The Latest COVID-19 Update

Updated July 16, 2020

We are gathering at our physical location on Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 am!

We’re committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. For some, this means staying home and continuing to join us for church online. Others may join us in person and wish to abide by social distancing and mask regulations. Or you may want to come to our physical location without a mask. No matter your preference, we want you to feel comfortable and accepted here.

We’re also committed to making our building sanitary and creating an environment that allows for social distancing. We’ve reduced seating capacity in our sanctuary and spaced seats further apart. We also clean and sanitize our building between services.

BAC Kids Information
BAC Students Information

Before You Join Us

Before you decide to join us at our physical location, be sure to ask the following questions of yourself and your family:

  • Am I showing any flu-like symptoms?
  • Have I had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days?
  • Have I had prolonged exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Is there any medical reason why I shouldn’t be around others?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we strongly encourage you to stay home and join us for church online.

Church Online

We’re so grateful for the ability to worship together online – especially these past several weeks! Our online services will continue to be available, and we encourage you to watch at home. Whether you’re feeling sick, have pre-existing conditions, live far away, or are just not ready to attend church at a physical location, you can still attend church online.

Just because you do church at home doesn’t mean you can’t have community! We encourage you to host a watch party with family and friends and share a meal together. To help make watch parties more convenient, we’re offering additional service times on our website on Sundays at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 pm.

Working Together to Stay Healthy

What we’re doing:

  • Creating a touchless experience by propping open doors
  • Reducing the number of available seats in the sanctuary
  • Spacing seats to comply with social distancing
  • Sanitizing our building between services
  • No beverages will be offered in the coffee house
  • No water fountains will be open or usable
  • No offering baskets will be passed
  • No seatback materials (papers, pens) will be available

How you can help:

  • We encourage you to wear a mask
  • If you don’t feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and watch church online
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer often
  • Maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and other guests

You’re Making a Difference

During this pandemic, you can still help us make an impact both globally and locally. Here are some things you’ve made possible:

  • Through church online, 25 people have said yes to a relationship with Christ.
  • We’ve collected over 1500 items to be donated to Oaks Village food pantry in Monroe.
  • Over $6700 has been raised for our Kurdistan Project, which helps support our missionaries in Iraq.

You can join what God is doing at Bedford Alliance by giving any time on our phone app or website.

We Want to Pray for You

We know this season has been hard. We want to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom in all of the choices you face in the weeks ahead.

Need Prayer?

BAC Kids

BAC Kids will resume gathering on Sunday, August 2. Our Kid’s Ministry will be available for ages birth – 4th grade during both the 9:00 and 11:00 am services.

We’re excited to add a new preteen class for 5th and 6th grade that will meet during the 11:00 am service!

August 2 is also Promotion Sunday, meaning kids will be moved up to their next grade level.

FAQs

How will COVID impact kid’s check-in?
We’re excited to launch a new mobile check-in feature that will make the process quicker and easier while also providing a touchless experience!

Mobile check-in works like this: First, visit our website or phone app and go to the mobile check-in page. Put in your phone number or login to your account, then select who in your family is being checked in. You will receive a QR code to scan once you arrive at church. Simply use our iPads to scan your code and your tags will print!

Begin Moblie Check-in

What cleaning precautions are you taking?
We will be sanitizing all toys and hard surfaces (bathrooms, tables, chairs, door handles, etc.) prior to Sunday mornings and between services. We have an electrostatic sanitizing sprayer that uses a hospital-grade sanitizing solution to disinfect soft surfaces, such as carpet and furniture. Because we will be cleaning between services, it is imperative that you pick your child up quickly if you’re attending the 9:00 am service.

We’re also asking that each child use hand sanitizer as they enter and leave a classroom. Please let us know if that is an issue when taking your child to their room.

The number of toys in each room has also been reduced to help limit the spread of germs.

Will there be temperature checks?
We will be checking and recording the temperatures of our volunteers each week. Kid’s temperatures will not be checked before entering the Kid’s Ministry. We encourage you to check temperatures at home and ask that you please stay home if sick.

How do volunteers know what precautions to take?
In order for our volunteers to continue serving in our Kid’s Ministry, we have implemented mandatory training for the changes that have taken place. This training includes the new cleaning and sanitizing measures and policies recommended by the CDC.

Do kids have to wear masks?
Kids are encouraged to wear masks, but we are not stopping kids from attending who are not wearing masks. Remember masks are not recommended for kids under the age of 2, for those who have trouble breathing, or for anyone who cannot remove a mask without assistance.

Will BAC Kids volunteers wear masks?
We are encouraging volunteers to wear masks, but we will allow them to serve without a mask. We are leaving it up to the discretion of the individual.

How will social distancing work in BAC Kids?
We do not expect kids in the nursery and preschool areas to comply with social distancing (parents of toddlers – we know you get it!). The elementary and preteen classrooms will be set up with chairs spaced apart and we will encourage social distancing to the best of our ability.

Do 5th and 6th graders need to check-in, and where are they meeting?
Kids in grades 5 and 6 will need to be checked in. They will meet during the 11:00 am service in The Mill.

If you have a specific question that hasn’t been answered here, email us.

BAC Students

BAC Students will resume gathering on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am starting Sunday, August 2. Students meet at the House Campus next door to the church. Please park at the church and have students use the crosswalk in the north parking lot to walk to the house.

August 2 is also Promotion Sunday, meaning students will be moved up to their next grade level.

FAQs

What ages is BAC Students for?
BAC Students is for grades 7-12. Junior high (grades 7-8) meet in the house and senior high (grades 9-12) meet in the barn.

Do students need to check-in?
Students will be checked in on Sunday mornings by a student leader using an iPad. Students do not have printed tags or parent tags.

What cleaning precautions are you taking?
We will be sanitizing all hard surfaces (bathrooms, tables, chairs, door handles, etc.) prior to Sunday mornings. We have an electrostatic sanitizing sprayer that uses a hospital-grade sanitizing solution to disinfect soft surfaces, such as carpet and furniture.

We’re also asking that each student use hand sanitizer as they enter and leave.

Will there be temperature checks?
We will be checking and recording the temperatures of our volunteers each week. Student temperatures will not be checked before entering BAC Students. We encourage you to check temperatures at home and ask that you please stay home if sick.

Do students have to wear masks?
Students are encouraged to wear masks, but we are not stopping students from attending who are not wearing masks.

Will BAC Student volunteers wear masks?
We are encouraging volunteers to wear masks, but we will allow them to serve without a mask. We are leaving it up to the discretion of the individual.

How will social distancing work in BAC Students?
Our student areas will be set up with chairs spaced apart and we will encourage social distancing to the best of our ability.

If you have a specific question that hasn’t been answered here, email us.