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Worship in the time of COVID-19
The 'church' is not the building
Statesboro First Baptist Church pastor John Waters preaches to a camera and a sanctuary full of empty pews so that church members can stream services during COVID-19 sheltering in place for Statesboro. Area pastors have seen the church reach beyond its walls during the pandemic, calling this period of time challenging but strengthening.
People of faith often pontificate the concept that the “church” is not a building, but instead points to the collection of believers. Local pastors agree, but miss the act of meeting face-to-face with their congregations and struggle with the emotional toll the empty pews cause.
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