Why Saturdays

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath day of the Lord your God . . . "

Why Saturdays? Embracing the teaching of the ten commandments, Seventh-day Adventists recognize Saturday, the seventh day, as the Sabbath.  This practice is derived specifically from the 4th commandment found in Exodus 20:8-11, which calls for us to work the first six days of the week and to rest on the seventh. In celebrating the Sabbath we aspire to follow Jesus' own example in this practice, observing Friday night sundown to sunset on Saturday night as a period of rest and worship.

The Sabbath ... a time for worship, prayer, fellowship, rest, and renewal

Adventists observe the Sabbath in a variety of ways.  The Sabbath is valued as a day of rest, where we refrain from work and the distractions of media and commerce.  Attending Saturday morning Bible studies and worship services is traditional.  Spending quality time with friends and family and taking in the beauty of the natural world through outdoor activities are also favorite ways of enjoying the Sabbath day.  Most importantly, Sabbath offers us the opportunity for activities that enable spiritual renewal and foster continual growth in our relationship with God and our brothers and sisters in humanity.


ADULT BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

Saturdays at 10AM and 10:30AM

Held weekly on the lower floor of Advent Hope, Adult Bible Study Groups consist of thoughtful dialogue and discussion on various Biblical topics.

DECONSTRUCTING ADVENTISM

Multiple Saturdays at 3PM

Join us to learn more about Seventh-Day Adventism, deconstruct Adventist beliefs and practices, and explore Adventist identity.


Fellowship Meal
Twice a month (except for the summers month, when the meals are on hiatus)

Saturday worship services at Advent Hope are followed by a delicious fellowship meal every other week. The meal is held downstairs in the fellowship room.Each meal, one of our incredible hospitality teams prepares and serves a homemade lunch to feed our hungry congregants and guests.