Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- May 2018
More than 100 students in Beltsville-area schools in Maryland can now clearly see what’s written on chalkboards, in PowerPoint presentations and books, thanks to a joint project between Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC)—located in the Potomac Conference—area school principals and the Daniel Migael Foundation, Inc.
En la Biblia, el Antiguo Testamento habla acerca del pueblo de Israel. Allí encontramos las experiencias de una nación insignificante (Deut. 7:7), pero escogida por Dios para ser un pueblo especial (Deut. 7:6). Dios ordenó encuentros especiales para su pueblo; por esto los israelitas se reunían por lo menos tres veces al año para adorar y compartir las bendiciones de Dios.
In the Bible, the Old Testament speaks about the people of Israel. In it we find the experiences of an insignificant nation (Deut. 7:7), but chosen by God to be a special people (Deut. 7:6). God prescribed special encounters for His people; this is why the Israelites gathered at least three times a year to worship and share God’s blessings. Today, the New Jersey Conference also has a special time of year when brothers, sisters and friends come to worship together as one big family.
Members from the Allegheny West Conference (AWC) Executive Committee recently elected Jermaine Jackson as the new chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 1.
"I smell gas!” said Makenna Lunde, a 10th-grader at Spring Valley Academy, during a visit at her ASSIST mentors Ron and Paula Curtis’ home.
Adventist HealthCare’s two main hospitals have each received two awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for life-saving, high-quality stroke care. These awards come during National Stroke Month, which raises awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke.
Kettering College (Ohio) recently celebrated its 50th commencement and conferred degrees and certificates to 227 students. Twenty of the graduates were from the school’s first graduating Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, which began in the fall of 2015 and is the school’s first doctoral program.
The Potomac Conference will hold two “Impact: Camp Meeting Re-imagined” events next month. This new camp meeting format, where regional meetings are held each year and a conference-wide meeting is held once every five years, kicked off in 2017.
At the 42nd Regular Constituency Meeting of the Ohio Conference, recently held at the Worthington church, a quorum of 289 delegates and 92 delegates-at-large voted to re-elect both President Ron Halvorsen Jr., and Secretary Oswaldo Magaña, and elected Michael D. Gilkey as treasurer and CFO.
More than 10,000 people joined the Columbia Union Conference family during the last two years, including 5,300 in 2017. Members gave $133.9 million in tithe, a 3.06 percent increase over 2016, and more than $2.1 million in world mission offerings.