Generic Sabbath Testing Sample Letter
City, State, Zip Code
RE: (NAME OF MEMBER)
Dear (PERSON’S NAME):
I am a member in good standing and in regular attendance at the (YOUR CHURCH NAME) Seventh-day Adventist church. Along with millions of other Seventh-day Adventists around the world, I observe the seventh day of the week (Saturday) as my Sabbath according to the teachings of the Old and New Testaments.
I am unable to perform secular activities, employment or otherwise, during the 24-hour period from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. Secular activities—shopping, sports, employment, and other entertainment—are laid aside. The Sabbath is sacred to me and I devote these hours to God.
I am requesting an alternate date to the (SPECIFY TEST) to be given on (DATE TEST IS SCHEDULED) in order to honor my deeply held religious convictions.
Thank you so much for your cooperation in helping me schedule an alternate test day.
Xc: Alan J. Reinach, Esq., President, Seventh-day Adventist Church State Council
(PASTOR’S NAME AND CHURCH)