Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Terry Forde
It is our practice at Adventist HealthCare to begin our meetings with an inspirational thought or prayer. Something important happens when we intentionally quiet our hearts, focus our attention or acknowledge God’s abundant care and grace.
Every morning I spend a few minutes in contemplation and prayer. One of the scriptures that I often think about during this time is Psalm 118:34.
Active listening is powerful – and, at Adventist HealthCare, we recognize listening as an essential tool for effective care and healing.
When I was a child, I imagined the coin in Jesus' parable of "The Lost Coin" as a silver dollar – in my mind the biggest and best of all coins. I could just see myself searching for something so precious if I lost it.
When I was growing up, a standard part of my week was memory verses. Many of these verses have stayed with me, and they will come to mind when prompted by everyday circumstances. When thinking about this devotional book, I found my thoughts turning to those memory verses from long ago.
More than 365 church members, pastors, students and leaders answered this question in the Words of Life daily devotional book—one component of the 2021 Year of the Bible initiative. Authored by Columbia Union Conference members, writers poured out their hearts on paper, describing how God’s Word has impacted their lives.
In October 2020, Adventist HealthCare broke ground on a five-story, 97,000 square foot medical office building at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
An entity of the Columbia Union, Adventist HealthCare, is among 55 organizations to earn the award and was also recognized by officials for Montgomery County, Maryland. Story by Laura Cook
Terry Forde, who has been with the organization since 2011, will lead Montgomery County’s largest healthcare provider.
Story by Tom Grant
Terry Forde, chief operating officer and executive vice president, to lead organization during transition.
Story by Tom Grant