Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Columbia Union Visitor
The Columbia Union Conference was well represented at the Division Level Pathfinder Bible Achievement in Berrien Springs, Mich. Ohio Conference’s Delaware Discoverers and Pennsylvania Conference’s Reading Hampden Hawks went up against 24 other Pathfinder clubs from across the North American Division.
Review and Herald employees ran away to join the circus, but instead of performing in the high-wire act, they decided to share literature with the community.
With broomsticks and a small inflatable ball, members from Pennsylvania Conference’s Hershey and Reading Hampton Heights churches, and their invited friends and co-workers, are regularly getting together to play a twist on an old favorite—Broomstick Hockey. Every four to six weeks, from September through May, an average of 40-50 players of all ages go out on the ice to have some good ol’ Christian fun. Because they play in their gym shoes, everyone has a fair shot at making a score.
Potomac Conference’s Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., recently pulled out all the stops to greet nearly 100 radio listeners at the congregation’s first WGTS Radio Day.
D. Paul Monteiro, a member of Allegheny East Conference’s Bladensburg (Md.) church, was recently named religious liaison in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House.
Morten Juberg, communication director for the Columbia Union from 1965 to 1973, recently passed away at the age of 86. The Wyoming native served a short time as a carpenter and a pastor before turning a love of news into a lifelong career in church communication. He came to the Columbia Union after serving as public relations and Radio-TV secretary for the Southern California and Michigan conferences. While at the Columbia Union Juberg served as communication director, editor of the Visitor, and head of the Radio-TV department.
For decades members of the Better Halfs Club have met in each other’s homes every first Sunday of the month to organize family activities, social functions, charitable outreach, and to provide spiritual support. Recently more than 100 people celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary at the Columbia Union Conference’s headquarters in Columbia, Md.
A few days before Christmas a fire destroyed Allegheny East Conference’s Cherry Hill church in Baltimore. The facility was erected in 1988, however, the congregation was formed 30 years ago. Police are still investigating the cause of the two-alarm fire.