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The Sharing, Caring, Proclaiming Church

 

 

Hello!  Welcome to the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church and its Multi-Media Ministry! Thank you for visiting our Multi-Media website and checking us out online. We’ve created this section of our website to give you an idea of who we are and to help make your visit with us a pleasant experience. 

The Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of  the  Seventh-day Adventists worldwide family of Seventh-day Adventist Christian believers. The Adventist presence manifests itself in nearly every country of the globe. Administratively, the church is served through its 13 regional areas of the world. No matter where you find a Seventh-day Adventist believer, you will find them  adhering to the ideals described by the Bible; and their lives illustrating both faith in God and the church's commitment to the betterment of all human beings. Find out more about our faith at our What We Believe page. 

What To Expect

We know that choosing a home church is an important decision which can be difficult. You may be looking for a place to develop life-long friendships and relationships; or for Biblically-based messages addressing issues relevant to concerns in your life; or maybe you are looking for a church that has ministries for everyone in your family. Whatever your purpose, we believe we can be an encouragement to you and your family no matter where you are in life’s journey. If you are looking for a church family, we warmly invite you to join us for one of our services. We would love to have the opportunity to meet you and get acquainted.  VICTORY has a warm, family friendly, hometown feeling that invites all to worship and fellowship.   

Getting to us by roadways: VICTORY is located in the quiet Northeastern section of Bronx, in the state of New York, a.k.a "The Big Apple".  We are a few minutes from major highways as the Interstate 95 (I 95 North or South), the Major Degan Expressway (I 87 Nortn or South), the Bronx River Parkway (North or South) and twelve minutes from the magnificent and eclectic city - Manhattan, New York. For detail navigation by MapQuest or your navigation system the particulars are:  1271 Burke Avenue. Bronx, New York. 10469. Cross streets are Bouck and Burke (front entrance) or Bouck and Gunhill (rear entrance)

Getting to us by subway: If you care to travel by the New York Subway system, the Number 5 (Dyer Avenue/Wakefield)  subway line is the one to take.  Your stop will be at the Gunhill Road  Subway station. Upon exiting the subway make a left and head towards Burke Avenue. At Burke and Gunhill Road, make a left on Burke. Victory is one block away on the right.

When You Arrive

Once inside, you will be welcomed by our greeters who will direct you to the sanctuary as well as answer any questions you may have. In addition, they would be glad to arrange a brief tour of our facilities or a visit to any children or youth ministry classrooms that are of particular interest to you or your family. There are two entrances to the church, Burke Avenue (front)  and Gunhill Road (rear), we recommend, if you travel by car, using the Burke Avenue entrance as that entrance facilitates better navigation for parking.

Parking

Parking is available in our parking lot on the same location as the church.  Additional parking is available in the immediate blocks surrounding the church. We ask our members and visitors to be respectful while parking in the neighborhood by not parking at locations where parking is not allowed or  by not blocking driveways. VICTORY is nestled in a safe multicultural community.  Note:  if Handicap parking is needed please call or email ahead so that we may reserve parking spaces for that need.  Unfortunately, because or risk management purposes, we do not offer valet services but our Deacons on duty in our parking lot will be very happy to instruct you accordingly as needed 

As You Enter The Sanctuary

Ushers are available to assist you should you have any questions or special needs regarding seating or other general questions. Should special needs arise during the service, feel free to go to an usher to request assistance.  Once you enter VICTORY, the main sanctuary is immediately annex to our lobby entrance.  This level houses the Sanctuary, Church Office, Board Room, Mothers' Rooms, Coat Rack and Restrooms. On the lower level  is  the Fellowship Hall ( as you might guess the Fellowship Hall is  where we have  wonderful  times   eating, meeting new friends and enjoying good fellowship), Kitchen  (we have some great  meals prepared here),  numerous Classrooms for our children, our Choir Rooms and Restrooms.

During Each Morning Service

At Victory we offer various opportunities for you to worship. Our Sabbath School programs for children of all ages, along with our Adult Sabbath School fellowship classes begin at 9:15 AM. on Saturday  mornings. Our main worship service begins at 11:00 AM. You’ll hear both current and traditional hymns, choir numbers as well as other special musical presentations. In all of our worship services, our main focus is that you would come in and be a part of worshiping God, singing as a audience of one. On Sabbath (Saturday) our early morning  Power Hour (prayer sessions)  begins  at  8:30 am; and always includes a special time of sharing experiences, spiritual challenges and prayer requests. We conclude by 9:15 am with special prayer for all prayer requests brought. A warm, heartfelt welcome is always extended to visitors to share in this moment.  

Sabbath School (first corporate service for the day) starts at 9:15 AM immediately after our Power Hour. Adults and Young Adults meet in the main sanctuary; while our other youth and children meet on the lower level in classrooms for their Sabbath School. This service begins with songs of praise, Scripture text, prayer, report of activities in other mission fields, special musical presentations from our various wonderful singers, a review of the weeks Bible theme. This is a great time,  as everyone meet in small groups  to share ideas, ask questions, participate in great discussions  and experience the joy of been enlightened by God's words straight from the Bible. We close this session with other wonderful special music presentations, mission emphases and announcements. 

Our Major  Worship Services

Our traditional main worship service begins each Saturday promptly at 11:00 AM,  preceded by corporate announcements that can be found in the program bulletin provided each Sabbath (Saturday).  The worship format begins with an energized pastoral welcome. We won’t put you on the spot or call you to the front. We just ask that you fill out our “visitor’s card” and place it in the offering plate as it is passed, or take it to the welcome center after the service. This will help us keep a record of your visit with us. Please let us know if you wish to have an in-home visit from one of our pastors. This is followed by praise and worship, song of worship commencement, Scripture reading, corporate prayer, special songs, tithe  and offerings,  children story, special song, sermon and closing exercises. Each service is a unique experience and special services like Easter, Youth Services, Christmas and other special days are occasions never to be missed. You can find about some of these special services at our Services page. You are invited to meet the pastors in the foyer after the service and get to know other members and visitors.  You are also invited to join us in fellows at our scrumptious after service fellowship-luncheons in our Fellowship Hall.

Saturday Evening Services  ( (y t

At 4 PM ( 6 PM during the Summer) every Saturday afternoon our Youth Service - Adventist Youth Service (AYS) - are conducted by the youth. At this time the word of God is animated by our youth through music, drama and other exciting spirit-filled activities.  

Mid-Week Services

We offer a mid-week service called Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting every Wednesdays at 7:30 PM. Here the format may be similar to our Sabbath (Saturday) prayer worship sessions as above or it may feature discussions on Bible subjects, discussions on current events and their relationship to Biblical subjects. Sometimes we just meet to sing great songs and share testimonies from  members and visitors of  how God has been good, in the midst of life's  disappointments or challenges.

What are the Pastor’s Sermon Style?

The sermons, delivered by our Senior Pastor Easton G. Marks and our Associate/Youth Pastor Gregory A. Carrol, are relevant, creative and challenging. Our pastors are energetic and passionate communicators of God’s Word. They teach the timeless truths of the Bible with clarity, humor and real-life application using the awesome words of the Bible. Their messages are biblical and relevant to today’s changing culture, but the message of the Gospel never changes. At Victory our pastors are committed to “verse-by-verse” expository preaching through books of the Bible and passages of Scripture. Please visit our online sermons archives to get a better feel for our pastor’s preaching and teaching

Offerings

During the morning services (Sabbath School and Divine Hour) we do take offerings. From time to time we also take special offerings for various needs such as a benevolent fund for our church family as well as those in our community having a need. Please so do not feel any pressured to give. As a first-time visitor to Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church, you are our guest. We don’t expect you to contribute in the offering unless you feel led to do so. Feel free to sit back and relax as the offering plate is passed. 

 How Far In Advance Should I Arrive?

Allow about 15 to 20 minutes so that you can arrive in time to park, refresh yourself and be ready to worship with us before the services start. Our ushers will still be pleased to assist you with seating if you were a delayed. Sabbath School last about an hour and half, Divine Worship service last around two hours, Bible Class and Wednesday Night Meetings are normally an hour, and our Adventist Youth Services are so dynamic and interesting that you will want to stay as long as it lasts.

What Should I Wear?

In case you are wondering, some people attend wearing business-casual attire, men in suits and ties, ladies in formal attire, as well as some people wearing casual attire. Our emphasis is that of giving God your best. If your best is a suit, come visit Him at our church, if your best is jeans and a T-Shirt attire, come visit Him at our church. But more important than any clothing is the fact that God sees our hearts and that’s what He cares about; it’s not about the style of clothing we choose. 

Victory Is Alive! 

VICTORY is always alive with activities; from our  Youth, Children, Teens  and Sanctuary Choirs practices, to Youth Fellowship, Youth Drama Club, Pathfinder  and Adventurers Clubs (similar to Boys and Girls Scouts but with a spiritual component), Pathfinder Drum Core, Men's, Women and Singles Ministries, Multimedia,  Pastoral Counseling,  Community Outreach, just to name a few.    There is an activity for all ages - from the "old school"  to the  "new school". Our Deacons, greeters and ushers can always point you in the right direction. Look for a warm friendly face to guide you through VICTORY as we say - Welcome!

Now that we have prepared you for your visit, we sure hope you will feel at home when you stop by to visit - Soon!  If you need additional information, need us to remember you in prayer, need some spiritual help or just want to fellowship with us;  contact us by phone or email. We will be very please to talk with you or have the pleasure to personally say "Welcome to the Victory Seventh-day Adventist Church".

Hoping to see see you soon!

 

God loves you more than you know; and we love you too!

 Your Victory Family

 


 

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