Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Columbia Union News
Hao Ya Jie never imagined she would grow up to help establish a strong Adventist presence in her native mainland China, much less lead a 7,000-member church district.
Following nearly six hours of discussion and debate, a majority of members of the Executive Committee of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventists voted during their Annual Council meeting to send a document entitled Procedures for Reconciliation and Adherence in Church Governance: Phase II, back to the Unity in Mission Oversight Committee for further review.
(WATCH a video of the meeting here too.)
On Sunday delegates of the New Jersey Conference’s 40th Regular Constituency Meeting elected a new leadership team for the next five years, celebrated the work the church has accomplished over the last five years and elected a new executive committee.
Last weekend Columbia Union members and students packed 10,525 personal care kits for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The Columbia Union Conference is creating a database of volunteers interested in traveling to Houson and other areas impacted by natural disasters.
On September 9, 2017, churches across the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will collect a special offering to support the relief efforts of Adventist Community Services (ACS) after millions in Texas and Louisiana were impacted by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey.
The Columbia Union Conference is saying goodbye to Seth Bardu, who served as the union’s treasurer for nearly 12 years.
Jose Cortes Jr., an associate ministerial director of the North American Division, and Celeste Ryan Blyden, a vice president at the Columbia Union Conference, led worshippers in a prayer of commitment during the August 19 joint worship service in Charlottesville, Va. (Read the entire prayer here.)
In the aftermath of a violent Charlottesville attack, Adventists gathered to worship, pray, comfort the grieving and show compassion.
Today Nathaniel Drew, pastor of Allegheny West Conference’s Bethany church in Charlottesville, Va., and the Calvary church in Gordonsville, Va., attended the memorial service for Heather Heyer, the woman killed last Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.