Church signs in the US can be a lot of fun, cheering us up but also making us think. Though the vast majority of churches are now either closed or seeing far fewer people walk through their doors because of the coronavirus, their sense of humor and ability to give well-timed advice haven’t gone away.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that no more than 10 people gather for public or private events. That means that a very large number of religious institutions have shut their doors and congregations are now meeting online.
From Biblical parables to straightforward tips on staying at home and how social distancing is important, these church signs are grabbing people’s attention and they can’t help but share them on social media.
While some religious institutions are inspiring people, one Russian language church near Sacramento in California is getting a lot of heat. CNN reports that at least 70 people at the Bethany Slavic Missionary Church were infected with the coronavirus.
Sacramento County Department of Health Services director Dr. Peter Beilenson said that he named the church because he really wants to “hammer home the importance of not congregating, not only in church but also in prayer gatherings in people’s homes.”
Dr. Beilenson also pointed out that this particular church’s leaders “told us to leave them alone” and added that “this is extremely irresponsible and dangerous for the community.” The church believes that it’s being singled out and claims that reports about the number of infected are “inaccurate.”