Kip Cone, one of the pastors at Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC) (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), was quoted at the online news site, InkFreeNews, regarding Christmas Eve services. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Local Churches Adapt Christmas Eve Services Due To COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused area churches to make some changes this year in relation to Christmas activities.
All of the pastors that InkFreeNews interviewed at Warsaw and Winona Lake churches said they were offering online services for Christmas Eve, with some also having in-person ones in addition.
One church, Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, did take reservations for its in-person services, said its Proclamation Pastor Kip Cone. That’s because of restricted seating due to social distancing.
All of those reservations for its 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. services are taken, he said. People can still view the services online at the church’s website at wlgbc.com or the church’s YouTube channel WL Grace. …
As for the effect all changes have had on their congregations, pastors echoed that it’s probably just the struggle to adjust that all people have been feeling this year.
Cone said WLGBC has been trying to balance caring about people’s physical protection with their needing to connect emotionally and relationally. Gerst said WCC has been concerned about the isolation people have been feeling. …
Cone said WLGBC’s theme for this year’s Christmas season is “Joy” related to Jesus’ birth.
“The truth of Christmas has not changed one single bit,” he said.
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