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Bethel Church – Our Coronavirus response

In response to recent Government statements regarding the efforts everyone should make to help delay the spread of the current coronavirus outbreak, the leaders of Bethel Church have, with heavy hearts, decided to cancel any physical gatherings for any of our ministries, or in our building.

We can however, still serve our community and church family, and we are determined to do so in whatever way we can under the guidelines issued. (Please click here if you’d like to know more about how, or you need some help or support)

Like so many others, we are still trying to figure out how best to support people through the current situation. Even while we finalise those plans, we want to be as available as possible to anyone who would like support, be it practical, spiritual or emotional.

Should you require any help at all, please do not hesitate to contact anyone from the Bethel Church family that you know, or you can post a request to our community WhatsApp channel on the link provided below. We will do our best to respond and support you practically and in prayer.

Keep a look out for developments here on the website too. We are hoping to post updates about how we will continue to connect and support one another and the communities in which we live and work.  We are also looking at ways we might ‘gather’ together, the prevalence of online technology and social media affording us opportunities to do so that we wouldn’t have had previously.  If you need help with some of these technological aspects, please ask for help with that too.

There is an account in the bible of Jesus and some friends being in a boat when a storm rose up.  Jesus’ friends were scared because of the storm, so they asked Jesus to help. Jesus actually did an amazing thing and calmed the storm, but He also encouraged them through a question ‘Where is your faith?’

We at Bethel Church, would encourage you that God is with us all through difficult times and when we are scared or concerned, we can call on Him for help. Many of us have experienced this in our lives in difficult, ‘stormy’ times.

Sometimes God will calm the storm. Even if it doesn’t stop though, God will always offer us hope, security and love through the storm, if only we have faith and trust in Him. Please ask if you would like to know more about this too.