Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- August 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, the doors of many businesses closed, from gyms, retail stores and restaurants to schools and houses of worship. This crisis, however, has widely opened what I consider to be “doors of opportunity.”
Young people may particularly have a difficult time making sense of what is happening in the world today. Their brains are still maturing and they lack experience, leaving them vulnerable and confused. They have been socially isolated from their peers, teachers and churches for months.
I was born and raised in New Jersey as a Seventh-day Adventist, and attended church every Sabbath. My family was involved in every church activity and religion was embedded into our lives through the Bible, home worship, church worship and prayer.
“It seems as if one morning, we all woke up, and everything was different,” says David Klinedinst, Evangelism and Church Growth director for the Chesapeake Conference. “While we were unable to hold in-person seminar meetings here in the Chesapeake Conference region under coronavirus-related mandated restrictions, we still felt a commitment to advancing our evangelistic mission.”
The tropical storm and tornado impacted the Dover First Christian School (Del.), causing damage to the property. High winds knocked down trees, fencing, as well as an exterior brick wall, exposing underlying structures.
Discussing what is happening with America’s schools has been the hot topic across the nation all summer.
We live in financially troubled times due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, God has proven faithful, just as he was to Joseph and Pharaoh.
Veronica Felix is usually one of the first faces members and visitors see upon entering Allegheny West Conference's Southeast church in Cleveland, Ohio. Family and friends know her as a person who can be depended on for an encouraging word, heartfelt prayer and a smile.
It’s imperative to “talk to children about abuse. Tell them… that if anyone ever says anything to them or touches them in a way that is inappropriate, or they feel uneasy around someone, that they should object… loudly and vocally,” Schwirzer says.
G. Alexander Bryant fue elegido recientemente como el nuevo presidente de la División Norteamericana (NAD).