COVID UPDATE 18

We trust that you are well and that you have been enjoying the blessings of God in your lives. What a privilege we have to be called children of God and to be called to serve Him during these critical times. It is not easy. We have all discovered that we have had to work twice as hard during the COVID crisis than before it. Yet, we have seen the tokens of God’s blessing upon His Church. We must now continue to hold dear the sacred trust that God has placed within our hands. I take heart in the quotation below from the book, Prophets and Kings.

The lesson is for all in positions of trust. When God opens the way for the accomplishment of a certain work and gives assurance of success, the chosen instrumentality must do all in his power to bring about the promised result. In proportion to the enthusiasm and perseverance with which the work is carried forward will be the success given. God can work miracles for His people only as they act their part with untiring energy. He calls for men of devotion to His work, men of moral courage, with ardent love for souls, and with a zeal that never flags. Such workers will find no task too arduous, no prospect too hopeless; they will labor on, undaunted, until apparent defeat is turned into glorious victory. Not even prison walls nor the martyr’s stake beyond, will cause them to swerve from their purpose of laboring together with God for the upbuilding of His kingdom.   {PK 263.1}

As God opens opportunities, we must be prepared to follow His Providence and move forward by faith. He shall bless us in proportion to our faithfulness, These are a few important points of information that we’d like you to take note of for this weekend.
 

Church Opening:

The North Bronx SDA Church is committed to your health and safety. As such we are constantly monitoring the public health information from the City of New York, the State and the CDC as we go into week 2 of Phase 1 of our reopening plan that began August 1st. As we reopen the doors of the building, we do realize that we shall have to adjust to a new normal and so here are a few things to keep in mind.

o The church will be deep cleaned before and after each service

o Temperature checks will be taken at the door

o Social distancing and face coverings will be required at all times

o We are asking those who may be in a high-risk category due to age, or health condition to enjoy the service at home until the city allows for full capacity with fewer restrictions.

Please see the website (CLICK HERE) for a complete guide on what to expect and prepare for as you join us for worship. We look forward to seeing you soon.
 

Sabbath School Old and New:

The online version of Sabbath School has continued to grow weekly as hundreds tune in to study the Word of God. But although we are using new ways of delivering the message, we celebrate that several of our Sabbath School classes are still meeting electronically for old fashion prayer, fellowship, and study.

Some classes have merged in order to further enrich the experience. Please check with your teacher for possible times when you can join your class for prayer. Also, as we enter Phase 1 of the reopening plan, our Sabbath School and Lesson Study will continue to be broadcasted online.

 

Children’s Ministry Story Call:

The Children’s ministry department of the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church would like to thank you for your continued support and ministry to our Children during one of the most challenging times. It is because of your overwhelming support, and our efforts to ensure our children are ministered to, that we would like to extend a ministry opportunity to you. We recognize that there are those of you who would like to be able to share stories for our children, and there also those of you who would love to be able share a children’s story, but you are not sure you are able to especially in these virtually challenging conditions, if this is you, we’ve got you covered. The Children’s ministry in partnership with Communication and Media ministry are prepared to train and equip you with the resources and skills needed to be able to do so. To join this ministry, simply send an email to nbxsss@northbronxsda.org for additional information you may contact Eld. Michelle Murdock, Sis. Dawn Brown or Sis. Dahlia Reid. Thanks in advance for your continued support.

 

Prayer Line:

We have all been blessed by the nightly Prayer Line. Dynamic devotionals, and fervent prayer is offered to our Lord. Gather the family and join us in worship each night from 8-9 pm. Please don’t miss your blessing. Tel: 617-793-8520.

 

Bible Study:

Do you desire to know more about the Word of God? Do you wish to experience freedom and power in your life? Have you wondered what God is saying to us during the time of the pandemic? Join the weekly, Zoom Bible class, each Tuesday at 7pm. ZOOM.com

Meeting ID: 848 6949 1488           Password: 400657

 

Grief Support Ministry:

Have you experienced a loss recently? Perhaps you have lost a loved one or a job. You may be having difficulty eating, sleeping or carrying on with our regular routine. Perhaps you have questions about the love and efficacy of God. The North Bronx SDA Church offers a free Grief Support Ministry which is open to all regardless of faith. A new group started in July. You may register for the next session by calling 732-742-0347.
 

Joseph’s Storehouse Continues to Grow and Solicits Volunteers:

The Greater New York Conference has selected the North Bronx SDA Joseph’s Storehouse to be a primary food distribution site for the Conference. Through a joint venture with the Northeastern Conference, Greater New York will share 20,000 pounds of food weekly.

Because of our proximity and our mission, Joseph’s Storehouse will be able to secure even more food to assist with our growing need.Additionally, the ministry has been named as a distribution site for City Harvest and will receive additional donations. Joseph’s Storehouse continues to serve 450 families per week making it one of the largest distributions in the Bronx. The Ministry is currently seeking volunteers to assist in food pick-up, delivery, sorting and distribution. If you are able to help, then please call Elder Gregory at 917-838-5638.

Be safe. Be strong. Be blessed.

Pastor Dedrick Blue

Pastor Clavour Tucker

Pastor Melbourne Gregory


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COVID UPDATE 17

We trust that you are well and that you have been enjoying the blessings of God in your lives. This season has continued to challenge our existential reality. It continues to challenge how we connect, how we worship together, how we support each other and even how we continue to do the mission of Christ. Yet, even in the midst of this ongoing phenomenon, we continue to experience the grace of God which is new every morning. 
Furthermore, we are seeing the Church of God being put to use in simply amazing ways. This is so because what we have been called to do, and must do, “is not by might nor by power, but by the spirit of the Living God”. Hence, whatever the challenge, whatever the battle we will continue to be the City on the hill that cannot be hid.
“The church is God’s appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God’s plan that through His church shall be rejected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into His marvelous light, are to show forth His glory. The church is the repository of the riches of the grace of Christ; and through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to ‘the principalities and powers in heavenly places,’ the final and full display of the love of God.” Ephesians 3:10
The Acts of the Apostles, pp. 10–13.
 
Below you will önd a few details we would like you to note.

Church Opening:
The North Bronx SDA Church is committed to your health and safety. As such we are constantly monitoring the public health information from the City of New York, the State and the CDC as we go into week 2 of Phase 1 of our reopening plan that began August 1st. As we reopen the doors of the building, we do realize that we shall have to adjust to a new normal and so here are a few things to keep in mind.
  • The church will be deep cleaned before and after each service
  • Temperature checks will be taken at the door
  • Social distancing and face coverings will be required at all times
  • We are asking those who may be in a high-risk category due to age, or health condition to enjoy the service at home until the city allows for full capacity with fewer restrictions.
Please CLICK HERE for a complete guide on what to expect and prepare for as you join us for worship. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sabbath School Old and New:
The online version of Sabbath School has continued to grow weekly as hundreds tune in to study the Word of God. But although we are using new ways of delivering the message, we celebrate that several of our Sabbath School classes are still meeting electronically for old fashion prayer, fellowship, and study. Some classes have merged in order to further enrich the experience. Please check with your teacher for possible times when you can join your class for prayer. Also, as we enter Phase 1 of the reopening plan, our Sabbath School and Lesson Study will continue to be broadcasted online.

Children’s Ministry Story Call:
The Children’s ministry department of the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church would like to thank you for your continued support and ministry to our Children during one of the most challenging times. It is because of your
overwhelming support, and our efforts to ensure our children are ministered to, that we would like to extend a ministry opportunity to you. We recognize that there are those of you who would like to be able to share stories for our children, and there also those of you who would love to be able share a children’s story, but you are not sure you are able to especially in these virtually challenging conditions, if this is  you, we’ve got you covered. The Children’s ministry in partnership with Communication and Media ministry are prepared to train and equip you with the resources and skills needed to be able to do so. To join this ministry, simply send an email to nbxsss@northbronxsda.org for additional information you may contact Eld. Michelle Murdock, Sis. Dawn Brown or Sis. Dahlia Reid. Thanks in advance for your continued support.
 
Prayer Line:
We have all been blessed by the nightly Prayer Line. Dynamic devotionals, and fervent prayer is offered to our Lord. Gather the family and join us in worship each night from 8-9 pm. Please don’t miss your blessing. Tel: 617-793-8520.

Bible Study:
Do you desire to know more about the Word of God? Do you wish to experience freedom and power in your life? Have you wondered what God is saying to us during the time of the pandemic? Join the weekly, Zoom Bible class, each Tuesday at 7pm.    Meeting ID: 848 6949 1488.    Password: 400657.
 
Grief Support Ministry:
Have you experienced a loss recently? Perhaps you have lost a loved one or a job. You may be having difficulty eating, sleeping or carrying on with our regular routine. Perhaps you have questions about the love and efficacy of God. The North Bronx SDA Church offers a free Grief Support Ministry which is open to all regardless of faith.
A new group started in July. You may register for the next session by calling 732-742-0347.

Joseph’s Storehouse Receives Grant:
The Greater New York Conference has selected the North Bronx SDA Joseph’s Storehouse to be a primary food distribution site for the Conference. The Conference Community Services Director, Pastor Biazotto, visited Joseph’s Storehouse on Friday, July 9, 2020 to make the announcement to the staff. Through a joint venture with the Northeastern Conference, Greater New York will share 20,000 pounds of food weekly. Because of our proximity and our mission, Joseph’s Storehouse will be able to secure even more food to assist with our growing need. Thank you to the Conference, and especially to the staff and volunteers of Joseph’s Storehouse. Joseph’s Storehouse continues to serve 450 families per week making it one of the largest distributions in the Bronx. The Ministry is currently seeking volunteers to assist in food pick-up, delivery, sorting and distribution. If you are able to help, then please call Elder Gregory at 917-838-5638.

Be safe. Be strong. Be blessed.

Pastor Dedrick Blue
Pastor Clavour Tucker
Pastor Melbourne Gregory

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COVID UPDATE 16

Over the past few months we have seen and experienced elements of life and living that are truly faith testing, but that’s not all we have seen and experienced. As people of the Word we have been able to see and experience things that “prophets searched intently to understand and angels longed to look”. We have found the Word of God to be an even more sure anchor in a time of trouble.
However, consider this council also as insight for the times we are experiencing;
“The present is a time of overwhelming interest to all living. Rulers and statesmen, men who occupy positions of trust and authority, thinking men and women of all classes, have their attention fixed upon the events taking place about us. They are watching the relations that exist among the nations. They observe the intensity that is taking possession of every earthly element and they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place- that the work is on the verge of stupendous crisis”.
Prophets and Kings 537, c.1914
 
“The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. The agencies of evil are combing their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last Great crises. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones”-
Testimonies for the church 9:11 (1909).
 
What then is our response? Let us apply our hearts unto wisdom, let us pray with intent for the outpouring of the Spirit, let us lay aside every weight that keeps us from walking with God, let us seek to heal and not destroy, let us seek to grow and not die, let us do all that we can to share the love of Jesus, let us lift up the name that is above name that He might draw His people to Him, let us go and grow in
the power of His might. Below you will find a few details we would like you to note.

Church Opening:
The North Bronx SDA Church is committed to your health and safety. As such we are constantly monitoring the public health information from the City of New York, the State and the CDC in our preparation for Phase 1 of our reopening plan, for August 1st. As we reopen the doors of the building, we do realize that we shall have to adjust to a new normal and so here are a few things to keep in mind.o The church will be deep cleaned before and after each service
  • Temperature checks will be taken at the door
  • Social distancing and face coverings will be required at all times
  • We are asking those who may be in a high-risk category due to age, or health condition to enjoy the service at home until the city allows for full capacity with fewer restrictions.
Please CLICK HERE for a complete guide on what to expect and prepare for as you join us for worship.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Sabbath School Old and New:
The online version of Sabbath School has continued to grow weekly as hundreds tune in to study the Word of God. But although we are using new ways of delivering the
message, we celebrate that several of our Sabbath School classes are still meeting electronically for old fashion prayer, fellowship, and study. Some classes have merged in order to further enrich the experience. Please check with your teacher for possible times when you can join your class for prayer. Also, as we enter Phase 1 of the reopening plan, our Sabbath School and Lesson Study will continue to
be broadcasted online.

Children’s Ministry Story Call:
The Children’s ministry department of the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church would like to thank you for your continued support and ministry to our Children during one of the most challenging times. It is because of your over-
whelming support, and our efforts to ensure our children are ministered to, that we would like to extend a ministry opportunity to you. We recognize that there are those of you who would like to be able to share stories for our children, and there also those of you who would love to be able share a children’s story, but you are not sure you are able to especially in these virtually challenging conditions, if this is
you, we’ve got you covered. The Children’s ministry in partnership with  Communication and Media ministry are prepared to train and equip you with the resources and skills needed to be able to do so. To join this ministry, simply shoot
an email to nbxsss@northbronxsda.org for additional information you may contact Eld. Michelle Murdock, Sis. Dawn Brown or Sis. Dahlia Reid.
Thanks in advance for your continued support.
 
Prayer Line:
We have all been blessed by the nightly Prayer Line. Dynamic devotionals, and fervent prayer is offered to our Lord. Gather the family and join us in worship each night from 8-9 pm. Please don’t miss your blessing. Call: 617-793-8520.

Bible Study:
Do you desire to know more about the Word of God? Do you wish to experience freedom and power in your life? Have you wondered what God is saying to us during
the time of the pandemic? Join the weekly, Zoom Bible class, each Tuesday at 7pm.
Meeting ID: 848 6949 1488.   Password: 400657

Grief Support Ministry:
Have you experienced a loss recently? Perhaps you have lost a loved one or a job. You may be having difficulty eating, sleeping or carrying on with our regular routine.
Perhaps you have questions about the love and efficacy of God. The North Bronx SDA Church offers a free Grief Support Ministry which is open to all regardless of faith.
A new group started in July. You may register for the next session by calling 732-742-0347.

Joseph’s Storehouse Receives Grant:
The Greater New York Conference has selected the North Bronx SDA Joseph’s Storehouse to be a primary food distribution site for the Conference. The Conference
Community Services Director, Pastor Biazotto, visited Joseph’s Storehouse on Friday, July 9, 2020 to make the announcement to the staff. Through a joint venture with the Northeastern Conference, Greater New York will share 20,000 pounds of food weekly. Because of our proximity and our mission, Joseph’s Storehouse will be able to secure even more food to assist with our growing need. Thank you to the Conference, and especially to the staff and volunteers of Joseph’s Storehouse. Joseph’s Storehouse continues to serve 450 families per week making it one of the largest distributions in the Bronx.

Be safe. Be strong. Be blessed.

Pastor Dedrick Blue
Pastor Clavour Tucker
Pastor Melbourne Gregory

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REOPENING GUIDELINES

The following are the restrictions and guidelines we are asking you to consider as you prepare to enter the Sanctuary.

What Should I be Prepared For?

  • Entrance to the building will only be allowed through the main glass doors located at the Bronxwood Ave entrance.
  • The maximum number of individuals allowed in the building will be 160.
  • You will be allowed to enter the building between the hours of 10 am and 11:15am. 
  • Markers will be established on 218 Street sidewalk and on Bronxwood Avenue on the side nearest to the church.
  • All individuals entering the building will have to go through a mandatory temperature check. 
  • If anyone fails the temperature test they will be advised that they will not be permitted to enter the building. 
  • Anyone who leaves the building and wants to reenter, must be screened  again.
  • All persons are required to wear a mask, at all times, in the building  in accordance with the State and Local Government.
  • Additional masks will be available upon request.
  • Each individual will have to register their names, telephone number.
  • There will be no socializing / greetings in the Sanctuary.
  • Seating will be 6ft apart. Ushers will seat all guests. 
  • Members of the same household may sit together as space and seating allows.
  • The pastors will not be at the door to greet/shake hands 
  • Fellowship Lunch (Kitchen will be closed until further notice.)
  • No fellowship lunch will be served
  • No potluck
  • No group lunch
  • You will be asked to exit the building promptly at the end of the service or between 12:30 -1:00pm.
  •  The parking will be cleared 30 minutes after service.
 
What Questions Should I be Prepared to Answer?
  • Have you been diagnosed with Covid-19 or had a positive test for Covid-19 within the last 4 weeks?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has known or suspected Covid-19 within the last 14 days?
  • Have you had chills, fever, cough, sore throat, shaking, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, persistent headaches, loss of taste or smell, tightness of the chest or shortness of breath in the last 14 days, or been in contact with anyone with one of these symptoms?
  • Have you travelled internationally or been to another State with High Covid-19 activity in the last 14 days?
NB. If your answer is yes, or you are unsure of your answer to any of these questions, we will not allow you to enter the Sanctuary. We would also advise that you quarantine in place and contact your primary care physician.

 

What Are the Declared Restricted States?

NY State Restricted States Requiring Quarantine 

      • Alaska
      • Alabama  
      • Arkansas 
      • Arizona  
      • California 
      • Delaware  
      • Florida
      • Georgia 
      • Iowa
      • Idaho
      • Indiana
      • Kansas
      • Louisiana
      • Maryland
      • Missouri
      • Mississippi
      • Montana
      • Nebraska
      • Nevada
      • New Mexico
      • North Carolina
      • North Dakota
      • Ohio
      • Oklahoma
      • South Carolina
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah 
      • Virginia 
      • Washington
      • Wisconsin

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COVID UPDATE 15

Greetings North Bronx family, it gives us great honor to be able to continue to minister to you in this very interesting time. We trust that you and your family continue to stay safe. We’d like you to pay attention to the following details. 

The world is not without a ruler. The program of coming events is in the hands of the Lord. The Majesty of heaven has the destiny of nations as well as the concerns of His church in His own charge.

-Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 753 (1889).

 

In the great closing work we shall meet with perplexities that we know not how to deal with, but let us not forget that the three great Powers of heaven are working, that a divine hand is on the wheel, and that God will bring His purposes to pass.

-Evangelism, p. 65 (1902).

 

In the annals of In the annals of human history, the growth of nations, the rise and fall of empires, appear as if dependent on the will and prowess of man; the shaping of events seems, to a great degree, to be determined by his power, ambition, or caprice. But in the Word of God the curtain is drawn aside, and we behold, above, behind, and through all the play and counterplay of human interest and power and passions, the agencies of the All-merciful One, silently, patiently working out the counsels of His own will.

-Prophets and Kings, pp. 499, 500 (c. 1914).

Below you will find a few details we would like you to note.

 

Church Opening:

The North Bronx SDA Church is committed to your health and safety. As such we are constantly monitoring the public health information from the City of New York, the State and the CDC in our preparation for Phase 1 of our reopening plan, for August 1st. As we consider the possibilities of reopening the doors of the building, we do realize that we shall have to adjust to a new normal and so here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • The church will be deep cleaned before and after each service
  • Temperature checks will be taken at the door
  • Social distancing and face coverings will be required at all times
  • We are asking those who may be in a high-risk category due to age, or health condition to enjoy the service at home until the city allows for full capacity with fewer restrictions.

Please join us for a special information session tomorrow, Sabbath July 25, 2020, at the end of the divine hour worship as we discuss our approach towards a new normal. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.
 

Children’s Ministry Story Call:

The Children’s ministry department of the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church would like to thank you for your continued support and ministry to our Children during one of the most challenging times. It is because of your overwhelming support, and our efforts to ensure our children are ministered to, that we would like to extend a ministry opportunity to you.

We recognize that there are those of you who would like to be able to share stories for our children, and there also those of you who would love to be able share a children’s story, but you are not sure you are able to especially in these virtually challenging conditions, if this is you, we’ve got you covered. The Children’s ministry in partnership with Communication and Media ministry are prepared to train and equip you with the resources and skills needed to be able to do so. To join this ministry, simply shoot an email to nbxsss@northbronxsda.org or for additional information you may contact Eld. Michelle Murdock, Sis. Dawn Brown or Sis. Dahlia Reid. Thanks in advance for your continued support.
 

Sabbath School Old and New:

The online version of Sabbath School has continued to grow weekly as hundreds tune in to study the Word of God. But although we are using new ways of delivering the message, we celebrate that several of our Sabbath School classes are still meeting electronically for old fashion prayer, fellowship, and study. Some classes have merged in order to further enrich the experience. Please check with your teacher for possible times when you can join your class for prayer.
 

Prayer Line:

We have all been blessed by the nightly Prayer Line Dynamic devotionals, and fervent prayer is offered to our Lord. Gather the family and join us in worship each night from 8-9 pm. Please don’t miss your blessing. Prayer line phone number: 617-793-8520.
 

Bible Study:

Do you desire to know more about the Word of God? Do you wish to experience freedom and power in your life? Have you wondered what God is saying to us during the time of the pandemic? Join the weekly Zoom Bible class, each Tuesday at 7pm. Meeting ID: 848 6949 1488          Password: 400657
 

Grief Support Ministry:

Have you experienced a loss recently? Perhaps you have lost a loved one or a job. You may be having difficulty eating, sleeping or carrying on with our regular routine. Perhaps you have questions about the love and efficacy of God. The North Bronx SDA Church offers a free Grief Support Ministry which is open to all regardless of faith. Call 732-742-0347 for more information.
 

Support for Media Ministry:

We praise God that our worship services are reaching hundreds of people around the country and around the world. Because of your continued support, we have been able to make significant upgrades to our audio equipment. This will ensure a cleaner and richer audio experience. Please continue to support this ministry with your donations.
 

Joseph’s Storehouse Receives Grant:

The Greater New York Conference has selected the North Bronx SDA Joseph’s Storehouse to be a primary food distribution site for the Conference. The Conference Community Services Director, Pastor Biazotto, visited Joseph’s Storehouse on Friday, July 9, 2020 to make the announcement to the staff. Through a joint venture with the Northeastern Conference, Greater New York will share 20,000 pounds of food weekly. Because of our proximity and our mission, Joseph’s Storehouse will be able to secure even more food to assist with our growing need. Thank you to the Conference, and especially to the staff and volunteers of Joseph’s Storehouse. Joseph’s Storehouse continues to serve 450 families per week making it one of the largest distributions in the Bronx.

Be safe. Be strong. Be blessed.
 

Pastor Dedrick Blue

Pastor Clavour Tucker

Pastor Melbourne Gregory


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COVID UPDATE 14

Greetings North Bronx Family,
We trust that you and your families are well and that you continue to remain safe from the deadly effects of this virus. In so many ways it would appear as if we have come into some very uncertain times, and to some degree we have. But as we continue to process and access the events happening around us, consider this as well, and remember, our God has not been quarantined.
 
The world is not without a ruler. The program of coming events is in the hands of the Lord. The Majesty of heaven has the destiny of nations as well as the concerns of His church in His own charge.
–Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 753 (1889).
 
In the great closing work we shall meet with perplexities that we know not how to deal with, but let us not forget that the three great Powers of heaven are working, that a divine hand is on the wheel, and that God will bring His purpose to pass.
–Evangelism, p. 65 (1902).
 
In the annals of In the annals of human history, the growth of nations, the rise and fall of empires, appear as if dependent on the will and prowess of man; the shaping of events seems, to a great degree, to be determined by his power, ambition, or caprice. But in the Word of God the curtain is drawn aside, and we behold, above, behind, and through all the play and counterplay of human interest and power and passions, the agencies of the All-merciful One, silently, patiently working out the counsels of His own will.
–Prophets and Kings, pp. 499, 500 (c. 1914).
 
Below you will find a few details we would like you to note.

Communion July 11:
The North Bronx SDA Church will be hosting its first virtual communion service on July 11, 2020. It will be an exciting interactive experience where members at home will be able to partake of the emblems of our Lord’s death and celebrate His resurrection power. The family will be able to follow, at home, the live church service and we will all partake of the emblems together. In preparation for this, we are asking you:
  1. To prepare and have your emblems of bread and wine ready, and
  2. Prepare and have your basins and containers ready to participate at the appropriate time. This will be a spiritual experience that you will not want to miss.
 
Graduation Celebration: July 11, 4pm:
COVID-19 has interrupted the graduation services of educational institutions leaving 2020 graduates disappointed. We understand that disappointment. The Education Department is sponsoring a virtual graduation celebration to laud the achievements of all of our 2020 graduates from elementary school through university graduate programs.

The English Ministries (Virtual) Convention 2020:
Join the English Ministries Convention July 18, 2020. It promises to be an event to remember! Mark the date and share this event with your friends. it will be live streamed on Greater New York Conference Facebook live and YouTube live. Speaker Dr. Abraham Jules, Special Address Dr. Rohann Wellington with Featured Artist Grammy Nominated J.J. Hairston.
You do not want to miss this convention.
 
Church Opening:
The North Bronx SDA Church is committed to your health and safety. As such we are constantly monitoring the public health information from the City of New York, the State and the CDC. The City has slowed down its phased opening of Phase 3. To date, restaurants, theaters, museums and indoor concerts and sporting events are still prohibited in the City. Therefore, we do not deem it prudent to open our doors to the public for regular services on July 18, 2020. 
As we consider the possibilities of reopening the doors of the building, we do realize that we shall have to adjust to a new normal and so here are a few things to keep in mind.
  • The church will be deep cleaned before and after each service
  • Temperature checks will be taken at the door
  • Social distancing and face coverings will be required at all times
  • We are asking those who may be in a high-risk category due to age, or health condition to enjoy the service at home until the city allows for full capacity with fewer restrictions.
    We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Sabbath School Old and New:
The online version of Sabbath School has continued to grow weekly as hundreds tune in to study the Word of God. But although we are using new ways of delivering the message, we celebrate that several of our Sabbath School classes are still meeting electronically for old fashion prayer, fellowship, and study. Some classes have merged in order to further enrich the experience. Please check with your teacher for possible times when you can join your class for prayer.

Police/Community Relations:
Pastor Ariel Manzueta, Youth Ministries Director of the Greater New York Conference, along with representatives from the Bronx Youth Federation, visited the 47th police precinct in the Bronx, to express gratitude to the Inspector and the officers for ensuring a safe and peaceful Prayer March for Justice and Peace on Sabbath, June 27, 2020. Approximately 300 persons from the Greater New York Conference joined the protest and prayer march which began on 212th and ended at Philadelphia Church. The marchers were received favorably by the community, who showed support by waving, honking their horns, and some even pausing with the marchers for prayer. The Chief Inspector of the 47th precinct personally marched the entire route, facilitating traffic and interacting with the marchers.

Prayer Line:
We have all been blessed by the nightly Prayer Line Dynamic devotionals, and fervent prayer is offered to our Lord. Gather the family and join us in worship each night from 8-9 pm. Please don’t miss your blessing. Prayer line phone number: 617-793-8520.
 
Bible Study:
Do you desire to know more about the Word of God? Do you wish to experience freedom and power in your life? Have you wondered what God is saying to us during the time of the pandemic? Join the weekly Zoom Bible class, each Tuesday at 7pm. Meeting ID: 848 6949 1488 Password: 400657
 
Grief Support Ministry:
Have you experienced a loss recently? Perhaps you have lost a loved one or a job. You may be having difficulty eating, sleeping or carrying on with our regular routine. Perhaps you have questions about the love and efficacy of God. The North Bronx SDA Church offers a free Grief
Support Ministry which is open to all regardless of faith. A new group will be starting July 15, 2020, but you must register at 732-742-0347.
 
Joseph’s Storehouse Receives Grant:
The Greater New York Conference has selected the North Bronx SDA Joseph’s Storehouse to be a primary food distribution site for the Conference. The Conference Community Services Director, Pastor Biazotto, visited Joseph’s Storehouse on Friday, July 9, 2020 to make the announcement to the staff. Through a joint venture with the Northeastern Conference, Greater New York will share 20,000 pounds of food weekly. Because of our proximity and our mission, Joseph’s Storehouse will be able to secure even more food to assist with our growing need. Thank you to the Conference, and especially to the staff and volunteers of Joseph’s Storehouse. Joseph’s Storehouse continues to serve 450 families per week making it one of the largest distributions in the Bronx.
 
Support for Media Ministry:
We praise God that our worship services are reaching hundreds of people around the country and around the world. Because of your continued support, we have been able to make significant upgrades to our audio equipment. This will ensure a cleaner and richer audio experience. Please continue to support this ministry with your donations.
 
Be safe. Be strong. Be blessed.

Pastor Dedrick Blue
Pastor Clavour Tucker
Pastor Melbourne Gregory

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