TO AVOID PREDATORS or PEOPLE TRYING TO LURE YOUR CHILDREN
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.)
The Home and School Department is asking all youth to participating in Home and School Day on October 12, 2019 by researching, presenting and dressing as an Adventist Historical figure of their choosing. Tri-fold Poster boards are being provided for all participants. See Elder Angella Barrett or Elder Sandra Oates for more details or the research information.
- SAVE THE DATE- The 6th Annual Pastor Appreciation and Charitable Appreciation Dinner will be held on November 7th, 2019 @ 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.
- Adventurer Banquet is in November 10th, 2019. For more details please see Director Natacha Estiverne. Tickets are going fast. Reserve a seat now.
- Women's Ministry Arise and Shine Retreat is November 15-17, 2019 at the Trumbull Marriot Shelton. Registration info can be found at www.adventsource.com or by calling 1-800-732-7587
- SAVE THE DATE- Sunrise Choir's 44th Annual Choir Day and Christmas Celebration are coming soon!
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK...
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!
Pastor Dr. Andrew Philbert