Grafton Seventh-day Adventist Church

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The Grafton Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of a world-wide organization with more than 15 million members in countries around the world.  We would be happy to have you join us in worship or at one of the church events listed on our calendar.

Our Local Church and District
The towns of Grafton and Philippi, West Virginia, are located in rural mountains about 130 miles west of Washington, DC.  Our church building is in Grafton, but our membership is drawn from both towns and from other nearby communities.  We are one of three churches in our district, and we share our Pastor with our sister churches in Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV.   We are part of the family of Adventist churches in the Mountain View Conference, which includes our churches in most of West Virginia and a portion of western Maryland.

Our Worship Services
We'd love to have you come to visit and worship with us.  Our services are on Saturdays, the seventh day of the week and the Bible's "Sabbath day," hence our name of "Seventh-day" Adventist.  We worship on that day in observance of God's 4th Commandment and because it was the day when our Lord worshipped (see Luke 4:16).  

Other than that difference, our services are typical of many traditional Protestant Christian churches.  We open with a familiar hymn, then we share testimonies and prayer requests, and sometimes we are blessed with special music from one of our members or friends.  We want our young children to value the worship service, too, so we try to include a short message just for them before the sermon is presented.  Following the worship service, we have our "Sabbath School" Bible study time.  We try to provide Sabbath school sessions for most age groups, from pre-Kindergarten to High School and adults.

(You can view the current adults' Sabbath School lesson on our Ministries page.)

After the worship service and Sabbath school, we hope you will stay for a fellowship meal.  It's ordinary home-cooked foods.  Since we encourage our members to adopt a vegetarian diet (it's not required), you will not find any meat, fish, or poultry items, but the food will not be strange to you.  You'll still find plenty of appetizing loaves, casseroles, vegetables, breads, fruits, and desserts from which to choose.  We'll eat and visit for about 1-2 hours before going home.  Occasionally we might have a special movie or music event to enjoy in the afternoon or later in the evening, but usually the meal marks the end of our church day.

About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons -- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit -- make up one God. The Trinity 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. More >>

What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>

Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>