In 1853, only a few years after the first group of Sabbath-keeping Adventists was formed in Washington, New Hampshire, James White organized the first regular Sabbath School in Rochester, New York. In 1852, estimating an informal membership of about 1,000 in the state of New York, White had written a series of 19 lessons appearing in the new Youth’s Instructor.
From its inception Sabbath School has focused on four emphases that are still prominent to this day: fellowship development, community outreach, Bible study, and foreign mission. A solid balance of these elements characterizes the most vital Sabbath Schools around the world.
"Labels Make Cents" Program
You can participate in the Labels Make Cents Program to raise money for your Sabbath School Department! Collect UPC code from the labels of canned food products: Worthington, Loma Linda, & Caroline's. (Frozen foods not accepted.) Only UPC codes beginning with the following numbers are eligible: 28989 or 45561.
Bring the UPC codes from the labels, to your church. After counting and verifying them, the church should submit a "Church Report Form" to the Southern New England Conference office. Once this is received, the conference will submit a report form to the food manufacturer for reimbursement. Each UPC is reimbursed at .25 cents. Once the reimbursement is received from the manufacturer, your church will receive a check from the conference.
It is recommended that the church keep the labels with a copy of the submitted report, for one year. After that, the labels should be destroyed, so that they are not accidentally re-submitted.
Learn more about how the program works and Download a 'Church Report Form' HERE
Need more info from the NAD Stewardship website? Click HERE