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All UCKG HelpCentres in the UK have now closed their doors until further notice. To meet the needs of its congregations and the general public the UCKG is now offering online services of prayer and comfort nationally from its headquarters in London, and would direct anyone in need of individual support to its 24-hour telephone Helpline, 020 7686 6000.
The online church services will be held Monday to Friday at 10am, 3pm and 7.30pm, on Saturdays they are scheduled for 10am and 3pm. On Sundays they will be held at 7.30am, 10am, and 6pm, with a further service at 4pm for people who want to pray about overcoming addictions. All services can be accessed through the links below:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/UniversalChurchUK/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/universalchurchuk/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/uckgtv
Liberty Radio – https://libertyradio.co.uk
The UCKG is continuing to broadcast on radio and TV, but all of its community outreach and group events have been cancelled. Additional online activities may be introduced later and will be announced when decisions have been made.
No weddings or baptisms will be held until further notice, however the UCKG will conduct funerals when requested, with just the deceased’s immediate family in attendance.
“It is vital that everyone sticks to the government’s strict new measures aimed at minimising the spread of COVID-19,” said Bishop Álvaro Lima, the UCKG HelpCentre’s Bishop in charge. “Besides closing our places of worship, we are shutting our offices for all but a handful of essential staff from the end of today, and have been equipping key employees to work from home.
“We would hope to be able to add further online support activities in the days ahead, but for now cannot stress too strongly that the 24-hour helpline is open to all, whether in distress over the outbreak or anything else. God bless you all.”
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all- comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.
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