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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.

A new Black History Month study guide, “Social Justice in the Word of God,” dedicated to the memory of former Allegheny East Conference president Henry J. Fordham III and his wife Sharon Elaine (Wright) Fordham, has been launched.

Jayné Johnson, first lady of the Metropolitan church in Plainfield, N.J., was recently appointed as the director of the new Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in the New Jersey governor’s office. “I’m honored to carry out this purpose-driven work and grateful for the support of my family and church community,” says Johnson.

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In the movie The Sound of Music, Maria sings “My Favorite Things” to the von Trapp children to comfort them during a thunderstorm. She tells them that whenever she’s scared or upset, she simply sings about things that bring her comfort and joy. I figure if she can sing about “raindrops on roses,” then I should be able to use Scripture to do the same thing.