What to Expect on a Sunday

What time is Church?

Starting August 16, 2020 we are moving forward to two (2) services.  Service time will be 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  We ask that you register ahead of time to save your spot since there is limited seating.

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What are you doing in response to COVID-19?

Our priority is to create a safe and enjoyable experience here at Bethel Brandon.  Just a few of the actions we are taking:

  • We have increased the routine cleaning of high-touch, hard surface areas.

  • Physical distancing of two meters.

  • Providing hand sanitizer at all entrances and main areas of the building.

  • Following all recommendations of the local health authority.

  • Masks will not be required starting Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Manitoba Health is lowering Prairie Mountain Health region to the COVID-19 caution level (yellow), according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. This is in response to an improved situation in the region.

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What is the parking like?

When you arrive at Bethel for one of our services, you can park in the front parking lot and use the west entrance.  We have temporarily closed our main entrance at the front in response to COVID-19.  There is good signage to help you find your way.  We also have marked Wheelchair and Seniors parking spaces.

 

Where do I go?

There will be some friendly people to say hello, and guide you to the touchless check in process and answer any questions you might have.  They will also explain and help you with our new seating arrangement.  If you have children, they will tell you about the Kids @ Bethel Children’s Ministry or you can choose to keep them with you in the main auditorium.

 

Where do my children go?

If you have children, we have a wonderful Children's Ministry during our Sunday morning services.  During check-In, we will ask you to fill out a short registration form and we will give you a name tag for your child(ren).  During the summer months, we have classes for 6 months to Grade 4*.

We have developed a safe, clean and loving environment for your children.  All of our volunteers and staff are screened and trained to work with children.  We want you to know your children are safe and well cared for. If your children are shy, they're welcome to attend the adult service with you, but most children really enjoy the children's classes.

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*Our full Children and Youth Ministry will resume September 13, 2020.

 

How should I dress?

You'll notice that everyone is dressed comfortably, in anything from jeans and sneakers to suits or office casual.  You should wear what you're comfortable wearing.

 

What's the music like?

The service usually begins with some upbeat music.  The worship team is made up of very gifted musicians. We sing most of the current music and some older hymns too.  We use a variety of instruments including piano, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and occasionally violin, mandolin and saxophone.

If you don't know the songs, the words are displayed on screens for your convenience.  We like to incorporate multimedia into our service, so you may see videos and stage lights in the service.

 

Will we ask for money?

We do provide an opportunity for our regular attendees to give an offering each week.  We believe that tithes and offerings are an important part of the believer's relationship with Jesus Christ.  Please don’t feel compelled to give, we hope you'll simply be our guest.  We do hope you'll fill out the digital connect card during the service.  We would love to be in touch and see how you are doing and if there is anything we can pray for.

 

What is the preaching like?

The messages are interesting, enjoyable, and relevant to daily life.  The message will always be Biblically based.  Hopefully, you'll laugh at times and maybe feel a tug at your heart too – our goal is to invite you to a life that matters.

 

How long is it?

We focus on spending quality time in God's presence but also honouring your time.  Each service will be an hour. The 9:30 a.m. service ends at 10:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. service ends at 12 p.m.  After the service, we will instruct you in our new exit protocol to help comply with Phase 4 of Manitoba’s Roadmap to Restoring Safe Service.  Parents, you can pick up your kids from their classrooms.  They will ask you for the pick-up tag you were given at check-in.  Children are only released to adults that have that pick-up tag which is unique to your family.

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