Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
This fall New Jersey Conference’s Lake Nelson School in Piscataway re-opened it’s doors with a new name, Lake Nelson Adventist Academy, and an expanded offering of grades through high school, but not until after overcoming many obstacles.
Visit a Seventh-day Adventist church these days, and it is no longer guaranteed that the service will start at 11 a.m. No one really knows the history of when or where the 11 o’clock Sabbath worship time began.
While Sabbath potluck remains high on the list of member favorites (Who would want to miss haystacks?), for many, the fellowship ends as soon as the last piece of dessert has been claimed.
A group of Potomac Conference churches in the Richmond area have learned the key to building community in their churches is through a ready-made small group—families.
“He didn’t believe what we believe, but he valued the relationship, he valued the time together and the conversation,” Steve Carlson said.
Three years ago, when Bill McClendon came to pastor Chesapeake Conference’s Ellicott City (Md.) church, he proactively worked to foster community among the members. Find out what’s helping his once declining congregation grow and thrive here.
Growing up Adventist, Amy Newman experienced something different than Christian love from her Adventist community.
Readers of this psalm tend to think that wherever the word “law” or its synonyms appear in the Old Testament there is a reference to those portions of the Word of God that are more a matter of legislation. However the term “law” as used in this psalm should not be understood in a narrow sense.
Churches seek ways to build community beyond potluck
Read the September 2017 Visitor here.