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- July 2015
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The Pennsylvania Conference leadership team welcomes Pastor Gabriel Montalvo as the new conference Hispanic Ministries director. Juan Lopez, the previous director, retired this summer.
Story by Tamyra Horst, Pennsylvania Conference
The Allegheny West Conference (AWC) Multicultural Ministries department, together with local pastors and their wives, recently organized a spiritual retreat for the conference’s Hispanic women. Nearly 100 ladies met for the three-day event at a hotel in Cincinnati to worship, share stories and reignite their passion for Jesus and the mission of the church.
Protein. P-r-o-t-e-i-n. Protein.” Eighth-grader Carina Ming from the John Nevins Andrews School (JNA) carefully spelled the word that ensured her spot as first-place winner of a Potomac tri-school spelling bee at JNA in Takoma Park, Md.
Story by Tiffany Doss, Potomac Conference
The Columbia Union partners with local conferences to fund community outreach projects annually.
Story by Carolina Ramos
This year the union distributed $215,000 to the following 17 local outreach programs:
Allegheny East Conference: the Collegiate Summer Outreach Project in West Philadelphia.
Después de menos de tres hora de debate, los casi 2.500 delegados ante el Congreso de la AG votaron el mes pasado por el “no” a la multifacética pregunta acordada en el Concilio Anual de 2014 que preguntaba concretamente si las divisiones mundiales deberían ser capaces de elegir si se pueden ordenar mujeres en sus territorios.
Jennifer Jill Schwirzer, a Pennsylvania Conference member of the Chestnut Hill church in Philadelphia, wrote
Loren Agrey recently joined Kettering College, located in Kettering, Ohio, as the dean for academic affairs. Agrey was previously the president of Asia-Pacific International University in Thailand. In 2005, Agrey graduated with a doctorate in education from the University of Alberta.
September 12 an army of Seventh-
As soon as Allegheny East Conference's Delaware Valley Ministerium (DVM) learned of the pope’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia in September, leaders started strategizing ways to reach the thousands who will congregate for his arrival.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt, Allegheny East Conference