March 26, 2020
Sabbath services—March 28
Sabbath services—April 4, 11, 18 and 25
- Beginning April 4, we are encouraging every pastor who can to webcast to his congregations. He will inform members in his areas of time and connection details.
- We will also be webcasting a full Sabbath service (hymns, sermonette or split sermon, announcements, sermon) at 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time from headquarters on cogwa.tv and Roku.
- All local services will be held either before or after the webcast from headquarters, so there will be no scheduling conflict.
- Passover services should be live webcast, if possible, in each congregation and/or region by the local pastor, beginning shortly after sunset. The pastor will inform members in his areas of time and connection details.
- As a backup (in case there are problems with webcasting), each pastor will inform members how to download in advance a video of the Passover service and will also make sure everyone has written instructions for taking the Passover at home.
Feast of Unleavened Bread—April 9
- First holy day services from headquarters at 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time on cogwa.tv and Roku.
- In regions where, because of the time difference, it is not feasible to log on to the webcast from headquarters, pastors will plan how to provide local services and will notify members in those areas.
Feast of Unleavened Bread—April 15
- Last holy day services (one service only) from headquarters at 12 p.m. Central Daylight Time on cogwa.tv and Roku.
- If pastors desire and are able to webcast a second service locally, they are certainly encouraged to do so, as long as it does not conflict with the time of the headquarters service.
Connecting to the headquarters webcast
You can access the webcast simply by going to cogwa.tv. No password is necessary. It will also be available on your Roku channel. We will also be providing simultaneous translation in Spanish and in French.
Holy day offerings
For U.S. members: Instructions regarding the holy day offering are available here.
For members outside the U.S.: Each region is responsible for determining how to best collect the offering, and pastors will communicate that to the members.
By order of the City of McKinney, the office is temporarily closed and employees are working from home, with the exception that we are allowed to have people on-site to prepare for and conduct video or teleconference services. We continue to monitor local regulations and will abide by the governmental directives to do our part in stopping the spread of the virus.