Let’s face it, visiting a new place can be uncomfortable. However, at the Gurnee Seventh-day Adventist Church, we like to think of ourselves as one big family. To help put first-time guests at ease, we’ve assembled a few common questions that we’ve received over the years. Below are a list of most common questions asked about Seventh-day Adventists.
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures.
The commission of Jesus Christ compels us to lead others to accept Jesus as their personal savior and to unite with His church, and nurture them in preparation for His soon return.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, is to proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angel’s messages of Revelation 14:6-12.
Logo & Meaning:
The choice of the Church’s logo reflects the core values that Seventh-day Adventists are committed to. L
When are your worship services?
The Gurnee SDA Church meets every Saturday morning starting at 9:30am and our services usually conclude around 12:45pm.
What happens during the Sabbath Service?
Bible Study Time/Sabbath School:
9:30am (equivalent to Sunday School in other churches)
Worship Service: 10:45am we start with song service, member participation such as Childrens story, Prayer Time, Tithe & Offerings, Special Music, Scripture Reading and lastly a sermon.
What should I wear?
You’re welcome whatever you choose to wear. People who attend our service come from all walks of life; therefore it is hard to be specific. For men, the dress will range from jeans and a tee shirt to a suit. Most guys will wear a polo shirt and docker/khaki pants. For the ladies, the dress also ranges from jeans to a dress. Most of the ladies will either be wearing a dress or slacks.
Is there anything available for my children?
Yes, quite a bit actually. We regularly have a large number of children and young people who attend our services each Saturday. From our Bible study time at 9:30 am, to our worship service at 10:45am, we try to remember (and address) the needs of our young people. During our worship services, we offer: Nursery care for children 0-24 months Children’s Church is available for preschoolers ages 2-4 years, and 5-10 years. (Note: Children’s Church is available only during the 11:15am worship service). Sliding rockers in the women’s restroom for the privacy of nursing mothersI’ve never attended a church that worships on Saturday.
What’s it like?
Much of what you might have experienced in a church that worships on Sunday, you will experience during your visit with us. Many things might be similar—but the Bible says that the Sabbath is special and we believe you’ll notice a difference.