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Pennsylvania Conference

News from the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and its organizations.

Approximately 150 Columbia Union members traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich., last month to attend the annual international Adventist Laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) convention themed “Lift Him Up.” Here are three responses:

The Pittsburgh church’s community service outreach has tripled since 2008, with an estimated 70 percent of its members involved. Jeanette Dare, ACS director for the Pennsylvania Conference, recognized the accomplishment and presented Pastor Dennis Austin with the annual Adventist Community Service (ACS) award during a special presentation at Pennsylvania Conference Camp Meeting.

Photo by Glendale United Methodist in Nashvillle Church via Flickr

5 Tips for Creating a Visitor-Friendly Church  

1. Spruce Up Your Website

“A church’s website is the new ‘first impression’ that visitors receive,” says Gary Gibbs, Chesapeake’s ministerial director. “Therefore, it is vital that the website be attractive, easy to navigate and have current information.”