Bethany Covenant Church values both worshipping in person and keeping each other safe from the Covid-19 virus. The Leadership Team created an advisory board made up of healthcare professionals, lay leaders, and pastors to consider the best way to re-enter the building. Thank God, Covid-19 infection rates in Skagit County are trending downward. The Leadership Team agreed on Monday to adopt the following plan for in-person worship starting at 10:00am on Sunday, October 18th.


What to Expect

  • The 10:00am worship service will focus on scripture reading, prayer, a sermon, and probably last no longer than 45 minutes.
  • Bethany Español will meet in Fellowship Hall at noon.
  • The sanctuary will have checkerboard seating for social distancing.
  • Masks will be required of all worship participants without exceptions.
  • Worship will be limited to 100 participants.
  • The online service will continue at 10:00am so everyone can participate.
  • Attendance will be on a sign-up basis (see above).
    • The first 100 to sign up will be the only attendees allowed.
    • If we have more than 100 sign up, those people will automatically be on the list for the following Sunday.
  • There will be no nursery or children’s church.
  • Participants will enter the north door and exit at the south door.
  • A temperature check will be required at the door.
  • Online registration, with waiver form is required. This waiver form checks for symptoms and ensures that people understand the guidelines.
  • No choir and no singing, with the possible exception of a soloist.
  • Individual pre-sealed elements will be given on communion Sundays.
  • The offering will be a collection stationed at doorways at the end of the service.
  • No gathering in the Narthex before or after service.
  •  All government health safety protocols will be followed.
  • There will be no Bible study gatherings, small group meetings, or other meetings in the church building until 2021.
  • The advisory board will be called upon to keep evaluating the health of the community. If there is an increase in Covid-19 cases, it may be necessary to suspend in-person worship.