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Clark County churches turn to newsletters, social media

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith
Published: March 25, 2020, 6:01am

Prior to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order, Living Hope Church held drive-in church services in its parking lot to encourage social distancing while still worshipping as a group. People honked their horns and flashed their lights during the gatherings.

The Christian church on Andresen Road said in a Facebook post that it was “completely blown away by the overwhelming response” to its drive-in services.

“Seeing the community come together and stay positive has been incredible. We thank you for being a part of it! However, we must sadly postpone any drive-in gatherings for at least two weeks,” the post reads.

Inslee’s statewide order bans all religious gatherings. That means Living Hope is switching to livestreaming services on its Facebook page and engaging with its congregation through newsletters, apps and social media as many other religious communities around Clark County are doing. Some congregations are using Zoom videoconferencing or YouTube to gather and worship.

Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith