By Ben Shular
Due to the ongoing effect of the COVID-19 outbreak, Church of God Ministries announces the cancellation of the Church of God Regional Convention in Inglewood, California, previously scheduled for April 22–24, at Center of Hope LA. For Church of God Ministries staff, this has been a very difficult, but necessary decision in light of the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Regretfully, registrants of the Inglewood Regional may have received notice of room cancelation from their hotel before we could communicate this news. We apologize for this unfortunate occurrence; it happened without our consent.
Church of God Ministries is in the process of contacting each registrant for the Inglewood event and providing three options regarding their registration fee:
- A refund of fees paid,
- A transfer of registration to one of the remaining Regional Conventions (Anderson, Indiana; and Brooklyn, New York), or
- A gifting of registration fees to Church of God Ministries to help with expenses already incurred.
After April 15, all registrants having not indicated their preference will receive a refund.
Ben Shular serves as chair of the Special Event Response Team (SERT) for Church of God Ministries.
Note: The Church of God Regional Conventions 2020 scheduled for Anderson, Indiana (June 24–26), and Brooklyn, New York (September 16–18), are currently expected to proceed as planned. For event information and registration, visit www.chogconvention.org. The International Youth Convention (IYC), scheduled for July 3–6 in Orlando, is also expected to proceed as planned.
For updates on the Church of God Ministries response to COVID-19, https://www.jesusisthesubject.org/corona-virus-statement/.