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Local church plays it safe while telling the story of Easter

Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church held a drive-thru Easter event the day before Easter Sunday, Saturday, April 3.
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Members of a local church reenact the story of Easter

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Members of the church dressed up and portrayed Jesus's last week on earth.
Drivers rode past the various scenes as an audiotape played through their cars explaining the story.

This was a socially distanced and masked way to tell this story and many members plan on playing it safe while celebrating the Christian holiday.

"This is the beginning of our celebration of Easter this year, and then we have opened our church so, it's a limited number of people that will be coming into service on Sunday morning, and then after service, we'll gather with our small families. So, my family usually does a large celebration but we are still in our individual houses just celebrating with our immediate families right now. Just celebrating the birth of our Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and just enjoying our family," said Wanda Rice, a youth and drama minister director at Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church.  

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"Well I'll be doing what we been doing, I'm not doing any service yet. I finished my COVID shots but I want to make sure everything else is done and I'm just gonna watch like we normally do and do our communion, you know, remotely from home and just enjoy the fact that we're still here," said Lewis Johnson, member of the church and its praise team at Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church.

As more people are getting vaccinated, getting together in large groups the way we used to is starting to become a reality again, but it's important to continue to play it safe when celebrating with friends and family this Easter.

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