Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- May 2016
Mamie H. Clemons, the “prayer warrior” of the Hillcrest church in Pittsburgh, recently received the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Legacy Award from the Rankin/Mon Valley, Pittsburgh, Pa., area NCNW. The organization held a luncheon this spring at the Hosanna House in Pittsburgh.
Last week the Chesapeake Conference hosted a Spanish Federation banquet in Baltimore for youth and young adults, where about 120 elegantly dressed young people representing 14 churches accepted awards, a “sumptuous” meal and singing contest. Carl Rodriguez, Youth Ministries director, says the formal affair gave the young members an opportunity to enjoy a sophisticated social occasion in a Christian setting.
As the Master Guide graduation candidates from the New Jersey Conference prepared for their final review, Reina Zapata, Master Guide state coordinator, realized that one was not a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Virgilio Osorio, his wife and their children accepted the Lord after volunteering in the Pathfinder program at the Lake Nelson church in Piscataway.
Church leaders recently recognized Ashley Judge, 18, as “Pathfinder of the Year” at Shiloh church in Petersburg, Va. Judge serves as a Pathfinder junior counselor, an usher and junior deaconess at the church. She also volunteers at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va., and a local food bank.
During the fourth annual “Handy Hall and Friends Weekend” at Pine Forge Academy (PFA), the boys dormitory staff and dean debuted their new Ambassador Awards program.
Teams are important to the church. According to the Apostle Paul, the church as a whole is a team. He identifies the church as the “body of Christ” with many parts, which work together being gifted by the Holy Spirit, to accomplish the mission of the church. Get tips from John Cress on building on effective ministry team here.
Read the 2016 May Visitor feature articles and the entire PDF here.
Churches and schools can serve in extreme weather conditions, and it is important that they are prepared to aid the community during disasters. But, a center of influence is more than this—and establishing an ongoing relationship with the community, its leaders and organizations is important. Thus, a center of influence should:
Chesapeake Conference's Highland View Academy (HVA) in Hagerstown, Md., welcomes Erik Borges as their new principal, effective July 1.