Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
Today 13 graduates of the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. The school’s inaugural graduation happened during the 27th Columbia Union Conference Constituency Session at Potomac Conference’s Southern Asian church in Silver Spring, Md.
At the 27th Columbia Union Conference Constituency Session, delegates appointed Donovan Ross, a longtime union educator, as the new vice president of education. Ross replaces Ham Canosa, who is retiring after 43 years serving the Seventh-day Church.
Story by Rhonda M. Covington / Photo by Hearly Mayr
During the Columbia Union Conference Constituency meeting Saturday evening, union leaders honored Hamlet Canosa, EdD, Columbia Union Conference’s vice president of Education, with an obelisk for 24 years of service in the union.
Today during the 27th Columbia Union Conference Constituency Session, union delegates voted to re-elect all three of its executive officers: Dave Weigley as president; Rob Vandeman as executive secretary; and Seth Bardu as treasurer. Delegates also re-elected four vice presidents and voted in a new vice president of education.
Teams are important to the church. According to the Apostle Paul, the church as a whole is a team. He identifies the church as the “body of Christ” with many parts, which work together being gifted by the Holy Spirit, to accomplish the mission of the church. Get tips from John Cress on building on effective ministry team here.
Read the 2016 May Visitor feature articles and the entire PDF here.
Churches and schools can serve in extreme weather conditions, and it is important that they are prepared to aid the community during disasters. But, a center of influence is more than this—and establishing an ongoing relationship with the community, its leaders and organizations is important. Thus, a center of influence should:
Thirteen teams and nearly 150 players make up the Virginia Area Adventist Basketball Association, a ministry of Allegheny East Conference churches in Virginia. Rudy Ortega, commissioner, reports that some churches have gained new members through the league.
Donnell Josiah, PHd, wrote Overcomers: How to Change Your Life in 31 Days, a motivational guide for readers to achieve personal development. Josiah is a member of Miracle City church in Baltimore.