Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Columbia Union News
Kristiana Hoffman, a 12-year-old from Charleston, W.Va., wants to be a missionary when she grows up. In January she started practicing.
The Columbia Union Conference’s Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries (CUASI) recently held their annual Missional Business Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbia, Md.
August 1–5, the Chesapeake Conference is hosting “Courageous,” an invitational camporee, at the Highland View Campgrounds in Hagerstown, Md.
Why do we go to church on Saturday, and why is the Sabbath important?” These were the kinds of questions Joksan Cedillo-Gomez wondered about and asked. However, he never got a satisfying answer. “Because it’s in the Bible. Twice!” he was told. After a year at the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, he learned.
Last weekend the Columbia Union Conference hosted the Rise Up Young Adult Summit where leaders encouraged young adults to be leaders in the church today and now.
At its March meeting, the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee voted to move the REACH Columbia Union Evangelism School—currently based in Philadelphia—to Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md.
During the recent young adult summit—the first of its kind in the union—held March 31–April 2 at the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, Va., more than 300 participants from the Columbia Union, discussed ways to bridge communication and generation gaps between young adults and older church leadership.
In recent months, newly proposed United States immigration policies have caused a wave of fear among many Seventh-day Adventist church members and their families across the Columbia Union Conference, making some too afraid to attend church. But some churches are working to help ease the fears.
Church leaders call Global Youth Day the “greatest opportunity we have to experience unity”
Sixteen Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) teams from the Columbia Union Conference will continue on to the North American Division finals in Chicago April 21-22.