UPDATE: Slew of Christian Artists—Including Lauren Daigle—and Churches Cancel Events Due to COVID-19 by KENDRA SEMMEN for Charisma News
Update as of March 18: Lauren Daigle rescheduled all tour dates through April 29.
Upon communicating with local health officials and heeding advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many churches and Christian concerts have made the difficult decision of canceling events until further notice. See below for a roundup.
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1. Lauren Daigle rescheduled all tour dates scheduled through April 29. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates, which can be found here: laurendaigle.com/tour/. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase should the new dates conflict with your schedule. In an email sent out to her mailing list, Daigle writes, “We will continue to communicate updates as they come. We love you all so much, and we are doing our best to keep everyone’s health & safety in mind. May the peace of Christ cover you in this time. Please keep those impacted in your prayers. Our hearts go out to all of you!”
2. Tauren Wells’ remaining 10 shows in his Hits Deep Tour are canceled. Read the full Instagram post here.
3. Only Jesus Tour featuring Matthew West and Casting Crowns is postponed until April 9. Read the Instagram update here.
4. David Crowder announced on Instagram that Winter Jam is canceling its shows in Louisville, Chicago, Cincinnati and Chattanooga. Stay tuned for more announcements regarding future shows in the following weeks.
5. Rend Collective stated that Sunday, March 15, is its last show in the U.S. until the end of May. All other shows in America have been postponed. Read the full Instagram post here.
1. The Potter’s House postponed absolutely all church activities, per an update on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ website. However, services will be livestreamed on various mediums such as YouTube, to be watched at home.
2. Jentezen Franklin announced on his Instagram that all of Free Chapel’s campuses were closed on Sunday, March 15. Services are available online, via livestream, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., here: freechapel.org/live.
3. The Belonging Co also canceled all public gatherings and services on Sunday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 17, to honor the request of Mayor John Cooper. People can watch Pastor David McCracken via livestream online Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. CST, and 4 p.m. CST. Tuesday’s service are livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. CST here: thebelongingco.churchonline.org/.
4. Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, also canceled services Sunday, March 15. Services will still be available on Facebook Live, YouTube, Roku, AppleTV, Osteen’s and Lakewood Church’s websites.
5. Life.Church will livestream services here: live.life.church. Pastor Craig Groeschel, who previously self-quarantined due to being in contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19, posted an update on his Instagram. He will shared a special message about living without fear during these uncertain times.