Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- November 2016
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is on track to establish 300 new congregations across North America this year as part of an initiative to open 1,000 new churches over five years, a senior church officer said Sunday.
The words “rest” and “busy” are often used when speaking with Seventh-day Adventists about the Sabbath. Many recite from memory the Fourth Commandment and point to creation as our injunction to cease from regular “worldly” activity and rest from our labors (see Gen. 2:2; Ex. 20:8). But for many pastors, teachers and lay persons who work or volunteer at their local church, Sabbath is hardly a day of rest. And, for a few, it is another dreaded work day where they end up exhausted, wondering: Where was the blessing in that?
Before he saved dozens of wounded soldiers on the front lines during World War II, which earned him a Medal of Honor, Seventh-day Adventist combat medic Desmond Doss was called a misfit for refusing to carry a weapon, and commanders ostracized him for observing the Sabbath. Seventy years later, what is the military like for Adventists?
Thanksgiving is coming, and once again our nation will mention, at least briefly, the pilgrims of Plymouth. History records that in 1621 the pilgrims gave thanks. But for what?
Two motions are voted during course of Unity in Mission document discussion; NAD Executive Committee votes continued support of world church.