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 150,000 members worship in 860 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 81 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a 49 community services centers; 8 camps; 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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Story by Iris Argueta/Natalie Bruzon
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has mobilized aid to respond to the devastating floods in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The country declared a state of emergency on May 2. ADRA deployed a needs assessment team to evaluate the developing situation and identify gaps in humanitarian assistance to coordinate a comprehensive strategy for urgent aid to thousands of beneficiaries.
Seniors Kimorra Buggs and Danielle Johnson participate in the THIMUN conference.

Story by Shaun Robinson

In times like these, in which there are conflicts and strife across the globe, many often wonder if humans will ever live in peace and learn to occupy this planet as a single cohort of God’s most prized creations. To achieve that type of solidarity would require the kind of compromise, tolerance and communication that is taught during programs like The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN).