There won't be any person-to-person contact with the priest if the Vatican's rules are followed.
In a 6-3 decision, a divided Supreme Court on Friday night sided with religious rights in ruling that California cannot continue its ban on indoor church services.
The United Church of Christ advised ministers and congregants to exercise caution in the week leading up to the inauguration.
Brandon Burden, the pastor at KingdomLife in Frisco, spoke in tongues in front of his followers on Sunday.
Tripp Stelnicki, director of communications for New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, said that the "pro-virus" churches had endangered "entire communities" by holding large Christmas Eve services while failing to follow public health restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local Mayor Craig Kavanagh defended the approval, saying: "Just because we voted yes doesn't mean we're racist."
Dozens of people, including members of the far-right group, held demonstrations at Destiny Church in Rocklin on Sunday.
"Had I endorsed Donald Trump or kept my views to myself, I am sure I would still be a licensed Christian minister on the pathway to formal ordination," David Bumgardner said.
The church has now suspended services and ministry activities for 30 days following the spike in COVID-19 cases.
"Where we strip the devil of his hold, power and authority over peoples' lives," said a San Diego pastor after his church rebranded as a "family friendly" strip club.
According to an investigative report by "Inside Edition," Daystar Television paid back a $3.9 million PPP loan, with interest, after the newsmagazine show looked into how the money was used.
"Our goal as a congregation is to give people a good start on 2021," said Reverend Minna Bothwell of the Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Santa Clara County Counsel initially sued the church in October, leading to a temporary restraining order last month.
"It's not fun. I lost my sense of taste and smell, but my bout with the flu was worse," Pastor Bart Spencer said.
Governor Gavin Newsom's new regional stay-at-home order would forbid indoor group worship, but federal judges have been told to re-examine his restrictions on churches and other houses of worship.
Several churches across the United States have seen outbreaks of the virus in recent months as many services resumed.
The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
Victory Church in Tulsa posted on Facebook that it was hosting a "Friendsgiving" on November 22 and encouraged people to "come share a meal with us & BRING A NEIGHBOR."
Jackson, who has also run for various political offices, told his congregation that he tested positive for COVID-19 in a video shared Monday. He had previously told church-goers that he wouldn't get coronavirus and planned to hold services regardless of restrictions.
GOP Governor Doug Burgum said religious services were a "common sense" exception while announcing a new state-wide mask requirement Friday night.
Several church attendees were recently seen without face coverings, according to images and videos shared on social media.
Kenneth Copeland previously told viewers he could heal them from the virus by making them to touch their televisions screens.
"We ask your forgiveness," Pastor Matthew Shaw said on Sunday. "We apologize that the sickness came to our church."
At least 1,000 people attended events held by the church earlier this month, according to county officials.
Caitlyn Pye apologized during her sentencing on Thursday, telling those in attendance that her plan to attack AME church members was "a mistake."
Police say the cross has been recovered and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following the incident.
Several churches across the country supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have faced vandalism in recent months.
The Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) in Redding, California, advised students, faculty and staff to shelter-in-place on October 2, and moved classes to a virtual learning model.
Danny Frazier is alleged to have dug holes in the ground and broken headstones at the site in Knoxville.
Lloyd Lasker Jr, who runs the House of Refuge and Deliverance Ministries church in the town of Mayflower, allegedly told police he tried to perform the act on a 21-month-old boy.