Allegheny East Conference

Willow Grove church member Rosemarie Webster takes blood pressure from frequent visitor Dornell LaVant during the Community Outreach Day.

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference's Willow Grove (Pa.) church recently launched the grand opening of their soup kitchen at the Grace Center of Hope building, located across from the church. They held this event in conjunction with their Community Outreach Day. More than 40 community residents and seven police officers from the Abington Police Department (Pa.) attended.

Brian Tagalog photographed Emil Peeler at Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism Conference.

"You have people coming each week and sharing their most precious non-renewable resource each week--Time.  Everything [in the church service] should be done with planning and purpose," said Emil Peeler, senior pastor at the Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C., at the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism conference.

Pastors from the Mountain View Conference pray during the Columbia Union Conference's Transformational Evangelism event. Photograph by Brian Tagalog

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Brian Tagalog

Historically, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has relied heavily on old-style revival efforts, prophecy seminars in public spaces and other traditional forms of evangelism. In the last 20 years, popular speakers have transmitted their sermons to local churches via satellite—all to share the unique Seventh-day Adventist message.