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Riverlakes Community Church holds worship service outside for the first time

Riverlakes Community Church holds worship service outside for the first time
Posted at 11:37 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 02:37:52-04

BAKERSFIELD,Calif —
On Sunday, RiverLakes Community Church in Northwest Bakersfield lawn was filled with over 200 people, to attend outside church services for the first time.

Pam and Juan Martinez have been attending RiverLakes Community Church for 13 years, and say they are grateful for this experience.

"With having church outside is much much safer than inside and we can sit as far away as you need to," Pam said. "I would encourage everyone to come."

Pastor Angelo Frazier who is over Care and Outreach at RiverLakes Community Church, says this idea has been in the works for a while now.

"As a believer, I need to be there," said Juan Martinez.

During Sunday’s service attendees were required to spread six feet apart and masks were recommended.

The service lasted until 10 a.m. which included live music and ministry.

"We are attempting to be creative and move forward the best we can with what we have, " said Frazier.

Pastor Frazier says that during these uncertain times entities like places of worship have to come up with innovative solutions.

On Sunday, RiverLakes Community Church in Northwest Bakersfield lawn was filled with over 200 people, to attend outside church services for the first time.

Pam and Juan Martinez have been attending RiverLakes Community Church for 13 years, and say they are grateful for this experience.

"With having church outside is much much safer than inside and we can sit as far away as you need to," Pam said. "I would encourage everyone to come."

Pastor Angelo Frazier who is over Care and Outreach at RiverLakes Community Church, says this idea has been in the works for a while now.

"As a believer, I need to be there," said Juan Martinez.

During Sunday’s service attendees were required to spread six feet apart and masks were recommended.

The service lasted until 10 a.m. which included live music and ministry.

"We are attempting to be creative and move forward the best we can with what we have, " said Frazier.

Pastor Frazier says that during these uncertain times entities like places of worship have to come up with innovative solutions.