CROYDON LOCAL NEWSPAPER HIGHLIGHTS WORK OF LOCAL ADVENTIST CHURCHES
16th March 2017
This week's Croydon Citizen published on Wednesday 15 March carried a feature story of the work of the Croydon Seventh-day Adventist churches, the beliefs and community involvement activities. The article written by Hackbridge elder Paul McDonald, did a comprehensive job in producing an article that gave readers an inside look into Seventh-day Adventism. The Croydon Citizen used the headline 'Through the door… of the Seventh-day Adventist church Croydon'.
An excerpt of the article says:
"Adventists firmly believe, along with many other Christians, that the most powerful agent of social change is enhanced spirituality. The more that people have their spiritual and ethical values revitalised, the less antisocial their general behaviour will become. This is why the Church places strong emphasis on Bible study, prayer, fellowship and regular worship.
"Vitality means that we believe that the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature provides a wealth of good things that can help us to lead vibrant, healthy lives. Coupled with regular exercise and the avoidance of harmful substances that may injure our bodies and impair our judgement, these things will clear our minds and help us to make wise choices…
"The six Seventh-day Adventist churches in Croydon host over a thousand members each week and are located in Croydon Selhurst, West Croydon, New Addington, Pollards Hill, South Croydon and Thornton Heath (this branch is Luganda-speaking). Each congregation meets on the Sabbath (Saturday, regarded by us as the biblical day of worship) for a service, after which the churches will often offer a light lunch. We are a very international Church and our members come from all over the world, especially Europe."
Read the full article here.