Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
Takoma Academy (TA) recently hosted a memorable week of spiritual commitments. “The Holy Spirit moved freely as God spoke through speaker Willie Ramos,” says Carla Thrower, principal.
Potomac Conference leadership reports that Eliasib Fajardo, pastor of Arlington Spanish, Metro Northern Virginia Spanish and Sterling Spanish churches, has accepted the offer to serve as the new director of Camp Blue Ridge in Montebello, Va.
The Board of Education and constituents of John Nevins Andrews (JNA) and Sligo Adventist School, both located in Takoma Park, Md., have approved a proposal to merge and create a new K through eighth-grade school.
In Cheryl Wilson-Bridges’ book Deeper Praise: Music, Majesty or Mayhem, members—especially pastors and music ministry leaders—can find practical, Scripture-based methods for identifying foundational truths for church worship.
For a several years, Paolo Moyani experienced double vision and headaches. Doctors told him he simply needed glasses. Upon moving to the United States, Moyani says an ophthalmologist was alarmed at his description of his vision problems and ordered him to go to the hospital. After an MRI, they made a shocking discovery—a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball.
Editorial by Pastor Dean Waterman
Restore a Child, a nonprofit organization founded by Potomac Conference member Norma Nashed in 1999, was recently selected to participate in a special task force that will recognize and defend orphans and others with special needs as a new global outreach by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
When more than 700 DVDs pre-sold for the movie The War Room, leaders at Potomac Conference’s LivingWell in Silver Spring, Md., say they saw a community outreach opportunity.
The Emotional Wellness Summit, held January 13-17 in Orlando, Fla., was designed for health professionals and leaders, pastors and those who want to know more about prevention, treatment and recovery strategies for better mental health. Two union attendees answer our question about the event, sponsored by the North American Division Adventist Health Ministries, the South American Division and General Conference.
After prayerful consideration, Jerrod and Jennifer Gabel, directors of Camp Blue Ridge (Montebello, Va.) have decided to return to Washington State to work on his family’s long-standing farm. The farm has encountered significant challenges over the years and they feel a strong calling to return and support the family in this time of need. Their last day with the Potomac Conference will be Feb. 29.