Following Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s decision to lift attendance limits on public gatherings after May 11, many churches announced their plans for the next few weeks.
Those meeting on campus announced measures to keep congregants at the required social distance, procedures for cleaning and sanitizing areas following or between services and schedules for activities other than worship. But not all are ready to gather again.
Parker Memorial DeArmanville Campus, Anniston, met for worship on May 17 and designated its fellowship hall as a mask-required space for senior adults and other high risk members. The worship service was livestreamed from the sanctuary to the fellowship hall and the gym, designated as an overflow room.
Due to building limitations and ongoing construction projects, Crossroads Community Church, Elmore, announced plans to meet for outdoor services beginning May 31 and continuing into June, weather permitting. In addition to Sunday morning worship, a preschool and children’s service for families is scheduled for Sunday nights and a youth service for Wednesday nights. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.
London Baptist Church, Castleberry, plans to continue drive-in worship until June 7.
Providence Baptist Church, Gallion, is waiting a little longer to gather in person. The community near the church had three COVID-19 deaths in the week prior to May 17.