The Journey Back
Bethel Brandon's Response To Reopening, February 2021

Yes, that isn’t a lot of people but we wanted to start somewhere. We are also having a midweek service.

Registration for the Sunday services will be on the events page week by week on Thursdays at 9 a.m. until the capacity limit is increased by Manitoba Health.   

Registration for the Midweek services will also be on the events page.

We are looking forward to meeting and enjoying time together. Church will continue to look a bit different because our priority is to create a safe and enjoyable experience here at Bethel Brandon for you, other guests and volunteers.  

Your safety and the safety of our volunteers and staff is very important to us. Some of the precautions we are taking:

  • All Bethel Brandon services will be a touchless experience, and all high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services.
  • We are providing hand sanitizer at all entrances and main areas of the building.
  • Limiting the number of people we have in the building per service.
  • We have a registration process online to help guarantee your spot.
  • We have an entrance and exit process.
  • We are following all recommendations of the Manitoba Health Authority.
  • Everyone, except children under five (5) years of age, must wear a mask when inside the church building. They can remove their mask only when they are seated with physical distancing of two meters (six feet) from people not in their household.
    • There are some exceptions. People who do not have to wear masks include:
      • a child who is under five years of age;
      • a person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties, or a disability, that prevents them from safely wearing a mask; and
      • a person who is unable to put on or take off a mask without the help of another person.
    • When they leave their seat (e.g. to go to the washroom or leave the service), they must wear a mask until they return and are again seated two meters (six feet) from people not in their household.
  • We will be live-streaming the service for those with higher risk levels and to reach out online in our community.  Watch on YouTube, Facebook or www.bethelbrandon.ca

For a more detailed list, please visit our Covid-19 tab.

If you are interested in coming to church this Sunday, it is imperative you register.

Thank you for your patience as we try to navigate these unique times.

What to Expect on a Sunday

What time is Church?

Service time is 11:00 a.m.  We ask that you register ahead of time to save your spot since there is limited seating.

Click here to register.

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.

  • Everyone, except children under five (5) years of age, must wear a mask when inside the church building.

    • They can remove their mask only when they are seated with physical distancing of two meters (six feet) from people not in their household.

    • When they leave their seat (e.g. to go to the washroom or leave the service), they must wear a mask until they return and are again seated two meters (six feet) from people not in their household.
    • There are some exceptions. People who do not have to wear masks include:
      • a child who is under five years of age;
      • a person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties, or a disability, that prevents them from safely wearing a mask; and
      • a person who is unable to put on or take off a mask without the help of another person.

Click here to learn more.

 

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?

Due to current Manitoba Health Restrictions, [email protected] is not meeting in-person but are still meeting online. When [email protected] is able to open again, it is a wonderful Children's Ministry during our Sunday morning services for children 6 months to Grade 4.  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).

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.

Click here to learn more about the different classes and what your children can expect.

 

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. We also live stream our Sunday 11 a.m. service, so you will see a few video cameras on stands.

 

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 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 Manitoba Health Regulations.  Parents, you can pick up your kids from their classrooms when our Children's ministry is re-opened.  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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