Coronavirus and Church

It looks like someone isn’t happy that Church meetings aren’t allowed to take place…

I chose my words above carefully (for once), because I dont want to appear to agree that churches are closed. They’re not. From what I can gather churches are flipping busy right now.

Lets do a quick round up over why Sunday Services aren’t happening…

Reuters have reported on the issues caused when Coronavirus visited a Church prayer event.

The prayer meeting kicked off the biggest cluster of COVID-19 in France – one of northern Europe’s hardest-hit countries – to date, local government said. Around 2,500 confirmed cases have been linked to it. Worshippers at the church have unwittingly taken the disease caused by the virus home to the West African state of Burkina Faso, to the Mediterranean island of Corsica, to Guyana in Latin America, to Switzerland, to a French nuclear power plant, and into the workshops of one of Europe’s biggest automakers.

uk.reuters.com

The Guardian have reported that a megachurch in California has been linked to 71 Coronavirus cases.

The CDC in America have had a look at the risk of covid in Church.

Whilst that well known left wing newspaper, the Daily Mail, has reported about a Church being at the centre of an outbreak,

A church in rural northeastern Oregon is now the epicenter of the state’s largest coronavirus outbreak, as 236 people tested positive for the disease, authorities said Tuesday.

The large outbreak at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County comes after it recently held a wedding and a graduation ceremony, each with more than 100 people in attendance. 

The surge in new cases from the church led to Oregon’s second consecutive record-setting daily case count.

Daily Mail

Meanwhile, back over at Christian Concern.

The Weeks Round Up

Every week, Sofa rounds up the bits and pieces that kinda haven’t made it into a complete post… actually thats the aim. Not done one of these for a while, I guess its been a casualty of… you know… everything going a bit… weird. (Is “weird” the right word?)

I also wonder if there’s been a drop in “Churchy” news as well? Or at least a drop in news about Churches not being… silly.

Enter this week…

Wishing the Bishop Well…

Was all that the Minister Micheal Gove could say in an interview this week, when asked about Dominic Cummings…

Wait for it…

Supporting Trump is “The Gospel”

Or, at least an expression of it.

Apparently.

And finally – Lets open the Churches!

The R Number is rumoured to be increasing.

People are angry at government hypocrisy.

There are concerns about people gathering on beaches.

People are still worried about their health.

Lets open the Churches! (Personally I once heard a sermon preached about the church not being about the building – but the people. But I guess that was wrong)

Stay safe.

Stay healthy.

Wash your hands.