Facility Re-Opening Update

As the restrictions around the pandemic continue to loosen, we are looking forward to the time when the Bethany Family will again be meeting in-person at each of our three campuses. To that end, we have created a new website landing page that will provide you with the latest information as to where we stand in the process of re-opening our facilities. It is our goal to not only provide an affirming and extraordinary worship experience, but also ensure that our Church family remain safe.

Current Facility Re-Opening Update:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27:
– The following letter from Pastor Bruce offers an update on our re-opening plan and some operational highlights as well. There is much to be thankful for as God continues to bless our Church and equip us to be a beacon of light in an otherwise dark time.
CLICK HERE to read Pastor Bruce’s update letter and be sure to tune in online this weekend for a video update as well.


Previous Facility Updates:

MONDAY, JULY 27:
– As a first step of encouraging our Bethany Family to gather for in-person opportunities to worship together, we are planning a series of evening gatherings at the Greenland campus for worship, a time of prayer, communion and fellowship. Here is a listing of upcoming Family Gatherings: August 9 and September 13. We hope to see you there!

FRIDAY, JUNE 19:
– As social distancing guidelines begin to loosen, we want to encourage our Bethany Family to be a part of a Home Church group. CLICK HERE to learn more.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12:
Read a Letter from Pastor Bruce detailing our initial re-opening plan.

MONDAY, JUNE 1:
– Visit our YouTube Channel to view a church update by Pastor Bruce.

SATURDAY, MAY 2:
– Visit our YouTube Channel to view a church update by Pastor Bruce.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28:
– As the Governor has issued a Stay-at-Home order, we will continue to close our building to only essential personnel. Stay safe and stay at home everyone.
– Read a letter from Pastor Bruce as he updates the Bethany Church family as to our Coronavirus response.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19:
– Due to increased concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, we will be celebrating Easter this year online. Our services will be held on Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 9am | 11am. Unfortunately, we have also had to cancel our Sunrise and Good Friday services.
– Read a letter from Pastor Bruce as he updates the Bethany Church family as to our Coronavirus response.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18:
Listed below is a brief status update:
To date, we are not aware of anyone attending a Bethany Church event, at any of our campuses, that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. As of Saturday, March 14, we have closed our facilities to the general public. We will continue to deep clean our facilities with an appropriate disinfectant.
IMPORTANT: In order to adhere to recommended guidelines and to ensure the safety of the Bethany family and our community, we will be celebrating Easter this year online. Our services will be held on Saturday at 5pm & Sunday at 9am | 11am. We have cancelled our Sunrise and Good Friday services. Tune in to all of our online services by CLICKING HERE or visit our Greenland Campus Facebook page.

MONDAY, MARCH 16:
IMPORTANT: Due to recent recommendations from the CDC, we have put on hold all of our on-campus programs, classes, groups and services. In the coming days, we will also be communicating opportunities to connect as a community. Please join us each week for our online services. If you know of someone in our church family that might not check their email regularly or have access to Facebook, please take a moment to contact them and share these new developments. 
– Offices at the Greenland Campus will remain open for business M-Th from 9a-5p (you can also pick up your Easter invite kits during those times)

SATURDAY, MARCH 14:
– Our Baptism Service on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 has been postponed.
– The Community Support Gathering scheduled for Sunday, March 15 has been cancelled.
– Our building will remain open during the week (Monday-Thursday: 9-5p) for business and our small group offerings. Please contact us if you have questions about the ministry schedule.
– Any cancellations will be posted to the update page as they arise.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14:
Due to recent developments, Bethany Church has decided to move all services for the weekend of March 14-15 to an ONLINE EXPERIENCE.
Please join us online this weekend. Service times: Saturday 5p & Sunday 9a | 11a
Read a letter from Bruce Boria, Lead Pastor


Resources:

Please consult the following resources for regular updates during the Coronavirus Pandemic and to follow recommended actions to ensure you and your family are safe.
National CDC
Maine CDC
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services


If you have any questions regarding the Coronavirus and our response efforts, please contact:
Michael Froning
Communications Director
(603) 570-9032
mfroning@bethanychurch.com