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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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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
Antibody Treatment Now Available at Kettering Adventist HealthCare

Story by Kettering Adventist HealthCare Staff

The COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment, Bamlanivimab, is being used for qualified patients at Kettering Adventist HealthCare.

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization of the monoclonal antibody Bamlanivimab. Patients may be eligible for the infusion treatment if they are suffering from moderate symptoms of COVID-19 including, but not limited to

• Fever
• Cough
• Chills
• Shortness of breath

Union Facilitates Dialogue on Race Relations

Growing up on the west side of Las Vegas, Marvin Brown, president of the Allegheny West Conference, saw the impact economic disparities had on his life and many of his African-American classmates who were bussed to a school across the city. His working-class parents were so busy they couldn’t visit the school to help choose his curriculum and nurture his educational journey, resulting in less than acceptable academic results.

Rick Labate (VP for Pastoral Ministries), Dave VandeVere (VP for Finance), Charles Tapp (President), Jose Vazquez (VP for Administration), Steve Laing (VP for Education) | Image by Tony Venturis

Potomac held its Third Quinquennial Constituency Meeting on March 14. Due to pandemic restrictions, the venue of the meeting convened in an online / virtual setting. Via Zoom, a video-conferencing platform, constituents discussed and voted on important conference business as well as welcomed new faces to the administrative team.

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“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the enunchs that he might not defile himself” (Dan. 1:8, NKJV).

The rewards of the Bible-based diet in Daniel’s story resonated with me when I became a Seventh-day Adventist. My Christian journey up to that point had been a circuitous one. However, each path led me to be more reconciled to the Scriptures. Daniel’s example continues to influence the dietary improvements I make for better health, wisdom and discernment.