Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Pennsylvania Conference
This spring, Alex Dubee, now retired pastor of the Pottsville and Hamburg churches, partnered with the CORE school of evangelism and local Bible worker Jack LaCamera to hold evangelistic meetings at both churches.
Seventh-day Adventists have long valued the concept of educating our young people to be the army of youth empowered to hasten the second coming of Jesus.
Representatives from Conewago Construction, Tilden Township, Blue Mountain Academy (BMA) and the Columbia Union Conference recently joined Pennsylvania Conference members and staff for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new conference office—the Mission and Evangelism Headquarters.
When life gets too difficult and the “storms” of life get to us, we get scared. We need to remember that Jesus is beside us, whispering to us every step of the way.
COVID-19 has created new routines, challenging circumstances and creative teaching. Education in Pennsylvania has been vaulted to a new level with special technology like 360-degree cameras that interface with Zoom, online academic activities and hybrid combinations of in-person and virtual learning— all combined with teachers and students who are determined to pursue excellence.
Junior Matheus Gaulia shares what God has been doing in his life on the campus of Blue Mountain Academy (BMA).
When I was young, people gave me the opportunity to “slay lions and bears” and grow as a leader. These responsibilities prepared me for God’s future for my life.
Forty years ago this September, Jim Slater, then a freshman at Pennsylvania Conference’s Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, broke his neck, became paralyzed, stopped breathing and almost died.
I have a lot of favorite scriptures. Verses that give me hope, courage, inspire me, convict me, challenge me to action. Favorite promises from God’s Word for different areas of my life. In Jeremiah, God spoke a new favorite verse directly to my mama-heart as I lifted my sons to Him.
As a young Christian, I came across verse after verse in the Bible about forgiveness and praying for your enemies, but I ignored theses verses and would just turn the page. I was so deeply hurt; I didn’t want to forgive or pray for my nemesis.