Columbia Union News

In less than two months, Pathfinders from across the Columbia Union Conference will gather at Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) in Glen Jean, W.Va., for the 'Relentless' Columbia Union Camporee. 

This week several of the planning committee members and event staff visited the grounds again to make final preparations for the event with more than 2,000 registered participants. Frank Bondurant, camporee planning chair and the union’s vice president for ministries development, urges attending clubs to also start preparing for the big event, by doing the following now: 

Editorial by Donovan Ross

When I was in the classroom, one of my favorite verses for morning devotion was Proverbs 3:6–7: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths” (NJKV). These verses reminded us that when we trust in God, we will be blessed by His direction. I’m still comforted by that reminder, especially as our Columbia Union Conference schools contend with the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

The Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee members met today, receiving reports from leaders throughout the territory. The group also set the values that will guide the committee and union through the remainder of the quinquennium. (See the priorities they recently voted on here.)

They approved:

We wholeheartedly embrace and strive to embody a spirit of Christlikeness that promotes: