Coronavirus Update

May 28, 2020
Weekly Update schedule

This is the last week we are planning to publish this update, which was begun in the absence of congregations being able to meet together. Should circumstances change, we can always easily resume it. We hope it has been of service to you during this time of unusual conditions.

Webcasting schedule

This Sabbath, May 30, will mark 12 consecutive weeks that we have had webcast services from the McKinney office. We are prepared to continue these webcasts if necessary, but with local webcasts available and with local congregations beginning in-person services, we don’t anticipate an ongoing need. Therefore, at this time we are scheduling only two more webcasts from the headquarters office. These will be held on: 

Sabbath, May 30, at 12 noon Central Daylight Time.
Feast of Pentecost, May 31, at 12 noon Central Daylight Time.

The headquarters webcast can be accessed by going to (no password necessary) or your Roku channel. Simultaneous translations in Spanish and in French are also provided on and Roku. Congregations hosting webcasts have their information posted in alphabetical order on If your church area is not listed, contact your pastor to receive information about your local webcast. 

Plans for resuming Sabbath services

May 30 is the earliest date U.S. congregations will resume meeting for weekly services. Pastors have guidelines for deciding when and how to start meeting together again and will convey those to the members in their congregations. Circumstances vary from place to place and country to country, of course, so the opportunities to begin meeting together will likewise vary widely.

Reports from international areas