Special Update: Gov. Northam’s Guidelines for Religious Services

Released: Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Dear Friend,

I’ve done my best to give you recommendations for holding church services that comply with current restrictions on such gatherings. Today I received guidance on religious services from Gov. Northam’s office and wanted to pass it on to you. Fortunately, I see no differences from the recommendations I’ve already been providing. Attached are the guidelines provided by the governor’s office.

I hope pastors will understand the governor’s intent is to protect citizens of the commonwealth during this pandemic. We can continue to minister to one another while still abiding by these guidelines and doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I ask for prayer, not criticism, of our leaders. These men and women are making incredibly difficult decisions. Even if we don’t agree, let’s follow the scriptural mandate to obey those in authority and set an example for our children and our community.


Eddy Aliff

Rev. Eddy Aliff

Executive Director