BEEBE MEMORIAL COVID-19 UPDATE
Good afternoon BMC Family and Friends,
Praying this note finds each of you well and holding on to your faith amidst this time of storm. Our God is Faithful!
As you know, the information surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop almost by the hour. We promised to keep you updated as we receive new information that impacts our church family and ministry.
The Interim Health Officer of Alameda County along with five other area counties, has issued an order to “Shelter in Place” effective at 12:01 a.m. March 17th through April 7th. In essence this means, that everyone is advised to stay in their residence except for “Essential Travel”. Profit and not for profit businesses except for those listed in the order are expected to close and remain closed for this period. For more information on the details of this order, please click here to view the order in PDF format.
While sheltered in place, we are still mindful of The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advisories:
- Practice social distancing keeping six feet between you and other persons.
- Cover your cough, sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve, and not in your hands.
- Wash your hands often/regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Most importantly, our elders and those with underlying health conditions are advised not to leave home and to have others conduct essential travel on your behalf.
If you have yet to do so, please follow our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) by clicking the icons below. We will also share timely updates via these channels. For those not connected to social media, we will make every effort to communicate via our text alert system. To sign up TEXT: BEEBE to 41411
BMC VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICES
From Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, April 5, BMC services will be available via Virtual Ministries for all to still enjoy the worship experience during these trying times.
Our schedule is as follows:
- Daily Prayer will be conducted through March 22, at 7a via Facebook Live or calling 712-432-0075 Code: 137754. Next week we will be live on Wednesdays only.
- All Ministry Meetings will be tele or video conferences (See specific Ministry Leaders for details.)
- In-person Bible Study and Sunday School are on hiatus.
- Life Groups will commence when we are back to the normal campus schedule.
10 AM SUNDAY SERVICES WILL CONVENE VIA LIVE STREAM VIA VIA FACEBOOK LIVE, VIMEO AND YouTube via THE BMC WEBSITE.
CONTINUE TO BE A CHEERFUL GIVER
They are counting to make this transition as painless as possible.
There are two ways you can continue to give:
Givelify is a three-tap mobile giving & donation management platform for churches, nonprofits, fundraisers, and donors alike. Download the Givelify app, put in your information and add Beebe Memorial Cathedral. Givelify is a secured system and your information will not be shared with anyone beyond BMC.
Members may also mail in their contributions to church:
Beebe Memorial Cathedral
Oakland, CA 94609
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10
Please keep BMC and its leaders in prayer as we begin the process of closing the campus, meeting and planning with staff and communicating consistently with you. We will continue to provide updates regarding worship and other ministry opportunities throughout the week.
If you need to update your contact information or have any questions, you may call (510) 655.6114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standing in Grace,
Dr. Charley Hames Jr.