Church Signatories

The "Statement of Harmony" shared by World Church Affirmation Sabbath (WCAS) with fellow-Adventists through our WCAS newsletter, Nameless Network, Fulcrum 7 and friends has begun to reap results. We are pleased to announce that the following churches have voted in favor of the "Statement of Harmony" giving affirmation to the world church of Seventh-day Adventists. One may say, "Only a few churches," but remember --- most churches have board meetings only once a month. Some churches are choosing to vote this issue in the "business session" to include the vote of all church members. And business sessions often occur only one a year. This process takes time, but we will be patient.


1 - Unnamed Church

Some churches have requested to remain "unnamed" out of concern for their pastors. WCAS respects their wishes, and will list them numerically.


Middlesboro KY SDA Church (Middlesboro, KY)

Date of Signing: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Conference: KY TN Conference, Southern Union

Division: North American Division

Comment:

Members of the Middlesboro SDA Church in Kentucky took a vote on Sabbath after our fellowship dinner following services. Our membership lives in 3 different counties and Sabbath is the only day we have a quorum. Our pastor was also present for the vote. We explained the Statement and then took the vote. Our membership has been keeping up with the actions of the NAD and the WO issue, so it didn't require more than a few minutes.

Laraine Reed, Church Treasurer


Ojai Valley SDA Church (Ojai, California)

Conference: Southern California Conference

Division: North American Division

Comment:

We want WCAS to know that the voted unanimously for the "Statement of Harmony" in support of the world church of SDA.


Oxford SDA Church (Oxford, New Zealand)

Conference: South New Zealand Conference

Division: South Pacific Division

Comment:

Our church - Oxford SDA in the South NZ conference, South Pacific Division, NZ Pacific Union, voted at its business meeting on November 28 2018 to support the Statement of Harmony with the world church of Seventh-day Adventists. Thank you for all you do to preserve the faith. Thank you for giving us a voice.


Pie Town High Country SDA Church (Pie Town, New Mexico)

Conference: Texico Conference

Division: North American Division


Sacramento central (Sacramento)

Date of Signing: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Conference: NCC

Division: NAD

Comment:

Approved by the church board


Shellbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Shellbrook, Saskatachewan)

Date of Signing: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Conference: Manitoba-Saskatchewan

Division: Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada in the North American Division

Comment:

Thank-you so much for your willingness to do this great and necessary work. Our church is in full support of the Statement of Harmony and the decisions of the world church of Seventh-Day Adventists reached in the General Conferenced sessions as well as the fundamental beliefs of the world church. We are appalled at the false teachings and ideas that are being pushed forward in the church, particularly in the North American Division and other developed countries. We must stand for God’s Truth no matter what others may think or call us. And to Janet (Neumann) -- many of us here in Saskatchewan have satellite and we have watched you on Amazing Discoveries. When we saw that you are the WCAS chairperson we were immediately ready to support this work. Take care and God bless!

Fred Pomrenk, head deacon


Winlock Seventh-day Adventist Church (Winlock, WA )

Date of Signing: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Conference: Washington, NPUC

Division: North America

Comment:

We would like be kept posted with how many have signed the statement, and perhaps which ones so we can communicate among ourselves. This is risky business now especially for those in the UCC (and I expect it come soon to the other conferences, so the ability to give mutual support is important.)
Len Cornwell