The Birthplace of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church
November 26: Tour Guide Marsha Hammond-Brummel and Site Director Ken Brummel will be at the Newport News, Virginia SDA Church presenting an Adventist History Sabbath. Sabbath School we will present a History of Hymns. Worship will have a children story for children of all ages. The sermon "Righteousness by Faith Comes to Washington". The afternoon Service will be "The Great Disappointment and the Birth of the Adventist Church". Visitors are welcome to join the services.
Opening Sabbath: May 6
Workbees the Second Sunday of the Month from June to September. June 11, July 9, August 13, September10.
Annual Meeting: Tentatively Returns to the third Sabbath of August; August 19.
Churches Hosting Sabbath Services: Next year's dates can be reserved if your church is interested in hosting a Sabbath at the church.
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History Tours: When Marsha and I are at the church we will be happy to share the church history with visitors. Cemetery Tours, with stories of the pioneers buried there, take place each Sabbath afternoon we are at the church. For larger groups we offer multiple tours to make it more personal. Our plan is to be at Washington each Sabbath. Come join us for the can't miss portion of any New England Adventist History tour.
Site Director: Ken Brummel
September 2015 Atlantic Union Gleaner.
On the inside front cover, there is a photo of Site Director, Ken Brummel, as he shares information about stage two of the pavilion project.
On page 9 you will find the article "Atlantic Union Conference Visits Historic Church" by Debra McKinney Banks. There you will find more photos of Ken and Marsha Brummel, and of the Union officers.
On page 16, there is a second article featuring the Washington Church, called "Finding Peace Where Adventism Began" by Scott Christiansen. The article shares information about the 2015 Annual Session meeting held on August 1st, with guest speaker Johathan Duffy, president of ADRA.
If you missed these articles, or are located outside the Atlantic Union, you can read them by clicking this link, and downloading the PDF file of this issue.
We have completed Stage 1 of the Pavilion project. We have a roof and a floor. We need to raise funds for Stage 2. This is the triangle gable ends of the building, the netting on the rafters to prevent birds from nesting there, storage, 15 picnic tables and bug netting for the sides. We will then move on to the cemetery project. If you want to help with these projects to make the site nicer for visitors please go to our donation page. The NNEC is our treasurer and will provide receipts as needed.
As an inspirational, historic site owned by the Northern New England Conference (NNEC) of Seventh-day Adventists, we have services each Sabbath (Saturday) from the first Sabbath in May until the last Sabbath in October. The support of the area churches that hold Sabbath services at this idylic facility are what make this opportunity possible.
Sabbath School starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Worship Service starts at 11:30 a.m.
If your church is interested in hosting a Sabbath Service in this beautiful location with a rich history, please contact us.
Questions about the Washington, New Hampshire SDA Church may be directed to Ken Brummel, Site Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 603 542 0654.
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