The Dzorwulu Perez Dome of Perez Chapel International has said the branch will remain closed in spite of the easing of restrictions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Perez Chapel International said in a statement that it “wishes to inform its members and the general public that as a follow-up to the speech given by the President of the Republic, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, 31 May 2020 on the guidelines for the partial opening of churches, the Perez Dome, Dzorwulu, will remain closed for church service until further notice.”
The statement said members and the general public are encouraged to “continue worshiping with us virtually on Precious TV, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter on Bishop Charles Agyinasare’s social media handles and Perez Dome’s handles”.
The church, however, said all its smaller branches will be open for services.
“All our branches in Ghana with relatively smaller congregation sizes will remain open and will comply with all the protocols mentioned by the President of the Republic,” the statement said.
Similarly, the leadership of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) has said it will continue to do virtual services and keep all its churches closed to the congregation despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by President Nana Akufo-Addo for religious gatherings with not more than 100 people.
A statement signed by Rev. Morris Appiah, General Secretary, said: “No ICGC local assembly shall be open to run in-person church services until so advised by the Presbytery”.
Additionally, it noted: “All ICGC local assemblies will continue to fellowship together on-air and online as we join the General Overseer on Sunday for services as we do now”.
“We are mindful of the need for our congregations to gather and worship freely and openly. However, the current situation demands that we also consider the health and safety of all congregants. I entreat you all to keep praying fervently for the church, Ghana and the nations. I’m convinced we’ll come out of this better and stronger”, the statement added.
Other churches such as The Maker’s House (TMH) and Destiny Empowerment Chapel International (DECI) have also announced that they will not open for services.