Before you go to drive-in church on Sunday, check with your church to see if times changed
Easter plans for churches have been changed, first by coronavirus and now for many a forecast of rain.
Many Upstate churches had planned to do drive-in style services on Sunday morning but a National Weather Service forecast of 100% chance of rain has led several churches to move the drive-in portion to a time on Saturday instead.
The churches are still planning on Sunday online services.
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The Rev. Al Phillips, director of missions for the Greenville Baptist Association, said many churches that had planned on Sunday drive-in services have been changing due to the weather.
He said he encouraged by churches that are moving ministry into the hands of lay leaders.
In his Greer neighborhood, Phillips will be not only modeling a local approach to worship, he too changed for the weather.
He had planned on a Sunday morning sunrise service with neighbors, everyone coming out early to worship in their driveways. Together but apart.
But the rainy forecast had him, like several churches, change plans.
Phillips instead did a Good Friday worship with neighbors.
The best advice as churches cope with new vulnerability to weather is to check with the church ahead of time, Phillips said.
Almost all churches are doing online worship services and those are most likely unchanged, it will just be the drive-in portion that is vulnerable to weather concerns, he said.
A few churches with Saturday drive-in services: