Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
The prosperous story of Facebook is an excellent example of God’s plan to reach every human being with His grace. Our first responsibility is with those in which we daily relate.
Eli Rojas, who leads Men’s Ministries, Family Ministries and is the Ministerial director for the Chesapeake Conference, shared the following tips for starting a Men’s Ministries program.
“The mission of the Potomac Conference is to ‘Grow Healthy, Disciple-Making Churches,’” says Jose Esposito, Hispanic Ministries director. “In order for this to be concrete, leaders must have a spiritual lifestyle..."
What are ways that each of us can make a positive impact? Relationships are incredibly important.
That the legacy of Lucy Byard—who in 1943 was denied care from the Washington Sanitarium (now Washington Adventist Hospital) because she was African-American—would find such a generative expression in the successor to the hospital that failed to treat her is both appropriate and an indication of how her experience has shaped our history.
In ‘Memories of My Grandmother,’ Lucille Byrd (sic),” published in the North American Informant, Lucy Byard’s step-granddaughter, Naomi R. Allen, wrote that Lucy “was a strong, energetic church worker.
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Want to learn more of the history (than we share in the March 2019 issue) surrounding the Lucy Byard incident? See more historical photos and letters sent between the Washington Sanitarium and the Seventh-day Adventist Church executives regarding Byard’s incident.
75 years after Lucy Byard, Regional Conferences maintain focus on the marginalized
News of Lucy Byard’s death sent shock waves through the Seventh-day Adventist Church, especially among its 16,000 African-American members. How did it lead to the creation of regional conferences?