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Religion of Thursday, 4 June 2020

Source: Class FM

My church remains closed – Prophet Nigel Gaisie

The leadership of the Prophetic Hill Chapel has announced that the church remains closed in spite of the lifting of the ban on all religious activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, May 31, 2020, eased the restrictions on religious gatherings under strict guidelines for churches and mosques that wish to open.

He limited the number of worshippers to 100 among others.

However, a statement signed by Prophet Nigel Gaisie said Prophetic Hill Chapel “wishes to inform its members that direct church gathering remains banned”.

“In view of this, our virtual services for Friday’s Restoration Night and Sunday evenings’ Destiny Moment, will still run on our platforms on YouTube, Facebook and Hill TV on Multi TV platforms and digital television devices”.

“Our weekly one-on-one counseling sessions with the Prophet of God are very much in place for Accra and Cape Coast branches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, respectively for all and sundry.”

Find below the government’s guidelines on the opening of churches:

Churches are to ensure a No-handshake, No-hugging and No-Spitting policy at all time.

No crowded dancing and waving of handkerchiefs during church services.

Microphones are to be sanitised immediately after each use.

All persons who speak or sing in churches must wear facemask during service.

Churches are to discourage singing in groups and instead use pre-recorded songs.

Pre-packaged communion bread and wine should be picked up by members at the point of entry.

Place offering bowls at the entrance and exit points for members to give offerings and tithes when entering or on their way out of church premises. Encourage cash transfers via mobile money or mobile banking as forms of giving offerings.

In observance of social-distancing protocols, laying-on of hands should not be allowed.