What to Expect as We Begin Indoor Worship Services this Sunday

Greetings Bethany Family!

We are excited to share with you that this Sunday, October 18th, we move our services back indoors!

With this move, there is much to consider and our leadership has prayed for months now over how to best make this transition. Acknowledging that there is no “perfect” plan, below is our plan to transition to indoor services. Please note that the 8:30am service is an “Elevated Precaution” service and the 10:00am service is a “Mild Precaution” service. Continue reading for explanations for both of those terms and what to expect. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us—we want to hear from you!

We love you and look forward to seeing you!

The Bethany Leadership Team


Sunday Morning Services

8:30am – 9:30am | First service is under Elevated Precaution.

  • Masks are required throughout the building and 6’ social distancing should be maintained whenever possible.
  • No Nursery or Children’s activities will be provided. Families are welcome to sit together in the sanctuary or take advantage of the seating in the Gym – which will be a Mild Precaution environment at all times.
  • Sanctuary seating will be facilitated by the ushers, with every other row closed off.
  • Enter the sanctuary seating area by one of the two side aisles and move as far into the row as possible. Maintain two empty seats between groups.
  • Masks may be removed once you are seated and not singing. They should be worn when singing and when moving anywhere in the building.
  • When exiting the sanctuary, you can use the center and side aisles, but please be aware of others.
  • Please exit the sanctuary and building in a timely manner, as the building will switch to Mild Precaution at 9:45am.

Elevated Precaution conditions are in place from 7:00am to 9:45am on Sunday morning.

 


 

10:00am – 11:15am | Second service is under Mild Precaution.  

  • Throughout the building, masks or 6’ social distancing are encouraged, but not required.  Mask usage is at the discretion of each family.
  • Sanctuary seating will be facilitated by the ushers, with every other row closed off.
  • Enter the sanctuary seating area by one of the two side aisles and move as far into the row as possible. Please leave no more than one seat between groups.
  • When exiting the sanctuary, you can use the center and side aisles but please be aware of others.
  • Families are welcome to sit together in the sanctuary or take advantage of the seating in the Gym.
  • Please note that if you enter the building prior to 9:45am, you need to wear a mask and comply with the Elevated Precaution standards.

Nursery and Children’s Sunday School (available only during the 10:00am service time) – Crawlers through 6th grade available during second service only (no infants)

  • Nursery will be available on a limited basis for Crawlers through 2 Year Olds.
  • The Nursery is an Elevated Precaution area with masks and distancing expected for adults only.
  • The Children’s Wing is a Mild Precaution area, but masks are encouraged for adults during drop-off and pick-up.
  • For more information on Nursery and Children’s Sunday School, please see the website – https://bethanycentral.org/connect/children/childrens-sunday-school/

 

Building & Services Throughout the Week

During the week, the building is considered to be under Mild Precaution, with masks or 6’ social distancing encouraged but not required.


General Reminder

Please follow the CDC and local Health Services recommendations –

  • Wash your hands often with soap & water, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Monitor your health – Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms.

Please stay home if you show any symptoms and/or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.