Commending churches that acted in compliance with the national health Emergency last Sunday, the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has called on all churches that held regular worship services last Sunday to kindly remain in compliance to the emergency declaration.
A press release issued yesterday quoted the leadership of the LCC, in collaboration with other para church groups and organizations, as extending ‘grateful appreciation to all churches that were in adherence to the health emergency declaration pronounced by the government of Liberia through the Minister of Health.’
“We call on all those churches who opened their doors for regular worship on Sunday to kindly remain in compliance to the emergency declaration,” the LCC emphasized and said the church is a house of prayers and encourage every church within the length and breath of Liberia to remain in prayer always.
In that this way, the Liberia Council of Churches expressed the belief that the virus can be defeated.
“We call on the ministry of health and national public health institute of Liberia to remain engaged with the church at all times as we together fight the virus,” the LCC release concluded.
Recently, the Liberia Council of Churches in ecumenical partnership with other para church groups, denominations and Christian organizations instituted a six-count agreement to suspend worship services for the three Sundays laid down in the health emergency declaration by the Minister of Health including March 22, March 29 and April 5, 2020 in keeping with the 21-day declaration of Health Emergency by Ministry of Health.
Accordingly, the Church calls on all its members, especially Pastors and prayer teams, to remain in the attitude of prayer for the defeat of the virus, a press release signed by the LCC’s President, Bishop Kortu K. Brown Said.
The Church also indicated that it will work with the government to ensure that awareness and promotion of preventive measures are carried out on the severity of the Coronavirus Disease, noting that the government, through the Minister of Health, has re-iterated the health emergency declared for now only in Montserrado and Margibi counties.
The LCC then called on churches outside Montserrado and Margibi Counties to continue their worship services and assured that it will engage the government to ensure that the Liberia national Police does not interfere with their regular worship services.