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Bethany to continue taping services after pandemic ends

Members of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, continued their traditional "Flowering of the Cross" on Easter, placing the cross in front of the church.

Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, will continue videotaping its Sunday worship services after the pandemic is over.

“We know this will be a blessing to our homebound who may be ill or recuperating, to those who travel in their work, are in college and in the military, and our members who live outside of the area,” said the Rev. Mike Derflinger, pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church.

“Being able to have Bethany services on demand when they travel to visit family or go on vacation is something that they’re looking forward to sharing with loved ones,” Derflinger said. “We’re sure we have people who have shift work and thus cannot attend Sunday services. In all these instances and more, people can feel connected to God and each other even when they can’t worship in person.”

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