Allegheny East Conference

Members of Capitol Hill church recerntly worked with ADRA to serve more than 2,200 people in Haiti.

Story by Kimi-Roux James / Photo courtesy Capitol Hill church

For one weeklong trip, members of the Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with ADRA Connections, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s volunteer program, implemented a charity campaign, “Haiti, We Hear You,” to bring goodwill to earthquake survivors in Haiti. 

Image by Joel Springer

Recipe by Nellie Dakanay


1 medium cabbage Handful short beans Handful carrots
1 stalk celery
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic Soy sauce
2 lbs uncooked
thin noodles
Black pepper
Garlic powder

Preparation (for 4+ people)
Slice tofu. Chop onion and garlic. Chop half of the cabbage. Thinly slice a handful of beans, carrots and celery.


Photo by Joel Springer

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Nellie Dakanay had been a Seventh-day Adventist before attending Allegheny East Conference’s Breath of Life church in Fort Washington, Md., but she was new to American life.

“I would not have known how to eat kale or collard greens, pastas or salads,” says Dakanay, if she hadn’t started attending Breath of Life. Originally from the Philippines, Dakanay and her family moved to the U.S. in the early 1980s. Prior to arriving to the U.S., they served as missionaries in Nigeria.

It was at the Breath of Life potlucks, in the predominantly African-American congregation, that the Dakanays learned how to cook American and vegetarian meals.

Mid Atlantic Regional Robotics Tournament

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference’s (AEC) Department of Education will be hosting two robotics events this spring at the Jessie R. Wagner Adventist School (JRW) and Pine Forge Academy (PFA). The goal of the tournaments is to expand robotics throughout the North American Division schools and to expose students to STEM-related careers. The FIRST LEGO League Junior Showcase and Expo, held at JRW, is for kindergarten through fourth grade. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Robotics Tournament, held at PFA, is for students fourth through eighth grade. All Adventist schools are invited to participate.