Tomorrow is the first day of the week
First day of the month
First day of the year
First day of the rest of your life.
Let's start off strong by reading together the story of Jesus.
Every day for this first week of the year Pastor Wayne will be providing devotional thoughts from the book of Mark.
This is a unique series that blends video and in person discussion.
This series is designed to build the foundation to a relationship with God.
In order to participate in this series you have to register to host a site or attend one of the sites.
Once you are granted access you can log in to your account
in order to view the videos and material:
A 2007 Yahoo survey found that people are twice as likely to consider breaking up between Christmas and Valentines than any other time in the year. Just recently I was contacted by a member from another church who wanted to break up with her long time relationship but didn't feel comfortable going to her own pastor, because she didn't want her pastor to know what was going on in her private life. Now it is perfectly okay to come and speak to me if your marriage is struggling or any other need for counseling. However some situations are so serious that it is perhaps best to seek for more professional counseling. While I practice confidentiality, perhaps you would prefer to speak to someone who doesn't know you and the people that you know. Here is a Directory of Adventist Counselors in North America
I encourage you to look into this service if you are dealing with:
Another tool that is available is an online couple's assessment that is provided through the Prepare Enrich program. In order to gain access you need to go through a licensed facilitator in the program. I am personally certified through this program and can set up an account for you. Contact Me if you want more information.
If you prefer to work on your relationship on your own. I have two workbooks that I can recommend. I do suggest that it is best in serious circumstances to seek a counselor, but some are just looking for a way to simply improve their relationship. In that case:
Workbook for those who are already married
I believe all couples should do a workbook like these. God bless you during this time. While couples around the country are falling apart, may yours get stronger.
Here is a message a letter I received from our conference:
"We have received several questions this week asking if there are any new regulations regarding church services.
As far as I know there have been no new rules given this week.
Remember that if your church is in a Red Zone you are limited to 25% of capacity or 10 people,
whichever is less.
If you are in an Orange Zone, you are limited to 33% of capacity or 25 people, whichever is less.
All others are limited to 50% of capacity.
Check this website if you need to determine if you are in a Red or Orange Zone:
Covid Hotspot Lookup "
I checked this website, and neither Yonkers, Bedford Park, or Wingdale Church are in any of the restricted zones.
Click on your specific church on the side or bottom of this page for more specific updates.
This is a free online course that is taking place on ZOOM video conference.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
For those who registered already, you can find the zoom link in your email.
Yonkers Church is open every week for Sabbath School, the Worship Service, and the afternoon youth program.
Wingdale church is open every week. Service includes Sabbath School and the Worship Service.
Bedford Park in person service is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Other weeks are only on Zoom.
There is now an option to host or join a house series.