Indoor Services:

In addition to live streaming sermons, we are pleased to announce that, after reviewing guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and Washington County, we are able to resume in-person worship services. As always, services begin at 10:30 am, and end between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.

As with everything in 2020, services will look a bit different as we comply with the OHA guidelines. For starters, we can have up to 50 people (including volunteers/staff) gathered in one building. For this reason, we will be meeting as two 50 person gatherings—upstairs in the sanctuary and a live simulcast to the gym. Once we reach the gathering limit per building, we will have to stop admitting people into that building. Please be patient and understanding with our greeters and ushers during this time.

We will be filling both buildings simultaneously. When you arrive, you can enter through the east doors for the sanctuary and the west double doors for the gym. The breezeway and entrances between the buildings will not be available at this time. Additionally, in order to maintain compliance with the OHA guidelines, we are asking that people remain in their building and also do not gather in the parking lot.

When you arrive, you will check in at the door, attendance will be taken, and any visitors will be asked to complete a brief connection card. After you have checked in, an usher will assist you with finding a seat.

Please remember to bring your mask or face covering, as they are required. We will have disposable masks available, as well, if needed. If you cannot or do not wish to wear a mask, we will still be streaming the service live on our website and via YouTube.

Childcare will not be provided at this time, but families are welcome to use the library and narthex in the sanctuary and the mirror room in the gym, if needed. Additionally, we will not be providing coffee, tea, or other beverages nor will the water fountains be available. You are more than welcome to bring your own drinks, though.

Initially, we will not have corporate singing during our service. We need some time to work out the logistics of how to incorporate singing, while balancing a number of details—including ensuring the safety of our attenders. We hope to begin singing corporately again starting in October (perhaps even sooner) once we have worked out these details. Please be patient with our teams as we work together to bring back corporate singing in a safe and timely manner. 

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 503-645-2106 or officemgr@bbcbethany.org.

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