Churches plan for Easter services in different ways amid pandemic

How churches are handling Easter Sunday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Many churches had to cancel Easter services last year because the holiday fell right after the shutdowns began. This year, there are signs of hope, giving many churches an optimistic message heading into the holiday.

In Rock Creek, Union Hill Baptist is holding two Easter services, allowing for lots of room to space out.

“An 8:30 with no childcare, a 10:30 with childcare,” Pastor Mike Stevens told WBRC.

In addition to spacing, pews have hand sanitizer, and the services are offered virtually as well. Regardless of how people attend services, Pastor Stevens says this Easter is special.

“A lot of hurting people over the last year, and you know the message of Christianity is certainly about renewal, and rebirth,” said Stevens.

He hopes people coming together, at church or online, spreads that message.

“The gospel offers hope to people who are hurting,” he said.

Church of the Highlands locations will have Easter services at their locations, and shared a video of what Easter will be like. Masks can be seen on several people.

Rock City’s locations will not hold in-person services, and will stream digitally only.

The CDC still recommends masks and social distancing in church settings.

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