A group of Christians in Aylmer, Ontario, were forced to worship outside Sunday after police seized their building during a worship service, evicted them, and locked the doors last week.
Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God in southwestern Ontario, most of whose congregants come from the Mennonite tradition, preached an open-air service after Ontario Superior Court Justice Bruce Thomas ordered their church facility locked until the provincial gathering limit for indoor church services increases to 30% capacity or more, according to CBC News.
Under Ontario’s shutdown order, both indoor and outdoor religious gatherings are capped at 10 people.
In addition to having their church shut down, Hildebrandt, assistant pastor Peter Wall, and the church face $117,000 in fines and legal fees. From the Daily Wire.