Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- November 2020
In March 2020, Highland View Academy (HVA) faced a dilemma—how to keep their campus family of faculty and students connected as they faced an uncertain future with a pandemic quickly taking over school and personal life.
As we reflect on the extraordinary events of 2020, we understand our lives have dramatically changed. The pandemic shut down the economy, prohibited public gatherings and closed churches and schools.
The Trenton Spanish church is a large family that cares for its surrounding community.
Many churches normally go into high gear around the holidays, working to ensure that local families in need will have a full Thanksgiving meal and pantry. But what are they doing this year, months into the pandemic?
Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20, a charge not affected by a pandemic, for the Great Commission is not in quarantine.
Through the process, the administrative staff at BMA has learned to trust more deeply in the ever-present power of God.
Durante más de cuatro meses, las iglesias estuvieron cerradas, y algunas no volverán a abrir durante el resto del año. Pero la atención se centra en la reapertura de los negocios, centros comerciales y restaurantes, con el mensaje: “Adelante. Estamos abiertos”.
During seven stops throughout the DMV area, over 14,500 pounds of food was collected and prepared for distribution. About 480 families were given a 30-pound box that would feed their family for a week.
“We spent the last few years cultivating a robust relationship with the community by establishing a biweekly food bank through Todos Comemos, our church’s food ministry, as well as doing annual health fairs,” explains member Elias Llerandi.
Who doesn’t love receiving a card in the mail? A text from a friend? Maybe even a call from a dear family member? Though many church facilities have reopened, not everyone has returned to in-person worship. To that end, members have found unique ways to reach out to church family and stay connected to those worshipping from home.