For 81 years, postal authorities have served Loma Linda’s large Seventh-day Adventist population, forgoing Saturday service — their Sabbath — and delivering mail on Sundays. That is about to change.
The 15 mail carriers serving Loma Linda’s 8,000 homes will make their final Sunday delivery this weekend. Saturday delivery starts April 23.
Loma Linda is one of only three communities in the country with Sunday delivery. The other two, Angwin in Northern California and Collegedale, Tenn., will continue Sunday service. Post offices lease their buildings from Adventist churches there, and provisions in those leases prohibit Saturday service.
Jackson said Adventist carriers have the option of using vacation days to take Saturday off or they could apply for other jobs in the Postal Service, such as clerks or custodians, that don’t require working Saturday.
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