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By Natalie Gorsuch
Williamsburg Correspondent 

Making Church Different in Williamsburg

Series: Coronavirus | Story 37

March 26, 2020

Richard Brantner, Sr.

Pastor Jim Spivey preaching to the congregation during Sunday's outdoor "drive-in" church service at the Grace Pointe Community Church of God. Attendee Rich Brantner Sr. said of the service, "We are living in depressing times with people being confined to their homes. This service was a way for the congregation of the Grace Pointe Community Church of God to worship together. Even though it was outdoors, it was still moving and uplifting to those who attended."

"How can we make church different?"

Grace Pointe Community Church of God Pastor Jim Spivey asked his wife Ondria and other members of the church that question under the COVID-19 restrictions of "no more than 10 people at social gatherings."

Pastor Spivey explained that he asked this question because two Sundays ago, he knew that the congregation wouldn't be able to hold church in the typical way.

"We knew that not every member of the church has Facebook, or other forms of social media, so a recorded service was going to prevent a good part of the congregation the ability to connect spiritu...

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