Some churches are reopening despite stay-at-home orders
This past Sunday was a return to service for some Kalamazoo area churches. That comes just a few days after President Donald Trump encouraged churches to reopen despite stay-at-home orders in some states.
“We thought if businesses can go and have people in their building together, then we could meet as long as we safely distance,” said Thaddeus Stout, pastor at 12th Street Baptist.
Not all houses of worship are quite ready to restart.
The Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo sent out a notice stating its in-person services would start on May 27 with precautions.
Meanwhile, the Michigan United Methodist Church is looking for state and federal guidance before resuming in-person services.
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