Churches continue to serve


by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Pastor Ulysses Turner and the band prepare to deliver an outdoor service at Beulah Baptist Church in Lively. Last Sunday’s service drew about 70 people.

When the faithful want to worship, social distancing is an obstacle, not an eliminator.

“Faith is not being foolish. However, our faith still tells us that we must worship and we must be creative in how we do it. We serve a creative God and he leads us,” said Pastor Ulysses Turner of Beulah Baptist Church in Lively. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced churches to restructure worship and think outside of the box to offer spiritual guidance for its congregations.

Some 70 people gathered in the parking lot and remained in their cars last Sunday morning at Beulah as Pastor Turner and a group of musicians delivered a sermon that could even be enjoyed by residents in a nearby neighborhood.

Church leaders met last week and decided it…

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