Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
Read (or download) the 2018 June Visitor here.
As Christians, we possess the head knowledge about God’s promises and plans for our lives. However, many times our belief in His care and protection doesn’t translate into our response to life’s difficulties.
Seventh-day Adventists are among the most racially and ethnically diverse American religious groups. A groundbreaking survey Monte Sahlin conducted also confirmed that Adventism is not only browning but also graying. How will these demographic shifts impact how we minister in our communities?
The plight of refugees from around the globe has come to the forefront in recent years due to horrific wars such as those in Syria and Iraq. As some make their way to the U.S., Columbia Union members are reaching out, making friends and helping them feel at home. Read about this and news from around the Columbia Union in the May 2018 Visitor.
For Seventh-day Adventists, adherence to God’s Word is also a core fundamental belief: “The Holy Scriptures are the supreme, authoritative, and the infallible revelation of God’s will."
In An Anxious Kind of Mind, Randy Fishell, a member of the Chesapeake Conference’s Willowbrook church in Boonsboro, Md., shares his story of how his life turned around after years of struggling with anxiety disorders.
The early Seventh-day Adventists followed this counsel, speaking on issues ranging from religious liberty to advocating against slavery. In this special web “Perspectives,” James Standish, ADRA consultant, shares one way we can help during this year’s Refugee Sabbath, June 16, and why we, as Adventists, should care.
The following are the top nationality of refugees who have resettled across the Columbia Union (by state) in the last three years.
On June 16, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the humanitarian arm for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will commemorate World Refugee Sabbath.
Terri Saelee says the Spirit of Prophecy contains a powerful quote, referring to "refugees": Great benefits would come to the cause of God in the regions beyond if faithful effort were put forth in behalf of the foreigners in the cities of our homeland."