WHO WE ARE
About our church
The Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of a worldwide organization with more than 20 million members in many countries around the globe. We would be happy to have you join us in our weekly worship services on Saturdays, or come to one of the church events listed on our events calendar.
What We Believe
Our church was first organized in Vernon, Vermont, in a private home in 1912. For many years the group met in various members’ homes and also rented facilities in Brattleboro, VT. After moving to Brattleboro, the growing congregation rented a building on Cottage Street for about ten years before purchasing it in 1936.
The Lord blessed and our church family began to outgrow the facilities in Brattleboro. Approximately ten years of planning, sacrifice, and hard work from many people culminated in the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church’s holding its first meeting in the new facility in Vernon on July 28, 2001. An open house was held on September 8, 2001, at which time over 300 members, guests, and community attended morning and afternoon meetings to celebrate the event.
After more years of planning, we began Phase II of the building project. We added on a fellowship hall, industrial kitchen, bathrooms, and a family room. We held another open house in December 2016 to celebrate the completion of the building project and being officially debt-free.
An interesting factor in Vernon’s contribution to the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church is the part played by Rachel Oakes Preston, whose home was on Pond Road. She was instrumental in convincing a group of Adventists in Washington, NH, that they should keep holy the seventh day of the week. Her grave is in the Tyler Cemetery on Pond Road in Vernon.
Art Miller has been the pastor of the Mountain View SDA Church (formerly the Brattleboro SDA Church) for 19 years. He and his family run the Miller Farm in Vernon, VT; the farm celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. Previously Pastor Art was a high school Bible teacher at Blue Mountain Academy in Pennsylvania. Pastor Art strives to make our church a “caring, Christian community” that is dedicated to spreading the good news of Jesus’ soon return.
A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR ART
Thank you for your interest in our church! The Lord has blessed us with a great group of believers and we hope that you will experience the warm fellowship and spiritual renewal that is here.
Our mission is to be a “Caring Christian Community.” To me this means to have received and to share the compassion of Christ, to be committed to an ongoing relationship with Him, and to be a part of a group of fellow believers.
We take special interest in the spiritual life of our children and provide age-appropriate classes at church for them along with programs and the opportunity for Christian education.
Come journey with us as we follow Christ!
Pastor Art Miller