Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- October 2018
Sabemos que muchos en nuestra unión se sienten decepcionados con el voto que se tomó en el Concilio Anual para implementar un nuevo sistema de conformidad para las entidades de la iglesia en todo el mundo.
Adventist Community Services (ACS) and Disaster Response (DR) volunteers continue to operate several distribution operations for relief efforts in North and South Carolina, but Hurricane Michael relief is now at the forefront.
Movie and paint nights, quilling and Bible journaling, Financial Peace University seminars and concert series are just a few items on the calendar at the Courthouse Road church, located in North Chesterfield, Va., near Richmond.
The Pennsylvania Conference administrative team recently welcomed Horacio Hernandez-Ble as the new associate treasurer.
We know many in our union are disappointed in the vote at Annual Council to implement a new system of compliance over church entities around the world. We are too. And while we are a faithful and loyal part of God’s Church, we struggle to see His hand in this decision.
Highland View Academy (HVA) recently partnered with Griggs International Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist accredited online school that provides services to both schools in North America and international partners.
On Oct. 14, 2018, after more than five hours of presentations and discussion, the General Conference Executive Committee, at its Annual Council meeting, approved a recommendation from the church’s Unity Oversight Committee: the creation of a new compliance process to assist with the need to implement church policies and voted actions.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal. 6:9, NIV).
This is a very challenging time for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Actions taken at the 2018 General Conference Annual Council meeting in Battle Creek, Michigan, did not have the outcome for the church that we had strived toward. Many of us are dealing with fear, disappointment, and even anger.
Watch a livestream of the 2018 Annual Council, where leaders will discuss proposals designed to bypass long-established church structure and create an overreaching arm that would facilitate increased control of any division or union action the General Conference leadership doesn’t approve going forward.