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The General Conference recently convened a conference in South Africa to discuss “alternative sexualities” with 350 invited church workers, scholars and leaders of several supporting ministries from around the world. The Visitor plans to discuss the results of the meetings in our July issue. Below Columbia Union members react to the meeting:
The boards of the Review & Herald and Pacific Press
set final vote for June 17.
Story by Adventist Review Staff; Photo by Ansel Oliver
In a January 29 edition of the Visitor News Bulletin, there was a story titled "GC Theology Committee Reveals 10 Divisions Would Recommend Women’s Ordination." Below is the updated story:
Members of the Allegheny East Conference’s Emmanuel-Brinklow church in Ashton, Md., recently stood witness as a former member of the Klu Klux Klan embraced a man who he beat some 50 years ago. Back then that man was a Freedom Rider participating in the Civil Rights Movement. Today that man who was beaten is better known as U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Rep. Lewis was one of four people that the Emmanuel-Brinklow church recently honored during the church’s sixth annual Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity. The honorees included Frazier and Virginia Mathis, Emmanuel-Brinklow members and founders of Global Vessels—a missionary organization; Ella Jenkins, a Grammy-award-winning children’s musician; and Congressman Lewis.
Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH) in Takoma Park, Md., hosted two groups of international delegates who were in the United States to attend the 59th General Conference Session in Atlanta.
Although delegates are busy attending the business sessions on the floor of the Georgia Dome, their families and some of the thousands of members attending from around the world can sit in on a multitude of seminars designed to improve their ministries back home.
Willie Oliver, PhD, was elected director of Family Ministries for the world church.
“Mr. Chairman, as of this opening session, we have 1,987 registered delegates out of a possible 2,411,” announced Matthew Bediako, executive secretary of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Christian Record Services (CRS) honored Richard Klinedinst, an elder at Pennsylvania Conference’s York church, for 35 years of service as a CRS representative in eastern Pennsylvania.