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Who We Are
We are a community of Christians which meet in Harrisburg to celebrate the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Although we have come from various backgrounds, we are united by our belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit and the teachings of the Bible as presently understood by the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We are committed to uplifting our Lord through our corporate worship and our personal lifestyles.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, we seek to reach Jesus' ideal of a caring, forgiving, affirming community through which the world can recognize that He lives.
We are committed to serving Greater Harrisburg and sharing boldly the good news of Jesus' atoning death and His soon return.
The purpose of this proclamation is to help all accept the Lord and prepare for His imminent return. Thus, all of the church's activities, whether directly or indirectly, are carefully planned and organized for that one and only purpose
What We Believe
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. The fundamental beliefs at the link below constitute our church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.
(What We Want To Be)
To be a light on the hill that fulfills Christ’s great commission of His Three Angels’ messages (Rev 14) within our Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church, its community, and its global mission.
(How We Will Get There)
The Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church, through the Holy Spirit, desires to empower its ministry through:
- Commitment to service
- Training and education
In order to share God’s love and to finish His work on earth.
About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.