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LIST | Churches canceling services to help slow spread of coronavirus

In addition, the Catholic Church has released area Catholics from the obligation to attend Sunday mass for the next three weeks

OHIO, USA — In light of the coronavirus concerns happening around the nation and the world, churches across the area are canceling services on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are unsure of whether your church is canceling services, please contact your church. The below list represents the churches who have contacted WTOL in order to be placed on our list.

On Thursday, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio issued a statement saying Ohio’s Catholics are not required to attend Sunday mass for the next three weekends.

That does not mean Catholic churches are canceling mass, only that Catholic believers are not obligated in the eyes of the church to attend.

Churches are exempt from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s order banning gatherings of over 100 people.

List of Churches who have canceled services:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Toledo - Church services canceled

Braden United Methodist, Toledo - Church services canceled on Sunday

Burgoon United Methodist - Services canceled

CedarCreek, Toledo, Perrysburg - Services are online

Did you miss the 5:15 online service tonight? Worship with us tomorr... ow (Sun. 3/15) at 9:00am, 10:45am, and 12:30pm at https://cedarcreek.churchonline.org/ We pray that people in our community find moments to be present and peaceful this weekend, that you may find sustaining faith in the midst of this storm.

Dundee United Methodist Church, Dundee, MI - Church services canceled on Sunday

First Alliance Church, Toledo - Church services canceled

Helena Shiloh UMC is having service and using a telephone conference call for those who do not wish to go out

Indiana Ave. Missionary Baptist Church, Toledo - All services canceled Sunday

Lewis Avenue Baptist Church in Temperance – Closed on Sunday. Services will be online at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Main Street Church, Walbridge - Sunday services canceled. Service will be online at 10:45 a.m.

McCord Road Christian Church - Service online. 

Mountain of Praise Church, Delta - Sunday services canceled. 

Prince of Peace, Ida, Mich. - All services and activities are canceled for the month of March. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stony Ridge – Church services canceled through Sunday March 29

St. Lucas Lutheran, Toledo - No services Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday

St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Monroe St., Toledo - No service next two weeks

Salem Grace United Lutheran Church, Luckey - Services canceled until Palm Sunday

Sylvania United Church of Christ - Sunday services canceled

Walk the Word Ministry (Tremainsville YMCA), Toledo - Service canceled

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Facts not fear: Putting COVID-19 into context

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