St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
1500 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Welcome!

Christ is in our midst!

Welcome to the web site of the St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church, a pan-Orthodox community that serves the community of Wappingers Falls, and the mid-Hudson Valley. Our church is a parish of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America. Here you can find information about our parish and its services and events. The service schedule section has the service, classes and events listed. The weekly bulletin is posted as well as the bi-monthly newsletter. Be sure to visit our "News & Events" section for upcoming liturgical, educational, social and fundraising events. Go to our Facebook page to see the Sunday Divine Liturgy live-streamed. 

Services and Events for the Week of March 1, 2021

The schedule of services and live-streamed events on the parish Facebook page this week are as follows: 

There will be Orthodoxy 101 classes on Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 PM. The class will be on discipleship.

On Saturday, March 6 at 5:00 PM we will have the Great Vespers. To sign-up go here.

On Sunday, March 7 at 9:00 AM we will have the Divine Liturgy. To sign-up go here.

The service schedule and sign-ups for the first week of Great Lent beginning March 15 are now posted on the parish site on sign-up genius.

PROCEDURES

Members of the parish are asked to sign-up on the link provided in the above post if they would like to attend the Vespers and/or Liturgy (limited to 30 people the church and 20 people in the hall and please sign up all family members who are attending including children). If you are not a member of the parish, please contact Fr. Eric to check on availability. If you would like to receive communion after Liturgy on Sunday, please email Fr. Eric (unlimited). He will NOT email attendees unless there is an issue. 

Please note that we have opened the church hall for services so any overflow of 20 adults will go to the church hall to watch the services via live-stream. The overflow will be allowed to receive communion. Anyone in the church hall for services will have priority to be in the church for the next service. The posted rules on attendance still apply.

Resources for Families for Great Lent: Our Journey to Pascha 2021

March/April 2021 Bi-monthly Newsletter

New Vaccine Information from Dutchess County

New Vaccine Information Form to Streamline
Dutchess County Vaccine Availability Notifications

Options available for those without Internet Access, including Seniors over 65 years old


Poughkeepsie, NY … Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro today announced the County’s Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has updated its notification system, refining the County’s system to better assist those looking for information about COVID-19 vaccine availability. The new form is available on the County’s vaccine information page: www.DutchessNY.gov/COVIDvaccine.

Residents who complete the new Vaccination Information Request Form will receive a notification when a vaccine appointment is available to them, based on eligibility, at a Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Point of Dispensing (POD) site. As it may be many months before an appointment is available based on current vaccine supply, residents will also receive weekly updates about New York State’s allocations to other area vaccine providers including pharmacies where they may have the opportunity to make an appointment.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “We are committed to helping every Dutchess County resident who wants a vaccine to get one. Residents who complete the form will receive a notification when we can offer them an appointment at one of our POD sites, hopefully preventing the stress and anxiety of having to watch for new appointments to open, only to see all appointments filled in seconds. It is important to remember that national vaccine supply remains very limited and it may be months before an appointment is available - as our County health department has been only receiving 600-700 doses per week and we have close to 100,000 currently eligible residents. Patience continues to be paramount as we work to vaccinate residents as quickly as we receive doses.”

The new DBCH Vaccination Information Request Form gathers more detailed information from residents to assess their eligibility, under New York State’s phased distribution program. As New York State continues to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and providing new directives to vaccine providers, including local health departments, the new vaccination information form will enable the County to notify eligible residents about vaccine availability in accordance with the State’s vaccine distribution guidance. Residents will be able to identify their eligibility category – including those 65 years and older, essential workers, and those with comorbidities.

Currently, under NYS vaccine distribution guidance, local health departments are directed to prioritize essential workers in Phase 1B of the State’s phased distribution process – including police, fire, teachers, grocery store workers, public transit personnel and others. Additionally, the Governor recently announced those with co-morbidities will be eligible for vaccination starting February 15th. As more information about the new expanded eligibility is provided to the County, the new Vaccination Information form will assist in ensuring the County is meeting the state required mandates about vaccine distribution to eligible populations.

The new Vaccination Information Request Form will replace current email notifications. As such, the more than 25,000 County residents who had previously signed up to receive such notifications are asked to fill out the new form with their updated information in order to continue receive notifications.

Those without internet access can call the Dutchess County Corornavirus Information Line at 845-486-3555 to hear weekly updates about vaccine availability by selecting Option 1. Those over 65 years old can then choose to be connected with the Office for the Aging to be added to notification lists about appointment availability.

This form does not pre-register individuals for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, though the updated information received will be added to a County notification list, and those registered will receive email or text message updates from Dutchess County about when and where appointments will be available.

Dutchess County continues to provide updated information about COVID-19 vaccine availability on its webpage www.DutchessNY.gov/COVIDvaccine. This webpage includes status updates, as the County receives information from New York State, about allocations for the week and current appointment availability.

Donations for Soles4Souls

Soles4Souls distributes gently used shoes and clothing and provides business training to entrepreneurs in developing countries, providing them with a way to generate income and their communities access to affordable footwear. Due to Covid, it is not possible right now to hold a drive at church. However, there are 2 ways individuals can donate on their own. 
 
1) Shoes only (https://soles4souls.org/give-shoes): There is a DSW in the Poughkeepsie Galleria (845-298-1300) but if that's not convenient put in your zip code to find a participating DSW near you. You might want to call your store first regarding dropoff specifics. The Poughkeepsie Galleria store ask that you bring them in a plastic bag. Tell the cashier if you're a member of their loyalty program - they will give you awards points for the donation.. 
 
2) Shoes and clothing (https://www.zappos.com/e/soles-4-souls): the Zappos for Good program provides free shipping of up to 50 lbs. Print out a mailing label and drop off the box at your local UPS facility.
 
The links provide more information on the goals of this organization and further instructions on how to donate.