It is not enough to escape evil. We must protect others from evil by actively displacing evil with mercy, goodness, hope, and love. This is the goal of the Community Bible Study.
We welcome ALL people of good will, regardless of belief or non-belief, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or age to help spread hope, goodness, and light throughout our neighborhoods as we explore mercy, love, and holiness through the Bible.
Please join us and make a difference in our small part of the world.
Every second and fourth Thursday night from 7:30 until 9:15 with refreshments for those dashing in from work (and everyone else, too!).
There is normally a short break mid-study.
Saint Vincent de Paul School Cafeteria 1510 De Paul Street Elmont, NY 11003 +1 (516) 352-2127
When facing the buildings from De Paul Street, the school is the building furthest to the left.
The school is an "L" shaped building and the entrance to the cafeteria is in the corner of the "L"
Saint Vincent de Paul School is north of Hempstead Turnpike between Plainfield Ave / Elmont Rd and Covert Ave / Meacham Ave
Coming from the West, pass the Elmont Public Library and make the next left onto Westgate.
Coming from the East, make a right onto Westgate. If you have passed the Elmont Public Library, you have gone too far.
There is a large sign for Saint Vincent de Paul at the entrance to Westgate.
Follow Westgate and bear left. At the traffic circle, continue to Virginia Dr.
Make the first right onto De Paul St. and the school is the first driveway on the left.
Bring your Bible (if you do not have one, we often have Bibles available for free).
Any reputable translation will do as we will use many different translations during the study.
Bring a pen or pencil for notes. Tables are available for most of the seating.
Bring your friends and family!
Handouts are provided for all sessions.
Both the handout notes and the Bible verses are projected.
Videos of all studies are posted on our web site for those who miss a session and for those unable to attend.
All sincere questions are welcomed and encouraged.
Question forms are available before, during, and after the study.
Written questions are encouraged since they allow for research and a more thorough answer but verbal questions from the floor are also welcome.
Questions make our exploration of scripture more thorough and balanced and also help our speakers to know if they are not being clear so please ask away.
We do serve light refreshments before, during, and after the study. We recognize that many participants are coming to study after a busy day with no time to eat and that others may simply need a quick pick me up to stay awake after a hard day. Tables are available with most seating and the setting is intentionally informal. Getting up during the study to grab a bite is perfectly acceptable.
The parking lot is immediately adjacent to the cafeteria entrance with no steps or barriers.
There is one wide flight of stairs down to the cafeteria. We are awaiting approval to install a chair lift but it is not yet installed.
The bathroom facilities are NOT wheelchair accessible but do have handicapped rails.
Parents are welcome to bring their children including very young children.
We have special seating with extra space and mats for parents with very young children. Please bring QUIET toys or books to keep them amused.
Older children are also welcome to listen, read, play quietly, or do homework. We do NOT yet have Internet access in the cafeteria but do anticipate adding this service.
We extend a special invitation to teenagers and young adults.
Your questions are often the most insightful and unencumbered. Consequently they enrich us all.
Please come and ask all those questions either you hesitate to ask or others hesitate to answer!