For Evansville Church members, the upcoming solar eclipse is more than a big deal, it’s an opportunity for evangelism.

March 13, 2024

Solar Eclipse Presents Opportunity for Evangelism in Indiana

The anticipation is building as the city of Evansville, along with many others cities are in “the path of totality.” The moon passes directly between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow that creates a brief period of darkness known as totality.  

Many eyewitnesses of the solar eclipse have indicated that this is a “must- see” experience. Someone said: “It’s one of the most overwhelming sights you’ll ever experience.” Someone else added: “If the sight does not have you shaking in awe, you must be dead.” According to them it’s a big deal.  

For Evansville Church members, it’s more than a big deal, it’s an opportunity.  

As Ellen White pointed out, “God gives opportunities; success depends upon the use made of them.” (Prophets and Kings, 486) This is our opportunity to be with the community and point them to the Creator of it all. 

What’s Planned 

On Sabbath of March 16, Evansville Church will experience a dynamic church service, featuring worshipful music, inspirational sharing, and powerful preaching, followed by outreach efforts with 15,000 custom eclipse cover Great Controversies, 15,000 invitations to “The Path of Totality” prophecy event, and 40,000 eclipse glasses which also will point people to our prophecy event. This will be a high Sabbath when we come together and see a church on the move. All are invited!  

Sabbath Schedule  

  • 9:30 - Sabbath School
  • 10:00 - Church service  
  • 11:00 - Outreach 
  • 12:30 - Fellowship meal  
  • 1:30 - Outreach  
  • 5:00 - Vespers 

(Note: All times listed in CDT)  


“The Path of Totality” Prophecy Weekend Event 

The Bible says: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.” (Acts 2:20). What do these signs, foretold in the Bible tell us about our future? There are many interpretations of what the 2024 solar eclipse could mean in the context of the prophetic calendar and we as a church want to have our voice heard.  

On April 5-7 (Fri-Sun), we will present a three-part series on the end-times. On Mon., April 8, the day of the solar eclipse we plan a community viewing party.  

The presence of the billboards, the news reports are showing the growing momentum of enthusiasm as we get closer to an experience of a lifetime. And yet this is just a steppingstone to a much bigger event—the second coming. And we will take the opportunity to let others know.  

For more information about our prophecy event and the viewing program, visit: HopeLives.Church/Eclipse  

Our church address: Evansville First Seventh-day Adventist Church: 41 W. Camp Ground Rd., Evansville, Indiana.  

Kamil Metz pastors the Evansville First Church.