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Story by Potomac Conference Staff
The Potomac Conference family has lost one of its most valued members. Richard Cooper, a teacher at the Desmond T. Doss School in Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
For many, social justice is a volatile subject. Some feel the time for open and honest, even painful, discussion has not yet arrived. As followers of Christ, our privilege is to create an environment where we can discuss and live out a biblical perspective of justice. As theologian Russell D. Moore says, “The gospel drives us to an understanding that the ultimate accounting of justice doesn’t rest with the state, or with ourselves, but with the Judgment Seat of the kingdom of God.”
Alexis Goring, a member of Potomac Conference’s Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Md., recently published A Second Chance, the fictional story of a young woman who gets a surprising second start, with one big stipulation. Read out interview with her to find out more.
I believe we were called from the womb. We were even almost born at Camp Victory Lake (N.Y.) in Northeastern Conference,” says Patrick Graham (right), referring to himself and his identical twin brother, Paul, who have dedicated their lives to ministry.
Ministry is often a family affair. These dynamic, dedicated family duos—father-son, father-daughter, husband-wife and siblings—have dedicated their lives to working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. How are they alike? Different? What blessings and challenges have they experienced? And what have they learned along the way?
Potomac Conference’s Lynchburg (Va.) church recently hosted “Lunchbox Makeover,” its second healthy cooking class. This free class taught attendees how to cook easy, tasty vegan meals and educated attendees with nutrition facts and tips for having an overall better quality of life, starting with their diet. (We've included some of the recipes for you to try too!)
Hours after a gunman shot several people during a practice for a Republican Congressional baseball game, members from Community Praise Church (CPC) in Alexandria, Va., gathered with other community members at a prayer service in Alexandria.
Wander into the world of social media and you will find it colored with grief. We are reeling and pained by the actions of terror in our world. To try to fathom the loss of one life, and then to multiply that in order to understand the loss here is staggering.
A parent told me recently that their child didn’t want to come to church because they got bullied by the other children at church. This wasn’t at school or online; this was happening at church!
The John Nevins Andrews School (JNA) in Takoma Park, Md., recently hosted its last graduation ceremony.