Allegheny East Conference

Pine Forge Academy MyRon Edmonds

Story by Jaymie Pottinger

If there is one event Pine Forge Academy (PFA) students look forward to each semester, it is the Week of Spiritual Emphasis. During this time, faculty and staff make school a worry-free zone; students have no exams or major projects for a greater and nobler reason. The week is a time for spiritual enrichment to permeate the soul and offer some reprieve from the busyness of life at the boarding academy.

Baltimore Junior Academy Asya Thomas

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference's Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) recently received two separate grants from the Maryland State Department of Education Nonpublic Aging Schools Program. The grants, totaling $38,000, will be used to improve the technology infrastructure of the school, allowing teachers and scholars greater access to the use of technology as a resource to support mastery of the curriculum

Reginald Alexander, publishing associate for AEC

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Reginald Alexander, publishing associate at the Allegheny East Conference and a member of the Pine Forge (Pa.) church, has had cardiac sarcoidosis— a heart condition—since he was young. After two pacemakers, complete heart blockage and having limited cardiac output, his doctor declared that he needed a heart transplant. Alexander checked into the John Hopkins Hospital (Md.) in September 2018 to await a transplant.

Ryan Comeau, associate pastor at Hagerstown, accepts an award for the Christ Con project. Photo by Brian Tagalog

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Brian Tagalog

One of the highlights of Transformation Evangelism, Columbia Union Conference’s recent event for pastors in Columbia, Md., included the awarding of $20,500 to young adult evangelism projects planned and run by local young adults.

A committee comprised of young adults chose the three finalists prior to the event. Conference attendees voted on Monday evening, determing the prize amounts for each project.