Reintroduction to Church at Berkey COB
Starting Sunday, September 20th, we will be transitioning from our traditional outdoor 10:00 a.m. service. Services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. will be held indoors, socially-distanced, and will require masks as mandated by the Governor.
To accommodate folks who either cannot or choose not to wear masks, we will also have a very large screen set up in the lower parking lot where folks will be able to see and hear from their cars.
For those inside as well as outside, we will have greeters, song-sheet bulletins, and goodies (whether birthday brownies or scripture cards or whatever). The church will be cleaned thoroughly between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services.
Unfortunately, we are not yet to the point of having child care available, though the nursery would be open for changing/ nursing. There will be socially-distanced Junior Church during the 10 a.m. worship service only. Our goal is to continue to enable the body of believers here at Berkey to continue to love God corporately-- together--despite the challenging times.
It might be prudent to come a couple minutes early on Sunday as we will have folks helping direct traffic and parking for those who will be watching it outside--as well as folks inside directing people to open seating.
If you are feeling sick, or your family members are feeling sick, stay at home and watch it online.
The vans will run for the 10 a.m. service, but we prefer that parents bring their kids in their own cars. It is much safer. If this is impossible, call Sharon so that she can help arrange a ride.
GOD is bigger than this “big germ” as Parks calls it, and despite what Satan wants to do to keep us apart or disgruntled, God still has great plans. If you have any questions please call, email, or message on Facebook. May God be glorified and may his church be strengthened.
Berkey Church of the Brethren
Loving God, Loving People, Making Disciples, Changing the World
*See the Pastor's Message @ Reopening Procedures
10.18.2020 (Sunday): 1st Worship Service at 8 am; Children's Sunday School at 9:00 am (LIVE streamed only); Adult Sunday School at 9 am (LIVE streamed only); 2nd Worship Service inside/outside @ Berkey at 10 am
10.19.2020 (Monday): Monday Night Bible Study (LIVE streamed only)
10.21.2020 (Wednesday): Wednesday Night Children's Bible Study (LIVE streamed only) at 6:30 pm
10.25.020 (Sunday): 1st Worship Service at 8 am; Children's Sunday School at 9:00 am (LIVE streamed only); Adult Sunday School at 9 am (LIVE streamed only); 2nd Worship Service inside/outside @ Berkey at 10 am
Reminders: Check out Pastor Nathan's quick 3-5 minute "2AM with Nathan" devotional each day, Pastor Jason's "Just-a-Thought with Jason" devotional a few times a week, and Deacon Jeff Yeckley's "Brethren Workshop Ministries" devotionals once a week. ALL of these devotionals can be found at the following links:
1. YouTube @ Berkey Church Channel OR @ Jason Crissman
2. Berkey COB Website @ berkeycob.org
3. Facebook @ Berkey Church of the Brethren
1. YOUTH NEWS:
-Tuesday, October 20, Jason will be at Stadium Outreach where he will be playing games, enjoy a snack together and have a Bible lesson (weather permitting!) from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
-Wednesday, October 21, YOUTH will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. @ Berkey.
-Thursday, October 22, POST-HIGH/YOUNG ADULTS we plan on meeting at 9:30 p.m. for Bible Study and fun.
-Sunday, October 25, 2020, YOUTH we will worship together @ Berkey from 8-9 a.m. or 10-11 a.m.
2. LOVE YOUR CHURCH INFO: Some folks have asked to have a "Love Your Church" Cleaning/Projects INDOOR AND OUTDOOR time availability for individuals, families, etc. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jason @ 814-619-8262. We will connect with you regarding a time slot that is available (due to social distancing guidelines) and projects you would like to tackle!
5. MUSICAL TALENT ROLL-CALL: If you would like to share your musical talents with us to use on our virtual messages, please connect Pastor Nathan via email, Facebook, or berkeycob.org. We would love to include you and your talents!
6. If you have any additional announcements that you would like to share, connect with Pastor Earl, Pastor Nathan, or Pastor Jason.
"Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle."
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