Coronavirus and the Church

 As new cases of the coronavirus (CoVid-19) are reported in the United States and around the world, the church is called to education, caution and common sense. Coronavirus (CoVid-19) is a respiratory illness that causes flu-like symptoms including fever, vomiting and difficulty breathing. If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical advice.


Good hygiene helps prevent the spread not only of coronavirus but also of colds and flu!

  • Wash your hands frequently – with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.

  • Sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow or a tissue, not your hand. Wash immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose and eyes, with unwashed hands.

  • Regularly disinfect surfaces frequently touched including keyboards, desktops, elevator buttons, and doorknobs.

  • Use hand sanitizer. There are automatic-no touch hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the church on each level, look for the signs marking the spots with a red arrow.

  • Feel free to “bump elbows”, wave, or bow to fellow congregants instead of hugging or shaking hands.

  • Support changes in offertory and communion practices that minimize the chance of spreading germs.

  • Stay home if you are sick. Don’t worry! You do not have to miss worship. You can tune in at 10 AM on Sunday mornings by doing the following:

    • If you have Spectrum cable service, turn to our local access channel 1301.

    • Streaming using a device-click the link “CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE” on this website at the top of the home page -OR- Go directly to BRTV website and choose “LIVE TV” to the left of the home page:

  • You can also access the worship bulletin if you would like to follow along, music included on the home page there is a button for regular and large print bulletins. Click the button to open the bulletin of your choice and print it off or just follow along on your device.

Helpful links:


As the faith community, we have a special responsibility to care for our fellow congregants and communities. When we are prepared, we are in a better position to help others. Get the facts and restate them accurately. Check in frequently with our fellow congregants. And counter scapegoating such as already has been shown to some Chinese and Chinese-Americans. They are not to blame for the coronavirus!

Letter from the Pastor and Church Leaders