Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Columbia Union News
At the year-end meeting of the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee last month, members affirmed the need to focus on mission, discussed the 2018 General Conference (GC) Annual Council vote to implement a new system of compliance over church entities around the world and voted to issue a statement of response.
“We pay tribute to them today for their steadfast, unwavering commitment to furthering God’s kingdom through living a life that exemplifies Christ by caring for and putting the needs of others first,” said Rob Vandeman, Columbia Union Executive Secretary.
Story by Columbia Union ASI Staff
The Columbia Union Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (CUASI) recently hosted their fall convention, themed “Launch 2018: Not Mine, But Yours,” at the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Md.
Delegates to the Pennsylvania Conference’s sixth Triennium Constituency Session recently re-elected conference officers and departmental directors. The leadership team will serve for five years, as, moving forward, delegates voted to move to a quinquennium.
On November 6, 2018, the Executive Committee of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted the following response to a General Conference vote taken at the 2018 GC Annual Council:
After a vote of 121-90, NAD president Daniel R. Jackson offers passionate plea.
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.”
Un Message Concernant la Tragédie de Pittsburgh
Que ton amour indefectible soit ma consolation! (Psaume 119: 76).
Nuestra familia de la Unión de Columbia se aflige con las familias de los muertos y heridos en el tiroteo sin sentido y trágico en la Sinagoga Tree of Life en Pittsburgh. Estos compañeros observadores del sábado estaban ejerciendo su derecho de reunirse y adorar a Dios con libertad de conciencia.
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.