Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

March 2016

Paolo Moyani joins Pastor Junnie Pagunsan outside the Far West End church.

For a several years, Paolo Moyani experienced double vision and headaches. Doctors told him he simply needed glasses. Upon moving to the United States, Moyani says an ophthalmologist was alarmed at his description of his vision problems and ordered him to go to the hospital. After an MRI, they made a shocking discovery—a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball.

Teresa Jorge is involved in the singing ministry at the Luso-Brazilian church in Newark. (photo credit – Jorge Pilco)

Teens, youth and youth leaders recently spent the weekend at the Tranquil Valley Retreat Center to participate in the Youth Convention & Teens Retreat. The three-day event, themed “Get Involved!,” offered more than 40 classes where leaders urged participants to get involved in their churches and in the community and work for the Lord.

Adventist HealthCare leaders and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County officials celebrate Adventist HealthCare receiving Rebuilding Together Montgomery County’s Innovation Partnership Award at the 25th Anniversary Breakfast on March 24.”

Adventist HealthCare was recently awarded with the Innovation Partnership Award by Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, a non-profit organization that provides free home repairs for low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. Celebrating the two organizations’ growing collaboration, the award recognizes a corporate partner for innovation and forward-thinking to improve the health and safety of community residents.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

After communicating with denominationally employed treasurers around the world, Ann Gibson, assistant to the General Conference treasurer for treasurer training and emerita professor for accounting at Andrews University (Mich.), says she saw a need for training sessions for new treasurers.