Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 149,000 members worship in 800 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences, two healthcare networks, 81 elementary and secondary schools, a liberal arts university, a health sciences college, a dozen community services centers, six book and health food stores and a radio station.

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We Believe

God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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Chaplain Ariel Matira and nurses at Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center find ways to support one another through prayer even with social distancing.

Story by Adventist HealthCare Staff

As a healthcare organization serving the Washington, D.C., region, Adventist HealthCare is on the front lines during this uncertain and difficult time, providing care and comfort when people need it the most. The Mission of Adventist HealthCare, to extend God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing, has never been more important as we face this challenge of caring for the community we serve.

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Will Johns, Pastor of Potomac Conference's Beltsville church's Tech Road Campus in Silver Spring, Md., shared the following message, encouraging us to care for our souls during this tough time.

I have been thinking about this question: What is the best way to respond to what we are currently facing? I think the answer to that question for me is soul care.

Let me explain what I mean.

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Story by Tiffany Doss

Most podcast listeners dread the moment they hit the wall, bingeing and replaying all their favorite subscribed shows. Potomac is excited to remedy that situation by introducing a new podcast called Potomac People.

Potomac People launched earlier this year and aims to highlight various individuals within the conference through interview-style and storytelling programming. The show compiles some of the most interesting back- stories new to most listeners.

Banned large public gatherings have forced church communities and schools across the country to get creative in congregating the last two weeks. We’ve assembled a list of resources and ideas to help you better build community during this unprecedented time.

Need Technical Help With Technology?
The North American Division’s Big Data + Social Media Department and several other entities have created many resources to help churches move their services and community online.

Union de Columbia Décrète une Journée Spéciale de Prière
Sabbat, 28 mars 2020

Les dirigeants de la l’Union de Columbia et de ses huit Fédérations locales, réseaux de soins de santé et établissements d'enseignement supérieur demandent aux membres de participer à une journée spéciale de prière, le sabbat 28 mars prochain.

Cette initiative survient alors que la crise du coronavirus (COVID-19) s'intensifie, laissant les églises et les écoles fermées ; l’annulation de certains événements programmés comme de nombreux week-ends spéciaux, remises de diplômes, réunions de camp et camps d'été ; et de plus en plus de personnes tombent malades et meurent chaque jour.