Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 150,000 members worship in 860 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 81 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a 49 community services centers; 8 camps; 5 book and health food stores and a radio station.

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We Believe

God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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2024 Adventist HealthCare Lucy Board Scholarship

Story by Adventist HealthCare Staff

The Lucy Byard Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Lucy Byard and to reaffirm Adventist HealthCare’s commitment to treat all people with respect and dignity. The scholarship will provide needed funding to gifted nursing students of limited financial means.

In this way, Adventist HealthCare will contribute to the greater effort to close the health-disparities and economic-inequity gaps among people of color. Learn more at AdventistHealthCare.com/LucyByardScholarship.

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Story by Liz Bailey

The Mountain View Conference (MVC) is happy to introduce a new prayer team, comprised of Beth Ackman, Elaine Buchanan, Jenny Gorospe and Gary

MVC members can call the prayer team with prayer requests or listen to a devotional every evening at 7 p.m. and every Monday morning at 7 a.m. Callers are even invited to pray with the group if they wish to do so.

Photos by Hollie Macomber

Story by Angela Peach

One class can change a student’s life. Ask Elaina Halye, a senior at Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy (SVA), and she will tell you that the ceramics class she took her sophomore year did just that.

Halye has fond memories of seeing the pottery that her aunt and uncle, Kathleen (Halye) Delgado (’02) and Myles Halye (’05), made in their ceramics classes around her grandma’s house. It intrigued her enough that when she had the opportunity to take that class, she jumped at the chance.

“It wasn’t easy at first,” Elaina admits, “but I caught on pretty quickly.”

Yet it was more than just learning a new skill that connected with her.