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SDB Appalachian Association June 23-25, 2017

aa 2017 graphic 3The Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church will host the annual SDB Appalachian Association activities June 23-25, 2017 at 12161 Broad St. SW in Pataskala.  Association Moderator, Mark Pest, will be leading the weekend following the theme “The Sabbath: It’s NOT just another day!” .  The weekend activities will focus on how the Sabbath is a weekly celebration of God’s Creation.  Representatives from SDB churches in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina will be travelling to Pataskala for the weekend.

d and dThe guest speaker for two presentations is Bob Gillespie of Answers in Genesis.  At 10am on Sabbath (Saturday), Bob will present “Dinosaurs and Dragons in the Bible” and later at 2pm Bob will present “Genesis: Does it really matter?”genesis

There is no cost for you and your family to attend Appalachian Association, but we need to know who is coming so that we can plan meals, activities, and lodging.  A form to register is attached below.   There will be something special at registration for all who have registered by June 1st!

discipleship 4Throughout the weekend, there will be ample opportunity to meet new friends and renew old acquaintances, worship together, Bible study, and fun for the whole family.  We look forward to having you join us!

Appalachian Registration Form 2017

2017 Appalachian Association Schedule

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April Events You Won’t Want To Miss!

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We have three events coming up in April that you won’t want to miss! On Sabbath (Saturday) afternoon, April 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm will be our second annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA — an egg hunt for children ages 0-12 and the parents who love them!


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Again this year we will be separating by age groups, so that our littlest egg hunters and our bigger egg hunters can all enjoy the fun! This event will be held in our open field behind the Seventh Day Baptist Church located at 12161 Broad Street SW, Pataskala and we will send the kids out to find eggs at 2pm! We suggest you arrive a few minutes before start time. Hope to see you all there!

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On Sabbath Day (Saturday), April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am we will be having a special guest, Pastor Perry Cain who will be sharing his own miraculous healing testimony.  There will also be a special healing time so plan to come and bring those who need this touch of God and EXPECT MIRACLES!

April Family Night

And then on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm(Rain date May 6) all are invited to a church-wide Cookout & Campfire Family Night.   We’ll be starting with a cookout and picnic at 6pm, followed by various lawn games in the open field and a campfire complete with singing and ‘smores as the sun begins to set.  Join us for an evening of fun for all ages as we kick off the warmer weather!

Fun, food, fellowship & free — you won’t get a better offer!  See you there!

Call the church at 740-927-0574 for further information or any questions.


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Seventh Day Baptist Week of Prayer January 1-7, 2017

2017 Week of Prayer booklet

During the first full week of January since 1967, Seventh Day Baptists around the world unite in prayer, sharing meditations centered on a theme chosen by the author. Sponsored by Seventh Day Baptist World Federation (, this year’s theme is “Pray, or Be Prey” written by Karen Umana.  The Seventh Day Baptist World Federation is an organization formed for communication, fellowship, and support between Seventh Day Baptist churches located on six continents and from 18 different countries around the world. Please follow the prayer suggestions there and also pray for final arrangements and safe travel for delegates and observers from 18 different countries who will gather in Brazil later in the month for the Federation’s 8th Session, January 22-28. in over 19 different countries around the world.

You can join in the week of prayer January 1-7, 2017 using the 2017 Week of Prayer Booklet which is available free on the SDB World Federation website to view or print.  The booklet contains short meditations as well as prayer suggestions for each day during the week.  The daily entry will also be available on the Seventh Day Baptist (USA & Canada) website SDB Blog each day during the week.


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Friends, Family, & Community Luncheon On October 1, 2016

community-lunch-flyerFriends, family, and those from our community are invited to join us for an Oriental Luncheon at 12:30 pm on October 1, 2016.

A group of people are meeting at the church on Tuesday night, September 27th to pass out this flyer and personally invite some of our neighbors, as well as offer to pray for any concerns they have.


Call the church at 740-927-0574 if you have any questions.


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Join Us for Wednesday Night Bible Study

Bible StudyEach Wednesday evening you’ll find a group of curious and faithful people studying God’s Word at our mid-week Bible Study.  We gather about 6:30 pm and have a time of teaching, sharing, and prayer for a little over an hour.  We just finished studying the book of Hebrews and are currently viewing a DVD series by Dr. Ken Hovind on the science behind creation.  creation-series-dvd

Bible study is an important way to learn more about our awesome God and his son Jesus. God does just as many amazing things today as in the past!  He gives us so much wisdom and principles for living a joyful life.

All are welcome to join us.  You don’t have to be a church member to attend at Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church, 12161 Broad Street SW, Pataskala, OH 43062.



Vacation Bible School Scheduled for June 13-17, 2016

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Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School June 13-17, 2016 at the Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church.  Children up through 5th grade are invited to join us every evening from 6 to 7:30 pm for adventures as we travel BACK TO GENESIS learning about creation. There will be crafts, songs, lessons and snacks!

The church is located at 12161 Broad Street SW, Pataskala, OH  43062.  You can contact the church at 740-927-0574 for more information or with any questions you may have.


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REMINDER About Church DVD Loan List

dvd sharingThe Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church (Columbus, Ohio) has the following DVD Bible Studies suitable for Sabbath School, individual or small group Bible Study. The church is making these available for other churches to borrow.  The borrowing church must provide an estimated return date and agree to pay for return postage. Requests can be made by contacting Susie Fox at  (Church members may check out videos from the church library by contacting Pastor Robert Van Horn.)

  • Bait of Satan: Living Free From the Deadly Trap of Offense  – In this 12-session series based on his book, John Bevere shows how to escape Satan’s grip, avoid a victim mentality, practice forgiveness, experience reconciliation, and remain free in Christ. Each lesson has a 30 minute video teaching and there is a study guide which can be used by the teacher and/or students to prepare for discussion following the video. (2008)
  •  Under Cover — Based on John Bevere’s best-selling book, this curriculum will help you gain an understanding of God’s divine authority. Through personal study and impacting teaching, you will discover how true biblical submission differs from obedience, the distinction between direct and delegated authority, how to overcome unfair treatment, and the reason for God-established authority. This curriculum includes 12 video lessons on 4 DVDs (30 min each), 12 audio lessons on 6 CDs (30 min each), a copy of the book, and a devotional workbook.  (2007)
  •  Deepening Life Together – Sermon on the Mount – This is a 6-session study with 15-20 minute video for each week and study guide with background and discussion material.  Material covered is Matthew chapters 5-7.  What is God’s standard for ethical living? Can we ever hope to reach it? What was Jesus really teaching us in the Sermon on the Mount? And how can we let God work within us in order to move us ever on toward holiness? DVD and Leader’s Guide available. (2011)
  •  Deepening Life Together: Book of John – An eight week study through John’s eyewitness account of Jesus’ life, ministry, death, and resurrection.  Reflect and discover how God demonstrated Jesus’s true identity as the Messiah, the one through whom eternal life is gained. Includes DVD and 2 Leader’s Guides. (2009)
  •  Fearless – Six-session study based on Max Lucado’s book by the same name.   Each lesson contains a brief 5-7 minute introduction by Max Lucado and additional lesson/discussion materials from the included Study Guide. The focus of this class is to react with faith instead of fear, insecurity, and doubt. Lessons are: Why are we afraid?,   Fear of not mattering,  Fear of disappointing God, Fear of life’s final moments, Fear of global calamity, and Fear of God getting out of my box. Includes Leader’s Guide, Discussion Guide, book, and 2 DVD’s. (2009)
  • Godonomics – A fun, engaging, 6-session DVD series on God’s wisdom on money and economics.  You’ll discover time-tested truth on instilling a strong work ethic, building savings, developing guidelines for spending, and experiencing the joys of both prosperity and wisdom.  Teachings are by Chad Hovind who is the Senior Pastor of Horizon Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (2010)
  •  A Life Well Lived — Verse by verse study of the book of Ecclesiastes from Tommy Nelson through twelve 25 minute sessions.  The book of Ecclesiastes written by the wisest man that ever lived in his quest to answer the question of How can I experience true joy and peace in this crazy and fallen world?”  A question we often find ourselves being faced with today as well.  Includes 4 DVD’s and a study guide. (2005)
  • The Case for Christ – A 6-session series (approx 15 min video for each session) investigation of the evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune. Cross-examining several experts who are recognized authorities in their own fields, Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions make this study a captivating, fast-paced experience. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure.  Includes DVD with downloadable study guide and 10 copies of the book. (2007)
  •  Courageous – This 4 session study is based on the movie Courageous and uses video clips from the movie.   We used this as a study after showing the movie to the full church.   Includes 2 Leader’s guides & 2 DVD’s.  (2011)
  •  When God Takes Too Long: Learning to Thrive in Life’s Delays – In this 6 lesson series, author Joseph Bentz examines the mysteries of God’s timing and shows Christians how to thrive in the midst of one of life’s greatest frustrations–waiting. He offers those who have been discouraged by a life of waiting a chance to alter not only their perspective on waiting, but also their actions in response to it, transforming this frustration into a positive force that will enrich and change their lives.  Includes 1 DVD and book.  (2005)
  • Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayer to Move Heaven and Earth — Does your small group Bible Study need an energy transfusion? Pastor Dutch Sheets will give you the courage to pray for the impossible and the determination to persevere in faith! In eight 30-minute sessions full of humor and zeal, he explains the nuts and bolts of intercession and petitionary prayer. Includes downloadable discussion guide, 1 DVD, Viewing Guide, book.  (2008)
  •  Crazy Love — The DVD is a companion to the best-selling Crazy Love book by Francis Chan. Each short video segment corresponds to the ten chapters of the book and includes questions to initiate group discussion, interactions, and practical application. Read the book during the week, then watch the video and discuss the topic at the group meeting. For church, small group, youth group, or individual study. Includes DVD, Leader’s Guide, and 6 books.  (2008)
  • The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears –– 4 sessions use the story of Honi the circle maker, who prayer-walked his way around a devastating drought in first centrury BC Israel until the rains came, to identify the dreams and future miracles to draw circles around to find your answers from God.  Includes 2 books, DVD, and Participants Guide.  (2013)
  • Prophets & Kings – This 6 lesson series is volume 2 in Ray Vander Laan’s Faith Series.  It explores the turbulent history of Israel’s prophets and kings and learn from their story how to build your own devotion and trust in God. Includes DVD and Discovery Guide. (2008)
  •  Life and Ministry of the Messiah – This 8-session series is Volume 3 of Ray Vander Laan’s Faith Lessons series.  Journey back to the time of Jesus.  Marvel at the magnificence of Herod’s palace.  Scramble among the ruins of Qumran. And wonder at the simplicity and wisdom of Jesus’ parables.  Discover how the events of Jesus’ day impacted his life, ministry, and communication and then let them impact yours.  Each lesson has a 30 minute DVD teaching which can be followed by discussion based on background information and questions in the Leader’s Guide. Includes 1 DVD, Leader’s Guide, & Discovery Guide. (2008)
  • Death & Resurrection of the Messiah – This 10 lesson series is volume 4 in Ray Vander Laan’s Faith Series and focuses on the last week of Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit’s visit on Pentecost. Includes DVD and Discovery Guide. (2008)
  • Early Church — This 5 session study is volume 5 of the 12-part Faith Lessons series by Ray Vander Laan. In this volume, the passion and commitment early believers displayed as they claimed Jesus in the face of fierce consequences and powerful adversaries.  Includes DVD and Leader’s Guide. (2011)
  • Walking With God in the Desert – This 6 lesson series is Volume 12 in Ray Vander Laan’s Faith Lessons series.  Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. Discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever.   Includes DVD and leader’s guide.  (2010)

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Camp Joy 2016 Spring Cleaning Day

cleaning daySunday, May 22, 2016 will be Spring Cleaning Day at Camp Joy in Berea, West Virginia.  The starting time is 9 am, but people are expected to come and go throughout the day.  The more volunteers we get the better!  There is a lot of work that needs to be done – both inside and outside to get ready for the 2016 camping season.  Please bring cleaning supplies and your own lunch.  If you have any questions please contact Vickie Perine at 304-659-3499. 

Here’s a list of projects scheduled to complete:

Painting:  Dining hall, Tables and benches, Lower kitchen cabinets, Floor in boys bathroom

Church:  Pressure wash outside walls, Sweep, Mop, Spider web removal, Clean windows, Sweep front steps, bathrooms

Dorms:  Mattresses bleached, beds cleaned, vacuum, windows, Spider web removal

Dorm Bathrooms:  Scrub showers, Toilets, Sinks, Clean shower curtains and mats, Sweep and mop floors, Clean Mirrors

Pantry:  Inventory, Clean freezers, Sweep and mop, Clean shelves, Organize as needed

Pavilion:  Pressure wash, Clean tables, Clean trash cans

Decks (Lodge and A-Frame):  Need to be cleaned with a solution of Dawn, bleach, and hot water.  (Will need to be sealed later)

Front Porch:  Sweep, Mop, Clean chairs, Sweep stairs down to boys dorm

Other Projects:  Install rails on top bunks in boys dorm, Seal cracks in cement in front porch and stairway.

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WANTED:Crafts for SCSC Table at Conference

scsc craftsThe Women’s Board SCSC (Summer Christian Service Corps) Craft table will be back at the annual SDB General Conference being held this summer in Houghton, New York.  The SDB Women’s Board sells home-made items donated by people from all across the United States and Canada with the proceeds going to support their SCSC ministry.

A variety of home-made items are donated for sale at the SCSC Craft table including crocheted, knitted, and sewn items, woodworking, paper crafts, unique artwork, hand-crafted-jewelry, quilts, soaps, home-canned items, and more.   Even if you are not planning to attend SDB General Conference in Houghton, NY on July 31-August 6, 2016, you can still participate by sending your handcrafted donations with someone from your church who is planning on attending!

Summer Christian Service Corps has been a ministry of the Seventh Day Baptist Women’s Society for over 50 years.   Each year approximately 15-20 young adults volunteer to spend 7 weeks of their summer in dedicated service to God.  Their summer starts with a week of intensive training (currently held at Camp Harley Sutton in Alfred Station, New York). Following On‐site Training, the SCSC student is sent to a host church for their ministry “project” . The project weeks are spent working within the ministries of the host church, closely with their Project Director (PD). SCSC students may work at camps, Vacation Bible School, providing testimonies and special music, working with youth & children, helping with various church activities, and additional responsibilities at General Conference may be part of the project as well.  Through the ministry of SCSC the host church has the opportunity to benefit from the talent, training and enthusiasm of these young people.  Following their church projects, the SCSC students & training staff meet together again for an evaluation period.

The transportation costs and attendance fees for General Conference are the primary costs of the SCSC program.  Participating students are asked to raise a portion of the funding, but additional donations are needed to meet all the expenses.  The proceeds from the Women’s Society craft table will go exclusively to support SCSC.

Help support this worthwhile program by donating, or encouraging others to donate items they have created to the SCSC Craft table at General Conference this summer!

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2016 Mission Offering


Our Mission Offering is designated to a different recipient each quarter

Each Sabbath we have a time in our worship service where we encourage children (and adults) to bring their spare change to contribute to our Mission Offering.  You’ll hear the congregation singing the song “Building Up the Temple” as the offering is collected in a small wooden house-like container.

The Mission Offering does not replace regular Biblical tithing and giving which is collected in an offering plate located at the back of the sanctuary as people enter.  The regular church offering is used to support the church programs and facilities (building mortgage, pastor’s salary, church supplies, building maintenance, classroom materials, etc.)  The Mission Offering is designated to a mission project outside of our church and the recipients are discussed and selected in advance at our church business meetings.

Getty_031512_PuertoRicoFlagFor 2016, the first quarter (Jan-Mar) Mission Offering went to support our branch church in Puerto Rico, started in 2012 when two of our members moved there.  See the Puerto Rico Mission section on this website for more information about this exciting group starting up.  The second quarter (Apr-Jun) is designated to go to Wells in Africa through the Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society.  wells in africa The third quarter (Jul-Sept) will go toward financing a Christmas-oriented outreach.  In the past few years we have participated in Operation Christmas Child, but this year we are looking at some other alternatives which the 3Q mission offering will go toward.   The fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) will be finalized later in the year.

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