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For 31 years, Principal Wendy Pega was often the first one to arrive and the last one to leave Potomac Conference's Beltsville Adventist School (BAS) in Maryland. This summer Pega turned off her computer, handed her keys to the new principal, Jerson Malaguit, and closed the door for the last time. After more than three decades, Pega has retired.
On June 29, Potomac Conference administration had the privilege of ordaining Therezinha Barbalho, pastor of the Silver Spring (Md.) church, into the gospel ministry.
Two Columbia Union Conference members recently participated as Fulbright Scholars.
Pastor Jennifer Deans shared "100 Percent on Mission" at the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism event in April 2019.
At the Columbia Union Transformational Evangelism Conference, pastors discussed what's working and what's not in evangelism.
Petra Dodge, a 6-year-old girl from Potomac Conference's Roanoke (Va.)
church, felt inspired to help homeless people after fellow church members committed to distribute lunches once a month. So she, and her brother, William, did something about it.
The Potomac Conference Takoma Academy (TA) STEM department is continuing to improve the quality of education and engagement for students.
Two Potomac Conference “Impact 2019: Camp Meeting Re-imagined” events will be held next month. This new camp meeting format allows for local pastors to help plan and organize area meetings, enabling the message and format to be tailored for each community.
Los líderes locales hicieron hincapié en aumentar la cantidad de grupos pequeños, que aumentó de 900 en 2017. Los líderes de Ministerios Hispanos oran por 3,000 grupos pequeños para fines de 2019.
“We wanted our Adventist nurses to be recognized, acknowledged and celebrated for the work they do. We want them to know that the Adventist church and the Adventist HealthCare system appreciates them,” said event organizer Kathy Coleman, Faith Community Nurse coordinator and program director for Adventist HealthCare in Montgomery County, Maryland.