Following the Zambian government’s implementation of heightened measures to curb escalating cases of COVID-19, the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) has issued an updated COVID-19 advisory to its congregations.
This pastoral letter by UCZ General Secretary Rev Chipasha Musaba explained that the government had proposed measures to limit frequencies and durations of religious meetings, as COVID-19 super-spreaders were large gatherings. While they continue their mission of witnessing for Christ, the church leaders agreed that they need to live cognisant of the reality of COVID-19, and the time and season they live in.
Rev Musaba also reminded them of safe distancing and hygiene measures, and to continue to pray for healthcare workers on the frontlines.
Detailed measures for worship services, fellowship group meetings, funerals, weddings and more can be downloaded in this letter.