Allegheny West Conference (AWC) recently held its first in-person camp meeting in four years. The five-day meeting, located in Columbus, Ohio, at both the Beacon of Hope church and the First Church of God—one of the most spacious edifices in the Columbus area—was themed, “Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready,” which was echoed from the opening night with David Taylor, a professor emeritus from the School of Religion at Loma Linda University (Calif.).
“How does a church school grow from only two classrooms, two teachers, and 37 students to a K–8 school with 150-plus students, 12 classrooms, nine full-time teachers, a principal, instructional and administrative aides, and many volunteers?”
When members of the Shiloh (Ohio) Cincinnati church started their Adventist Outreach Ministries Community Service program in 1952, they wanted to address the immediate food and clothing needs of their community. Some 70 years later, that community service program has blossomed into a respected institution that is well-known in Avondale for its food pantry.
Jack Manongi joined Allegheny West Conference (AWC) late last year as an assistant treasurer. He previously worked at the Lake Region Conference (Ill.) where he was employed as an auditor and Plant Fund accountant.
Rena Mae Walker was born October 16, 1922, in Nashville, Tenn., when a gallon of gas was 25 cents, and a postal stamp was two cents. Walker studied at the Carter-Lawrence Elementary School and Pearl High School in Nashville.
Mountain View Conference’s (MVC) goal to “Tell Somebody About Jesus” has extended beyond their own borders. In August 2022, four pastors and one of their wives left their own districts and made their way across state lines and conference borders to Columbus, Ohio.