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158 Myers Corners  Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Dutchess County
845/298-8481

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Family Bible Hour (Sunday School): 9:00 am – ZOOM
SUNDAY MORNING Worship: 10:30am – Streamed Drive in Worship at 11 am
SUNDAY EVENING – ZOOM – open forum, 4-7 pm
WEDNESDAY Women’s Bible Study – 7:00 pm ZOOM Mtg
Men’s Prayer: 7:00 pm ZOOM Mtg
THURSDAY Woman’s Bible Study Repeat – 7 PM ZOOM Mtg

Welcome to the Grace Bible Church website. We are glad you have found us. Below are the changes we have made due to government mandated closures. As of 5/23/20 churches in NY are now allowed to have drive-in worship services and indoor meetings of up to 10 people (with distancing requirements). We will take maximum advantage of both.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – In person and Zoom meeting,  Sunday mornings  at  9:00 am (EDT)  – (no streaming)

WORSHIP SERVICE – Sunday mornings at 10:30 am (EDT),   Streaming on our youtube page.     DRIVE-IN Worship Service @ 10:30 am (See below)

OPEN FORUM ZOOM with Pastor Harris – This Sunday Afternoon 2-4 pm.  Ask questions, discuss issues, see each other – come when you can, leave when you must.

DEEPER INTO THE SERMON – discussion group – in person and Zoom meetings on Monday’s  at 7:30 pm. Email Church office for an invitation to the meeting. Discussion questions can be found at the Think About It section at the end of the sermon notes (Link, top left sidebar).

LADIES BIBLE STUDY – Zoom meetings: Wednesday’s at 7:00 pm (EDT). The same study will be repeated Thursday evenings   at 7:00 pm (EDT). Email Church office for an invitation to the meeting. Email Diane Harris or the church for the Study questions.

MEN’s PRAYER – In person and Zoom meeting: Wednesday’s @ 7 pm. Email the church for the Zoom link.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – In person and Zoom meeting, First & Third Saturdays at 8:00 am (EDT).  Email Ed Colon or the church for the zoom meeting link and study questions.

DRIVE-IN Worship Service. Though not ideal, it is very encouraging to at least see one another and participate in corporate worship. I preach from a location so that I can be seen by those in their cars. Our restrictions are the same as those for drive-in theaters which are now allowed in NYS.  (See: Medical Restriction protocols and ministry plans). We will continue to open up to the maximum extent possible following legal counsel that is willing to back us up. Our priority will be on having the maximum number of people participate. (PLEASE NOTE: President Trump’s announcement 5/22 about churches being essential is encouraging and helpful, but the President does not have authority to either open or close churches unilaterally. We are still stuck under NY & local laws).

Some Personal Comments: May own back ground is biology including classes covering epidemiology and experimental design and I am married to a public health nurse. I will be direct. The virus is not nearly as deadly as government incompetence and over reaction due to media hype. Gov. Cuomo’s directive putting COVID-19 positive patients into nursing facilities caring for the elderly and those already medical compromised was unconscionable. Government incompetence about what is or is not “essential” is destroying our economy, society and lives due to drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, suicide, and postponed “elective” surgeries that would have otherwise extended life. They are following modeling that has already been disproven and not science. Mainstream news reports block counter evidence to the politically correct line while hyping and faking the stories they do report.

Pray for those who are being so severely impacted by all of this not only locally but around the globe where similar actions are now leading directly to starvation. Pray for those in authority that they will repent and turn to truth to end the unnecessary oppression.  The power of the Lord Jesus Christ gives hope to people in any situation, so pray that God’s people will continue to find ways to proclaim the gospel even in the current restricted environment.

We are looking forward to the day when we can again gather together within our facilities. The following four  sermons, two papers and link page are helpful to regain and keep a godly perspective . Links to sermons & papers related to the virus crises,  *Godly Wisdom During a Medical Threat,   *Foundations of Wisdom, *Finding Peace in a Time of Fear, *Authority & Submission  *Remaining Calm in a Time of Panic,  *Ideas Concerning being Stuck at Home due to Virus Regulations  *Click here for rational responses and resources concerning SARS-CoV-2.  These are our Medical Restriction protocols and ministry plans

Click on More about the church for information such as a brief introduction to GBC, our Doctrinal Statement, Constitution, Policies,  missionaries and testimonies. Click on Helpful resources for information on living the Christian life, Bible study aides and links to other sites. The search box at the top left will help you find the sermon topics and passages which would be of interest to you. Our worship service is webcast and posted on Youtube (click here) and we also post to  SermonAudio.com (click here)

Pastor Harris has concluded the Life Of Christ series after seven years and 232 sermons. It was a wonderful chronological study of all four gospel accounts.  He is now doing a series of various topics he has been asked to address. The details can be found on the Tentative Sermon Schedule page. These will be followed by studies of the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. (If you would like to subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly sermons via e-mail, Click Here)

Our Annual Celebration and Business meeting was January 26. Our written reports of what God did at GBC in 2019 and our hopes for 2020 be down loaded by  Clicking here – 2019 GBC Annual Report.

Our  School Year Ministries have either ended or are currently postponed. See below for descriptions of specific ministries and resources available online.

Kids4Truth, our ministry to children grades pre-K – 8th, is held on  Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  It is currently postponed until we are allowed by the government to meet again. To learn more about it and to register on line, click here -Kids4Truth. This ministry will resume when the virus crisis restrictions have been lifted.

Practical Theology Class.  This class has concluded, but you can go to our youtube channel to watch the discussions about subjects such as Church government, Pastoral Priorities, Church discipline, Baby Dedications (instead of infant baptism), Role of Women, Biblical concepts of Missions, Stewardship, Lawsuits, Divorce & Remarriage, Christian Liberty, Manifestations of true Salvation, Abortion, Human Sexuality, Political Activism, Humanitarian activities, Drugs / Alcohol / Addictions, Smoking / Physical care of the body, Gambling, Racism / Prejudice / “Social justice.”   Click here for Link to Practical Theology Class page

Simply a Slave of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Pastor Scott L. Harris

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