Church Calendar

Special days designated annually by the General Conference to be observed by the churches for the study or promotion of the work of the various departments of the church, and for the receiving of offerings for specified purposes. (Seventh-day Adventists do not follow the church year, or Christian year, used by the liturgical churches and increasingly by other denominations.) In the preparation of the calendar, ordinarily the General Conference departments make their recommendations to the Annual Council, and if there are any special problems involved, a committee of the General Conference studies the recommendations before they are presented to the council. After being passed by the council, the list is published from time to time in the various church papers and annually in the Yearbook ....

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.