CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Religious organizations, including many churches with Sunday service, are eliminating their in-person worship and moving exclusively to online service amid concern for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
On Thursday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and encouraged the postponement of any gathering over 100 people.
The following is a list of churches and religious organizations who have modified their worship and events across the Charlotte metro:
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis announced that Catholics in western NC were excused from attending mass until further notice. There will be services live-streamed online for those who don't attend.
- Forest Hill Church On-campus services have been suspended and moving to online worship March 14-15 and March 21-22.
- Elevation Church no in-person services for Saturday, March 14 or Sunday, March 15. Online streaming worship will still be offered.
- Myers Park United Methodist Church will have no in-person worship effective immediately. The cancellation is expected to last for the next few weeks.
- Albemarle Presbyterian Church: Closed
- Covenant Presbyterian Church: Online worship only
- St. John's Episcopal Church: No in-person worship services