Bishop Blake Official Statement: COVID-19

Letterhead logo     Greetings West Angeles Family,   On March 13, 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an amendment of Governor Newsom’s Public Health Advisement regarding public gatherings, reducing the number from 250 persons to 50 persons, with spacing of at least six feet. As a faith-based entity, we will rely on the power of prayer to sustain us through the days ahead, while remaining responsible community partners during this crisis. As pastor, my concern is for the well-being of this flock and those whom we serve.  In order to be in compliance with these newly mandated public safety directives, we are making the following adjustments to our programming here at West Angeles Church until further notice. This Sunday, we will have an abbreviated morning gathering designed to fall within the ‘50 persons with six feet of space’ requirement. We will have limited seating available for our 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services in order to adhere to those guidelines. Information for the subsequent Sundays will be released as events continue to unfold. The North Campus will be closed and all activities held at that site are cancelled. There will be no Sunday School, youth and children’s activities, classes, food services or shuttle services available, as well no evening worship.  All other daily, weekly, monthly and special services, as well as meetings, classes, groups, events and programming, are cancelled immediately until further notice. We will provide information on conference calling to assist in staying connected with your groups and teams. In order to continue serving our constituency, our business offices will remain open. You may call our church office at 323.733.8300, visit our website at Westa.org, and follow our social media platforms for a special message from me regarding this health crisis and for updates pertaining to our programming. For those who provide us with electronic contact information, you can expect to receive updates as warranted, with the ability to opt out at-will. Please join us in continued prayer for God’s guidance and direction, confident that He is yet in control.   Grace and Peace, Bishop Blake's Signature Bishop Charles E. Blake, Senior Pastor West Angeles Church

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Presiding Bishop's Update On COVID-19, 3/25/20

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Numerous saints are critically ill and in dire need of spiritual and medical interventions. Fervent prayer is our biblical response to any and all societal challenges. For this reason, your Presiding Bishop and General Board are calling all saints to observe a day of “GLOBAL FASTING AND INTERCESSORY PRAYER.” This coming Friday, MARCH 27, 2020, we will intercede on behalf of all nations and people for Heaven’s help in mitigating this dreaded disease.
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Autism, Parenting and COVID-19

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Because the COVID-19 pandemic is uniquely impacting my family, I understand that many people with autism and their families are also directly affected. Whether it is a disruption in therapy services, closures in school or extracurricular activity closures, this pandemic is fluid and developing further.

NEWS - California's Governor Newsom Issues COVID-19 Emergency Order

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March 19, 2020 California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued a statewide order for all residents to ‘stay at home’ amid a coronavirus outbreak. “We need to bend the curve in the state of California,” Newsom said, as he announced a statewide order for Californians to stay home.

Bishop's Latest Update on COVID-19

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Dear Saints, Since my last communication with you, the rapidly escalating reality of the coronavirus has necessitated the declaration of a national emergency. As you know, global efforts are being focused on lessening the spread and impact of this virus.

What is COVID-19? Here’s a List of Precautions You Can Take

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The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new virus. This coronavirus, as it is commonly known, was first detected in China where it is still most widely spread. Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface.
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Bishop Blake: Why We Need To Pray

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Prayer was one of the central activities of the life of Jesus Christ. It was the one thing that Jesus never forgot to do. Whether He’d find himself in the midst of victory or in the midst of trials, Jesus always prayed.