Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Friday, January 22, 2021
Mission Statement: To give of ourselves so others may know Jesus Christ.
                                   
  
Each Sunday you will be able to view a LIVE stream worship service by clicking on either link below:
 
      
 
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(previous services can be seen on-line at any time)
You can find the bulletin for this weekend below ....  
 
                                     
 

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All non-essential activities are suspended, including classes, meetings, sports activities, etc.  
  • Until further notice, all worship services starting Sunday, December 20 2020 will be virtual.  
 
Dear Bethlehem Family,

As we continue to live out of these days of challenge,
I want to bring you up to date on our present thinking with regards to re-opening for gathered worship. 
First, please believe me when I say that no one is happy about our current circumstances.
But we remain committed to safety and will continue to read the signals and heed the advice that comes our way.  
  
At this time, we are targeting Sunday, February 7th as the date when we might reopen for in-person worship,
as we expect the scientists’ projections of another spike of the virus is highly probable
as we live on the other side of the Christmas and New Year’s gatherings and travel. 
As always, we will continue to read the signs and listen to the experts for guidance. 
All projections must be fluid and tentative. 
At this time, I can only thank you for your patience… a word that we have all been learning a lot about for the last year. 
What did the Apostle Paul say? “Love is patient…” It is an important lesson. 
 
 Yours in Christ’s love,

 

 Pastor Roger
  
 
 
 
                        
  •  CONGREGATIONAL CARE:  
 Our Congregational Care efforts will also change, to comply with current guidelines. 
 Most residential and health care facilities are requesting that no non-essential persons enter their buildings in order to limit the spread and damage of the disease.  In support, we will temporarily suspend all home, nursing facility and hospital visits,
except in the case of life-threatening circumstances.  
 We do, however, want to remain very involved in caring for our members in this difficult time. 
PLEASE DO continue to call or email the church office, or Kim Piper (717-873-8150) with health and other prayer concerns.  
 We will reach out to these, and to our church family who are isolated, through phone, mail, etc.