THE Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has changed its mode of services for parishes in Lagos and Ogun States. The change was as a result of the ban on gatherings that are more than 50 persons in the two states. The states issued the order as part of precautionary measures against the ravaging coronavirus in the country.
The church in a statement signed by Pastor J.F. Odesola, Assistant General Overseer of the church on Wednesday, March 18, said the mission authority of the church instructed parishes in Lagos and Ogun States to adjust their services starting from Sunday, March 22.
“In line with this directive from the government, the mission authority has instructed as follows: Parishes that have an average attendance of 50 members or less can hold their services without any alteration or changes. Parishes that have an average attendance above 50 members are directed to make use of their House Fellowship Centres to run simultaneous services with the main Church.
“Parishes that have the facility to run more than one service can also do so, under the strict directive that worshippers won’t exceed 50 people per service. One supervising minister and an usher could be seconded to each centre for collation of necessary reports (attendance, new converts, newcomers, etc)
“All centres are requested to connect to Dove Television to join the live broadcast from the General Overseer during the period. Kindly be informed that this arrangement shall be in operation for the next few weeks based on the position of the government,” the statement said.
The church also enjoined members not to panic in the face of the ongoing crisis, while assuring all of the divine intervention from God.
– Mar. 19, 2020 @ 12:39 GMT |