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The Christ Kingdom Ambassadors Church in Takoradi in the Western Region has changed its Sunday Service time as part of efforts to ensure that the church will not serve as a place to contract the coronavirus disease.
The church has changed the Sunday Service time from the original 8:00am – 12:00am to 7:30am – 9:00am.
Head Pastor Paa Kwesi Hammond told 3news.com that the change was effected a week ago.
“Since WHO declared the coronavirus as a pandemic, we had a meeting and looked at ways to protect the church members,” Pastor Hammond intimated.
“We considered several measures. One of them was to change the service time. This way, we can help reduce the contact time at church. And when we announced it in church it was well received.”
According to him, apparently the church members were also thinking about what the church was doing after the country recorded the two cases.
He said the church has also placed hand sanitizers at the entrance where members are expected to use before entering the main auditorium.
“Anyone who enters will have to use the hand sanitizer. Especially the kids who like jumping from one point to the other. And since we started the members are complying without any hesitation.
“We have also discouraged handshakes, hugging and other forms of body contacts while the service is ongoing. The sitting arrangement has also changed a bit. We have also changed how we take our offering and how the counting is done.”
He mentioned that the church is currently considering canceling some evening services.
When asked whether he will consider canceling the Sunday Service entirely, he said “we are monitoring the situation and what WHO and Ghana Health Service will advise”.
“If we have to stop all church services because of the virus, we will gladly do that. I mean big churches in the USA and elsewhere are doing that so why not us?”
The Christ Kingdom Ambassadors Church has over 700 members.
By Eric Yaw Adjei|3news.com|Ghana