FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Both Turner Chapel A.M.E and Come As You Are Community Church are abiding by the stay at home order, but they make church possible through different mediums.
"I have somewhat of an older congregation so the technology and social media aren't as valuable for this group, but the telephone is old school and it's working quite well," Pastor Kenneth Christmon of Turner Chapel A.M.E Church said.
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However, when it comes to the exchange of money for tithes, that can be challenging.
"Now with the governor's new order, some people have placed it in the mailbox, but most people by large, we're doing electronic giving. We're also doing pledges where people are saying I can't do it now, but I could do it very soon. It has impacted us and cash flow. We've been caught a little off guard by this, but we're being strong being faithful," he added.
At Come As You Are Community Church, electronically is also an option, and both churches rely on faithful members.
"Those who are traditionally supportive of anything, they are going to do that as much as possible.You also have those who come to visit. You don't get a chance to receive from them in that context, but you do get a chance to minister to them," Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church said.
This money helps out with church business as well as community efforts now more so geared toward those affected by COVID-19.
"We have ladies in our church, led by my wife and some others partnering here with one of the Methodist churches here in our community and they are sewing masks together. We've given out food. It's more targeted that what it was than the general thing of what we did. It's more targeted because of this crisis that we're in now," he explained.
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