Many in the African diaspora consider their church community a home away from home.
But it is also a place of worship for the city's vibrant African community, who fill the church with songs and traditions from Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon - Melanie Oben's home country.
In St. Elisabeth Church, he holds two services instead of one, so that no one misses out.
He says he usually never misses a service in St. Elisabeth Church, unless he's out of town.
Nwaru - who came to Germany 10 years ago and is now part of the parish council - says the new coronavirus service is missing a few vital things: "Our choir has been reduced.