TRACKER: Pike County Churches cancelling services due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Published 1:19 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020

Pike County churches are canceling services through the end of March and into April due to CDC and ADPH guidance to avoid large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The following list is not comprehensive, but includes many of the churches that have canceled services and will be updated as we receive further information. For information regarding event cancellations, click here. For information on business closures or adjustments to service, including restaurants, stores and pharmacies, click here.

  • Bush Baptist Church has cancelled all church activities for the next three Sundays. Bush is however planning to live stream their service beginning on Sunday. The stream can be found on the church’s website, Facebook page and YouTube.
  • St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church has announced There will be no mass, no adoration on Wednesdays and no Stations of the Cross on Fridays. However, the Church will be open for private devotion. Fr. Chris Boutin will hear confessions on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday mass will be livestreamed via Facebook and Youtube.
  • Hephzibah Baptist Church has canceled all services, instead streaming sermons online. The church has also canceled its mission trip to Belize.
  • Troy Church was one of the local churches that had already made the switch to livestreaming on Sunday and the church will continue to stream services.
  • The Vine Church also began streaming online services on Sunday, as their church services are normally held in the Troy Recreation Center, which has closed until April 6.
  • The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, which includes St. Mark’s Episcopal Church announced that no in-person services will be held until Easter Sunday on April 12.
  • Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church has cancelled service through April 6. They will return to worship tentatively on April 12.
  • First Presbyterian Church has canceled services and is streaming online.

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