Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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Eight-year-old José Martínez didn’t know what to do or who to turn to. His mom abused him verbally and physically, frequently saying, “Why didn’t I get an abortion?” His brother bullied him. His sister ignored him. His stepdad, an alcoholic and drug addict, deserted him. Martínez longed to be wanted; he felt abandoned instead.
Shona Macomber, retired art teacher at Ohio Conference’s Spring Valley Academy, has used art to develop a deeper personal experience with God and teach and reach students in a meaningful way.
Ohio Conference churches have embraced the “2023 Initiative” to see 2,023 Ohio baptisms by the year 2023 and are witnessing God move in amazing ways.
In December, a catastrophic storm system ripped through the Midwest, with tornadoes devastating cities and homes in Kentucky. The next morning, across the Ohio River at the Hamilton church, youth gathered for Sabbath School and reflected on the tragedy.
Visit the Ohio Conference Spring Valley Academy's beautiful campus, meet faculty and staff and have your questions answered at an upcoming open house.
La conferencia de Ohio y la del Oeste de Allegheny crearon un desafío de lectura de la Biblia de 31 días que se puede usar en cualquier momento del año.
Ohio Conference's Clifton church has been focusing on younger generations this year.
Spring Valley Academy’s (SVA) LEGO® Robotics instructors have launched a new and exciting year filled with discovery, innovation and fun. The robotics team is comprised of fifth- and sixth-grade students who strive for innovative and unique robotic design elements, in addition to precise mathematical equations that they are trying to utilize.
It seems as if the jungle, the mountains and rural areas are favorite destinations to send new ministers. I was no exception. My first district was in the deep forest of Nicaragua, surrounded by rushing rivers and deep lagoons. Our congregations resided in small communities nestled around these lagoons. Ninety percent of travel between them was by river, so we used an outboard motorboat to carry out pastoral work.
My late friend, Dave Robinson, was the Camp Mohaven director and pastor of the Delaware church in Ohio. He often had a time during his church service called the “God Showing Off Moment,” where he and members shared God’s recent blessings.