About Us

The Harrison Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship is committed to sharing the everlasting good news of Jesus Christ.  We strive to be a Christ-centered, growing community of believers.  Through unconditional love, prayer, diversity, and outreach, we long for people to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and experience vibrant spiritual growth. 

What We Believe

We are an evangelical Christian congregation that is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As evangelical Christians, we believe in one almighty God, and that within God's nature or substance, there are three co-equal, co-eternal Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Son took on human flesh in the womb of the virgin Mary and was born as our Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus had a sinless nature, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross as our Substitute, fully atoning for the sins of the entire human race. Three days later, He rose bodily from the grave and lives in heaven today, where He serves as our Intercessor and Judge, applying the merits of His atoning sacrifice to those who have faith in Him. We also believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus alone. Although we are sinners, when God brings us to faith in Jesus, we are declared perfectly righteous in His sight and have assurance of salvation now and in the judgment. So salvation is totally God's work, not our work! However, out of the love for Jesus, we are called to obey His commandments, which are love in action. One of His commandments directs us to keep the seventh day of the week (from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday) as the Sabbath. Sabbath keeping does not contribute anything to our salvation, but is a matter of loving obedience and discipleship. The Sabbath is not a burden, but a day of joyful rest that commemorates His finished creation and finished work on the cross. When we put aside our secular works and rest on the Sabbath, we are reminded each week not to try to work our way into God's favor, but to rest in what Jesus has accomplished for us. Viewed in this way, the seventh day Sabbath is a bright reminder of the new covenant and of justification by faith. As Adventist Christians, we also believe that Jesus is coming again soon, but at an unknown date. The second advent of Jesus Christ will be a literal and visible event that will bring our present world to a cataclysmic end. When Jesus comes, He will resurrect those who died believing in Him, and together with believers who are still alive, He will take them to heaven. So Jesus' people will live with Him forever! Through faith in Jesus, we can know that we are ready for Him to come and look forward to this great event. Lastly, we believe that Christianity is a joyful thing, and that faith in the gospel (or the everlasting good news) should eliminate the guilt that people feel over wrong choices they have made and give them courage and hope to face life. We invite you to fellowship with us and learn more about Jesus, His everlasting good news, and what it means to be His disciple.

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