Shiloh Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church – Into the Promised Land
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
A Brief History
There has long existed a negative trend in the church of great quantities of young people leaving the fold. For decades, this was a particular problem for the Haitian community in Greater New York. This mass exodus was attributed to the youth being attracted to the more animated forms of praise found in English-speaking or American churches. In order to proactively deal with this issue, and keep that flock, the leadership of the Franco-Haitian Department of the Greater New York Conference decided to create a place of worship for all those young people. It would serve as a haven, where they could feel comfortable giving God praise as they saw fit. The leaders wanted to find a medium in which they could combine the conservative Franco-Haitian worship style with the more intense style of the churches that were attracting the youth. They also wanted to find a way to break the language barrier that had plagued the Haitian Youth. Most of these young people had been born and raised in the United States and had not mastered the second language well enough to be allowed to participate in their church service. So, they often sat in the back pews, talking to their friends, until they inevitably walked out the door.
And so, Shiloh Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church was born; a place where youth could grow spiritually and minister within their community. They would finally be able to take active part and hold leadership positions in the church body. The inaugural Divine Worship service took place December 4, 1999 in Brooklyn, New York. Since then, the church has gained a large following, growing at a steady pace. Through the years, the Shiloh family has embraced, with open arms, new members from all walks of life. Shiloh’s mission is to spread the love of Jesus Christ, by sharing the life-changing Gospel of redemption and salvation and to empower people both spiritually and mentally through a multiplicity of ministries and community initiatives, focused on four pillars: Worship, Study, Pray, and Serve.
Shiloh has become well-known for favorite exalting moments, such as the musical Praise Session, just before the Sabbath message, where the Holy Spirit fills the room so fully, that you can almost touch it, and the always poignant Positive Message, where “future ministers” bless the congregation with the Word. The results have exceeded even the greatest of expectations. Shiloh has yielded countless ordained elders in their twenties and early thirties, several young pastors, and blessings in abundance.
About This Campaign
Great News! After nearly 20 years in the desert, Shiloh Bilingual can finally see the Promised Land. By the grace of God, this past year, Shiloh Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church became the blessed owner of our own new temple of worship! With Pastor Brian Ladiny at the helm, along with Shiloh’s Building Department and the Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, we acquired a two-story property, consisting of a church and offices in beautiful Canarsie, Brooklyn.
However, before we can occupy the premises, there is much work to be done. And we need to raise funds to complete the renovations of our new church building. To that end, we are reaching out to all our friends and family for help. We have established this Church Building Fund Campaign to facilitate our move into our new church home, where Christ will be preached, and the community can meet God!
Benefits to the Community
At the completion of this project, the church and the community at large will benefit in many ways, including:
- A sense of security to the community
- Family enrichment and cultivation of healthy social living
- A decrease in crime, and an increase in economic development
- An increase in membership and giving
- The development of community jobs (daycare and summer camps)
- A sanctuary that will accommodate up to 300 members
- Classrooms for meetings and youth groups
- Outdoor summer camps and activities for the youth
- A central location to provide food and clothing to the community
- Partnering with the local schools for after school and supplemental programs (tutoring, literacy, community service)
How You Can Help
In the next 90 days, we need to raise $90,000 to complete the construction of the building and finally move in. And here’s how you can help. Please spread the word and solicit donations in any amount that can be securely made from this website or through our church website. We count on your support.
Please click here to donate online:
You may also send donations in form of a check. Make checks payable to:
Shiloh Bilingual Seventh-day Adventist Church
1146 East 92nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
9,000 people give $10.00 = $90,000
4,500 people give $20.00 = $90,000
3,600 people give $25.00 = $90,000
1,800 people give $50.00 = $90,000
300 people give $100.00 = $30,000
150 people give $200.00 = $30,000
120 people give $250.00 = $30,000
100 people give $300.00 =$30,000
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
May the favor of the Lord be upon you!