No More RSVP's - Updated COVID Guidelines for In-Person Church Services

UPDATED DEC 22, 5:00P


In response to Governor Inslee's December 21 update, Bethel will no longer be asking for RSVPs to in-person worship gatherings. These changes take effect immediately and apply to all of our regular worship services at all 3 Bethel campuses, including Christmas Eve.
 
We remain committed to fostering a safe worship environment for everyone, and continue to ask all who attend practice social distancing and wear masks at all times. We will also continue to offer the same great Sunday experience online for anyone who chooses to worship at home.


What About Capacity?

Bethel will maintain a safe, in-person worship experience by setting our own capacities for each venue and campus that ensures adequate space for social distancing.
 
We will monitor attendance closely (for adults and children), and if necessary, direct people to overflow areas to prevent a gathering from exceeding the capacity of the venue. Based on recent attendance, all campuses should have adequate seating in their respective auditoriums during Sunday services. Arriving a few minutes early is a great way to ensure that you get a seat in one of the main worship venues. 


Is it Possible RSVPs Will Be Necessary Again in the Future?

While we hope that RSVPs remain unnecessary from this point forward, we cannot be certain of this and acknowledge that it may change in the future. We will let you know in the event of any changes.


So How Do I Attend In-Person Now?

Just like you did before March 2020 - show up on Sunday and engage in worship!


In-Person Worship Requirements

Below is a list of requirements for meeting in person at Bethel campuses.

Please review carefully before you attend.


1. Self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at the church – temperature must be under 100.4°. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or may have been exposed to COVID in the past 2 weeks.


2. Please wear a face mask at all times while on the church property with the following exceptions: Children age 1 and younger (parents should work with children ages 2, 3, and 4 to wear a face-covering if possible, but it is not required); people who have disabilities that prevent them from comfortably wearing or taking off face coverings OR disabilities that prevent them from communicating while wearing face coverings; people who have respiratory conditions or breathing trouble; people who have been told by a medical, legal, or behavioral health professional not to wear face coverings; people who are communicating with others who are deaf or hard of hearing.


3. Wash/sanitize your hands regularly. Hand sanitizer will be provided. 


4. Maintain social distancing of 6 ft between families/households and no direct physical contact. We will have ushers and greeters at each service, and you may be guided to a place to sit that works for you.


5. Follow all posted signs. For example, "Bathroom Occupancy", "Social Distancing", etc.


6. You will periodically see Bethel employees walking around sanitizing surfaces, picking up, saying hello, etc. Part of their job is ensuring that the guidelines are being followed - please respect them if they politely remind you of a guideline.

What to Know Before You Come

ALL CAMPUSES

When you arrive, watch for signs that point you to the Kids’ Check-In area.  There will be a quick and simple check-in procedure to keep your kids safe.  All kids need to wear a mask the whole time they are in Kids Church unless they have a medical reason not to wear one.

 

Drop off and pick up are at the same location.

 

RICHLAND

For grades K-4 at both services.

 

PROSSER

For grades K-5 at both services.

 

WEST PASCO

For grades K-5 at both services.

First Time?

Let us know you're coming and we will be ready to help you find your way. 


NOTE

We have created a “COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan”. You are not asked to read this plan, but it is available HERE.

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