We are glad to inform you that the Youth Department of the ECFC in cooperation with the ECF Conference is planning a visit to William Miller’s Farm in Whitehall, NY on May 21-22, 2016.
We are still remembering the memorable visit at the Adventist Village in Battle Creek, MI, in July 2014. At this time we would like to see the place where William Miller lived, worked, served and finally died as a true servant of God. William Miller was the founder of the Millerite movement, which latter evolved and became the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
We plan to spend one Sabbath in the church of William Miller, followed by an afternoon/evening program for the youth and children also focused on the footprints of the pioneers. There will be a guide who offered to tell us some stories/experiences about William Miller and the Millerite Movement. The first service on Sabbath will start at 9:30 am with the Sabbath School.
The official tour for our children/youth and adults to William Miller’s home, Barns, Ascension Rock, and Cemetery will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 10:00 am. The gift/souvenir shop will be opened to the public only on Sunday. Some books about the Millerite movement, and William Miller’s biography, will be available for purchase. For those who are planning to come only for Sabbath, there will be a separate tour on Sabbath afternoon.
WHEN: Sabbath, May 21, - Sunday, May 22, 2016.
WHERE: 1614 County Route 11, Whitehall, NY 12887
SITES TO SEE:
- William Miller’s Home built by William Miller and his wife Lucy in 1815
- William Miller’s Chapel built in 1848 while he was still alive
- The Hey Barn and The Horse Barn
- Ascension Rock – It’s believed that the Millerites were waiting for the ascension
- Cemetery – William Miller, his wife Lucy, some of his children and members of the family are buried in this cemetery;
FOOD: Please be advised that our church will provide lunch for all our visitors on the Sabbath of May 21, (we would kindly ask that every family would bring a dish for the pot lock, and some cookies for dinner). For breakfast and dinner, however, we are not able to assume responsibility. It is recommended that you book a place which provides complimentary breakfast or that you bring your own food.
LODGING: Everybody has to take care of the lodging. There are few options where you can book some hotel/motel not far from William Miller’s farm. But, these two towns one in New York State and the other one in Vermont will give you more options.
- Lake George, NY – 34.1 miles (48 min) from William Miller’s farm
- Rutland, VT – 20.9 miles (21 min) from William Miller’s farm