Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

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Until Jesus returns, terrible things will happen. Fires damage or consume church buildings because of arsonists, accidents, and even poor maintenance. Active shooters enter sanctuaries and church classrooms and unleash violence, leaving behind hurt and grieving congregations. In addition to praying for the Lord’s protection, educate and prepare your church congregation with an annual safety drill.

More than 70 years ago an unlikely hero saved the lives of dozens of American soldiers during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Now his story is about to explode onto movie screens all over the world (U.S. release scheduled for Nov. 4); and the international press are already hailing “Hacksaw Ridge” as a potential Oscar winner.

We pastors care deeply for our church members. We think about you during the week, pray for you, and want to do whatever we can to give you spiritual comfort. But one pastor serves many parishioners, and not all of you are equally sensitive to your pastor’s feelings and needs.

A team from North American Division Adventist Community Services (ACS) Disaster Response has been working in Saipan the past week helping with the relief efforts after typhoon Soudelor hit the island on August 2, 2015.

Story by Dan Weber, North American Division