Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
La Junta Ejecutiva de la Unión de Columbia recientemente se reunió por primera vez luego de la vigésima séptima Sesión Electoral realizada en el mes de mayo. En su devocional, Ella Simmons, la primera vicepresidenta de la Asociación General y miembro de la Unión de Columbia, preguntó qué es lo más importante para la iglesia en este momento y les recordó a los miembros que, “las personas ordinarias pueden tener resultados extraordinarios”.
The words “rest” and “busy” are often used when speaking with Seventh-day Adventists about the Sabbath. Many recite from memory the Fourth Commandment and point to creation as our injunction to cease from regular “worldly” activity and rest from our labors (see Gen. 2:2; Ex. 20:8). But for many pastors, teachers and lay persons who work or volunteer at their local church, Sabbath is hardly a day of rest. And, for a few, it is another dreaded work day where they end up exhausted, wondering: Where was the blessing in that?
Before he saved dozens of wounded soldiers on the front lines during World War II, which earned him a Medal of Honor, Seventh-day Adventist combat medic Desmond Doss was called a misfit for refusing to carry a weapon, and commanders ostracized him for observing the Sabbath. Seventy years later, what is the military like for Adventists?
Thanksgiving is coming, and once again our nation will mention, at least briefly, the pilgrims of Plymouth. History records that in 1621 the pilgrims gave thanks. But for what?
On April 1, 1942, Desmond Doss joined the United States Army. Little did he realize that three and a half years later, he would be standing on the White House lawn, receiving the nation’s highest award for his bravery and courage under fire.
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals don't have to be full of fat and sugar. Try these healthy, hearty vegetarian recipes.
Want to use the buzz around the movie "Hacksaw Ridge" as a way to share more about Desmond Doss' life and faith with your friends? We have resources to help.
Gary Nelson, a member of the Allegheny East Conference’s Columbia Community Center church in Columbia, Md., grew up singing in the church. He recently released his first CD, "Thankful."
Seventh-day Adventists across the Columbia Union Conference celebrated Let’s Move! Day September 18, but the emphasis on exercise and healthy living doesn’t have to stop.
WAU senior Heather Alas, a dual major in Business Administration Finance Emphasis and Business Administration Marketing Emphasis, is the new student president of Enactus (2016-2017). This past month she talked to the Visitor about Enactus, and what being a member means to her.