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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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
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Historia de V. Michelle Bernard

Frank Bondurant, vicepresidente para Desarrollo de Ministerios, informa que cada año la Unión ayuda a financiar proyectos locales. En el 2021, iglesias locales, iglesias que están siendo plantadas, y diversos proyectos e iniciativas recibieron $ 618,200 a través de su departamento, para actividades ministeriales y para financiar 66 nuevas iglesias.

Pastor Andre Ascalon baptizes Mason and Matthew George.

Editorial by Jorge Aguero

When the disciples asked Jesus, “What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matt. 24:3, NKJV), Jesus answered them by listing several signs that would occur before his second coming—including pestilence, such as COVID-19, and wars similar to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Jesus specifically mentions one sign that will mark the end of time: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14, NKJV).

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