In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bethesda assembled a task force comprised of church leaders, staff and health care professionals to address the reopening of our church. With safety the primary focus, this team put together a plan that allows us to worship in person while adhering to guidelines set forth by our Bishop and Governor.
We currently have an Outdoor Service at 9am that follows the Connection Service format in our lower parking lot. Ushers will assist in socially distanced seating. Please bring a chair if you have one and even though it is safer outside than inside, we encourage you to wear a mask, especially moving from your car to where you will sit since there is a chance of coming closer to six feet with others. At 10:30am we offer an Indoor Service in the sanctuary that follows the Traditional Service format. This service also has socially distanced seating and face coverings/masks are required when inside any church building. We will continue to have a live stream service at 10:30am on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/bethesdaumcpowdersville .
As with most things amidst this situation, many of our programs are simply ‘on hold’. Several of our Sunday School classes and Bible Studies are meeting online and some are starting to meet back in person. Please call the church office to get more information or see the Calendar section or current Newsletter under the Announcements tab.