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 140,000 members worship in 843 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 100 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a dozen community services centers; 5 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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We are living through an unprecedented time, and while we are not immune to the impact of the coronavirus, we know that we serve an almighty God who sees, who cares and who is an ever-present help in times of trouble. As we journey this crisis together, we are in contact with the leaders of our conferences and institutions, and we are united in our commitment to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and help people in our communities. Please join us in praying for an end to COVID-19, and for the health care givers, first responders and other frontline workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

At this time, our office remains closed to the public, until further notice. Please reach out to members of our administrative and ministry teams, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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President Dave Weigley

Visitor News Live went on air to discuss "What Happens Now?" following George Floyd's death and the civil unrest that ensued.

"If I'm a disciple of Jesus Christ, then I have to do what Jesus did," said Charles Tapp, senior pastor of Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md. "You know, we always ask the question, 'What would Jesus do about this?' [But we must also ask], what did Jesus do? He fought against injustice."


Déclaration du Conseil de l’Union de Columbia Un Appel à la Justice, à la Prière et à la Paix

La semaine dernière, nous avons assisté à une tragédie dans le meurtre de George Floyd à Minneapolis dans le Minnesota.  À la suite de cela, ainsi que les récents assassinats d'Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor et d'autres, de nombreuses personnes à travers notre pays et dans notre union, se trouvent dans un état d'agitation. Des milliers, y compris des forces de l’ordre, sont consternés par les actions des personnes qui n'ont pas servi et protégé leurs communautés. L'angoisse et la douleur sont évidentes dans les troubles civils et les manifestations dans plus de 140 villes.