Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
More than a 1,000 Seventh-day Adventists gathered in Washington, D.C., last weekend to pray, mourn and acknowledge the killings of two black American men and five Dallas police officers.
Bob Mitchell, Potomac Conference Adventist Community Services and Disaster Relief coordinator released this statement today:
Dale Twomley recently presided over the final Shenandoah Valley Academy graduation of his notable 55-year career. Graduate Andrew Moore introduced Twomley as commencement speaker, explaining “Dr. Twomley has been a teacher, treasurer, business manager, principal, CEO, university department chair and business school dean. …there is no place he has made more of a difference than here at Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA).”
Memorial Services have been set for Beth Michaels, editor of the Columbia Union Visitor.
The following is a statement released by the Potomac Conference.
Potomac Conference Team:
On our descent down Mount Rainier, we made our way around the Wilson Glacier and crisscrossed the Nisqually Glacier, trying to avoid the many open crevasses, however, came to a crevasse we could not go around. We located a snow bridge to traverse over. After testing the bridge, we decided it was safe to cross. When it was my turn to go over, the snow bridge collapsed. I fell 14 feet and became wedged in the crevasse, upside down.
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.