Bonney Lake SDA Church

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In 1979, a handful of individuals, attending area SDA churches, decided to start a church in Bonney Lake. The response to such a venture was positive and a solid turnout of additional people opted to join the exciting opportunity.

The group's first task was to create a building fund to purchase land. This was done through car washes, bake sales, and garage sales, among other activities. As the money began to flow in, arrangements were made to rent the Ehli Hill Baptist Church. This would serve as an interim facility, while the building fund continued to grow.

Three acres of suitable land was purchased in 1980 for $32,000 and two years later it was fully paid for! The group of believers was ready to move forward with the building of the church facility itself. Plans were drawn up and in May 1984, the ground-breaking ceremony took place.

Members worked hard to build the church from the ground up and many exciting things happened along the way. God led. Finally, the group enjoyed its first church service in the new building June 3, 1985. In 1992, the church's growth prompted the congregation to add a new 2,800 square foot wing.

In 2009, the church celebrated its 25th anniversary. Today, approximately 100 believers come together each Sabbath to worship Jesus. The current congregation is excited to further Christ's cause and warmly welcomes all who want to come and worship Him.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

Feel free to park in any one of the designated spots.  Visitors may not be aware that additional parking is available behind the church as well; just turn to the left side of the main parking lot when you first drive in and you’ll see a small driveway by the side of the church, which leads to the lower level.  If you are attending on the 1st or 3rd Sabbaths, and intend to bring a dish for the fellowship luncheon afterward, you may want to park in this lower lot, as the entry way leads directly to the kitchen and the room where the potluck is held.  However, either lot is acceptable on any Sabbath you wish to attend.

What should I expect?

Spiritually speaking, we’d like for you to expect to have a personal encounter with Jesus and have your mind be lifted heavenward.  Logistically, we have a song service in the Sanctuary from 9:15-9:30 a.m., after which we divide into Sabbath School classes. Currently, there are two adult classes – one in the Sanctuary and one downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  Attend whichever class you like.  If you attend more than once – try both!  We also have classes for all ages, so your children will be welcomed in a class with age-appropriate activities.  Ask a greeter for guidance as to where to go.   Worship starts at 10:50 a.m. with announcements.  During the service, the congregation will typically be asked to kneel during prayer time.  If you are unable to kneel due to physical constraints, please do not feel awkward.  We do ask that cell phones are turned off during the service in reverence to our Lord.

What should I wear?

We do not have a specific dress code policy. Please wear what is comfortable to you and respectful to God as you visit His house.

Do you have a Mother's Room?

Yes, a mother’s room is located off to the right of the sanctuary.  Parents are encouraged to use the room during the service as their little ones grow and learn appropriate church behavior.

Why are you called Seventh-day Adventists?

Our name truly captures who we are as a denomination.  “Seventh-day” refers to the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday), which God hallowed after creating the heavens and Earth in six days. This is the day on which we worship.  “Adventist” highlights that fact that we are a people who believe that Jesus Christ is imminently returning to Earth to gather His people and that His coming will be certain, literal, physical, and visible to all.

Why do you worship on Saturdays?

God made the Earth in six days and hallowed (set aside) the seventh-day, Saturday, as a day from which to cease all our labors, and and renew our relationship with Him, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is a day to honor Our Creator, Our Redeemer, and Our Sanctifier. There is no verse in the Bible that changes that day to Sunday, the first day of the week. For many years after Christ's death, Christians observed Saturday as their day of worship. But that change started as a result of actions by believers in the second century, in part to distinguish themselves from the Jewish population. Over time, it became the leading practice, although God did not authorize such a change.

Are you Mormon or JW?

No.  The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a completely separate denomination from the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Jehovah Witnesses. The doctrinal differences are distinct. 

Who was Ellen White?

Ellen White, along with her husband, James White, and other key individuals, was one of the founders of the SDA church. She received her first vision from God at the age of 17 and was given more than 2,000 visions throughout her life.  She was a prolific writer penning more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books of inspiration and is the most translated American author in history.  In addition to her theological contributions during the formation of the denomination, she was a proponent of health reform, education, and literature publication.  We invite you to read one of her premier books, “The Great Controversy”, which is free and available online.

Why do you promote a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle?
Early on, the "health message", as it has been called, has been a part of the SDA church's mission. We believe it is important to follow the Biblical principles of health, not only to live fuller, happier lives, but to be fit to do work for the kingdom, and to have a clear mind to discern truth. This health message includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of a healthy diet. No, being vegetarian or vegan is not "a ticket" to heaven. No, you don't have to be a vegetarian or vegan to be a church member. But as you grow and learn in your relationship with Jesus, your love for Him will inspire you to want to change many things in your life. A healthy lifestyle and good eating choices will be a part of that process.