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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