Fairfield Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Sabbath Services

Sabbath is a day to set aside the busyness of life and rest. So we keep it simple. No formalities. Just connecting with God and each other. 

Sabbath School begins at 9 AM and provides a setting for discussion-oriented group Bible Study. Children's classes are available and receive rave reviews. Praise time follows a short break. The Worship Service beginning at 11 AM is designed to make us think - and grapple with the real issues in our lives. We are a safe congregation: safe for kids, safe for adults. Whether you are liberal, conservative, or just curious you will be included and treated with love and respect. We love music - old and new - so come prepared to sing or share as the Spirit moves you.

Current Sabbath School Lesson

Sabbath Presentations

Here are a sampling of our latest Sabbath morning presentations. More can be found on our YouTube channel.


November 13

 

When Mother says, "Wash up, Boys," she doesn't mean a lick and a promise. But what does that have to do with a Spiritual Life?


October 30

Touchstones: Weaning Disease

 

Ever heard of Weaning Disease? Neither had I until it was staring me in the face!


October 16

Touchstones: Cracked

 

Something borrowed. Something broken. Lessons learned.


October 9

Touchstones: Memories 3

 

Oh, the embarrassment! Laughing at another's mistakes and then finding myself falling into the same trap.

 


September 25

Touchstones: Memories 2

 

Do you remember the first argument you had as a married couple? Today we explore another of Christianity's memories of how Sabbath became Sunday.


September 18

Touchstones: Memories

 

Do you trust your memory? A mystery gift tests Steve and Vivian's. But what about our collective memories of how Sabbath became Sunday? Today we set out to verify four of them.


September 11

Touchstones: Remembrance

 

Birthdays. Anniversaries. Days of Remembrance. Some happy. Some sad. Some private. Some public. But what about God's Day of Remembrance?


September 4, 2021

Touchstones: Unexplainable

 

White bread. Blue bread. Pink bread. How do you explain the unexplainable in an understandable way?


August 28, 2021

Touchstones: Happy?

 

What is the secret to happiness? A child's question and the Declaration of Independence lead the way.


August 14, 2021

Touchstones: Zebra

 

Just be with me? What does that even mean? And how is it done well?


August 7, 2021

Touchstones: Dirty Laundry

 

What happens when you can't hide your dirty laundry anymore? Steve found out the hard way!


July 31, 2021

Touchstones: Heroes

 

What does it take to be a savior? Lessons from a real-life superhero!


July 24, 2021

Touchstones: Of Dogs and Wind

 

Spirituality challenges us to see more, be more, do more. If only I wasn't so handicapped. I find it impossible to follow my dreams because I keep running into personal barriers. This touchstone from the spiritual lives of the people of the Bible promises help.


July 17

Touchstones: Waiting

 

Waiting for someone to come? It's not always easy, either in the now or in our memories. But is it necessarily a part of a spiritual life?


July 10

Touchstones: Home

 

Home is usually a return to the familiar. Except when it's not. What will it be like to step into heaven?


July 3

Touchstones: Independence Day

 

A story of deliverance. A powerful touchstone at the center of the spiritual lives of the people in the Bible. Is it a part of yours?


June 26, 2021

Touchstones: Dreams

 

What could a pagan king and a neutered slave have to offer my spiritual life? You'd be surprised!


June 19, 2021

Touchstones: Prophecy

 

Burned out on prophecy? Timed for a fresh look.


May 29, 2021

Touchstones: Wimpy

 

Now, don't go all Wimpy Burton on me folks! The problem of forgiveness.


May 22, 2021

Touchstones: The Bridge

 

The Eighth Wonder of the World you never heard about. A spiritual strength?


May 15, 2021

Touchstones: Star on the Horizon.

Warning: Some activities depicted in this video are extremely hazardous and were only performed by a fool. Do not try these at home - or anywhere else for that matter!


May 8, 2021

Touchstones: My Life

 

Does my life really matter to God? Steve's experience as a father zeros in on the heart of the matter.


May 1, 2021

Touchstones: Father

 

The central touchstone of the New Testament carries with it overtones of traumatic memories for many of us. Once again, Steve takes us birdwatching to explore answers.


Touchstones: Communication

 

Steve broaches another touchstone for a meaningful life. And takes us birdwatching in dense fog to get there. Care to join?


April 17, 2021

Touchstones: Personal and Compassionate

Gag gifts and living a Meaningful Life? Nothing in common I'm sure!


April 10, 2021

Touch Stones: Believable

 

How can we build a spiritual life for our family? That is the question that sparked this new series. The Sabbath Devotional series focused on the same question as it has played out in Steve's life. Now he turns to the Bible seeking to understand the foundation that it's writers spirituality was build on.


April 3, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: A Friend

 

In this final presentation of the Sabbath Devotional series, Steve shares the transition point that turned his life right-side-up.


March 27, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: The Fly

What role can a fly play in developing Steve's spirituality? This should be a hoot!


March 20, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: An African Tale

 

A dark night, AK47s, and a broken leg. Where is this leading?


March 13, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: A Spot on the Map

 

Steve shares another experience from his life that has served as a Rope of Hope when facing depression, anxiety, and trauma.


March 6, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Snakes and Angels

 

A childhood encounter with a snake that shaped Steve's worldview. What do the rest of us do with his experience?

 

Text Talks: Hagar's Angel

 

An angel encounter from Genesis forces us to face some of Christianity's darkest history in the United States. Sure you up for this?

 

Engaging the Kids in Sabbath School

 

Is a girl going to save her people? And a cherry of a craft.


February 26, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Sunbeams

 

A moment of joy, a history of darkness, and a rope. All that in a sunbeam? You betcha!

 

Text Talks: Depression

 

Diving deeper into the subject broached in Steve's Sabbath Devotional. What insights does the Bible bring to the issue?

 

Engaging the Kids in Sabbath School

 

A lion, a king, and bad people ... and a lion craft!

 

 


February 20, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Black and White Snow

 

This week Steve has been shoveling snow. What has his mind been doing?

 

Text Talks: Truth

Christians talk about truth - a lot. But what are we really arguing about? What does the Bible have to say about truth?


February 13, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Cruel Cute.

 

Thoughts triggered by birds and squirrels on a cooollllldddd winter's day.

 

Text Talks: My Reward

 

Following on with last week's theme of what happens at death. Today, we examine passages talking about when we receive our reward.

 

Engage the Kids in Sabbath School

 

A Flower of a Craft and a King who is given a mystery as a message.


February 6, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: No, please!

 

How do the words of an almost two-year-old give meaning to a funeral?

 

Text Talks: Future Hope

 

Christians have diverse understandings of what happens when we die. Today we focus on Bible passages expressing the future hope of my friend who died last week.

 

Engage the Kids in Sabbath School

A fire of a craft and a story that is seven times hotter!


January 30, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Accountability #3 - My Hero

 

We've talked about accountability as looking up and looking in. Today Steve takes us in a different direction.

 

Katrina is back with another story and a wintertime craft!

 


January 23, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Accountability #2 - No Man is an Island

Just how high does Jesus set the bar for accountability among his followers?


January 16, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Accountability #1 - Trouble with Peas

Accountability is a popular theme in today's Western culture. Steve finds a fresh perspective in a toddler's dilemma.

 


January 9, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Crazy!

Ever been called crazy? Bobby knows all about it!

Engage the Kids in Sabbath School

 

Jonah and the Whale!


January 2, 2021

A Sabbath Devotional: Playing the Fool

 

Have you ever received a gift that had "I know you! written all over it? What did it reveal about you?

 

Text Talk. 08. Playing the Fool

 

In this companion piece to the Sabbath Devotional, Steve points us to some Bible passages that talk about both playing the fool and being the fool.

 

Engage the Kids in Sabbath School

 

Katrina brings us a story about the power of influence and a winter village scene.