Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) in Silver Spring, MD, has recently been designated by the Greater DC Diaper Bank as a COVID-19 crisis hub. The Greater DC Diaper Bank is partnering with ACSGW and other basic need providers in the area to help support families during the pandemic. At ACSGW the program will allow families in need to receive up to 100 diapers per visit.
Story by Tiffany Doss
When recently redesigning Potomac Conference's tithe envelopes, leaders took the opportunity to bring it life and answer common questions.
“The number one question I get asked when I visit churches throughout the conference is, ‘How is tithe distributed?’” says Tony Reyes, director for Stewardship and Planned Giving. “Since we often don’t get the opportunity to explain this to members face-to-face, we decided to use the tithe envelope as an information/education piece and provide a dynamic breakdown. We also wanted to promote different conference ministries, as well as the Adventist Giving app for those who only ‘speak mobile.’”
Story by Alisi Potauaine / Originally Published by the Potomac Conference
Sifa Potauaine, associate pastor of Potomac Conference’s Beltsville (Md.) church, believes innovation is an essential key to life. “We have to adjust to circumstances that are outside of our control—like this pandemic,” he says. “When we cannot actively participate in an act of service, we have to think differently. The Beltsville church is committed to help people in whatever way we can can in whatever circumstances we face.”
Listening to a group of middle- to high school-aged girls talking in the potluck line, Jeanene Medley, a member of Potomac Conference's Capital Memorial church in Washington, D.C., heard a small voice ask, “Who is taking these girls under their wing?” It was in this moment that Medley felt called to develop a mentorship program built on the pillars of faith, empowerment, love and sisterhood.
Will Johns, Pastor of Potomac Conference's Beltsville church's Tech Road Campus in Silver Spring, Md., shared the following message, encouraging us to care for our souls during this tough time.
I have been thinking about this question: What is the best way to respond to what we are currently facing? I think the answer to that question for me is soul care.
Let me explain what I mean.