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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

Histoire par Tiffany Doss

Durante el Tercer Congreso Quinquenal Constituyente de la Conferencia de Potomac, celebrada a través de Zoom en marzo, los delegados votaron como presidente de la conferencia a Charles A. Tapp, antiguo pastor principal de la iglesia de Sligo de la Conferencia de Potomac en Takoma Park, Maryland.

Cuando Bill Miller, presidente de la conferencia durante casi 15 años, se alejó de su cargo, expresó su gratitud a los constituyentes en su informe presidencial, diciendo: “Gracias a todos ustedes por los muchos años exitosos de traer almas preciosas al reino y el trabajo en el crecimiento de iglesias sanas y que hacen discípulos”.

Histoire par Valerie Morikone

Esta primavera, el Comité Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de Mountain View eligió a Tim Bailey como el nuevo presidente de la conferencia. Desde el 2015, Bailey se ha desempeñado como director ministerial y coordinador de evangelización de la Conferencia de Pensilvania.

Bailey reemplaza a Mike Hewitt, quien aceptó un llamado para servir como vicepresidente administrativo de la Conferencia de Kentucky-Tennessee.

En agosto, se abre la inscripción para “Incansable”, el Camporee de Conquistadores de la Unión de Columbia, que será del 10 al 14 de agosto del 2022, en la Reserva Summit Bechtel en West Virginia. La instalación alberga el Jamboree Nacional de los Scouts y cuenta con más de 10,000 acres para explorar. Los asistentes podrán pescar, caminar, andar en bicicleta de montaña, usar la tirolesa, escalar muros, andar en kayak, balsa de aguas rápidas y más. Obtenga más información en cucamporee.com.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11, NKJV).

This is my favorite verse because of the promise God gives us. He promises that He is in control of our future and tells us that He has a good purpose for us, no matter what happens. God takes on a proactive role in this relationship. We may think we know what is good for us, but He knows what is best.

A good father won’t spoil or harm his child. He may allow his child’s character to grow through difficulties, but that is to develop a good and righteous person. That is how God is.