Though COVID-19 is keeping British Columbians distant by necessity, local churches continue to make efforts to keep folks together during Easter Sunday.
Central Community Church continues to provide live-streamed services in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“The church is supposed to gather,” reads a statement on the church website, https://central365.org/. “The church is its people. But under these extraordinary circumstances, we want to honour our government officials and their instructions for us, while honouring Jesus.”
All Saints Anglican Church, as with many other churches in the area and beyond, is also not holding in-person services. The issue will be revisited next month, however. Riverside Christian Reformed Church has followed a similar path.
Rev. Dennis Flores of St. Anthony of Padua Church has also suspended public mass until further notice.
“Rest assured, however, that I will remember you and your families and your intentions as I privately offer Mass each days per the regular week day schedule.” Flores wrote in an open letter to the church.
In lieu of traditional worship services, Agassiz United Church has a prayer wall as a place where people can come leave a prayer or come to pray during these anxious times.