Grandma Sterners Baked Beans have been a staple at the Pennsylvania Conference’s Shermans Dale church potluck for the last 30-plus years, first made by grandma Grace Sterner, now cooked by her granddaughter, Robin Page. Get the recipe here.
Ginny Engle-Weiland thinks that the potlucks help members bond. “Eating a meal, breaking bread together is a good time to let your hair down,” says Weiland, a member since she was three and the potluck organizer. “We can talk about things we wouldn’t be able to if we just got up and left after the church service.”
I have experienced that this is what makes Adventist education the most effective. Spirituality, like our devotion to God, must be first in whatever it is we do, says Burney Culpepper, the recently selected new principal of Blue Mountain Academy.
During an Allentown Hispanic church community health event, youth went door to door connecting with and inviting neighbors to upcoming events. Others distributed water bottles with scripture verses on them to neighbors surrounding the Allentown church.
Lillian Torres says that her ministry is centered around discovering the endless love of God manifested in Christ Jesus on the cross. She’s passionate about educating, equipping, empowering and mobilizing lay members to get involved in ministry, share their faith, give Bible studies and lead people to Christ.
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.
The average net growth of Seventh-day Adventists across the North American Division is 1.5 percent. But this is so much more than numbers; this is
about people—our children, friends, co-workers and neighbors. They are finding Jesus and following His truth.
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.”
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, through board meetings and visitations, home and school fundraisers, packing and moving, till death do us part. For pastoral couples, wedding vows take on a whole new meaning. How do they navigate life in the ministry spotlight?