Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church Harriman, TN


My Whole Life

I was born to reflect the image of a God who is powerful enough to create my universe, attentive enough to hear my prayers and loving enough to be defined by self-sacrifice. I find my greatest fulfillment on a journey toward purpose and wholeness.

SpiritualityMy God loves without restraint... VitalityMy Life is a gift to be valued... ServiceMy World is a place where people find hope...

Our Beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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"Prayer is the key
in the hand of faith

that unlocks Heaven's storehouse"

A Risen Christ still changes lives!

We are working on a special feature that presents unfolding events from a newspaper perspective as if written the week following Christ's ressurection.

Look for this work in progress post after Friday April 18th. 


Study Guides
Discover a personal relationship with God  from several different
interactive online study guides.  

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We wish to extend a warm welcome to you.  It is a privelege to have you visit this website.  
We strive to meet the needs of as many as 
possible but we fall short.  We Praise God
for his forgiveness and love when we do not
meet His expectations.

We ask as you look around this website,
that you extend forgiveness and love
where we have failed.  We also 
encourage you to contact us and let us
know how we can improve.

Certainly, it is our hope that you find a real connection
to our Creator within these pages.

Pastor Mike Pethel 

The Bible Says

Escape to Freedom
I recently watched a documentary on the Colditz Cock. It told...
Joy in Jail!
I find it interesting that most people in developed countries...

Family First

What About Purity?
Purity. That word again. But what is it really all about? Why...
Shoulder to Shoulder
I looked at the faces of the couple pictured in the news...



Picture It

Door of Hope
I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,...
Gather the Wheat
Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time...
His Road
What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every...

Next Events

PM Dev & Pray - Jul 30, Wed - Every evening we seek a blessing as we join via Google+...
AM Dev & Pray - Jul 30, Wed 7:00 AM - Devotional & Prayer Circle: Google+ Every morning we seek...
Bible Study - Aug 2, Sat 9:30 AM -  We welcome you to participate in our Bible Study...
Sermon: Pr. Mike Pethel - Aug 2, Sat 11:00 AM -   Pastor Pethel is scheduled to speak on the 1st &...
Sermon: Pr. David Manzano - Aug 9, Sat 11:00 AM - Pastor David Manzano is a retired pastor, we are blessed by...
Church Board Mtg - Aug 13, Wed 6:00 PM -  
Sermon: Pr. Mike Pethel - Aug 16, Sat 11:00 AM -   Pastor Mike is scheduled to speak on the 1st...
Sermon: Ethan Woodard - Aug 23, Sat 11:05 AM
Sermon: Greg Wilson - Nov 29, Sat 11:05 AM


Welcome to our Vistors from Brazil!

Congratulamo-nos com visitantes do Brasil!
This past month 25 visitors from 9 different states in Brazil have frequented our website. The map to the left shows that the majority of visitors came from the states of Sao Paulo and Rie de Janeiro.  Other states include Maranhao, Tocantins, Goias, Minas Gerais, Parana, Santa Catarina, and Espirto Santo.

We invite you to write us a note and tell us what attracted you to our site
Nós convidamos você a nos escrever uma nota e diga-nos o que te atraiu para o nosso site muito obrigado. Webmaster

Devotional Thought for Today

Tough Love July 30, 2014

Too many people are bullied out of church. Spiritual bullies impose their tastes on others, demanding that everything in the church be acceptable to them. Bullies often use coercion and deception. Spiritual bullies are selective in their approach to Scripture, ignoring some of God's obvious commands. In pursuit of purity and power, they sacrifice love, tact, balance, and vision.

     We cannot allow the elbows in Christ's body to determine our direction. When they do we become sharp, hard, and reactive. We also cannot affort to indulge all the whims of demanding older children, however influential they are. Such indulgence, frankly, keeps small churches small and large churches sterile. Standing up against spiritual bullying requires discernment and gracious tenacity. "Speaking the truth in love" (Ephesians chapter 4) means living the tough love of Jesus.

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