COVID-19 Update

From Pastors Frank Sr and Jr:

We are obligated to obey governing authorities as long as it doesn’t contradict God’s Word. (Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.)

For this reason we as a church are following the mandated guidelines and not having gatherings over 10. However this does not take away from our responsibility to minister to the flock. God has appointed Pastor Frank Jr., and myself to be the shepherds of the flock that meets at Berean Calvary Chapel to help keep the flock together. (Matt 9:36-37: But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.)

Monday evening, and Tuesday morning I heard from the Lord to not distance myself from the flock but to shepherd them in different ways. I believe the flock needs more comfort and guidance than ever before. This is a time for all believers to be sobered in realizing how fast our world can change, and the importance and necessity of making the adjustments necessary to be effective in ministering to a confused world.

This is not a time to hide away in the cave of our personal security, but a time to minister in different ways until this ban is lifted. We need to see this development as an opportunity, not a road block. I believe this has sobered many people and might cause them to look for answers, and the only real answer is Jesus. This is not a surprise to God, in fact He foretold of times like this, and it is just one more reason we must lift up our heads.

Actions We’re Taking:

We will continue our live broadcast on Facebook and the BCC website for Sunday morning services at 9 and 11 as usual and the audio broadcast and podcast will also be available after each service is ended. In addition to this, we’ll be trying something new for Wednesday night Bible studies. We will be hosting an interactive webinar of sorts to facilitate our usual back-and-forth discussions of the Bible study topics.

Tithes and Offerings:

Please send your tithes and offerings by check payable to Berean Calvary Chapel to:
Berean Calvary Chapel
1 Calvary Rd
Kirkville, NY 13082

You can also donate right from the website now by clicking on the Donate button (shown below and at the bottom of the page) and you will be redirected to a secure donation page where you can send us your tithes, offerings and donations by credit card or PayPal account.

Helping Those in Need:

Many families are finding themselves in need with a global pandemic closing schools and businesses all around us.  Many older people wish to isolate themselves at home to stay safe, and they need to have food, medications and necessities delivered to them. We created this fundraiser so that those of us who are still working can support the needs of our families who are experiencing a sudden loss of income, and those who need to have supplies delivered to them. Click or tap on the image below to donate to this cause, request assistance or volunteer to help.

Video Broadcast:

The video broadcast is available from the Berean Calvary Chapel Facebook page here or from the Videos page on the Berean Calvary Chapel website here. We’ve also just added a YouTube channel where we’ll stream the video broadcast simultaneously here.

Audio Broadcast:

The audio broadcast will be available from the Berean Calvary Chapel website here. The podcast is also available here.

Bible Study:

Accessing the Bible study meeting is a bit more complicated, and will involve downloading an app on your smart phone or laptop. The virtual meeting will be hosted by Pastor Frank Sr on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM and the women’s Bible study will be hosted by Vi Thomas on Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM. The Wednesday night Bible study handouts will be available here, and the women’s Bible study handouts here.

Once you click or tap the button above, you will be redirected to the Zoom Cloud Meeting website and will be prompted to download their app. From a computer internet browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, etc.), it should automatically start downloading what you need, just follow the on-screen prompts to install the software. From a mobile device, you will be directed to the App store for your device automatically. From there, just install the Zoom app and you should be automatically directed to the discussion. If not, just return to this page and click the link again and it will redirect you to the discussion in the Zoom app automatically. The installation of the app will only be necessary for the first time you connect. After that, app will open and join the meeting automatically. If you have difficulty joining from the button above, you can go to directly and click the “Join a Meeting” button at the top of the page and enter meeting ID 305 560 7184 when prompted, then follow the on-screen instructions. You will also be prompted for a password now which is 739864.

We appreciate your patience as we go through this temporary transition to virtual meetings and live broadcasting and look forward to seeing you there.

-Praise the Lord!

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