Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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The Columbia Union Conference was well represented at the Division Level Pathfinder Bible Achievement in Berrien Springs, Mich. Ohio Conference’s Delaware Discoverers and Pennsylvania Conference’s Reading Hampden Hawks went up against 24 other Pathfinder clubs from across the North American Division.
Review and Herald employees ran away to join the circus, but instead of performing in the high-wire act, they decided to share literature with the community.
With broomsticks and a small inflatable ball, members from Pennsylvania Conference’s Hershey and Reading Hampton Heights churches, and their invited friends and co-workers, are regularly getting together to play a twist on an old favorite—Broomstick Hockey. Every four to six weeks, from September through May, an average of 40-50 players of all ages go out on the ice to have some good ol’ Christian fun. Because they play in their gym shoes, everyone has a fair shot at making a score.
Potomac Conference’s Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., recently pulled out all the stops to greet nearly 100 radio listeners at the congregation’s first WGTS Radio Day.
D. Paul Monteiro, a member of Allegheny East Conference’s Bladensburg (Md.) church, was recently named religious liaison in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House.
On April 19, a day blessed by sunshine and bright skies, the members of Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., met on property purchased six years earlier to break ground for a new PK-12 facility.
After much thought and prayer, Pennsylvania Conference treasurer Rudolph “Mo” Pelley announced his retirement at the April 1 Executive Committee meeting. He has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church faithfully and with integrity for 49 years, spending the last 22 years in Pennsylvania. Pelley loved his job and the opportunities it offered.
The Columbia Union Conference Office of Education recently conducted its first North American Division (NAD) REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven) training session. Fifteen educators, representing elementary and secondary schools in each of the Columbia Union’s eight conferences, came to learn how to train others the REACH inclusion model.
Under the theme “In Times Like These We Need a Savior,” the Columbia Union chapter of Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) recently met for their spring meetings. Held at Allegheny East Conference’s Liberty church in Baltimore, the meetings featured speakers G. Edward Reid, stewardship director for the North American Division and Robert Wallace, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc.
Women from across the Allegheny West Conference (AWC) recently gathered for a weekend of worship, fellowship, and relaxation. Called the Hadassah Conference, after Esther’s Hebrew name, the event was hosted by the Women of Worship chorus from the Glenville church in Cleveland. The theme for the weekend was “Commissioning Women for Impact.” Presenters spoke of faith, change, and consecrating oneself to God. All encouraged women to realize that salvation was a “a set up, to set us free from Satan’s bondage.”