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Churches adjust services, activities amid Coronavirus concerns

Places of worship throughout Huntsville had to adjust services as a way to take precaution

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A lot of people spent their Sunday streaming church services rather than being in one. Members of most places of worship cancelled their services and activities to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Jackson Way Baptist Church is one of them. Now, they will have to stream church service.

"We learned that our church is out, we're not going to have service for the rest of the month. And we enjoy our worship together and that's gonna hurt," said Todd Stoner.

The Temple B'nai Sholom are normally closed on Sunday. However, they posted safety guidelines on Facebook for a Bar-Mitzvah over the weekend.

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Some guidlines advised people over 60 years old, and people with underlying medical conditions to not attend.

Most churches were closed, however parishioners at St. John AME kept their doors opened. They had a few cancellations as part of a special celebration, their 135th anniversary.

However, the congregation unveiled their new marker, and also celebrated with a dinner.

Senior Pastor Maurice Wright II says the church has been taking precaution.

"We are making sure that all of our members are adhering to guidelines to practicing good sanitary measures in the church. We have hand sanitizers in every pew," said Wright.

The pastor says moving forward they will stream bible study on their website, and the church's other services on social media.

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