BPC's Response to Covid-19


April 13, 2020 updated


Bethesda Presbyterian Church will be closed until at least April 30.

The BPC Elders continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation and the recommendations of government officials. We want to keep you informed on how we can do “Church where you are” without gathering on campus. Here are some options for staying connected.

Bethesda Online

Watch our online Sunday Services at,  our Facebook Page or YouTube)

  1. Our Sunday services are streamed at 11 a.m.

  2. If you wish to see a service afterwards, you can find worship and devotions at


For Such a Time as This! - Are you hungry to connect with others and with God’s Word during this time of shutdown? You can join a Zoom Bible Study led by Elder Debbie Thomas.  “For Such a Time as This” will begin a nine-week study on Thursday, April 23, from 11-11:30 a.m. Additional weeks may be added if the shelter-in-place mandate continues. To be a part you can watch and comment on our facebook page, call in on Zoom or watch through the livestream.

Small Groups

Group leaders and members have two options to consider during this time: Suspend until further notice or meet online.

Kids & Students

It's important to us that kids and students can still learn and grow despite not gathering in person. We're providing ways for parents to engage with their kids by sharing age-appropriate discussion points. Children's Ministry will hold their own virtual Zoom Meetings.  To be a part of that meeting, contact Pastor Heidi Hankel

Outreach and How You Can Serve

Take this opportunity to be a good neighbor. Sometimes crises can be a conversation starter and eliminate awkward introductions. Maybe you have never learned your neighbor's name. You can use this time to introduce yourself and then say, "If you need anything, let me know." Offer to pray for them, or say, "Let's keep our ears open if any of our other neighbors need a hand."

Prayer is always powerful. All across the county, let's offer to pray for those experiencing fear, anxiety, or uncertainty.

Giving Options

To continue tithing you can use our digital options.  To give online, go to   You can also mail your tithes/offerings to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 808 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115.


Wish to share a prayer need? Email Pastor Heidi.  Members receive a weekly prayer list of concerns to pray for daily.  

Other Resources for Family & Individuals

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Office Hours and Pastors

The church office phone line will remain open Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. remotely.  The pastors and staff will be available as needed. The pastors and staff are working from home.  They are available by e-mail.