Oakland police said they’re discussing with state officials whether to take action against the Kingdom Life Church for potentially violating COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The Kennebec Journal reported Sunday that the church hosted several large gatherings over the weekend.

Oakland Police Deputy Chief Rick Stubbert said officers met with Pastor Jamie Dickson, who said the event grew larger than he anticipated.

Stubbert said Dickson expressed a desire to work with police in the future to keep his community and congregation safe.

This article appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.