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Allegheny West Conference

News from the Allegheny West Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Forging ongoing friendships as a result of the Temple of Praise GriefShare support group, facilitators and community guest participants Cynthia Ball, Ericka Ruff, Kim Davis, Johanna McCall, Latrece Tramble, Clara Light, Janice Morton and Catherine Moton stand ready for their next meeting.

The Temple of Praise in Cleveland quarterly hosts GriefShare, a Christ-centered grief support group comprised of friendly, caring people who walk alongside each other and provide comfort through one of life’s most difficult experiences—the death of a loved one. The group is built around a 13-week video and a small group discussion curriculum.

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Stewart Pepper, pastor of Pennsylvania Conference’s Pittsburgh church, says that the funds raised will be like a drop in a bucket, but it important to help. He says the situation helps [Adventists] “understand we aren’t isolated; we’re part of the community. … There is a bigger world out there than just us.”

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To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, through board meetings and visitations, home and school fundraisers, packing and moving, till death do us part. For pastoral couples, wedding vows take on a whole new meaning. How do they navigate life in the ministry spotlight?