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Churches prepare for second week of cancellations

A number of religious denominations in Virginia announced the cancellation of Sunday worship services statewide last week in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Local Baptist churches provided information about their response, as well.

In some cases the decisions to close have been made at the denominational level. Churches that govern themselves indepently are making various decisions.

A number of churches have announced their plans in the listings of services in the article that begins at the bottom of this page.

Some churches have offered online services. Bethel United Methodist Church at Onemo, for example, streamed a talk live on Sunday by the Rev. Yosub Namgung, who is also pastor of St. Matthew UMC at Peary..


Episcopal churches in Gloucester and Mathews cancelled on-site worship services for two weeks, from this past Sunday to next Sunday, March 22, in response to a directive from the Diocese of Virginia.

In a letter to parishes across the state, B...

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