Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

June 2017

Nicole Toledo assists Lunchbox Makeover presenter Liz McLennan

Potomac Conference’s Lynchburg (Va.) church recently hosted “Lunchbox Makeover,” its second healthy cooking class. This free class taught attendees how to cook easy, tasty vegan meals and educated attendees with nutrition facts and tips for having an overall better quality of life, starting with their diet. (We've included some of the recipes for you to try too!)

Pastor Marco Estrada baptizes a new member at Vineland Caravan of Compassion stop.

Earlier in the year, members from across the New Jersey Conference started praying for their friends and reaching them by showing acts of love and compassion. Members then invited their friends to more than 200 small groups, where they studied about God’s compassion and faith. By April each of the small groups held a week of evangelism, led by lay evangelists.

CPC members gather for prayer vigil in Alexandria, Va.

Hours after a gunman shot several people during a practice for a Republican Congressional baseball game, members from Community Praise Church (CPC) in Alexandria, Va., gathered with other community members at a prayer service in Alexandria.

Sheresa Woodson, Kimberly Watkins and Regina Herbert attend a Differentiated Instruction workshop at the Columbia Union Conference headquarters.

“Every child learns differently,” says Evelyn Sullivan, director for Early Childhood Education and Care and Pre-K at the Columbia Union Conference. This week 45 educators from around the Columbia Union gathered at union headquarters in Columbia, Md., to learn more about differentiated instruction.