Churches to Reopen for Services in New Hampshire
After nearly two months of waiting to attend Church, you will now be able to do so according to WMUR.com. Many houses of worship were still open but only for gatherings of less than 10 people. Many churches closed down in-person services as a supportive effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many churches took to streaming on YouTube, Facebook, and other online outlets.
This will be a welcome relief for those that want to attend in-person church services and to have church weddings, christenings, and baptisms. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, those services can resume at 40% capacity. This is a time when practicing their faith is important to so many of our community. Many people take a great deal of comfort from their faith and this allows the faithful to breathe a sigh of relief. According to WMUR.com, Pastor Beal from ARK Church said “We’re not a big church. We’re a church that has a big heart. We feed the community. We’re an active food pantry.” Pastor Beal went on to say that “Getting back to church services, I think, is really going to help.”
Prayers can certainly help our community heal. In addition to the physical and economic toll this virus had has on our area, it has taken a huge toll on our mental health, and having houses of worship will help us all heal. Gov. Chris Sununu issued the guidance on Friday. Slowly it appears that some of our routines are going back to normal, or a new normal.