Hello Yonkers Church family.
As you probably know by now, churches are now allowed to open their buildings for up to 10 people.
Our board recently voted to provide very simple prayer services four days a week. Each day will provide two sessions. We are scheduling an hour in between each session to provide enough time for the transition as well as disinfecting of areas in use.
Starting on Saturday, June 6
These times of prayer will be in affect:
Sunday 11:00am - 11:30am
Sunday 12:30am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday 3:30pm - 4:00pm
This is not designed to replace virtual Sabbath School and the online messages I have been providing here on this website. All those will remain in effect as they have been the last two months. This is an additional ministry that we are providing for members who wish to have face to face interaction. However the main purpose is to provide a prayer haven for the community.
We have ordered plenty of face masks from the Adventist Community Services and they have arrived. We encourage you to bring your own face coverings, however these masks will be provided for those who may not have any. These masks will be worn at all times while in the building.
Social distancing will be observed. To aid in this, these prayer services will be in the Middle Brook room.
Chairs will be set up at least 6 feet apart.
When conditions allow, instead of having the prayer service in the building, it will be held outside on the lawn with proper social distancing and masks.
Right now, NY State only allows for 10 people to be present within the building. When the state increases the limit we also will allow for more.
We are asking members that wish to be present to fill out the online form.
The conference has provided me with a 40 page document outlining the regulations of the New York State Department of Health and the Centers of Disease and Control Prevention (CDC). I have read this thoroughly. I studied it like I was preparing for a test. So I want to assure you we will be safe and will be complying with all their regulations. I have filled out the forms and I am happy to say that the Yonkers Seventh-day Adventist Church is the first SDA church in the Greater New York Conference to be approved. We will set the example for the rest of the conference
I encourage you to attend one of the sessions each week.
However I do recognize that we have a number of people who are at high risk due to health conditions and age. We are not encouraging you to attend. Please take advantage of the messages on my website.
For all others that are able to attend, click here to reserve your time. Getting together to pray is so important, especially in times like these.