Pennsylvania Conference

A Statement Regarding the Tragedy in Pittsburgh

“May Your unfailing love be my comfort” (Psalm 119:76, NIV).

Our Columbia Union Conference family grieves for the families of those killed and wounded in the senseless and tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. These fellow Sabbathkeepers were exercising their right to gather and worship God with liberty of conscience and freedom.

We denounce the hatred and evil behind this attack, and join our voices with those who are calling for an end to the violence that has torn the families of these faithful worshippers and too many other families apart.

When one hurts, we all hurt.

Horacio Hernandez-Ble is the new associate treasurer for the Pennsylvania Conference.

Story byTamyra Horst

The Pennsylvania Conference administrative team recently welcomed Horacio Hernandez-Ble as the new associate treasurer. A graduate of Southern Adventist University (Tenn.), Hernandez-Ble has served on the auditing staff for the General Conference Auditing Service (GCAS) and as an auditing intern for the Georgia-Cumberland Conference. He has also worked for Gospel Ministries International in McDonald, Tenn., and Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

At this year's Pennyslvania Camp Meeting, Mark Dekle, pastor of the Walnutport church, baptizes Doug Seipt.

Story by Tamyra Horst

Doug Seipt is a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Easton. His parents taught him to work hard and do good. For a long time, Seipt believed those two things would be enough for salvation. His wife Bonnie’s strong Adventist faith was a constant reminder to him of what God desired, and when Seipt learned that Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts president and speaker, would be at the Pennsylvania Conference Camp Meeting, his goal was to get baptized during this event.