History of our Church
The church building was erected in 1868 following a traditional Midwest architectural style which was prevalent in the 1800s. It was first occupied by the United Presbyterian Congregation from 1868 until 1962.
The original steeple was destroyed by lighting in the 1940's.
The Wooster Seventh-day Adventist Congregation purchased the building in 1962 and has occupied it since then.
The Pipe Organ
The pipe organ was designed and installed by the Schantz Pipe Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio. Int was installed in 1922. It is the oldest pipe organ in Wayne County that still has the original parts and has not been modernized with electronic components. Neil Jackson, organist and employee of the Schantz Company, plays the organ for us on the fourth Sabbath of the month. You are welcome to come and worship with us and listen to its beautiful melodies.
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.