Join Naturalist John Henri Rorabeck on a virtual walk this Sabbath at around 1:30 p.m. Weather permitting, he'll take us on a tour (via Instagram stories) of part of Patapsco State Park in Maryland.
He'll guide us on a nature walk full of examples of God's creativity and care. Follow the Columbia Union Visitor on Instagram at instagram.com/columbiaunionvisitor.
Email any questions you have for Rorabeck to firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Instagram and he'll answer them on Sabbath.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
Through one virtual appeal, Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Hispanic Ministries team baptized 214 people in six separate locations in one single weekend. In normal circumstances, AEC’s Hispanic congregations—consisting of 32 congregations and eight church plants—would worship together in one location for Fellowship Day. Due to the pandemic, however, they proceeded with a virtual joint service.
Story by Shawn Shives
As we pray together, God promises to answer. Lives are changed, healing happens, people come to know God. Prayer is one of the most powerful things God’s people can do.
Recently, while I was leading worship at Reading Junior Academy (RJA), I was thinking about a meeting I was headed to afterward. I expected it to be a difficult appointment that wouldn’t end well. So I asked the stu- dents to pray for my meeting. They prayed for God to lead, and God heard their prayers and answered! The meeting went better than I could have ever imagined.
Story by Valerie Morikone
Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021, the Mountain View Conference (MVC) Executive Committee met to begin the work of selecting the next president, a position left vacant when Mike Hewitt accepted a call to the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference. Dave Weigley, Columbia Union Conference’s president, chaired the meeting at the Parkersburg (W.Va.) Seventh-day Adventist church. Thirteen committee members, along with department leaders prayed, discussed, and went through the names that had been submitted by MVC constituents and folks from other conferences. Elder Rick Remmers, Columbia Union Conference Executive Secretary, gave the devotional.