COVID-19 Campus Status & Protocol
- Following the CDC and local health authority guidance for both Travis and Williamson Counties, mask use is recommended for indoor activities on the Bethany campus.
- Please respect your brothers and sisters' wishes for social distancing - ask before making personal contact!
Bethany activities on campus operate as follows:
- WORSHIP ~ Masks are recommended for Worship. We have designated the outside sections of the Worship Center for people who prefer to maintain social distancing. We will continue to live stream the 9:30 and 11:00 services for those who are not ready to return for indoor worship. Taizé and Midweek Worship options will continue to offer pre-recorded formats until further notice.
- OUTDOOR Activities ~ Masks are optional, and social distancing is only required when an individual or family unit requests more space. Please ask before assuming close personal conduct is acceptable.
- INDOOR Meetings, Sunday School, Grow Groups, etc. ~ Masks are recommended, and social distancing is only required when meeting participants are requesting more space.
- HYBRID Options ~ We believe we have the Wi-Fi capacity to allow meetings to be conducted as a hybrid so people who wish to continue participating remotely can do so. Please consider this as a way to stay connected if you are not comfortable participating in person.
We are monitoring the numbers in our area as they are currently on the rise. We are hopeful that we can find ways to safely gather and stay connected to one another while still protecting the most vulnerable among us.
Please Continue to...
- Follow the recommendations of the medical community – wash your hands often with soap and water for as long as it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song two times, cover your face when coughing or sneezing, disinfect belongings when you must leave your home e.g. diaper bags, blankets, etc.
- Pray. It’s not a cliché. It’s a clarion call to do what we do as people of faith. For thousands of years, the local church has been the bedrock of support for communities grappling with fear about public disease. That starts with prayer: for the cessation of the spread of the virus; individuals and caregivers directly impacted by the illness: and all of us as we remember that God is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46).
- Act. We embrace service and preparation alongside our prayer. As always, BUMC will seek out ways to help those in need, from making our own worship environments safe to funding medical solutions to caring for those in need. It’s who we are as the people of BUMC.