On December 23, Flower Lane Church in Fuzhou, Fujian Province announced that due to COVID-19, the Christmas Eve worship service and live broadcast would be canceled.
In addition, Zhu'en Church in Zhao County, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province also issued a notice that the online celebration services replace in-person services on December 24 and 25. Originally, they were to have a one-hour Christmas celebration and Communion service on the night of December 24, and a live Christmas service on December 25.
Tumen Church in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province and churches in Xishi District, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province were also canceling this year's Christmas celebrations in accordance with the government's pandemic prevention and control measures.
Due to COVID-19, churches across the country have adopted different forms of Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrations this year. In addition to webcasting and small group celebrations, participants must make reservations to attend on-site activities to limit the number of participants and time is also shortened.
Guangxi Beihai Church celebrated Christmas earlier than expected. They hold celebrations every Sunday in December and four worship services are held in one day.
-Translated by Abigail Wu
(The article is originally published by Gospel Times.)