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Coronavirus Pandemic

Stories about how members and entities in the Columbia Union Conference are helping out in and responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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.

 

Potomac Feeding Pandemic

In 2010, Gavin Simpson, now a member of the Harrisonburg (Va.) church, embarked on a life-changing journey of faith as a missionary. Over the last decade, through Eleventh-Hour Laborers, a nonprofit ministering to the less reached regions of the world, he has worked in India, Nepal, Myanmar, and, most recently, Cuba.

Graduate Tricia Biton, along with her classmates, march in to “Pomp and Circumstance.”

New Jersey Conference's Lake Nelson Adventist Academy (LNAA) shut their doors and moved to remote learning platforms last school year. So the senior class, “The Valiant,” hoped and prayed they would be able to experience the graduation exercises. The Lord blessed and provided a way.