Thousands of people, some of whom had given away all of their possessions, waited expectantly for Jesus to appear on Oct. 22, 1844. When He didn’t appear, the date became known as the Great Disappointment. But out of the Great Disappointment the seeds of the Seventh-day Adventist Church sprouted. We’re a little late to the celebration (disappointing, we know ::haaaaa::) but in honor of that momentous occasion, we present a list of things that Adventists find disappointing.

Here are a few ways to help you figure out if you’ve wandered into an Adventist church. The #1 tip: If you’re up that early on a Saturday morning to go to church, you are most likely in an Adventist one. Read on for more helpful clues!

Not many people outside of the denomination realize that Adventists come in all flavors and types. We’re rainbow sherbet, not just raspberry sorbet (and yes, maybe we were a little hungry as we wrote this.) But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, everybody is welcome! (Note: There are sure to be more types than the ones presented here. Feel free to suggest more in the comments section.)

The peculiar people have some interesting ties to some very familiar faces. You might just be surprised at who turns up in this list…

In distress over how to dress in ways Adventist? Wipe thy brow, we’ll show you how. (*Please note: Rules do not apply in Hawaii and certain parts of Southern California, except in churches whose names include an ethnicity and/or Pauline church plant and in congregations where the mean age is 55.)

HOLLAND, Mich. — Adventist luxury home developer, Chuck Todson of Todson Heavenly Homes, has started selling down payments for 7-room mansions in what he is billing “the most exclusive subdivision Read more […]

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