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By Scott Christiansen
|The church has a unique double-entry front [Photo by Tanique Cundiff]
Sabbath at the Adventist church in Washington, New Hampshire: One reason it’s special is because on the way to the church you pass a New Hampshire Historic Marker that proclaims Washington as the birth-place of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Another reason Sabbath there is special is because the church it is so quiet and peaceful – it is located deep in the woods and is accessible only by a narrow dirt road. There are other things about the church that make it special – the Adventists you meet from other states and other countries who have come to see the birthplace of their faith, the rounded plaster ceiling of the church and its ideal acoustics, the cemetery beside that church the holds the resting places of Adventist pioneers. But the thing that really makes Sabbath at the Washington church special is a sense of connection.
|Elder Jonathan Duffy, President if ADRA, was the featured speaker. Note the original Daniel and Revelation chart on the wall. [Photo by Tanique Cundiff]
|The graveyard next to the church is dotted with the headstones of many Adventist pioneers. [Photo by Tanique Cundiff]
But the highlight of the day was a walk of the Sabbath Trail. The one-mile trail through the woods is punctuated by 31 stone waymarks that give the history of the Sabbath through the ages, and tell why the Sabbath of the Bible is still God’s Sabbath. The church building provides a connection to those who have gone before, but the Sabbath Trail does much more than that – it compellingly tells visitors about a central reason the Seventh-day Adventist movement exists.
If you are looking for peace, for connection, and for a reminder of why the Adventist movement exists, consider visiting the Washington, New Hampshire church. Consult the schedule and other information on the church’s website – www.firstadventistchurch.org.