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  • Rich Japanese History
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Welcome to Bethany

To our church community and guests,(日本語は下にあります。)

Due to the number of Covid-19 cases decreasing in Santa Barbara, more of our people getting vaccinated and the good weather, the elders have decided to start having in-person worship services again in the courtyard starting this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Nichigo will have a Japanese language service in the sanctuary this Sunday and plans to have one Nichigo service per month up until June. The tentative dates for the Nichigo worship services are 2/21, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16, 6/13.

We plan to have English worship services in the courtyard every Sunday unless we have another spike in Covid-19 cases.

Both the indoor Nichigo and outdoor English services will continue with the following mandatory protocols, which include temperature checks and hand sanitizing before the service, social distancing and wearing face masks during the service. We will not have refreshments after the service for the time being.

English service is available for online streaming from link below.

Online Service Links

サンタバーバラ郡における新型コロナウイルス感染件数の減少、及びワクチン接種が進んでいることに鑑み、2/21より教会での礼拝を再開いたします。日本語での礼拝は、2/21, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16, 6/13に礼拝堂にて行います。引き続き、検温、マスク着用、ソーシャルディスタンス確保、手洗いの順守など、皆様のご協力をお願いいたします。