Pastor Timothy Clothier at the Grace Brethren Church in Waynesboro, Pa., was quoted in a story about how churches in his area have responded to the pandemic. It was posted yesterday on the Lebanon Daily News site. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
The ways Franklin County worships likely to be re-shaped by COVID for years to come
The pandemic has changed how many people live their lives, and the change in how people worship is one of the most impactful.
While many aspects of life will go back to a pre-pandemic normal, the way people attend church may change for the long run.
Churches in Franklin County have had to adapt since the pandemic, presenting their services in different mediums. Many went with online services. Some went outdoors. Some added indoor services to limit crowd size. …
At Waynesboro Grace Brethren Church, they also went online at the start of the pandemic, but with a recorded session sent out after the service.
Senior Pastor Timothy Clothier acknowledges that there were some technical difficulties trying to get it started, but others in the church who had backgrounds in production were able to step up.
Now, most of the programs have resumed with certain restrictions and guidelines in place.
But when those restrictions are removed, many current aspects will remain.
“At this point we don’t see our YouTube channel and Sunday morning videos going away,” Clothier said. “It’s been largely built into the fabric of what we’re doing. We’re getting better at it, taking less time, and I think they’ll be full attention to have that remain.”
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