Adventist Community Services evolved from historical efforts by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to develop community initiatives. In 1874, the Church officially recognized the Dorcas Society as its organized community outreach program. In 1956, this organized Church program became the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS) with the purpose to strengthen Adventist relief efforts. As the Church grew in developing countries, the need for international relief activities increased, causing the Church to focus its community missions to domestic and international fields. As a result, SAWS expanded into a domestic and international Church-organized community program. In 1972, Adventist Community Services was officially titled the domestic humanitarian Church agency and in 1973, the international program was named the Seventh-day Adventist World Service, now known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International.

Mission Statement:

The mission of ACS International is to motivate, equip, and mobilize Seventh-day Adventist Church members worldwide to meet unconditionally the expressed needs of people around them, thus fostering a trust relationship between Adventist churches and their surrounding communities, and nurturing people toward a restored, abundant life in Jesus (MH 17:1; John 10:10).

Vision Statement:

The vision of ACS International is that every Seventh-day Adventist Church be a transforming agent in its community, following the method of Jesus to bring help and hope through ministries of compassion in His name (see Luke 4:16-21; MH 143).

Food Pantry

Brockton Seventh-Day Adventist Church provide a variety of food items and supplies on a every 2 weeks. This service helps individuals and families to supplement the food shortage they may be facing in their homes. It is our aim that no persons coming to us will be left starving.


Adventist Community Services - Schedules

  • Wednesday
  • 4:30 PM-6:30 PM | Every 2 weeks
  • 752 Oak St Brockton, MA 02301
  • 774-274-1116
  • 60 Family
  • 15 Staff members