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Churches get creative to deliver Easter service

Eugene Church of Christ will be having their first ever drive-in church service.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 6:36 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Far and wide, different faith communities will gather this weekend virtually to celebrate Easter.

The following are just a few.

Junction City Nazarene Church will be streaming a service on Facebook Sunday and have communion packets at their side door for people who want to pick one up ahead of time.

St. Paul Catholic Church in Eugene will be streaming their mass online at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Refuge Church in Coos Bay will be streaming their service at 11 a.m. Sunday via Facebook.

One Mormon church in Eugene is gathering on Zoom for their members to connect "face-to-face."

"There's something about having a community available and when you remove the element of in-person type gatherings it's really tough," said Bishop Jeff Robinson.

Others are trying something new.

Eugene Church of Christ will be having their first ever drive-in church service at 10:30 a.m. at their parking lot on Norkenzie Road. 

"Any way that we can express love even in a car waving or in a church parking lot we're going to try it," said Minister Calvin Goen.

To keep things contained, people will tune in via radio to a sermon that is happening at the front of the lot.

Communion will be administered by health care workers in pre-packaged form to also ensure safety.

"We're relational creatures and spiritually, psychologically, we're made to be in community and in relationship with each other," said Goen.

This, he said, is a start to regaining that connection. 

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