North of NYC bustle and south of complete rural solitude, the Middletown Seventh-Day Adventist Church feels right at home in an upstate New York town of the same name. With a central location and hilltop foundation laid on none other than Jesus Christ, this uniquely shaped sanctuary invites old friends, new faces, passers through, and passers by to find warm welcomes, quiet rest, and a good Word. Join us for Sabbath (Saturday) worship or at any of the events listed on our calendar.
Time to wake up! Do you find yourself just going through the motions? Working your heart out, but your’e hearts just not in it? It happens to the best of us. So it’a time to ask Jesus to put the life back into living by letting Him live in us.
Clean up your act! We all have some places in our hearts that we’re not proud of; old habits in need of renovation. Thankfully, Jesus is in the heart improvement business. He will probably move somethings around, but don’t worry. Any change He makes is for good.
Just like new! Only better. That’s what you’ll be able to say as you live day by day in Christ, growing in grace, and looking forward to forever— and sharing the good news with others while your at it. This is what life is all about. That’s the pure truth.
Have you heard of us? We’re Seventh-Day Adventist Christians. Sounds like a mouthful, but it actually couldn’t be more straightforward. So what exactly do we believe? Below are the basics.
For starters, we observe the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) as outlined in the Bible to be kept by God’s people since creation and to the end of time.
We await the return, or advent of Jesus Christ who is right now in heaven preparing a place for His followers, and we believe that very soon He will come to put an end to all suffering and to take us home.
We are Christians. This means that believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and accept His sacrifice on the cross as our only hope of salvation. We strive daily in allowing Jesus to change our hearts, that we might reflect His perfect character.
“The path of men who are placed as leaders is not an easy one. But they are to see in every difficulty a call to prayer. Never are they to fail of consulting the great source of all wisdom. Strengthened and enlightened by the master worker…” —Prophets and Kings, page 31.
Since January 2018 MSDAC flock has been under the watchful care of Pastor Anton Kapusi. His accent hints at his humble beginnings in former Yugoslavia. After migrating to UK and then Ireland, he made his way to the US, where he has planted some churches along the way. Now Pastor Kapusi finds himself here in Middletown, delivering timely and passionate messages, visiting those in need, and serving as Chaplin for our Christian School. All in a days work.
We’ve been around for a while, with our fair share of trials and triumphs. And, we have quite a story to tell. But honestly, It’s really all His story. We’re just blessed to have a few chapters in it.
It was the late 1880’s when Middletown native George Sands first learned of the Bible Sabbath after reading a book called The Great Controversy by Ellen White. Convinced and convicted, he told all his friends, and they began to meet every Sabbath; in houses, buildings, storefronts; anywhere where two or three could gather. At the same time, there was a growing interest among them in the area of health and natural healing (an important aspect of the Adventist message). They opened a sanitarium, which attracted many new Adventists to the area. It wasn’t long before the growing group was big enough to establish an official church and on December 22nd, 1895 with 23 members, the Middletown Seventh-Day Adventist Church was born.
In 1921, they added the Middletown Christian School. A local Baptist Church building was purchased to house both the Middletown Church and school but by the 1950’s, they began to outgrow the property and it became clear that they needed to build a sanctuary of their own where they could meet together with God. 70 Highland Avenue, the hilltop land overlooking downtown Middletown at the heart of the city provided an ideal location. So in1961, with happy hearts and hands, the Middletown SDA Church building was officially constructed. Here it remains to this day.