Local churches make changes due to COVID-19

This week Breeze TV's Colby Johnson took a look at how local churches in Harrisonburg have had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. He talked with two pastors, Chris Kelty the associate pastor at Aletheia Church in Harrisonburg, and Paul Collins, lead pastor at Free Will Baptist Church.

The two pastors talked about the COVID-19 policies their churches have put in place in order to keep people safe during worship services. Both churches offer facebook live stream services and socially distanced in-person services both inside and outside. Pastor Collins talked about the financial impact the pandemic has had on his church and how the congregation's donations have kept them afloat. Pastor Kelty shared with Colby the hardest part about not having traditional in-person worship.

Colby also spoke with Kaelie Jager a JMU student who is involved with Canterbury campus ministry and she talked about how safe she feels doing in-person worship. With JMU having returned to in-person classes check out this story to see how JMU students and the Harrisonburg community as a whole are having to change the way they practice their religion due to COVID-19.