Large Number of Churches, Conferences, Christian Concerts Canceling Events Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Including The Potter’s House and Lakewood Church

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Upon communicating with local health officials and heeding advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many churches and Christian concerts have made the difficult decision of canceling events until further notice. See below for a roundup.

Megachurches Canceling

1. The Potter’s House is postponing absolutely all church activities, per an update on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ website. However, services will be livestreamed on various mediums such as YouTube, to be watched at home.

2. Jentezen Franklin announced on his Instagram that all of Free Chapel’s campuses will be closed on Sunday, March 15. Services will be available online, via livestream, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., here: freechapel.org/live.

 

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The health and safety of every person who walks onto our campuses continues to be a top priority for the Free Chapel leadership. Our team has been carefully monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation through the CDC and local health authorities and will continue to take proactive approaches to keep our community healthy and safe. To that end, we feel the safest course of action is to cancel public attendance to our services this Sunday, March 15 at all of our campuses. However, we will be broadcasting our services and I will be sharing a LIVE message through our streaming services on freechapel.org, Youtube, and Facebook. We will be working closely with local health authorities to determine when we will resume services again. Please pray for those affected by this virus. Prayer is powerful, and God is our perfect source of comfort and care. Join us in praying for the people and regions affected, and for the protection of our nation, community, and church.

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3. The Belonging Co is also canceling all public gatherings and services on Sunday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 17, to honor the request of Mayor John Cooper. People can watch Pastor David McCracken via livestream online Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. CST, and 4 p.m. CST. Tuesday’s service will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. CST here: thebelongingco.churchonline.org/.

4. Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, is also canceling services Sunday, March 15. Services will still be available on Facebook Live, YouTube, Roku, AppleTV, Osteen’s and Lakewood Church’s websites.

Conferences Canceling

1. Beth Moore is moving her Tuesday night “Living Proof Night” to livestream on March 17. Anyone can join online at 7 p.m. CST via her ministry’s Facebook page here.

2. Hillsong’s Colour Conference 2020 is postponing its 2020 events in Los Angeles, California, and New York until 2021. All registrations for those locations in 2020 will automatically transfer to the Colour 2021 events. Click here for the full message.

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SOURCE: Charisma News