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Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church is a multicultural family.We gather every week to inspire and be inspired. We strive to be a community of prayer, faith, and service. Looking for a church family? You have just found it.
Who we are
Seventh-day Adventists are a global family of Christians who hold the Bible as the ultimate authority. There are, however, a few distinguishing characteristics that set them apart from many other Christian denominations.
Our mission is to spread the love of Christ to every tongue, race, tribe and nations around the world.
The roots of Adventism can be traced back to the Second Great Awakening, which inspired a spirit of revival throughout the United States in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
What we do
Adventist look to Jesus Christ alone for salvation.Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of humanity, is “the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to Father except by [Him]” (John 14:6, NKJV).
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are happy to have you on our website and look forward to having you at church. To make your visit as pleasant as possible, here are some things you may want to be aware of:
- Coming by Public Transportation: We worship in the Holy Trinity Church Compound. The closest Dubai Metro Station is Oud Metha on the Green Line. Use Exit 1 and walk about 800 meters on the main road following the direction of traffic (south). The Church will be on the left side of the road so you will need to cross to the other side. If you do not want to take the 10 minutes’ walk, you can take a bus just outside the Metro station and ride for two stops.
- Coming by car: Search in your navigator for Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church and follow the instructions. Otherwise just drive to Umm Hurair 2. The Church is between Dubai English Speaking School and Al Rashid Al Saleh Private School. There are three parking zones around the church. Parking on the main road is the most expensive. Parking in the area right in front of the church is the cheapest, but you need to be there around 8:30 am to be able to find a sport. Parking on the right side and behind the church the church is the usual price in Dubai. Do not forget to pay for parking. There are people frequently patrolling the area and issuing fines with real gusto.
Once you reach the church compound:
- If you use the front entrance: As you walk inside the church compound, you will see the main courtyard with buildings all around. You will find our worship hall on the left side at the end of the courtyard. Welcome.
- If you use the back entrance: You will enter via a narrow corridor. Walk until the end of the corridor, then turn right. Keep walking past the main church on your right. Go down the stairs. Welcome.
- There will be volunteers at the door wearing badges of “Deacon” or “Deaconess”. They will welcome you, invite you to sign a guest book, and offer you a Prayer Request Card, an offering envelope, and a leaflet related to the sermon on the day. They will also offer to lead you to a seat.
- If you arrive between 9:00 am and 10:45am you will join us for our “Sabbath School”. This is a time for fellowship and Bible study. Our classes are divided by age: Beginner (0–2), Kindergarten (3–4), Primary (5–9), Juniors (10–12), Teens (13–14), Connections (15-18), and Adult (19+). Both children and adult classes are led by qualified volunteers. Children classes meet outside the main Worship Hall. Please ask a Deacon or Deaconess to show you where to go for a particular class. The Adult classes meet in the main Worship Hall and are divided by neighborhoods in Dubai or by language. Feel free to join any class. An offering is collected. You may contribute if you want to do so.
- If you arrive between 10:45 am and 12:30 you will join us for our “Worship Service”. This a time for praising God through singing, prayer, and the preaching of God’s Word. During the announcements, visitors are invited to introduce themselves by saying their name and country of origin. You may choose to introduce yourself or to remain anonymous, it is up to you. We just want to let you know that you are welcome and that we are happy to have you. During the time of prayer people are invited to pray in small groups. You may share a prayer request if you want others to pray for you. Because of our multicultural nature you may notice a change in our worship style from week to week. The sermon lasts about 40 minutes. An offering is collected. You may contribute if you want to do so.
- Adventurers, a club for children ages 4 to 9, meet every first and third sabbath of the month.
- Pathfinders, a club for children ages 10 to 15, meet every first and third week of the month.
- Children’s Choir, for ages 4 to 15, meets every second and fourth sabbath of the month.
- Church Choir, for ages 16 and up, meets every second and fourth sabbath of the month.
- Adventist Youth host a weekly program of fellowship and discipleship. All are welcome.
- There is a Prayer Meeting every Wednesday from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Come and be blessed as you pray for others and others pray for you.
- There are many Small Groups throughout the city that get together to encourage and build up one another. They meet on Wednesdays, Fridays, or other days as convenient to the group members. Contact our Personal Ministries leader to find out which group is closest to you.
How to get involved
We have ministries catering to the needs of different age groups, as well as women, men, and families in church. There are also ministries directly engaged in Christian service and mission, both locally and abroad. Everyone is welcome to participate in activities carried out by our ministry teams. To find out more about each ministry and its activities please visit the ministries section of our website.
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