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Morten Juberg, communication director for the Columbia Union from 1965 to 1973, recently passed away at the age of 86. The Wyoming native served a short time as a carpenter and a pastor before turning a love of news into a lifelong career in church communication. He came to the Columbia Union after serving as public relations and Radio-TV secretary for the Southern California and Michigan conferences. While at the Columbia Union Juberg served as communication director, editor of the Visitor, and head of the Radio-TV department.
Chesapeake Conference’s Capital Brazillian Temple in Highland, Md., recently presented awards to the top six participants in the first 13 weeks of the InStep for Life program. An initiative of the North American Division, InStep encourages members in Bermuda, Canada, and the United States to embrace a more healthful lifestyle. The program officially started January 1, however some churches like Capital Brazillian got an early start in October.
For decades members of the Better Halfs Club have met in each other’s homes every first Sunday of the month to organize family activities, social functions, charitable outreach, and to provide spiritual support. Recently more than 100 people celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary at the Columbia Union Conference’s headquarters in Columbia, Md.
A few days before Christmas a fire destroyed Allegheny East Conference’s Cherry Hill church in Baltimore. The facility was erected in 1988, however, the congregation was formed 30 years ago. Police are still investigating the cause of the two-alarm fire.
Adventist Community Services (ACS) recently received a letter of commendation from New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management for helping the state with a training exercise.
They came months, even years ago, leaving in their path destruction, devastation, and thousands of broken hearts and lives. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as Gustav and Ike are gone now, but the broken homes and lives remain.
Two years ago several individuals from the Potomac Conference’s Community Praise Center (CPC) in Alexandria, Va., set out to raise up a Bible-believing, worship-centered, and discipling Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bowie, Md. Recently the church had an official opening Sabbath celebration.
Kettering Health Network (KHN) has been among the fastest-growing companies in Dayton since its inception 10 years ago, steadily increasing its market share and nearly doubling its employee base in that span.
With major land-use approvals nearly complete, Adventist HealthCare (AHC) announced it will move forward with its longstanding plans to build a comprehensive medical campus and hospital in Clarksburg, Md., and will invite other healthcare providers to collaborate on the project.
With the goal of reducing pedestrian fatalities at one of Maryland’s most dangerous intersections, representatives from several Seventh-day Adventist institutions in the Takoma Park, Md.-area participated in a pedestrian safety awareness event recently.