Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
Story by Caron Oswald
Fourteen teams from Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania met on Sunday, March 30 at Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) in Hamburg, Pa., for the regional Robotics Challenge. The Pennsylvania Conference-sponsored event drew participants from 11 Seventh-day Adventist schools and three community clubs.
The Pennsylvania Conference is among several Columbia Union entities using video conferencing to reduce travel, costs and conflicting schedules. Some 30 pastors “attended” their recent fall meeting, which marked their one-year anniversary of holding these meetings online. We recently talked with Tim Madding, the conference’s director of Leadership and Spiritual Growth, to find out exactly how it all works.
Because he attended a stop-smoking seminar and aired Voice of Prophecy seminars in his early radio career, local station owner Danny Wadsworth was familiar with the Tappahannock church and the members’ passion for community outreach. That’s why he called Clinton Adams, Tappahannock’s pastor, to offer him his 300-watt AM station.