Bethany & Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus?

There is currently a pandemic, as designated by the World Health Organization, of respiratory disease spreading from person-to-person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).  It is worldwide and infecting people across the globe. It is spreading quickly without a known vaccine. All 50 states have reported cases of COVID-19 to the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC). As of Wednesday, March 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Ohio has 564 reported cases of COVID-19.

Learn More

COVID-19 is considered a public health risk and certain precautions should be taken to protect yourself and to prevent its spread. Click the button below for detailed guidelines from the CDC.

Watch this video on how to stop the spread of COVID-19.

How is the State of Ohio handling COVID-19?

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, announced that Ohio will be under a "Stay at Home" order. The order is effective beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM and will remain in effect until April 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM, unless the order is rescinded or modified. The following are links to the Stay at Home order and other support resources: 

Stay Updated

The Ohio Department of Health has a dedicated website for providing updates on COVID-19. Click the button below for current updates and more information. 

How is Bethany handling COVID-19?

As a member or friend of Bethany, your health and safety are extremely important to us! We have ceased all regularly scheduled weekly activities, but will host the Narcotics Anonymous meeting Tuesday, Mar. 24 at 5:30 PM and the Hot Meals food program on Wednesday, Mar. 25 at 5:30 PM. We are asking everyone to continue to worship, study and pray with our church family. We will not hold Sunday Worship inside our church building and visits to hospitals and nursing homes have been suspended. We have, however, implemented the following resources to stay connected to the Bethany Family:

  • Conference Line - Use our conference line to connect with us on Sundays at 11:00 AM, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Saturdays at 7:00 AM. The following are steps for accessing the conference line: 1) Dial (717) 275-8940;  2) When instructed enter access code 473-5114 (this code will not change);  3) Once connected to the line, press *6 to mute your line (press *6 to unmute if/when necessary).
  • Facebook Live - Connect every Sunday at 9:30 AM. Follow us: @bethanychristianchurch-doc.
  • Bethany YouTube Channel - The name of this channel is Bethany Christian Church DOC.
  • On Call - On call persons can be reached at (216) 313-9180.  Please be sure to speak clearly, state the reason for your call, and include all contact information.   

Finally, we encourage you to continue to give financially to support our church and to sustain our ministry. You can give electronically through the mobile app Givelify (a button to give online using Givelify is also provided on the Giving page of our website), or by sending a check in the mail. We will also offer Cash App as a giving option soon.

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For those who don't use Facebook and/or may not be available for live streaming, please click here for direct access to the Bethany YouTube channel.