Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
After 20 years of meeting for worship in places they could not call home, last weekend members of the Potomac Conference’s Virginia Beach (Va.) church celebrated the purchase of their own church building. Visitors from the community and over 10 sister churches in California, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida and North Carolina joined them for the grand opening ceremony. The sanctuary, lobby and hallways were standing-room-only when attendance soared to over 400 during the divine hour of worship.
The Hyattsville (Md.) church recently took part in the 32nd Annual Historic Hyattsville House Tour, an event hosted by the Hyattsville Preservation Association, Inc. (HPA) to showcase the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings.
Ester Bacud, RN, a member of Potomac Conference’s Filipino Capitol church in Beltsville, Md., was recently awarded Washington Adventist Hospital’s (WAH) first Compassionate Care Award. The new annual honor is presented to a member of the hospital community (staff, physicians, contract employees, volunteers, etc.) who best embodies the hospital’s mission to “demonstrate God’s care.”
There’s an active Spanish-speaking youth group in the Potomac Conference called Movimiento Joven Adventista (MJA). Just before Thanksgiving, they showered love and care upon needy families in Takoma Park, Md.
More than 125 young adult members from the Allegheny East and Potomac conferences congregated at the Dupont Park church in Washington, D.C., recently for First Fridays.
Adventist Risk Management, Inc., (ARM) appointed Sharon Mabena as its new chief financial officer on Thursday.
Members of Potomac Conference’s Fredericksburg (Va.) church recently came together to host a sacred benefit concert on behalf of a baby girl diagnosed with leukemia
Buz Menhardt (pictured bottom), associate pastor of the New Market (Va.) church, knows how stressful it is to try to attend church business meetings and bring his children along.
Iris Argueta, Children’s Ministries director for the Washington Spanish church in Silver Spring, Md., and Charles Tapp, senior pastor of Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., are bringing their extensive broadcasting backgrounds to the General Conference Session.
Denny Grady, who serves as Youth Ministries director for the Potomac Conference, will add Columbia Union Conference coordinator for youth to his responsibilities.