1. The following areas of Bethany are available for use: Sanctuary (worship, lectures, concerts,
recitals), Gym, Social Hall, Gathering Area, Lounge, possibly Specific Classrooms below the Social Hall
(that are not used in Faith Formation), Parking Lots.
2. Fees for facility use are divided into four categories:
Current Church Groups and Staff
Church Members and Community non-profit groups
For-Profit Groups (businesses)
Note: Membership is determined by the listings in the Bethany Directory.
3. General building policies:
a. Requests for any For-Profit (business) use of church property must be cleared through Council.
b. A room(s) rental requires use of only certain parts of the building. The responsible party should
insure that the group confines their activities to those assigned areas.
c. All non-church program events held at Bethany Church shall be over by 12:00 midnight.
d. A staff or church member(s) will be assigned to be present for your event (an Event Monitor) if
determined necessary by the Facilities Manager.
e. Groups using the church facilities are responsible for cleaning the rooms used at the end of
their event. If the rooms are not returned to their condition prior to the event, deductions may
be made from the Security/Key Deposit.
f. You must supply your own tablecloths (plastic or cloth), dish towels, paper products, and dish
detergent, if used.
g. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms and other weapons are not permitted on church
property. Smoking or vaping is not allowed in any part of the church building.
h. Fund raising events can include auctions or raffles (and 50/50 draws), but no other games of
i. If it is necessary to require a group to give up their meeting time to serve a larger purpose (eg.
unexpected funeral), every effort will be made to resolve the conflict to the satisfaction of all.
However, it must be understood that church activities have priority.
j. During the Seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter, rentals will be limited. No non-
church activities will be scheduled during Holy Week or immediately before Christmas.
k. For reasons of safety and fire codes, open flames are not permitted. Battery candles may be
l. Each group is required to provide childcare for any minors that they allow in the building. The
church is not liable for injury to or building damage by any unaccompanied minors.
m. Upon request from the church, the organization and/or contact person agree to furnish the
Church with a certificate of liability insurance naming Bethany United Church of Christ,
employees, officers, volunteers and agents as additional insured.
n. Bethany UCC, by approving use of its facilities, does not endorse or sponsor the event.