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TN Valley churches close, remain close as COVID-19 cases rise

Local pastors are reconsidering in-person worship service as cases rise.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The rise in COVID-19 cases across the Tennessee Valley is forcing some churches to close its doors again. The Rock Family Worship Center announced there will be no in-person services for the next two Sundays.

A pastor there tested positive for the virus.

NO IN-PERSON GATHERING TOMORROW. - Please watch this important announcement from Pastor Rusty regarding our in-person gatherings at ALL campuses for the next two Sundays.

Posted by The Rock Family Worship Center on Saturday, July 4, 2020

Church leaders at Fellowship of Faith Church say they've remained closed and have used different methods to have service, which includes online streaming.

"We've been doing Park and Praise. Parking lot worship as opposed to in-person because we're just concerned about our members, and we had a schedule to go back in the first week of June. But, again the numbers kept escalating," says Fellowship of Faith Church, Pastor Troy Garner.

Garner has a tentative date to reopen the first week of August, but will continue to watch the number of cases.

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