You may wish to consider some of the following to reinforce with your children:

  • Discuss predatory lures that are commonly used, i.e. asking for assistance, lost pet, bribery, authority figures, faking an emergency about a family member, etc.
  • Encourage your children to travel in groups, be aware of their surroundings and be alert.
  • If your children are approached by a stranger they should not engage in a conversation and answer any questions and they should obviously never get into another person’s vehicle without parental consent.
  • Other good tactics include three basic rules if engaged, “drop” anything they are carrying that may slow them down, “holler” and make as much noise and commotion as possible and “run” to a safe location where other adults are. Report any luring incidents by calling 911.
  • Encourage your child to trust his/her intuition and take action if he/she senses danger. Tell your child not to worry about being polite, to make a lot of noise, and to run away, scream, shout, or punch back at anyone that approaches them physically. Teach the “NO-GO-TELL system. Your child should; 1) Say NO if someone tries to touch her/him or make them feel scared or uncomfortable; 2) GO quickly away from the situation; and 3) TELL a trusted adult.
  • When your child is old enough to go out alone, demand that he/she tell you the three
  • ‘W’s”; WHO I am going with; WHERE I will be; WHEN I will be returning home. Make sure your child informs you anytime plans may change.
  • Establish home and phone safety rule. When your child is old enough to stay home alone, he/she should keep the door locked and never answer questions over the phone or at the door.
  • Be aware of your child’s Internet activities. Predators use online chat rooms and other Internet resources to arrange face-to-face meetings with children. Many Internet service providers have parent-control options to block certain material from coming into your child’s computer.



Ongoing Community Bible Class 

  • Berea Nyack SDA Community Bible Class every WEDNESDAY @6pm- 7pm (followed by Prayer Meeting at 7pm- 8pm.) Congratulations to the 1st Graduating Class of seven participants of this Bible Course. We eagerly await your participation.


  • NOVEMBER 7TH, 2019- The 6th Annual Pastor Appreciation and Charitable Appreciation Dinner will be held @ 6:00pm at the Nyack Seaport. Nyack Headstart will be this year's recipient of the charitable appreciation. Tickets will soon be available for purchase. Each member is asked to sell 5 tickets.
  • NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019- Sunrise Choir's 44th Annual Choir Day  and culmination of the Pastor Appreciation Day will be during Divine Worship. Come and celebrate this ministry with us!
  • NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019- Adventurer Banquet. For more details please see Director Natacha Estiverne. Tickets are going fast. Reserve a seat now. 
  • NOVEMBER 15- 17TH, 2019- Women's Ministry  Arise and Shine Retreat is at the Trumbull Marriot Shelton. Registration info can be found at or by calling 1-800-732-7587.


  • DECEMBER 1, 2019- Berea SDA Church 2020 OFFICER'S WORKSHOP. All Department heads are expected to be in attendance and have any departmental calendar items to present. Time to be announced!
  • DECEMBER 7- 14TH, 2019- FALL WEEK OF PRAYER will be held this week. We will start the week's events with a baptism on December 7th, 2019. There will be a AYS Social to usher the close to the Sabbath on December 14th, 2019.
  • DECEMBER 21, 2019- Berea's Annual Christmas Experiential Celebration!


  • April 16-19, 2020- BAYDA ADVENTURER FUN ESCAPE is at  LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center, 1 Ridgecrest Drive, Ridgecrest, NC 28770. The Black Adventist Youth Directors Association (BAYDA) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will host its forth Adventurer United Spring Escape designed to spiritually impact the lives of children. This national family event is geared to provide educational seminars and activities that will help shape positive futures for our children. All Adventurers (4-9), Adventurer Leaders, and parents or caregivers (21+) are invited to attend. Registration is now open!


  • AUGUST 11- 15, 2021- UNITED YOUTH CONGRESS in ORLANDO, FLORIDA. This event, which we hold in different parts of our North American Division conference every five years, targets young people who are of middle school, high school & college age. In it, we promote career planning, drug awareness, sexual abstinence until marriage and a host of other programs and seminars of an academic, as well as, a spiritual nature.  Registration will open August 2020.





Started in the late 1920’s as a mission, the Berea SDA Church (NY) located at 67 South Broadway in Nyack  has grown, through much prayer and hard work. Even now, almost 100 years later, God’s work in this community continued.  We invite you to join our family each Sabbath as we learn together- more about our Creator and Savior.

We are a faith based community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us all whole-Our Lord Jesus Christ.


Join Us here at 67 S. Broadway (across from the Nyack Post Office):

Church at Study Sabbath School- Saturdays  at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Sabbath Divine Worship Service - Saturdays at  11 am- 1 pm

Bible Study Class- Saturdays at 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm

Community Bible Study Meetings at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings at 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm



To learn more about us, our ministries, or what we believe, you can visit our About Us page or like us on Facebook.

It is always a blessing to have visitors worshiping with us. However, you are only a visitor here once. From here on out, you are family!

Sermons are live streamed each Sabbath between 11 am and 12 pm on our Facebook page.

Visit us! We are praying for  you to come and spent time with us, leave feeling encouraged, feeling God's love, and come back week after week. We are looking forward to meet you!  See you soon!


"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Pastor Dr. Andrew Philbert

Pastor Dr. Andrew Philbert is a native of the Spice island of Grenada, WI and an ordained minister of the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
He has served in the role of Pastor in Grenada as well as Elmont Temple SDA Church, Staten Island SDA Church, First Rosedale Mission, New Brighton Community SDA Church, and Stapleton Hispanic Mission here in Staten Island, Long Island, and Queens; and also as Principal at the Bethel and Flatbush Schools.
He also achieved his Doctorate at  Universidad de Montemorelos on May 19, 2019  as the ‘first-fruits’ of 16 ‘history-making Northeastern Conference Ph.D graduates’ - affirming the vision and work of the pioneers for the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. 
Pastor Dr. Philbert is married to his beautiful wife, Edlyn and they have 2 children.

10 minute Daily sabbath school lesson review