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Enjoying church without crossing the social distancing boundary

A Douglasville church has come up with a unique way to cross the religious divide while still allowing their congregation to go to church.

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — For a lot of people here in metro Atlanta, Sundays are reserved for church services.

However, with the rising number of COVID-19 cases, many churches have been forced to go the non-traditional route.

One example can be found at First Presbyterian Church in Douglasville. Like a lot of churches, they have come up with a creative and safe way to conduct their church service.

In the parking lot of the church, located at Interstate 20 at Campbellton Street, the church is hosting a drive-in service.

The general idea is that parishioners pull up, tune their car radios to a particular radio frequency to hear the sound, then they can remain in their car and enjoy the church service.

It's a way to prevent people from crossing that social distancing boundary.

Pastor Jeremy Tuck at Living Faith Tabernacle in Forest Park says his congregation is planning to do the same thing.

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Many church congregations have moved to stream their services online.

In addition, many church leaders are using social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook to provide updates.

Some churches are directing members to their websites for prayer requests.

Back at First Presbyterian, the drive-in service begins at 10 a.m., then, the church will stream their 11 a.m. service online.

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