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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Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee members pray over President Marcellus T. Robinson. | Photo by Kelly Butler Coe


Story by V. Michelle Bernard

During today’s Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting, Tim Bailey, newly re-elected Mountain View Conference president, shared a worship thought, encouraging committee members to keep their focus on sharing Jesus with others. Throughout the morning meeting, members heard reports and learned of new ways and initiatives to spread the gospel. 

Photo by Tony Ventouris

Story by Debra Anderson

Last Saturday afternoon, the Potomac Conference unveiled its new northern office building in Camp Springs, Md., a campus that sits on a hill. This ribbon-cutting event marked a significant milestone for the organization, especially for its DMV-based employees who have long awaited a local administrative hub. The opening ceremony, imbued with a sense of community and spiritual fervor, introduced a sprawling three-building campus designed to cater not only to administrative needs but also to foster extensive community and media outreach.