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SDB COVID-19 Update (March 17, 2020)

March 17, 2020   Dear Seventh Day Baptists,  Yesterday, President Trump issued new guidelines for the public in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be seeing the implementation of many of those guidelines in your community such as the closure of gyms/ movie theaters/schools, ... Read More

The Summit 2020 Cancelled

To my SDB Pastor Colleagues,  After meeting with General Council on Friday, March 13 and in considering the timelines for many closures, the uncertainty of travel, the restrictions of bi-vocational employers, and the advice of the state of Colorado Health Department, we are making the ... Read More

A New Season! A New Day!

This past Sabbath, February 29th, I had the honor of participating in the Pastoral Installation Service of Pastor Ben and Sister Marcella Figueroa at the Miami Seventh Day Baptist Church.  The theme of the service was appropriately focused on:  “It’s a New Season!  It’s a ... Read More

New News About SDBU

“Kingdom-seekers teach another’s truth.  They sow God’s seed, not their own ideas.  Different farmers may have different ways of sowing, but the seed is vital.  So the kingdom-seeker is not preoccupied with style or method, but with communicating God’s truth.  And Jesus has already modeled ... Read More

2020 SDB Pastors Conference — The Summit

Save the dates!  This update about our Annual SDB Pastors Conference is provided by the Director of Pastoral Services, Rev. John Pethtel.  I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to soak in the content of this event, and especially eager to experience the encouragement ... Read More

2020 Directory of Churches

The following letter and documents were mailed and emailed to all member churches on January 31, 2020. Groups identifying as SDB are also asked to complete these forms as part of continuing in partnership with the General Conference. The documents are included in the links ... Read More

Praying Ahead

I recently traveled to Houston, Texas to worship at our two Seventh Day Baptist Churches.  Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center, the Texas Medical Center, and two fantastic Seventh Day Baptist Churches.  The First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Houston as well as ... Read More

Cumberland, MD: At the Intersection of History and Hope

Of the fascinating places I have recently visited, I want to highlight a new city to me:  Cumberland, MD.  Cumberland is home to nearly 20,000 residents.  It is full of history and people searching for hope.  It is also home to a Seventh Day Baptist ... Read More

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Team 21 4th Quarter Prayer Initiative

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More