Eight months after worship services nationwide were halted by the coronavirus pandemic, Lakewood Church is welcoming back a limited group of members.
Until now its services had been conducted exclusively online, but that all changed Sunday.
The church is open at 25% capacity, and all attendees must reserve a seat online before service. They’re also requiring members and visitors tor wear a mask.
The church sent an email to its members last month, indicating online sign-ups would be required and also informing worshipers of the safety and health protocols that will be in place:
“As usual, all of our weekend experiences will be online for all to view. In addition, we are creating an in-person service starting October 18th, at 10am. If you are comfortable and want to worship with us in person we’d love to have you!
As a safety precaution, we plan to reopen at 25% capacity and require that all attendees wear masks. Those members who wish to attend a service must reserve their seat online prior to the service.
Additionally, we’ve undertaken measures inside the church to insure a more sanitary environment for church attendees, such as:
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SOURCE: KHOU 11