Sunday’s Dayton, Ohio, Daily News included a story about First Grace Church (Bruce Jackson, lead pastor) moving their worship service to the parking lot. It includes a shout-out to the Charis Fellowship. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Click here to see photos from Sunday’s service.
Coronavirus: Flashing, honking encouraged at church service
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, faith groups around the region have put services on hold, moved them online — or out to the parking lot.
“The way that we clap our hands as we worship is we flash our lights,” Bruce Jackson, pastor of the church, told those gathered in more than two dozen vehicles Sunday. “And also, if you want to say a great ‘praise the Lord’ and ‘amen,’ you can just honk your horn.”
Even a rain-soaked parking lot can be “a place where we draw strength, and a place where God can do great work as we join together in fellowship and ultimately find him to be our strength,” Jackson told those sitting in Chevrolets, Fords and Toyotas. … Jackson said about 90 percent of churches’ within the Charis Fellowship, known before 2018 as the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, were conducting services online.
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This story was also reported on the German site, AFP: Drive-in-Gottesdienst zu Ostern