Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
“Our hope is that when we recognize and show gratitude to individuals who are [providing] exemplary contributions, other leaders are inspired to value excellence in their pursuits for God and His Church,” says Debra Brill, NAD’s vice president for Ministries and event organizer.
Kelli Raí Collins released her devotional book, Happy Mail, last October, and encourages those who feel alone or are struggling with their Christian faith to allow her words to uplift them in their relationship with God.
“I believe young children need to be spending more time in nature,” says Ruth Davis, the MAPS teacher who initiated the program. “With the rise of technology and many of my students living in the city, most don’t get a lot of time outdoors. Children learn as they play, and, more importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.”
The federal government shutdown at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019 stopped the paychecks of 800,000 federal government employees. Seventh-day Adventists in the DMV are working to lessen the blow.
After 49 years of uninterrupted service in ministry, Raúl Rodríguez has announced his retirement.
During her 30 years of working in education, Edwina was employed as a teacher, childcare center owner and in the Potomac Conference Elementary Education Department—all of which provided the experience she needed for her book.
To celebrate the hard work Potomac Conference pastors accomplish, leadership quietly selected and recognized two candidates at the annual Pastors’ Meeting, an event for team building, personal reflection and growth.
“Pastors look to find people in the community, and the church who has done unusual things, acting in a way to help. And this year, I asked you, Ken, to help me because you are the recipient!”
“A web store isn’t only like a second location,” says Kermit Netteburg, general manager of LivingWell, “it puts us in every location! You no longer have to make the five-hour drive from Lynchburg (Va.) to Silver Spring to buy a can of Choplets.
Pastor Franklin David says he resonates with the quote by Winston Churchill, which states, “Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential.”