Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
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.
Takoma Academy’s desire to have a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that rivals those of the top tier schools in the nation took a huge leap forward with its recent acquisition of a 3-D printer.
Although Seventh-day Adventists were unable to worship openly in Cuba until recently, members from Potomac Conference’s Seabrook church in Lanham, Md., have ministered there for more than three years.
The largest freshman class in 15 years—54 of them—recently enrolled at Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) for the 2015-16 school year. The Class of 2019 is comprised of 32 girls and 22 boys. Eight are children of 10 loyal SVA alumni.
Story by Janel Haas-Ware, Shenandoah Valley Academy
When Takoma Academy students Courtney Saunders (’17), Lyshll Prudente (’16) and Rachel Manuel (’16) were notified that they had been selected to attend the 2015 Achievement of the Mind Program, it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime.
Six Washington, D.C., Area Churches Unite to Lift up Praise, Address Poverty in D.C.
Story by Noelle Green
Gregory Glaude, Prison Ministries director at the Silver Spring (Md.) church, says he should be dead. “The fact is, I know God did not spare my life all these times for nothing,” he says. “God doesn’t do anything by accident.”
Story by Tiffany Doss, Potomac Conference