Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Avondale Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church


Sabbath School

Sabbath School starts at 9.30am every Saturday morning. It's a time where we can discuss the teachings of the Bible and socialise with each other. Classes are divided into the following groups:

  • Senior (for adults in the main church auditorium)
  • Fellowship (for adults in the fellowship hall)
  • De-Cafe (for adults in a smaller, more informal setting)
  • Youth (16 - 25 yrs)
  • Teens (12-15 yrs)
  • Junior (Grades 5-6)
  • Primary (Grades 2-4)
  • Early Primary (Grades Kindy-1)
  • Pre-School (4-5 yrs)
  • Toddlers (2-4 yrs)
  • Beginners (0-2 yrs)


Outlined below is a typical adult Sabbath school program:

  • Song service - Starts at 9:15 and is followed by the main Sabbath School Program.
  • Welcome
  • Hymn
  • Prayer
  • Special Item - this can be a musical item or even a drama performance on an aspect or story in the Bible
  • Mission Story - Every three months, the Seventh-day Adventist church focuses on a certain region of the world and on how church members can help people in that region. The needs and stories of these people are told.
  • Offering - Adventists collect an offering in Sabbath school to support the mission project.
  • Hymn
  • Lesson Study - At this point everyone breaks into small groups to study the Bible. You can choose which group you want to attend. The duration of the lesson study is about 30-40 minutes. During this time, Adventists study the Bible using the Sabbath school lesson as a guide. The Sabbath school lesson is a Bible-study guide produced every three months by the worldwide church's Sabbath School Department. People are encouraged to study the lesson throughout the week and, during Sabbath school, discuss what it is teaching and have the opportunity to share how it has made an impact on them.
  • Benediction - The Paster/Speeker tell's the morral of the story and prays.
  • Postlude - A peice usually played on the Church Organ as background music.

Then the Sabbath School finishes at aprox 10:30am and we all have a aprox. 20 min break before the start of the Church Service (Main Service/Divine Service).