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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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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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Youth from the Watoto Children Choir, a Christian ensemble from Uganda made up of orphans or kids living in difficult situations, sing songs of God’s love to members at the Columbus Central church.

Story by Marc A. FeQuiere

The Watoto Children Choir from Uganda travels around the world, sharing their stories and praising God through the beautiful sound of African beats and melody. Watoto, Swahili for “The Children,” is a ministry established in Uganda by Gary and Marilyn Skinner to help children, young people and women who are isolated by their society.

Adventist HealthCare (AHC) Board of Trustees (pictured), hospital staff and elected officials gathered today for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new AHC White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring, Md.
 
“Today is a chance to say thank you to so many people that made this day a reality,” said Terry Forde (fourth from left), president & CEO of Adventist HealthCare, prior to the ribbon cutting.
 
This comes a week after leaders and members from AHC and the Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered to bless and dedicate the new facility.