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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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.

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President Dave Weigley

Try these recipes for healthy peach smoothies, strawberry sauce and marinated tofu by Johanna Emerson and Oleta Emerson, head chef at Mountain View Conference's Wellness Camp.

Peach Smoothies

1-3 cups organic almond milk (we use the Kirkland kind from Costco)
3-4 cups frozen peaches
2-3 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
5-6 Tablespoons maple syrup (May use more or less to taste depending on level of sweetness desired).

--Whiz all in a heavy duty blender

--Best served fresh, but still delicious when placed in refrigerator over night

--This recipe can be thickened to serve over pancakes, waffles, or as a dip for muffins.

Recientemente WGTS 91.9 recolectó y distribuyó más de 40,000 pañales y toallitas húmedas durante su campaña "Operación Llene la Pañalera". El equipo de WGTS transmitió en vivo desde ubicaciones de Chick-fil-A en Maryland, Virginia y Washington, D.C. En cada parada, los oyentes donaron pañales y toallitas húmedas. También recogieron calcomanías de WGTS, lápices, bolígrafos, blocs de notas y protector solar. 

 Los pañales y las toallitas fueron enviados al Centro de Mujeres de Rockville en Maryland, al Centro de Asistencia al Embarazo en Virginia y al Centro Luces del Puerto del Ejército de Salvación en Washington, D.C. 

Story by Tamaria L. Kulemeka

Educators have embraced the new frontier of hybrid instruction and have adapted their classrooms in a way that would never have been conceived prior to the pandemic shutdown.

Unexplored Territory

Though Columbia Union Conference schools have returned to in-person learning, many of them continue to offer a virtual option for the unforeseen future.