Due to the ever-growing national concerns and the guidelines established by the government, the Deacons of PYBC have decided to move our gatherings online until further notice. The service will be available on our Facebook page, YouTube, and at www.pybc.us. While our building will be closed, we invite you to join us online for our 10:30 a.m. service. This is not a decision we have made lightly or out of fear, but in faith for two primary reasons:
While COVID-19 is significantly impacting our
state, nation, and world, we are confident that God is still in control. There
has never been a moment when God was not sovereignly ruling and graciously
loving—even this is meant for good. We do want to encourage you all to take this
unique opportunity to serve our community well —be overly generous, abundantly
kind, and extra compassionate! You can help us get the word out to our
people by passing this note along, reaching out to friends individually, and
reposting on social media.
to watch for updates through all our communication channels.
Although President Trump's declaration on May 22nd that churches are now considered
"Essential" and may reopen, Governor Coumo's NY Forward Phased Reopening as of May 30th, still prohibits congregational meetings. ("congregations of groups for religious service or ceremony in excess of ten in-person participants remain prohibited" Executive order 202.10).
Our undertanding is that legally the state directives still take
precident as the recent Supreme Court ruling against two Californina
churches demonstrates. Romans 13:1-7 is the operative Biblical
principle for a believer"s relationship to the government and is our
basis for the decisions our board will make regarding resuming
congregational meetings. Therefore...