Ministries

Community Service Ministry

Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the official community outreach ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division (NAD) territories which comprises of the U.S., Canada, Guam and Micronesia, and Bermuda. ACS serves the “whole person”, through a concept known as holistic ministry whose mission is to “serve communities in Christ’s name”. Through our local church, we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.

The PASDAC Food Pantry

Pennsylvania Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church (PASDAC) provides emergency supplemental food, health and nutrition seminars, along with referrals to community programs and services for individuals and families in need, in Capitol Heights, Maryland and the surrounding communities. Since its inception more than almost 20 years ago, the PASDAC Food Pantry has served hundreds of families and individuals in the local community.

Senior Ministry

Is geared toward 50 plus members and guests. The group meet every first Saturday of the month. The team is made up of Carole Proctor, Betty Terry, Deborah Banks, and Lela Fulwood. 

Our objectives are to: 

  1. Provide information for the physical well-being and spiritual growth of our senior members.
  2. Affirm that seniors are of great worth and give immeasurable value to the prosperity of the church.
  3. Encourage the seniors to use their seasoned experience and vast knowledge in their service to the church.
  4. Challenge each senior to develop and use their gifts where needed.
  5. Promote working together to hasten the commission of the church…The message to all the world

Men’s Ministry

PASDAC Men of Faith was organized to challenge and encourage other men to incorporate Jesus in all that we do. It focuses on teaching and learning from the Word of God so that all might grow continuously in His likeness and reflect Christ to others.

Inspiring, Encouraging, Challenging

·  Inspiring- men to behold the character of Jesus
· Encouraging – men to follow the life of Jesus

· Challenging – men to spread the message of Jesus

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men-men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.” – Ellen G. White, Education p. 57

Children’s Ministry

PASDAC has a vibrant Children’s Ministry dedicated and committed to developing the faith and spiritual growth of our children from birth through the age of fourteen. 
We believe Children are gifts from God, that they are important and that Christ has called them to follow him.  
 
Our mission is to nurture our children into a love affair with Jesus Christ and embed in them a desire to serve Him, share their talents and to fellowship within the church body . 

Children Ministries provide ministries that will lead our children to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him. Here at PASDAC, these embody Children’s and Youth Church, Cradle Roll, Kindergarten, Primary and Junior Classes, Sign/Dance Interpretation thru Religious Music, Puppet Stories, Pathfinders and Adventurers Club, Baptismal Classes as well as Vacation Bible School. 
 
Our vision is to foster passionate and life-long disciples of Jesus Christ through outreach to our communities and the world by worshiping God and caring for each other. 

Jesus called the children to Him and said “ Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. “ Luke 18:16. 
 
Children’s Sabbath School Classes

  • Beginner – Birth to age 2
  • Kindergarten – 3-4
  • Primary – 5-9
  • Juniors/Earliteen – 10-14 

Adventurer Club

The PASDAC Mighty Ones Adventurer Club is designed to help children 3-9 years old to: 

  • Learn Christian Values 
  • Experience the joy of doing things well 
  • Express their love for Jesus naturally 
  • Learn good sportsmanship and people skills 
  • Discover their God-given abilities and use them to benefit self and others 
 

Our Adventurer Club is full of creativity and imagination! 

Children learn about he Bible, health and fitness, nature and people skills through:

  • Monthly Club Meetings;
  • Field Trip;
  • Nature Activities;
  • Crafts and Games; and,
  • Conference Events
 
Any child from 3-9 years of age from our church or our community who promises to abide by the Adventurer Pledge and Law can join our Adventurer Club! 
 

The Adventurer Pledge

Because Jesus Loves me I will always do my best. 

The Adventurer Law

Jesus can help me to be: 

  • Obedient
  • Pure
  • True
  • Kind
  • Respectful
  • Attentive
  • Helpful
  • Cheerful
  • Thoughtful
  • Reverent 

Pathfinder Club

The PASDAC Warriors Pathfinders Club is a diverse group of teens who are energetic Christian soldiers. 

The Pathfinders enjoy activities such as learning honors, camping and bible bowls.

The Warriors strive to be examples in various areas of their lives.  These youngsters are leaders in the classroom, in the church and in the community.  Serving others is also a key component of who the the Warriors are.

These kids are skilled, as well! 

They are Artists, Musicians, Athletes, Actors, Preachers, Singers and Scholars just to name a few. Their potential and positive energy is endless. They are more than friends they are truly Family. Most importantly the Warriors are on a mission to go on God’s errands and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world in this generation🌎. 

PASDAC | Pennsylvania Avenue Seventh-Day Adventist Church