Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Columbia Union News
Although delegates are busy attending the business sessions on the floor of the Georgia Dome, their families and some of the thousands of members attending from around the world can sit in on a multitude of seminars designed to improve their ministries back home.
Willie Oliver, PhD, was elected director of Family Ministries for the world church.
“Mr. Chairman, as of this opening session, we have 1,987 registered delegates out of a possible 2,411,” announced Matthew Bediako, executive secretary of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Denny Grady, who serves as Youth Ministries director for the Potomac Conference, will add Columbia Union Conference coordinator for youth to his responsibilities.
The Adventists, an hourlong documentary highlighting the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s health message and ministry, is scheduled to air on PBS stations nationwide this April.
On Sunday, March 7, local conference Disaster Response coordinators, along with their leadership teams, gathered at the Columbia Union Conference office for their annual advisory.
Columbia Union members are doing all they can to help the people of Haiti and help the Seventh-day Adventist Church rebuild its ministry there. As you know, there were 522 members killed and 27,000 are now homeless
Numerous television, newspapers, and magazines covering the Haiti tragedy have noted or featured Seventh-day Adventists in their reports. Here are 12 leads and links:
Last month Celeste Ryan Blyden, Columbia Union Conference communication director, and Kermit Netteburg, senior pastor of the Beltsville (Md.) church, led a webinar designed to help churches find practical ways to raise awareness of the Adventist Church.
At the year-end meeting of the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee, attendees learned that despite the economic downturn, tithe is up 1.7 percent in the Columbia Union.