Waynesboro church holds in-person services days before Virginia’s Phase 1

Waynesboro church holds in-person services days before Virginia’s Phase 1

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) | May 7, 2020

On May 15, Phase 1 of the ‘Forward Virginia’ plan for business restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic will allow churches to hold services inside their sanctuaries, with a limit of 50% of the building capacity.

GraceBuilt Church reopened early for in-person services at 30 percent capacity.

However, despite Governor Ralph Northam’s orders for in-person services (other than drive-in services) to remain suspended until then, one local church reopened on May 10.

“I personally feel so convicted that the government should never have any authority to determine how, or why, or when, or where anyone prays or worships or sings or opens a Bible,” Pastor Josh Akin, with GraceBuilt Church in Waynesboro, said.

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