Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Allegheny East
Members from all across the Columbia Union Conference are among the thousands of people converging on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Their participation started on Saturday at a joint rally for jobs and freedom and commemoration of the original march.
Each year for the past seven years, Allegheny East’s Emmanuel Brinklow church in Ashton, Md., has hosted a special program that celebrates three people who have made a positive impact on the world. Last Sabbath under the theme “Am I My Brother’s Keeper,” the church again honored three more at its Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity program. Bob Zellner, whose parents were once members of the Klu Klux Klan, became a civil rights activist after interviewing Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks for a sociology paper. Zellner, then a college student, was struck by something Parks told him: “When you see something wrong, you have to make a stand for it. You can’t study it forever.” Zellner went on to become the first white field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee—a notable civil rights group.
For the past 16 years, the Potomac Conference’s Hispanic Evangelism Festival has drawn pastors and laypeople interested in learning how to better share the gospel with the world.
At the fall meeting of the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee, members rejoiced over lots of good news coming from the field.
An F1 Tornado hit Allegheny East’s George E. Peters Seventh-day Adventist School in Chillum, Md., Sunday afternoon destroying part of the gym and roof and overturning a trailer.