Dear Church, 

Events and changes are occurring rapidly around the world, in our country, and in our community in response to COVID-19.  As a staff, leadership team and community of believers we want to be prudent and responsible.  I’m reminded of 2 Timothy 1:7, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.”  Our Lord still reigns, and is able to give healing, strength and care to us all.  He has given us wisdom to respond in these circumstances with discipline and self-control.  Please continue to pray for the nations, leaders, doctors, nurses, and those affected by the coronavirus.  

As a staff and leadership team we are committed to serving the church and community with the love of Christ through these times.  As of 3/15/20, the Governor of South Carolina has closed all schools in SC and recommended the public refrain from any gatherings of 100 or more people through March 31.  This directly affects our worship services and church calendar for the next 2 weeks.  Below is our planned response to address these changes and to keep each of you updated as we go forward.  

Also during this time, we are committed to caring for the members of Bethel Church through online worship, discipleship and pastoral care.  We are also committed to serving our neighbors and community in love.  I encourage you to pray and consider how God can use you during this time to care for neighbors and loved ones.  

We will continue monitoring new developments and will communicate any updates and changes through Facebook, Instagram, email, and word of mouth.  Please be sure to check these regularly.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.  
 
Serving Jesus,
Pastor Jeromy 
 

Updated Calendar and Schedule of Events through March 31

Online Giving
While we will not gather through March, I encourage you to continue devoting yourself to worship, the word of God, prayer, serving others, and giving to the ministry.  You may send any donations by mail to 160 Bethel Church Road, Westminster, SC 29693 or give online at www.lovingbethel.com/online-giving/ 

Worship
Sundays March 22nd, 29th: Corporate Worship Services moved to online streaming.  We will send instructions on how to access online streaming of services soon. 

PBS Groups

Prayer and Bible Study Groups are cancelled through the month of March. Regular weekly meetings will resume on April 1st.  

Children/Youth  

All Children and Youth activities are cancelled through the month of March. Children and Youth will resume normal programming beginning on April 1st. 

 

Misc. Events  

The VBS Workers Meeting originally scheduled for March 22nd has been rescheduled for April 5th. 

Discover Bethel will resume beginning Sunday, April 26th @ 4:30. 

Church Conference moved to April 26th @ 7:00pm 

The Concert of Prayer originally scheduled for March 28th has been rescheduled for April 18th @ 6:30pm.  

The IF Conference has been moved to May 2.