This year\'s Qingming was different from before as control measures were taken against the spread of Covid-19. Many churches offered online tomb-sweeping services, urging believers to pray and mourn their ancestors and family members who passed away.
On March 16t, 2020, Guo Yang, a Chinese businessman from Canada, donated 200,000 yuan to the Amity Foundation
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, the Amity Foundation launched an emergency response mechanism on January 24th, and united people from all walks of life to fight the epidemic. By 17:00 on March 23rd, it had collected about 75.86 million yuan in donations and materials (including promised donations).
The international event, this year hosted by Zimbabwe, features the theme "Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk".
Last Friday Chinese Christians had to pray at home to observe the annual World Day of Prayer (WDP) amidst the coronavirus crisis. The theme of this year\'s prayer service is \"Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk\" (John 5:8).
On May 31, in order to prepare for the reopening of the church and the resumption of church services after the outbreak, St. John's Church held an expanded meeting of the church committee to discuss and formulate an operation plan of church activity under the normal pandemic prevention and control, and conduct a simulated exercise of personnel entering and leaving the church.
In recent days, churches in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Chongqing and other places will resume their orderly opening on the premise of strictly implementing the responsibility for pandemic prevention and control.