Co-Pastor Charles Blake II (Courtesy photo)

West Angeles Church of God in Christ will cease in-person worship for the next two weeks. In an announcement by Co-Pastor Charles Blake II, all services will be held virtually through the end of 2021.

Guided by prayer and concern for the health of parishioners, Blake indicated that the most prudent decision was to hold online worship services, especially considering the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

The decision means that the Candlelight Service on Wednesday, December 22, the Sunday Morning Service on Sunday, December 26 and the Watch Night Service on Friday, December 31, will be broadcast on

Blake noted that, “Much prayer, thought  and consideration has been made regarding how we operate as an organization moving forward. Even though our services during this time are so meaningful and mean so much to the community, we are very much concerned about your health and about our already overburdened healthcare system.”

In a concluding encouragement to members and friends, he said, “Please continue to support the work of the Lord and log on as we will continue to stream our services online.  We are very fortunate to not have had any outbreaks connected to our services to this point and these measures are intended to keep all of our members and attendees safe during this time.  Be blessed.”