Virus prompts worship changes locally

Sunday morning church worshippers found a new way to worship, receive instruction and to give last week as many with the capabilities used social media to reach members with Sunday worship.

Locally, most churches resorted to Live Streaming of worships on Facebook. Pastors, using only a skeleton crew of media ministry members, preached to empty pews as members watched safely from their homes.

Many of those without Facebook capability used free conference calls to offer prayers and contact with members.

Members sent contributions through the U.S. Mail, Cash App, Givefy, and Paypal.

The social distancing declaration of the governor has been extended to April 30 and may extend further as the state struggles to contain the spread of the Coronavirus throughout the state.