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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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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
“Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:24, NKJV).

I woke up this morning with “The Lord’s Last Supper” on my mind. We participate in this ceremony once a quarter, but do we really think about its meaning? Does it stimulate our remembrance of Christ?

For me, the Lord’s Supper reminds me that God is the Sustainer of our lives. We are not self-sustaining; a loving God provides for us. We are dependent on Him, not just as our Creator but our Redeemer. With the inability to save ourselves, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to die for our sins that we might be saved. We rely on Christ, the Bread of Life, to sustain us physically and spiritually.

Story by Valerie Morikone

The Mountain View Conference (MVC) camp meeting at Valley Vista in Parkersburg, W.Va., has impacted hundreds of individuals through the years. This year was no different for those attending in person or viewing online.

Conference leaders believe that everyone needs to be involved in sharing Jesus with others; it should be a coveted desire, not an option, to reach out to others with the good news of Jesus Christ and His wonderful love. That’s why, for the next few years, “Tell Somebody About Jesus ... Go Tell It on the Mountains” will be MVC’s theme.

By Cassie Matchim Hernandez

Beginning October 8, It Is Written will air Revelation Today: The Great Reset. Pastor John Bradshaw, It Is Written president, will present the full-length evangelistic series from the Chattanooga First Church. Viewers may register and watch at revelationtoday.com. Promotional material may be found at itiswritten.com/rtresources.

Mountain View Conference President Tim Bailey (pictured with Jessica Manatan, Executive Committee member, at the Executive Committee meeting.

With a majority of churches throughout the Columbia Union Conference holding in-person services, many are hosting fall evangelism efforts.

“One of the most important things we do at the union is to help advance evangelism,” said Dave Weigley, union president, at the recent Columbia Union Executive Committee meeting.

At the meeting, presidents from the union’s eight conferences shared how members in their territories are working to share the love of God in tangible ways.

Allegheny West Conference

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Editorial de Sarah Capeles Frodelly

En febrero, mi familia y yo experimentamos una de las peores tormentas de nieve de los últimos años. Con más de un metro de nieve, no estaba segura si mi tractor era lo suficientemente potente como para limpiar el largo camino de entrada a la casa. Entonces, en lugar de quedarme en casa bebiendo mi té de hierbas, me aventuré al frío para ver si podía hacer que funcionara.