UPDATE: Supreme Court Orders Santa Clara County To Allow Indoor Church ServicesThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday has ordered Santa Clara County to allow indoor church services to resume pending an appeal.
COVID: Pandemic Protocols Change How Ash Wednesday Is CelebratedTraditionally an in-person, hands-on celebration for Christians in the Bay Area and beyond, Ash Wednesday was not immune to changes brought on by the pandemic.
COVID: One SJ Church Defies Ban On Gatherings While Another Sees It As A BlessingWhile other churches are struggling, Pastor Mel Dahlgren of the South Bay Christian Church thinks the shutdown has been a godsend.
COVID Purple Tier: U.S. Supreme Court Allows California's COVID Restrictions On Churches To Stand For NowWith new COVID cases soaring and indoor religious services banned across the San Francisco Bay Area, the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ordered a lower federal court to reexamine the state's COVID restrictions on religious services in areas hard hit by the coronavirus.
Court Grants Restraining Order Requiring Calvary Chapel San Jose To Comply With COVID-19 Health OrdersA court has granted Santa Clara County a restraining order against Calvary Chapel San Jose, requiring the church to comply with COVID-19 public health orders.
Gunfire Erupts At K-8 Private School, 3rd Hate Crime Against SF Armenians In 2 MonthsA shooting at an Armenian school over the weekend in San Francisco has sparked a new hate crime investigation -- the third hate crime against an Armenian establishment in the city within the last two months.
South Bay Baptist Pastor Fined for Violating Ban on Indoor Church ServicesA Santa Clara pastor posted a video this week after being slapped with $10,000 in fines for violating the health order.
Bay Area Churches Eager To Reopen Making Changes To Keep Worshipers Safe From COVID-19So far, the coronavirus shelter-in-place struggle between churches and the state has only produced a lot of heat. But some church leaders are now beginning to add a little light into the discussion about when they may reopen.
3 Coronavirus Cases Linked To Livestreamed Church Service In Mendocino CountyAt least three cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a livestreamed church service that took place in Mendocino County over Mother's Day weekend, health officials said.
180 Exposed To Coronavirus During Mother's Day Service At Defiant NorCal ChurchA person who later learned they were positive for Covid-19 attended a Northern California religious service on Mother's Day, exposing 180 other people to the novel coronavirus, according to local health officials.
SF Church Leads Class Action Suit Against Zoom, Inc. After Bible Study Class Gets Zoombombed With PornOne of San Francisco's oldest churches has filed a class-action lawsuit against the popular videoconferencing app Zoom, after a pornographic zoombombing incident during a Bible Study class.
Coronavirus Update: Worshipers Gather Virtually On Big Week Of Religious CelebrationsFor many religions, this would be a big week to celebrate and come together, but many have to adjust to the new way of worship online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Better Together: Congregations Adapt To Holy Week, Passover During Coronavirus PandemicThe week before Easter is considered one of the holiest times by a number of faiths, but this year it is occurring under the unprecedented threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Spread Of Coronavirus Leads Faith Congregations To Connect OnlineCommunities of faith shuttered by the emergency prohibition barring large public gatherings have been forced to get creative to connect with and minister to their congregations.
Coronavirus Update: Diocese Of Oakland Cancels Daily Masses During Shelter-In-PlaceEven though religious services were exempt from the shelter-in-place order, the Diocese of Oakland has temporarily cancelled all daily masses as a precaution to prevent the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.