Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Mountain View Conference
Thirty-six years ago, a young, newlywed pastor came home from his honeymoon and started working in his first district in Wheeling, W.Va. On Nov. 11, 2023, this same pastor, Tim Bailey, now the Mountain View Conference president, returned to that same district and Wheeling church to hold revival/reaping meetings.
After years of seeing their wives get away for a weekend retreat, men of the Mountain View Conference (MVC) finally had their turn. In October 2023, more than 40 men went to Valley Vista Adventist Center in Huttonsville, W.Va., for MVC’s first annual Men’s Retreat.
It all started one Sunday in May 2023, when Katie King asked her mother, Amy Perdue, to go to church with her and Brayleigh Lafferty—King’s niece/Perdue’s granddaughter.
Regina Boyce, deaconess of the Fairmont (W.Va.) church, loves taking care of people. Each year, the church participates in community food outreach, and each year it continues to grow. This July, it was taken to a whole new level as Boyce says, “Let’s see if we can feed all of Marion County!”
Two years ago, a group of Charleston (W.Va.) Boulevard church members, organized by Audrey Hunt and Gary Riley, met to brainstorm and plan community outreach programs. During the meeting, tears and discouragement turned to hope, as they began to dream of new people visiting and joining their church. They purposed to make prayer a priority.
The Cumberland (Md.) church started a building project in 2014. With the goal to be debt-free, they only moved on the project as money was received. When Pastor Jim Buchanan arrived in the district in 2017, there was still just a shell of a building after three years.
Megan Garcia, who attends Mountain View Conference’s Charleston Boulevard church in West Virginia, is learning that sharing her gift of creativity comes with a lot of prayer, personal investment and waiting.
Something life-changing is happening at the Charleston Boulevard church in West Virginia, and it’s through a very unlikely source—a simple art class!
When Heroes Sical, pastor of the Romney (W.Va.) church, stepped inside the church seven years ago, the first thing he noticed was there was no baptistry, and many other things needed repairs.
This year's Mountain View Conference Camp Meeting, June 16–24, held at Valley Vista Adventist Center in Huttonsville, W.Va., will include speakers Kurt Johnson, Bible School director for the Voice of Prophecy, and John Bradshaw, president of It Is Written.