Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

May 2018

Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution's academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability.

Nia Burton, BJA kindergartener, concentrates before she makes her next move at the chess tournament.

A group of Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) students from the Allegheny East Conference recently hosted and participated in their first annual Baraka Shabazz Junior Chess Tournament. Students fully engaged in their chess games, but also took time to build relationships with participating players from public schools.

BACC partnered with the Daniel Migael Foundation to provide free high exams and prescription lens for students in surrounding schools. Photos by Renea Smallwood

More than 100 students in Beltsville-area schools in Maryland can now clearly see what’s written on chalkboards, in PowerPoint presentations and books, thanks to a joint project between Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC)—located in the Potomac Conference—area school principals and the Daniel Migael Foundation, Inc.

Photo by VAM2008 from Flickr

En la Biblia, el Antiguo Testamento habla acerca del pueblo de Israel. Allí encontramos las experiencias de una nación insignificante (Deut. 7:7), pero escogida por Dios para ser un pueblo especial (Deut. 7:6). Dios ordenó encuentros especiales para su pueblo; por esto los israelitas se reunían por lo menos tres veces al año para adorar y compartir las bendiciones de Dios.

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In the Bible, the Old Testament speaks about the people of Israel. In it we find the experiences of an insignificant nation (Deut. 7:7), but chosen by God to be a special people (Deut. 7:6). God prescribed special encounters for His people; this is why the Israelites gathered at least three times a year to worship and share God’s blessings. Today, the New Jersey Conference also has a special time of year when brothers, sisters and friends come to worship together as one big family.