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Many members choose to dress neatly (ranging from business casual to formal suits) to distinguish the Sabbath worship from the rest of the week, but we believe coming to God with a willing mind and a sincere heart is most important. Come just as you are. We look forward to seeing you, not what you’re wearing.
|Prayer Meeting||9:00 AM|
|Sabbath School||9:45 AM - 10:45 AM|
|Worship Service||10:50 AM - 12:00 PM|
The main focus of our worship is to glorify God. Our congregation spans a diverse range of ages and backgrounds. Our service includes a combination of singing, studying the Bible and prayer, enabling you to connect with God in different ways. Our Greeter team will welcome you and give you a weekly worship bulletin outlining the service. Our Deacons are there to help you find a seat if you need it. Near the beginning, you will be encouraged to greet the people sitting around you, but no one will single you out as a visitor. Also, we don’t expect our visitors to give. So, feel free to let the offering plate pass by when it comes down your row. The lyrics of the songs we sing throughout the service are from the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal.
To get a taste of a Sabbath morning worship service, visit the Sermons library to download, listen or watch a sermon.
Worship includes children, youth and young adults. The Worship service has a children’s story and each child is welcome. We have a children’s, teens’ and young adult’s Sabbath School. We also have a Kindergarten class and Cradle Roll class for newborns up to age 4. Parents are encouraged to join in and help their little ones to participate. If you have a little one who you would like to encourage to learn more about Jesus and his love for us, our Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry programs are just the thing for you!
Every Saturday, we provide lunch and we encourage guests to stay. This is a great way to quickly get familiar with our church family and get answers to any questions you may have in a less formal setting.
1. We would love to see you again so please do come back again. You can find out about upcoming events and activities, or join us for our regular Sabbath program.
2. Talk to God whenever you can. He loves you and wants to have a relationship with you, so invite Him into your life.
Who are Adventists is a question we hear often and the purpose of this section is to give you a snapshot of who we are. What’s great is that our name explains a lot about who we are as Christians.
Second Coming of Jesus
Seventh-Day Adventists are a movement of Christians that believe in the soon return of Jesus Christ. This is what the Adventist portion of our name means. We believe that the Second Advent of Christ, also known as the Second Coming of Christ, is very soon. Because of this conviction, we want to be prepared to meet Him by living our lives as Jesus modeled for us. When Jesus first came to earth in the guise of humanity, barely anyone recognized the signs of his birth. The Jewish leaders, the pastors of the day, were too caught up in a round of formalism, the Jewish people were also busy with the cares of everyday life that they also were ignorant of Jesus’s birth. Understanding this, we as Adventists, especially at this church, do not want to repeat history. We want a deep relationship with Jesus, our Lord, and Savior, so that the second time He comes, we will be ready to meet Him.
Saturday instead of Sunday
A part of this preparation is our conviction that we should worship on Saturday instead of Sunday. This is not to say that we shouldn’t worship God every day, but we believe that the Bible makes it clear that Saturday is distinct from every other day. God says in Exodus 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.” For us, Saturday is a 24-hour period for us to completely rest from a busy week of work. God literally encourages us, in fact, the whole human race, to stop working and spend time with Him. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” What better day to find rest in Jesus than on the day that God has asked us all to rest on. This time can be spent in praise, worship, acts of kindness, and even spending time with God out in nature, reflecting on His goodness and love.
Overall, we are a movement of Christians that love Jesus and want to be prepared to meet Him when He comes again, which involves worshipping God on Saturday. We are grateful for the grace He has shown us and it is our prayer that you, the reader, draw closer and closer with God each and every day.
We thought you might like to know a little bit about how the Seventh-day Adventist Church originally started. Although we did not officially organize a church—a denomination with the name ‘Seventh-day Adventist’ — until 1863, the roots of the SDA faith go back to the early 1800s. After the Great Disappointment of 22 October 1844, the date many theologians had determined would be the Second Coming based on prophecies in the Bible, a lot of people lost their faith. However, a group of Christians came together to re-study the Bible and found that the date represented the start of Jesus’ special ministry in heaven, not his return to earth. They also focused on reclaiming Bible principles that had been dismissed or misinterpreted. One of the main reasons our church has expanded over the years is because of its practical application of religious teachings, such as the health message, as well as through our outreach programs by starting groups such as the Adventist Disaster and Relief Agency (ADRA). We’ve also been able to spread God’s word through books and magazines explaining Bible teachings, and by faith and hard work we’ve grown into a vibrant international church family of over 21 million members. If you’d like to find out more about the Adventist heritage in Atlanta, Georgia, visit Our History page.
We believe both our worship and the way we live our lives should be based on our knowledge of God’s love for us, as shown in His Bible and our relationship with Him. That is why we think it’s important to always study God’s word and be open to the wisdom He has placed in the Bible that is still being revealed today. We also believe in following Jesus’ example of showing and telling people about God’s love, and the amazing plans He has for them. To find out more about what our religion is based on visit Our Beliefs page.
At Atlanta North SDA we always enjoy welcoming people into our church family, and being there to support them whenever they need it. By becoming a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church you are committing to a relationship with God, and at Atlanta North SDA we want to help prepare you for this commitment. We believe in baptism by immersion. If you’re considering baptism you can prepare for this decision by attending our baptismal classes. Pleaser make sure you complete connection card. Membership can also be transferred from another Seventh-day Adventist church to Atlanta North SDA. If you’re thinking of becoming a member of Atlanta North SDA or struggling with the decision to commit to a relationship with God please contact us and let us know. We can spend extra time with you to help prepare you for this commitment. Whether raised as a Seventh-day Adventist, a member of another faith or in a non-religious environment, the steps to becoming a Seventh-day Adventist are all about the same. So, prayerfully consider becoming part of the Atlanta North SDA Church family.
|Prayer Meeting||9:00 AM|
|Sabbath School||9:30 AM|
|Worship Service||10:45 AM|
The church has ample free parking.
Yes. We have a wheel chair ramp that provides access to the first floor Sanctuary where our main worship service takes place.
Our sanctuary seats nearly 500 people.
We typically hold Communion every quarter. We welcome those who profess the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior to receive Communion.
After the morning service we encourage our visitors to stay behind to meet the church leaders and have some refreshments. Usually the Pastor and elders will try and attend these informal gatherings to greet guests at Atlanta North SDA and answer any questions you may have. In the event of the Pastor being previously occupied, our church leaders and/or elders will be available to assist you.
We believe that the Bible is God’s word, given to us to help us have a better life on earth as well as a better relationship with him. All our principles for worship and living are therefore Bible-based, and you can find an in-depth breakdown of these on Our Beliefs page.