The average net growth of Seventh-day Adventists across the North American Division is 1.5 percent. But this is so much more than numbers; this is
about people—our children, friends, co-workers and neighbors. They are finding Jesus and following His truth.
Stewart Pepper, pastor of Pennsylvania Conference’s Pittsburgh church, says that the funds raised will be like a drop in a bucket, but it important to help. He says the situation helps [Adventists] “understand we aren’t isolated; we’re part of the community. … There is a bigger world out there than just us.”
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, through board meetings and visitations, home and school fundraisers, packing and moving, till death do us part. For pastoral couples, wedding vows take on a whole new meaning. How do they navigate life in the ministry spotlight?
Our Columbia Union Conference family grieves for the families of those killed and wounded in the senseless and tragic shooting in Pittsburgh. These fellow Sabbathkeepers were exercising their right to gather and worship God with liberty of conscience and freedom.