Jesus was not referring to Zoom when he said, “Whenever two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them,” but desperate times call for unique measures.
While the faithful usually congregate for upcoming religious holidays such as Passover, Easter and Vaisakhi, the closing of public spaces around the world has led religious communities to get creative with traditions.
Tehachapi United Church of Christ is borrowing a page from 1950s drive-in theaters with its Palm Sunday service on Sunday. Attendees will meet in the church parking lot and remain in their vehicles while Pastor Nancy Bacon leads the service. Each car will receive a palm leaf.
Mill Creek Christian Church has shifted to using for worship.