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Church Of The Resurrection Moves To Online-Only Worship As Coronavirus Surges In Kansas City

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced to members Tuesday it would switch to all-virtual services due to increasing spread of COVID-19.
Lisa Rodriguez
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KCUR 89.3
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced to members Tuesday it would switch to all-virtual services due to increasing spread of COVID-19.

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced Tuesday it will return to online-only worship at all five of its locations starting November 22.

The decision comes a day after local leaders announced new coronavirus restrictions to combat surging coronavirus numbers across the metro.

These include limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people, requiring restaurants and other event spaces to close at 10 p.m. and limiting indoor occupants at such venues to 50% capacity.

Although churches are exempt from these restrictions, Resurrection said in a statement its leadership believes the decision is in the best interest of the community.

As the largest churches in the region with over 29,000 members, the church had returned to in-person service just last month after moving online in March.

Services are streamed at cor.org/live Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30, 9:15 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Worship is also broadcast on Channel 39 the Spot on Sundays at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and midnight.

The church's Candlelight Christmas Eve services will also be streamed online on December 23 and 24.

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Lucas Cuni-Mertz