Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Mission Statement: To give of ourselves so others may know Jesus Christ.
 
God is continuing to do great things through Bethlehem United Methodist Church...
Enjoy the worship service for the weekend of Sunday, April 5 2020 below.


  
 
                   

Holy Week continues with excitement this week on our on-line experiences. 
Be read to experience them here:
 
 
         
 
                 
 
                    
 
Any changes and/or updates will appear on this page as soon as they are determined.
 
Governor Wolf issues stay at home order for York County 
This order takes effect at 8:00 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020, indefinitely, up to and including until April 30, 2020.
 
All individuals in counties subject to this order must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services. Individuals may leave their residence ONLY to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:
ALLOWABLE INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES
Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members
(including, but not limited to, pets),
such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
 
Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members,
or to deliver those services or supplies to others,
such as getting food and household consumer products, pet food,
and supplies necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.
This includes volunteer efforts to distribute meals and other life-sustaining services to those in need.
 
Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing.
To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business.
To care for a family member or pet in another household.
 
ALLOWABLE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities:
Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons.
Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning,
for receiving meals, and any other related services.
Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction.
Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth.
 
Nothing in this order shall be construed to affect the operations of:
Health care or medical service providers.
Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including, but not limited to, food banks.
Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows:
child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence;
and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders.
The news media.
Law enforcement.
The federal government.
Religious institutions
 
 
In response to the Governor's recent announcement of guidelines for Pennsylvania care:
until further notice...
 
WORSHIP SERVICES:  
Our Weekend Worship Service will appear on this webpage every Saturday at 6pm
and will be linked on our Facebook page each Sunday morning
so that you and your family can worship the Lord with us as you remain at home.
 
COMMON GROUNDS CAFE: CLOSED
At this time, our Common Grounds Coffee House will be closed.
- Daily updates will follow -
 
 
"CHURCH ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED:
 During the next two weeks, Monday, March 16 2020 through Saturday, April 4 2020 
       we will suspend all church activities including Sunday worship services.  
  This will include M&M’s, choir rehearsal, small group gatherings, youth and other programs, 
including those that meet off-campus.  
   We are in touch with AA, scouting programs, Bell Socialization, etc. to inform them of this change. 
   As we near the end of this period, we will re-evaluate as we look ahead.  
 
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.