Churches Across The Country Host Drive-In Mass For Worshippers
By Bill Galluccio
March 30, 2020
As cities and states across the nation placed restrictions on large gatherings, churches were forced to adapt to the new rules. Unable to hold services in their buildings, many churches moved their weekly masses online, allowing anybody to watch from their homes.
Some churches decided to take it one step further and started hosting drive-in services, allowing members of the congregation to celebrate together, while still maintaining social distance rules designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
In the town of Gu-Win, Alabama, the Faith Fellowship Church of Winfield teamed up with the Blue Moon Drive-In Theater to host Sunday mass.
Members of the church are glad to have a place to go worship every week, especially during these trying times.
"Last week, the seriousness of it all took a toll on me," Morgan Cochran, who works as a nurse, said. "I really needed church."
In Texas, the Kingsland Baptist Church doesn't have the luxury of having a drive-in theater nearby, so they are creating their own. For Easter Sunday, the church is renting large movie screens and radio transmitters so people can watch the service together while listening from the safety of their own cars.
"They are looking for somebody to tell them it's OK, and nobody can really say that yet," said Todd Pendergrass, the church's executive pastor of administration. "But we can express that the person we trust in Christ is unchanging."
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