Loving One Another Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Important Update:

 
Beginning May 31, we will begin having in-person services again at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 8:45am and 10:30am. Each service is now at 50% capacity, but we don’t see the need to have anyone RSVP at this time. We will continue hosting LIVE services on Sundays at 8:45am. Watch here!
 
 
We know that it may be difficult to sort out all of the information coming at us concerning the coronavirus. But, we encourage you to continue to look to the CDC for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
 
What can you expect during phase one of our reopening?
  • Live Online Services will continue at 8:45am for those who feel more comfortable staying home.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Seating will be at 33% capacity (approx. 75 people) with every other pew taped off.
  • Masks are optional, and will not be provided.
  • Restrooms will be open for emergencies for one occupant at a time.
  • Building will be cleaned after services.
  • No Sunday School, nursery, children or youth ministries until further notice.
In times like these, it’s important for us to remember who we are. We are not those who live in fear, and we are also not those who look down upon or ridicule people who do have fear. The truth of God’s Word compels us to be people who live in peace, with sound mind, who make decisions based on God’s glory and love for our neighbor.
 

How do we love one another in this time?

  • Practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly!
  • Connect in the ways we can. Send someone a text just to say you’re praying for them. Video chat with your small group. Or just simply pick up the phone and call someone. Especially reach out to those who are must at risk during this time and may not be able to get out at all.
  • Pray for one another. We don’t know how this will continue to impact everyone in our church or our community. Many are struggling with job loss or job furlough. Pray for the health and well-being of our community and our country.
  • Pray for our church leaders that we will continue to make wise choices in the days ahead. 

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. — Philippians 4:4-9