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"Moving Beyond the Walls" means that those in the Potomac Conference are no longer content that their churches merely have services inside its walls.
There’s a sweet ministry going on at the Far West End church in Rockville, Va. Under the leadership of church member and apiculturist Valeriy Tsvetkov, congregants have taken up the hobby of apiculture—the scientific practice of raising honeybees or beekeeping.
Potomac Conference churches recently had the opportunity to receive funds to enhance their Media Ministries. TheVisitor staff interviewed Richard Castillo, Potomac’s Media director, for tips that all churches can use to improve this vital ministry.
Story by Potomac Conference Staff
Members of the Potomac Conference office staff recently gathered to improve the living conditions for those seeking refuge from domestic violence. The project fell under the auspices of the We CARE (Compassion Actively Realized Everywhere) Committee, established by the conference in 2021.
This school year, Takoma Academy (TA) welcomed five new members to its teaching staff: two math teachers; a history teacher; an English Language Arts teacher; and an athletic director.
At the recent Shenandoah Valley Academy Senior Dedication, Principal Don Short placed the Class of 2023—made up of 56 seniors—into God’s loving care during his dedication prayer:
The Potomac Conference is recognizing eligible churches, schools and other ministry institutions for the innovative ways they are moving beyond the walls in service to their communities.
Story by Debra Anderson
The Potomac Conference family recently suffered the loss of one of its most prolific preachers, George E. Thornton, Sr.
In October 2021, Thornton was installed as the senior pastor of the Woodbridge (Va.) church. He served the church for just 10 months before his passing.
Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington manages the Piney Branch School Pool, which will soon be reopening after being closed for 30 monthes due to the pandemic.