Tagum Central resumes services with newly-renovated church
June 22, 2020 • in News & Events
The Tagum Central Seventh-day Adventist Church (TSDAC) resumed the Sabbath service within the walls of its newly renovated church building at Mabini St., Tagum City, on June 20, 2020.
Late last year, the church doors were closed due to the renovation and worshipped temporarily at the Tagum Central Adventist Elementary School Gym.
As the Philippine Government ordered selected areas to be under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), religious gatherings were also suspended as the COVID-19 hit this part of the world.
Weeks after the Tagum City’s General Community Quarantine (GCQ) was lifted and altered to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), the amendment of Executive Order allows churches within the cities under MGCQ to resume religious gathering under the monitoring of the City’s COVID-19 Task Force.
As the church opens, precautionary measures have to be observed, which includes sanitizing and physical distancing. Sanitation areas were also provided at the entrance of the church premises to ensure safety.
Only fifty (50) percent of the church capacity was allowed to join the Sabbath services–dividing it into two sessions, morning and afternoon services, which include Sabbath School and Divine Worship.
The sabbath service was very memorable. After months of renovation and the community quarantine, the church finally opens its doors with a new and better look while churchgoers are adjusting to the new normal. (by Jake Potestas/Photo by Tagum Central Adventist Communication Team)