SOME CHURCHES OPEN THEIR SANCTUARIES FOR FIRST TIME IN MONTHS

Northport Baptist

Northport Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church offered in-church services Sunday for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown.

At Northport Baptist Church, families were kept 6 feet apart but were allowed inside.

Friendship Baptist Church held an event called pull up and park, praise and preaching at the ship. Members remained in their cars or sat in lawn chairs in the parking lot while wearing masks.

Both have been holding their services online throughout the pandemic.

Northport Baptist Associate Pastor Scott Green said he’s happy to finally see the congregation in person.

“We have sanitation stations around the church and are limiting the number of people in the restrooms so right now our capacity that we’re allowing is about 25% of our building capacity so we’re well under the guidelines that were asked for,” Green said.

Churches in the area are focused on bringing their members back but keeping them as safe as possible.

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