A Message to the Greater Allen Cathedral Church Family


As we all know, the world is dealing with a very aggressive health crisis, and we are finding ourselves having to make adjustments that are unprecedented and unexpected. On Thursday, the governor of New York declared that because we have seen this virus move to “pandemic” proportion, houses of worship must not allow more than 500 people to gather in their sanctuary. Considering this mandate and the news coming from Center for Disease Control, we have prayerfully decided to encourage our members and friends to join us for worship by way of streaming.

This decision not to hold our usual services was not an easy one to make because we love coming together for worship, but we believe with all of our hearts that this is the wisest and safest thing to do. The health and well-being of our church community is our primary concern.   Hence, beginning Sunday, March 15,  and until further notice, we will not hold gatherings in person. We will, however, live stream our 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m services; which are not open to the public. We will not have a 7:00 a.m. service. You may join us by logging on to our church website, www.allencathedral.org, or downloading our church app from iTunes or Google Play.

We are also cancelling all weeknight activities, bible studies and rehearsals until further notice. Please check our website for updates and special announcements.  Stay in touch with ministry leaders for ministry updates.

We are asking that you join us as we come together for prayer on Monday-Friday at 8:00 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.  The call in number is, (929) 436-2866, conference code 704 045 218#.  

It is our prayer that we will be able to resume our regular worship services in the near future, but in the meantime, we must remember we are the people of God who have been called by God to lift the name of Jesus in the world.  We will continue to monitor this situation and we will do our very best to make decisions that reflect our love and commitment to our church family and the community.  In spite of this situation, we encourage you to pray without ceasing, worship in private and with family, and maintain that your hope is in the Lord. Let us pray for the world, world leaders, this nation, our city, and our church family. Pray for those who are ill, and for their families.  Know that we will get through this.  Wash your hands regularly, eat healthily, take wise precautions and be informed.

May God bless and keep us all as we walk in assurance that our God is a keeper, a healer, and provider.

In Faith and Joy,

Pastors Floyd and Elaine Flake