Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
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Chris Trent, a former tattoo artist and now the pastor of Mountain View Conference’s Grace Outreach church in Logan, W.Va., and the Grace Community church in Williamson, W.Va., shares how God transformed his life.
Sarah Porter and other volunteers brainstormed ways to continue serving and decided on conducting virtual visits. Now, three or more times a week, Swiffer and other pet volunteers join Zoom calls to connect with workers at nurse stations.
With all churches across the Columbia Union Conference physically closed due to the coronavirus, pastors and members changed—seemingly overnight— the way they minister. In addition to offering livestreamed or pre-recorded services, many churches and conferences moved planning meetings, Sabbath School classes and Bible studies to Zoom, Facebook Live or other digital video platforms.
Recently our world has been overtaken by the coronavirus pandemic. Fear and uncertainty abound, people are suffering and many lives have been lost. Social distancing measures have left many people working from home or seeking unemployment benefits.
See the 2019 Columbia Union Conference Annual Report.
Therezinha Barbalho grew up in Brazil and wanted to be a pastor more than anything. But she realized her dream career wasn’t going to happen, so she went back to school and became a lawyer.
Nativo de México, Marco Estrada no tenía idea de que terminaría siendo pastor. "De hecho", dijo, "mi sueño era ser un soldado".
Adventist HealthCare et Howard University, qui dirige le Howard University Hospital dans le district de Columbia, ont récemment annoncé que les deux organisations ont signé un accord de services de gestion pour une période de trois ans.
Les membres et les dirigeants ont implanté 65 églises à travers l'Union de Columbia en 2019, rapporte Frank Bondurant, vice-président pour le développement des ministères.