Some Valley churches remain closed

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The pandemic is forcing places of worship to shift their services online, leading some churches to experience a dip in offerings.

Some say not receiving churchgoers offerings, which churches heavily depend on, has left churches in limbo, while others say not much has changed.

“You know there are certain things that you save money on because you are not meeting you know your electricity bill and water bill so that’s counterbalances to some of the lack of offering,” said Pastor Dave Harris at Faith Baptist Church in Palmhurst.

The average monthly bills for their church is $20,000 said Harris.

Although 80 percent of members continue monetary contributions allowing them to remain afloat, churches will see the pandemics affect in the future, Harris added.

“We have been affected and impacted like our children’s administration is going to have to change like child care and things like that,” said Harris.

Church officials said opening next month is a possibility but it won’t happen unless they see a decline or steady number in cases.

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