COVID-19 UPDATE

ALL SERVICES, ACTIVITIES, AND EVENTS AT BETHEL CAMPUSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Sunday morning services will be available for streaming from Richland campus at 8:30am and 10:30am, as well as viewing any time thereafter from the Bethel website.

 

THE CHURCH OFFICES ARE CLOSED. FOOD DRIVE DONATIONS MAY BE DROPPED OFF IN THE OFFICE ENTRANCE BREEZEWAY AT RICHLAND CAMPUS, AND JUST INSIDE THE FRONT DOOR OF PROSSER CAMPUS.





Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacts at Bethel

With the concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how Bethel is responding.

 

Our elders and staff are carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As new information becomes available, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive updates and answers to commonly asked questions. Updates will also be posted to social media. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.


Food Drive

In a season where many people are going to be put under great hardship, we have an opportunity to show great love. You can bring non-perishable food to the office at the Bethel Richland campus during regular office hours. Your donations will be used to support individuals and families who have been placed under hardship from the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to our communities! 


Frequently Asked Questions

First and foremost, pray. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. We encourage you to prayerfully consider exercising your faith by asking the Lord where you can love and serve your neighbors and community during this time of need.

 

Second, follow all published health and social distancing guidelines from our federal, state, and local authorities.

 

Finally, take this opportunity to remind yourself of God’s promises:

  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
  • Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
  • Blessed is the one who considers the poor … The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. (Psalm 41:1-3)
  • Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. (Psalm 103:2-4)
  • Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. (Psalm 31:23-24)

As Christians, we are to fear the Lord, not the coronavirus (COVID-19). Walk in freedom and wisdom.

We are always searching for ways to help those in need, and that will increase (not decrease) during this pandemic. We are compiling a list from our Bethel family of folks who are willing and able to assist those who are in need of help (groceries, supplies, rides to medical appts., etc). Additionally, we are carefully monitoring the needs of our Tri-Cities community and will respond in partnership with other churches and local agencies to provide for those who need assistance. For more information, to request help, or to volunteer, contact local@bethel.ch.

There are three "non-contact" ways for you to give during this time:

  1. Go to bethel.ch/give to give online
  2. Use your bank's online bill pay to have a check mailed to address below
  3. Mail a personal check to the address below

Bethel Church

600 Shockley Rd

Richland WA 99352

[UPDATE 3/13/20] Kids Express preschool is closed at all Bethel campuses effective immediately through April 24.

[UPDATE 3/12/20] March Cambodia, March India, March High School Mexico, April Nepal, and April Greece trips have all been postponed. Our Global Outreach leadership team is continually consulting various sources of information including our ministry partners in other countries, the State Department, and organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Based on this information, future trips will be rescheduled on a trip-by-trip basis. Trip specific changes are being sent to trip participants from Bethel’s Global Outreach ministry.


Blood Drive

APR 17, 11A - 4P

Due to COVID-19 blood donations have been down, but the need for blood is still great. On April 17th, The Red Cross is setting up a safe, clean and quarantine friendly donation center at Bethel.



Donate to COVID-19 Relief

All donations will be used to help families in need who are directly affected by COVID-19 (ex. food, supplies, rent and utility support).



MONETARY DONATIONS WILL GO INTO THE BETHEL BENEVOLENCE FUND

Want to talk to someone?

Dale Shaver

Pastoral Care Director

dshaver@bethel.ch

 

Dave Dawson

West Pasco Campus Pastor

ddawson@bethel.ch

 

Jason Greene

Prosser Campus Pastor

jgreene@bethel.ch

 

Jessica Wallace

Mental Health Counselor

jwallace@bethel.ch


Health Concerns or Senior in Need?

If you are an older member of our church family who is taking care to stay at home, or one who has health concerns that cause you to remain homebound, please know your church family is here for you. Contact us at local@bethel.ch or call 509.628.0150.

While we’re maintaining a safe social distance, we all need a way to be able to connect to each other on a personal level. This video will show you how to use Google Hangouts to video chat with other Bethel people.


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