Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
To help engage the public in response to the refugee crisis, which involves more than 65 million people worldwide, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) collaborated with Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., to co-host an information fair and film screening.
Ken Wilson, former Biology teacher at Takoma Academy (TA), probably had no idea that his classes would help inspire Launice Melbourne, M.D.—then a student in one of his classes—to become a doctor.
More than 100 students in Beltsville-area schools in Maryland can now clearly see what’s written on chalkboards, in PowerPoint presentations and books, thanks to a joint project between Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC)—located in the Potomac Conference—area school principals and the Daniel Migael Foundation, Inc.
The Potomac Conference will hold two “Impact: Camp Meeting Re-imagined” events next month. This new camp meeting format, where regional meetings are held each year and a conference-wide meeting is held once every five years, kicked off in 2017.
On June 16, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the humanitarian arm for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will commemorate World Refugee Sabbath.
Columbia Union members help refugees adjust to life in a new land.
A celebration of life ceremony for Joe Spicer is planned for Saturday May 19 at Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md.
The USS Yorktown WWII aircraft carrier became the temporary residence for Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy (Lynchburg, Va.) students last week. Seventh through 10th grade students spent three days and two nights on board the historic ship at the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.
After seeing the success of nationwide storytelling competitions and exhibitions such as The Moth, a National Public Radio show and podcast, last year Richard Castillo, an associate pastor of the Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., set out to create a program built around storytelling.
Thirty-seven Columbia Union Conference Pathfinder teams recently participated in the North American Division’s Pathfinder Bible Experience in Florida. A sudden venue change in January proved to be a miracle in disguise, allowing a total of 193 teams to compete—an amount way beyond what organizers originally estimated.