How is Beth Ohr Messianic responding to COVID-19?

Thursday May 21, 2020 Update:
 
A word on reopening…
 
First of all, we have only closed our physical doors for meeting at a physical location. We however as a congregation remain “OPEN”. Whether we meet in person or online, we are still congregating and convocating before Yehovah, united in Spirit and in Truth. We must remember that the Congregation is not a building or a place, it is the Body of Messiah united in spirit and truth. In today’s world we have the ability to do so online, through video, audio and even phone. We have done our best to make our meetings accessible to those with or without a computer, and with or without a smart phone. While we understand this might seem too troublesome or a hassle for some, we must also remember that we are living in troublesome times and we will need to adapt in these last days to whatever measures the Spirit leads us. We understand that many of you are eager for us to reopen at a physical location, however we must do what we feel is right in our spirits. We are not acting in fear or lack of faith, yet are practicing the biblical practice of “separation” or quarantine in times of illness or contagions. Scripture also reminds us to act in wisdom.
 
While some congregations are choosing to reopen with social distancing guidelines, we however feel that it is too soon to reopen, as Alabama’s Covid-19 cases continue to go up. When we begin to see the numbers go down, then we will re-evaluate when and how we will reopen.
 
We will continue to heed the advise of wise counsel of our medical community both in our communities and within our congregation. We will continue to be closed for the time being and continue to gather together ONLINE. Our schedule for both Saturday services and Tuesday Night Bible Study remain the same, and any Rosh Chodesh or Feast Dates remain the same, with the exception that we will be holding the Feast Celebrations ONLINE within the home setting for the time being, until any further notice.
Friday May 01, 2020 Update:
 
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said a stay-at-home order which expired on April 30, will convert to a “safer-at-home” order. The Safer at Home order went into effect on April 30th at 5 p.m. and expires May 15th.
 
While some congregations are choosing to reopen with social distancing guidelines, we however feel that it is too soon to reopen, as Alabama’s Covid-19 cases continue to go up. When we begin to see the numbers go down, then we will re-evaluate when and how we will reopen.
 
We will continue to heed the advise of wise counsel of our medical community both in our communities and within our congregation. We will continue to be closed for the time being and continue to gather together ONLINE. Our schedule for both Saturday services and Tuesday Night Bible Study remain the same, and any Rosh Chodesh or Feast Dates remain the same, with the exception that we will be holding the Feast Celebrations ONLINE within the home setting for the time being, until any further notice.
Friday April 24, 2020 Update:
 
While some states have begun to ease up on Stay-at-Home orders and have started reopening some segments of their communities, we will continue to act in wisdom and caution, through much prayer and counsel.
 
We will continue to heed the advise of wise counsel of our medical community both in our communities and within our congregation. We will continue to be closed for the time being and continue to gather together ONLINE. Our schedule for both Saturday services and Tuesday Night Bible Study remain the same, and any Rosh Chodesh or Feast Dates remain the same, with the exception that we will be holding the Feast Celebrations ONLINE within the home setting for the time being, until any further notice.
Thursday March 19, 2020 Update:
 
We will continue to heed the advise of our elected officials and wise counsel of our medical community both in our communities and within our congregation. We will continue to be closed for the time being and continue to gather together ONLINE. Our schedule for both Saturday services and Tuesday Night Bible Study remain the same, and any Rosh Chodesh or Feast Dates remain the same, with the exception that we will be holding the Feast Celebrations ONLINE within the home setting for the time being, until any further notice.
 
We know that this may be new and challenging for some of you who don’t normally join us Online, yet we want to encourage you all in knowing that we can still fulfill our Biblical mandate to convocate and gather together in unity through online technology. We can still interact, see one another, talk to one another through chat or audio and engage in through prayer, study and discussion.
 
Though the Coronavirus: Covid-19 has brought on some fear of the unknown and stress, we must remember to stay strong and lean on Yehovah and one another.
 
We also encourage you all to join us in Prayer & Fasting as we continue to seek protection, healing for those infected and continued guidance from The Father.
 
Along with our normal Monthly Fasting Schedule, we’d like to encourage you all to join us on a Weekly basis, every Wednesday-Thursday (from sundown to sundown) as we do a 24 hour complete Fast (No Food/Water). For those of you who want to step it up a notch, you can join us on a Daily basis, as we Fast Breakfast & Lunch as well (no snacks, only water as needed). For those of you who want to join us, please let us know, so that we can be here to encourage you and so that we can encourage one another along the way. You can also find it easier to fast along with the assistance of a Fasting App, Zero, is the one that we personally use on a daily basis. You can also learn more about fasting on our Fasting article below.
 
 
Friday March 13, 2020 Update:
 
We want to respond to the situation at hand with responsibility and with wisdom, as we have members with compromised immune systems who might be susceptible to infection.
 
Shaul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For Elohim has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and of love and of self-control..” In an effort to do our part to keep the congregants of Beth Ohr Messianic safe, we have decided to cancel all services and on-site activities until further notice. During this time, we will continue to minister to you and your families.
 
We will not be meeting at our physical location, but we are still going to meet together online. Regular weekly services will all be online at our normal service times. Please make use of all the resources available to you through our website and our app.
 
Most importantly, know that we are praying for you and for the people who have been affected by this virus. If you have any questions in the days to come, be sure to follow our website or app for any upcoming announcements. We are managing this situation moment by moment and will continue to pray for guidance and direction on our next steps moving forward as the Spring High Holy Days are soon approaching.
 
Please visit our Livestream Page to join us or if you have any questions, please call or contact us if you need help connecting.