After a gap of over ten years, a pioneer service was again held in the historic Waterloo Seventh-day Adventist Church near Cassville, Wisconsin, on July 17, 2021. Thirty people were in attendance. This church was organized in 1868 under the first Wisconsin Conference president, Isaac Sanborn. The original church building was struck by lightning and burned down in 1911. Neighbors were able to save the pews. The present historic building (pictured) was built in 1912 and the pews replaced. Regular Sabbath services were last held in the building in 1936.
Since then occasional Pioneer Services have been held to honor and keep alive the memory of the generations of Adventists buried in the cemetery behind the church. Surviving members from this church would eventually build the current Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lancaster, Wisconsin.
The afternoon speaker was Pastor Ian Carney from the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, currently attending the Seminary at Andrews University. He spoke about the legacy left behind by others, and the legacy we in turn will leave behind. Pastor Carney is a great-great-great-great-
Submitted by Lester Carney, member of the Durand Adventist Church