RESPONSE TO COVID-19
HERE’S HOW BPC IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
We continue to look forward to being together & seeing familiar faces and new faces as we are gathering for in-person worship services. First, we recognize that not everyone will be comfortable coming back to the building for the worship service and we are excited for you to join us from home!
If you do plan on coming in-person, here are a few things you can expect before you arrive:
UPDATED (1/14/2022) COVID PROTOCOL IN LIGHT OF THE OMICRON VARIANT FOR AT LEAST UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY
Social Distancing required by family or pods
No singing during worship
No food or beverage in the Sanctuary, during Adult Ed, nor fellowship time
No Adult Ed for the next 3 weeks
If you have been exposed or are feeling ill, please join us for worship online. AND don’t forget to register to join us for in-person or sign in when you arrive.
BEFORE YOU COME
We kindly request you to stay home if you or any member of your household are feeling ill or exhibiting any COVID symptoms no matter how mild or severe. If you have concerns about your health we encourage you to watch our Livestream service each Sunday by clicking on the “Watch Now” option on the homepage.
DURING OUR INDOOR & OUTDOOR GATHERINGS
The Session and Staff have agreed that BPC will be following the CDC Revised Guidelines. Effective Friday, August 27, masks will be required on Bethany Presbyterian Church campus regardless of vaccination status. Children under the age of 5 do not need to wear a mask. Social distancing is required whenever you are with people who are beyond your own bubble group. No proof of vaccination will be required. Thank you for your continued prayers for God’s wisdom and guidance as we strive to make God-honoring decisions while lovingly leading God’s people here at Bethany.
Worshipping outdoors is one of the most inviting and Covid-Safe options that embodies the Gospel message of “Loving God and Loving others”. It also reflects BPC’s commitment to be a family of faith that cares deeply for one another.
Currently, Bethany’s Kids is available for kids ages 4-10. Bethany Kids is designed to be a safe place where kids can have fun learning foundational Biblical truths and how it applies to their life today. Kids will worship with their family and then be dismissed before the sermon to Bethany Kids. We are also currently working toward safely opening the Nursery for kids up to 4 years old.
The Nursery will be available for parents with children up to 4 years old for diaper changes, nursing, or a place for your little one to play while you are still able to watch the worship service.
In these uncertain times we want to do everything we can to help you make the right decision about choosing to worship with us in-person or from home. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 503.645.1166 or email@example.com.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/index.aspx
Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide Outdoor Mask Requirements: