This month, some churches in China held communion services in different ways amid the coronavirus crisis.
Though all the registered churches in China are still closed down, a church in Suzhou, Jiangsu presented a recorded communion service that was conducted by some co-workers at the church. The congregation watched the video at home.
A church in Zhuzhou, Hunan urged members to register to receive the bread and wine.
At a designated time, Christians can take the sacrament at the church if they wear facial masks with “green” health codes and identity cards. Otherwise, they will be not allowed to participate.
As a church in Beijing distributes bread and wine to each of its members, the congregation receives them during online Sunday services.
The church’s pastor reminds members to remember the Lord’s love and share it with others. They should keep in touch with brothers and sisters near them because Christians are created with a need for social and relational connections.
A church in Guangdong also conducts the sacrament on Sundays. After members receive the bread and wine at specific locations at a given time, they can receive them during online Sunday worship.
- Translated by Karen Luo