InterChurch News 

'Communicating to the necessities of the saints.' -Romans 12:13 (ASV)

 Vol. VIII #15 | August 1 - 14, 2020 


Jesus said: 

'Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.'

-John 13:38

 Selected Local Church Responses to State Orders, COVID-19

Calvary Murrieta / Calvary Chapel Romoland Centerpoint Church / The Grove / Harvest / Revival Christian Fellowship / Sandals Church

News & Notable: Local 

Beaches reopen; all schools, indoor churches services, restaurants, theaters, gyms, salons are closed

Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego (above) is active as San Diegans are allowed to escape to the beach after nearly four months of COVID-19 closures.  Pepperdine University's Malibu campus (L) closure currently reflects all California schools per state orders. Indoor dining is also closed as seen in Century City's Westfield Mall (R). 

-Photos InterChurch News

2020 Archives: Week 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.-8-9-10-11-12-13-14                  

Vol VIII #15 | August 1 - 14

The Bible says: Psalms 86:17 | John 13:38

Cover photo: Live-streamed. Churches -- such as Cornerstone - West Los Angeles (L) -- and schools (public and private) remain closed to in-person services and classes per state orders. The director of the CDC recently recommended schools reopen in the Fall. -Photo InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #14 | July 15 - 31

The Bible says: Proverbs 15:22 | Jesus said: Matthew 10:32-33

Cover photo (L): Dead -- and Dying: Indoor malls like Moreno Valley Mall (L) which recenlty reopened after surviving nearly four months of stay home orders, were suddenly reclosed July 13 by Gov. Gavin Newsom in over 30 counties reporting upticks in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Also reclosed were indoor worship services, dining, gyms and salons. -Photo InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #13 | July 1 - 14

The Bible says: Isaiah 62:6 | Luke 18:16-17

Photo essay: Welcome! The Menifee Police Department welcome parade began 7 p.m. Tuesday June 30 after the swearing in ceremony at the new Haun Road headquarters and divided into six community parade routes throughout Menifee. -Photos InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #12 | June 15 - 30

The Bible says: Jeremiah 14:7 | Jesus said: Matthew 11:28-30

Cover photo: California Gold: Yosemite Valley! Yosemite National Park reopened Saturday, June 13 with online limited reservations and COVID-19 restrictions. Yosemite Chapel, the oldest structure in the valley, still holds services. -Photo InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #11 | June 1 - 14

The Bible says: Acts 2:1 | Jesus said: Revelation 22:16

Cover photo: Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020: California's latest COVID-19 restrictions limited church attendance to a maximum of 100 persons. Megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie (L) of Harvest opted to preach soley using livestream, while megachurch Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills preached in three services of reservation-only seating. -Screen shot photo InterChurch News 

Vol. VIII #10 | May 15 - 31

The Bible says: Isaiah 62:6-7 | Matthew 10:32

Cover photo (L): Give America Back Their Freedom Now: Dozens of Riverside County residents (L) addressed the County Board of Supevisors last week May 5 and May 8 to voice opinions about rescinding COVID-19 public health orders to reopen small businesses, churches and schools. 

Vol. VIII #9 | May 1 -14

The Bible says: 2 Corinthians 13:11 | Jesus said: John 14:18-19

Cover photo (L): Stay at Home Depot orders. Home Depot (and Lowe's) have long lines of customers since state and local stay-at-home orders. Face masks, social distancing orders are extended to June 19 by order of Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside. School closures remain in effect until June 19. -Photo by InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #8 | April 15 - 30


The Bible says: John 1:14 | Jesus said: John 3:14-15

Cover photo (L): 'Stay-at-home orders' Menifee Valley, eastward towards Idyllwild. -Photo InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #7 | April 1 - 14 

The Bible says: Proverbs 12:17 | Matthew 5:3ff

Cover Photo (L): 'Church is Not Closed ... Just Our Building.' West L.A.'s Westside Vineyard church website welcome window exemplifies churches in the Southland during the COVID-19 crisis. -Photo InterChurch News

Vol. VIII #6 | March 22 - 31

The Bible says: Jeremiah 29:7| Jesus said: Luke 12:34

Cover photo (L): '15 Days to Slow the Spread.' Tot-lots in Menifee's Heritage Lake community are closed following government guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 -- a pandemic virus which in the U.S. claimed 201 lives of 15,219 CDC-reported cases as of March 20 -- tragic, but still less than a 1.4% fatality rate. -Photo IC News

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Vol. VIII #5 | March 15 - 20

The Bible says: Psalm 34:5 | Jesus said: Luke 10:16

Cover photo: Historic Day. To help mitigate COVID-19 spread and comply with Riverside County Public Health's March 12th order to cancel all public events with 250 or more persons, churches -- as Centerpoint Church (L) -- canceled onsite weekend services for online services. The order is in effect through April 30th. 

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Vol. VIII #4 | March 1 - 14

The Bible says: Psalm 33:12 | Matthew 12:36

Photo Essay: Marijuana Alley. The I-215 along the City of Perris is saturated with Lamar-owned billboards advertising local cannabis shops (L). Is Lamar in compliance with California cannibis advertising regulations --  and is there a link to violent crime and pot shops

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Vol. VIII #3 | February 15 - 29

The Bible says: 1 Peter 2:17 | Jesus said: Mark 8:33

Cover photo (L): 'Pray then like this ...' (Matthew 6:9). -Adobe Stock photo

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Vol. VIII #2 | February 1 - 14

The Bible says: Hebrews 12:1-2 | Jesus said: John 11:25-26

Photo (L): 'You Will Never Be Forgotten.' Three thousand mourners attended the memorial service Tuesday, January 28 at Crossroads church in Corona, for Drake Ruiz, 16 (L), Daniel Hawkins, 16 (center) and Jacob Ivascu, 16 (R), killed when the car they were riding in was 'intentionally rammed' Sunday, January 19. -Photo by IC News

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Vol. VIII #1 | January 15 - 31

The Bible says: Jeremiah 15:16 | Jesus said: Luke 16:18

Cover photo (L): ACTS International Christian Fellowship Church, Romoland. -Photo IC News

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