Monday 13 July, 2020

Church leaders want to resume sermons, discuss concerns with Minister

Communications Minister meets with Pastor Johann Blackman of Enterprise Bible Baptist Church, Pastor James Hoffmeister of Charity Baptist Church and Pastor Keith Lovelace of Trinity Baptist Church.

Communications Minister meets with Pastor Johann Blackman of Enterprise Bible Baptist Church, Pastor James Hoffmeister of Charity Baptist Church and Pastor Keith Lovelace of Trinity Baptist Church.

Communications Minister Donna Cox has met with three representatives of religious institutions who are anxious for the resumption of fellowship in a traditional way.

Cox spoke with Pastors Johann Blackman of the Enterprise Bible Baptist Church, James Hoffmeister of the Charity Baptist Church and Keith Lovelace of the Trinity Baptist Church.

The trio said while they want to return to public ceremonies, they are cognizant of the physical health of their respective congregations.

Minister Cox responded noting that while the Government values the important role of religious institutions, public health measures are in place to protect everyone. She also thanked them for their patience, resilience and urged them to lead by example.

“I know exactly what you are missing because I am missing it too. But our need to get back into our places of worship cannot override the greater need to slow the spread of the virus,” Minister Cox told the group.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had announced that churches will be allowed to re-open on June 22 once there is no worrisome change in the country’s infection rates.

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