Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- September 2020
How is the coronavirus impacting the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Columbia Union?
Many churches across the Columbia Union Conference are still closed for in-person worship due to the coronavirus pandemic, including all churches in the Allegheny East and West conferences. Churches in the New Jersey Conference have experienced 38 deaths as a result of COVID-19. Eighty percent of these churches are now open at 25 percent capacity, reported President Dave Weigley at the September 17 Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting.
Today Kelly Butler Coe was promoted to associate director during the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting.
Finding creative ways to minister to young adults is a well-known challenge, not only in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but within other denominations as well. Allegheny West Conference's Connection Community church in Columbus, Ohio, is engaging the young adult community in authentic and effective ways.
“Believing in the Lord was one thing; getting to know Him though has been life-changing,” shares Amanda Stevens. “I am not the same person that I was even three months ago. I have yielded my life fully to Jesus. And I love Him."
Perhaps some think of “the church” as simply the building where they worship. That term has taken on new meaning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A building is not necessary for ministry to take place.
When the Ohio Conference Hispanic Ministries coordinator Peter Simpson and his pastors began planning their 2020 evangelism season, 1,734 Hispanic members had already been baptized since the time the department was established in 1970.
Spring Valley Academy (SVA) elementary students noticed a few new faces in their classrooms at the beginning of the 2020–21 school year.
Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) is pleased to welcome two new educators for the 2020–2021 school year.
Peggy Filossaint, the new associate pastor of New Jersey Conference's Maranatha French church in Newark, recognizes God has called her for such a time as this during the current crisis.