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Churches navigate altered services to keep congregants safe

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78d610d8d5314acd843675a6da2608be.jpg"Though places of worship have been allowed to reopen in Massachusetts, it’s not exactly business as usual at local churches, which have adapted their services in hopes of keeping their congregants safe from COVID-19.

Pastors say church attendance is lower than usual, but that their congregants are glad to be back, even if the services aren’t traditional.

Some services have been drastically re-envisioned. For example, Bob Emberly, pastor of the Community Bible Church in Northfield, now has his pulpit in the middle of a grassy field at 24 Main St. His congregants line up at the far end of the field, in their vehicles, and tune in to a low-power AM frequency to hear him, like at a drive-in theater." Read more here.

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