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Allegheny East Conference

News from the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which includes churches and schools in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Photo courtesy Potomac Conference

“We wanted our Adventist nurses to be recognized, acknowledged and celebrated for the work they do. We want them to know that the Adventist church and the Adventist HealthCare system appreciates them,” said event organizer Kathy Coleman, Faith Community Nurse coordinator and program director for Adventist HealthCare in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Pine Forge Academy MyRon Edmonds

If there is one event Pine Forge Academy (PFA) students look forward to each semester, it is the Week of Spiritual Emphasis. During this time, faculty and staff make school a worry-free zone; students have no exams or major projects for a greater and nobler reason.

Reginald Alexander, publishing associate for AEC

Reginald Alexander, publishing associate at the Allegheny East Conference and a member of the Pine Forge (Pa.) church, has had cardiac sarcoidosis— a heart condition—since he was young. After two pacemakers, complete heart blockage and having limited cardiac output, his doctor declared that he needed a heart transplant.

Anthony Medley, senior pastor of Allegheny East Conference's Emmanuel-Brinklow church, displays the citation from the Maryland General Assembly. Photo by Sheldon Kennedy

One of many quotes Martin Luther King, Jr. is known for goes like this: “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” The members of Allegheny East Conference's Emmanuel-Brinklow church in Ashton, Md., answer that question each month with major community service projects that have caught the notice of local and state government leaders.