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Allegheny East Conference

News from the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which includes churches and schools in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Anthony Medley, senior pastor of Allegheny East Conference's Emmanuel-Brinklow church, displays the citation from the Maryland General Assembly. Photo by Sheldon Kennedy

One of many quotes Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for goes like this: “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” The members of Allegheny East Conference's Emmanuel-Brinklow church in Ashton, Md., answer that question each month with major community service projects that have caught the notice of local and state government leaders.

Mt. Olivet members sort clothes for homeless individuals, as the church became a Code Blue winter station due to the freezing tempartures.

An artic blast moved through the U.S. this week, dropping temperatures below 0° with the wind chill factor. To help reduce hypothermia deaths in the midst of the freezing, cold weather, a local community partner Tawanda Green contacted Allegheny East Conference’s Mt. Olivet church in Camden, N.J.