Second Sabbath

Formerly, the Sabbath in each month on which the church service was devoted to promoting offerings for foreign mission work. This plan appears to have been recommended as a denomination-wide program by W. A. Spicer as early as 1905, though it had been used by W. J. Stone, of Indiana, before this time ( Review and Herald 82:20, Oct. 19, 1905). A few years later the practice of devoting the Sabbath school offerings to the worldwide work became universal, and the Second Sabbath offering unnecessary.

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