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STALLANT HEALTH, a Rural Health Clinic in Weimar, Calif., is accepting applications for an optometrist to join the team. Interested individuals should contact Marva by email:


CASKETS FOR ADVENTISTS: High quality, 20-gauge steel. Includes picture of the second coming of Jesus in the head panel; picture of the TenCommandments on either side;I Thess. 4:13–18 below the head panel and the three angels’ messages at the end of the casket. Under $800. For more information, call our office: (865) 882-0773, (865) 809-1428 or (865) 804-2388.

FLORIDA LIVING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE/ VIRTUAL TOUR: Open House drive-thru, 11/12/20 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m., 600 Edgehill Place, Apopka, FL 32703. Phone: (407) 862-2646. Includes apartment tour, gift bag and sack lunch. Also, Virtual Open House via Zoom, November 12 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting ID: 840 4484 7401. Passcode: 397575. Zoom tour will include a special discount for a one-year contract. Check our website:


TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE—PITCAIRN PLACE, Burtonsville, Md. Available for immediate occupancy. Above grade, 1,744sq. ft., 3 BR, 2.5 BA, large deck and a real brick wood burning fireplace and wood stove. The entry level, partially below grade in the back, has a one-car garage in the front and a walkout basement in the rear, plus another 1,000 sq. ft. of living space, a full bath, bonus room, main entrance with closet space and a recreation/living room and a finished open laundry area and furnace room. New roof, windows and back sliding glass doors to deck, and a new exterior HVAC unit. Sabbaths are quiet and respectful, as most of the neighbors do, or have worked for the church. This townhouse is part of a co-op or Greencastle Park Corporation with homeowner’s association guidelines, insurance and tax perks. Asking $319,000. Motivated seller. Contact Rick,, or (804) 647-3173.

TENNESSEE/GEORGIA REALTOR: Specializing in buying or selling affordable homes in the Collegedale, Chattanooga, N. Georgia or surrounding areas. Howard Karst, Realty Specialists of Ooltewah, (423) 238-7325, is your best partner for experienced professional service. Phone: (301) 332-8471, or email


MARYLAND ADVENTIST DENTIST, DAVID LEE, DDS, FAGD, AFAAID, FICOI, FAACP, has practices located in Silver Spring and Columbia, Md. He is extensively trained in implant, cosmetic, TMD/TMJ, sleep apnea treatment, sedation and laser dentistry. Dr. Lee is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, as well as having many other certifications. For appointments, call (301) 649-5001 or (410) 461-6655. Mention this ad and receive a 10 percent discount on all services, excluding third-party payers. We welcome new patients!

ELTERNHAUS ASSISTED LIVING, Adventist family-owned and -operated, provides specialized care from independent to total-care residents in a family setting. Delicious vegetarian food, activities, Friday night vespers and a shuttle to church Sabbath morning, just to name a few of the many options. Visit us at Elternhaus also offers a great work environment for Adventist caregivers, LPNs and RNs. Call Tim Mayer, (240) 286-3635.

MARYLAND ADVENTIST PODIATRIST: Dr. Scott Nutter, highly trained, experienced and board certified, is available in several locations to help your foot/ankle problems, including arthritis, heel pain, spurs, diabetes, callouses, ingrown nails, sprains, fractures, warts, bunions, etc. Surgery, if needed, at Adventist hospitals. Offices in Laurel and Maple Lawn/Fulton. Call (301) 317-6800.

MOVE with an award-winning agency. Apex Moving & Storage partners with the General Conference to provide quality moves at a discounted rate. Call us for your relocation needs. Adventist beliefs uncompromised. Call Marcy Danté at (800) 766-1902 for a free estimate. Visit us at

NEW/USED ADVENTIST BOOKS: TEACH Services helps authors publish their book, including editing, design, marketing and worldwide distribution. Call (800) 367-1844 for a free evaluation. Visit for used books and your local ABC or for new book releases.




   Legal notice is hereby given, that the Third Quinquennial Meeting of the Potomac Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021, at Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192.

   The purpose of this meeting is to receive the corporation’s 2015–2019 report, elect executive officers, vice presidents and members of the Executive Committee and other board and committee members; consider recommendations for amendments and revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Potomac Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists as well as Board of Education, Shenandoah Valley Academy and Takoma Academy Bylaws; and to transact such other business as may come before the delegates.

   The Organizing Committee will meet Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Richmond Evangelistic Center located at 5300 Walmsley Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224. The Nominating Committee will meet Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Potomac Conference Corporation office located at 606 Greenville Ave., Staunton, VA 24401.

William K. Miller, President
Jose L. Vazquez, Secretary


BANFE, Jerrald R., born May 17, 1945, in Portage, Wis.; died May 18, 2019, in Hagerstown, Md. He was a member of the Hagerstown (Md.) church. Jerry worked at the Review and Herald Publishing Assn., in Hagerstown, for many years before his retirement. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and craftsman. He enjoyed long walks on the beach and collecting seashells. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda; his sons, Dale of Stillman Valley, Ill., David of Hagerstown, Timothy of Lindale, Texas, and Eric of Smithsburg, Md.; five grandchildren; a sister in Minnesota; and a brother in California.

HOFFER, William F., 76, of Bowling Green, Va. Born June 11, 1943, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank and Lucile Hoffer; died Thursday, July 11, 2019, surrounded by his family. Bill was raised in the Lakewood (Ohio) church and was a graduate of Mount Vernon Academy (’61). After serving in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam War, he graduated from Columbia Union College (’69) in Takoma Park, Md., now Washington Adventist University, where he was honored as Alumni of the Year in 1994. Bill was a gifted communicator and storyteller who authored countless magazine pieces for nationally renowned periodicals and more than
20 popular nonfiction books. Many of these works became New York Times bestsellers, gained international notoriety and were chosen to become
motion pictures. Titles include Midnight Express, Not Without My Daughter, His Name is Ron and Freefall. Bill is remembered for his brilliant mind; written
works; side-splitting humor; fearless risk-taking; boundless generosity; independent spirit; love of fun and games; horrible and legendary puns; and his
unbending love for his family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marilyn Mona, and is survived by daughters Jennifer (Raimund) Valacka and Amanda (Michael) Turner; his stepchildren, Caroline (Sam) Frye and Joseph (Lorena) Schmidt; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Pastor
James (Ruth) Hoffer and Dennis (Lorie) Hoffer; and his sister, Alice Hoffer (Mike) Sinyard.






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