Some churches are arching their backs against earlier and earlier celebrations of Christmas by extending Advent, the season that leads up to Christmas.
A Pakistani Christian leader appealed for help on social media, asking authorities to "assure us that our lives are valuable in our own homeland that has just celebrated independence and freedom."
The city is seeing Christian and Jewish religious gatherings this week after the same events were canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The conviction of some Christians that God has a particular plan for America gave extra potency to efforts in support of Trump's attempts to overturn his election defeat.
Even harsh critics of the president have been careful not to wish him ill, and some religious leaders hope he gains wisdom from his experience.