff members took the BCWI workplace survey recently. The survey covers three core areas: character, competence, and chemistry. Organizations with a 4.0 or higher on the survey are certified as Best Christian Workplaces. WGTS has participated in the study every year since 2020.

“We know that when we’re healthy internally, it allows us to serve our community better externally,” says Kelly Carvalho, WGTS chief administrative officer. “Caring for each other equips us to love our community well.”

Story by Gabriel Saldaña and Jazzmine Antonio

Adventist Young Professionals (AYP) successfully concluded their third annual convention, "Thrive: The Next Level," held from July 28-30, 2023. The three-day leadership intensive weekend brought together nearly 400 attendees from North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Africa united in their desire to connect with young adults, grow in their relationship with Jesus, and embrace their purpose and calling as disciples for Christ.