Huntsville Central Church in Huntsville, Ala., is finding ways to carry on its activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The church building is open for both Sabbath worship service and mid-week service. While physical attendees are few in number, those who feel safer staying at home can view both services via live stream on YouTube. Their Pathfinder Club, Huntsville Spacewalkers, took advantage of the Zoom app to finish out the Pathfinder year and to have Investiture. The Club normally takes the summer off, but this summer they have had virtual get-togethers via Zoom to work on honors and socialize. The TLTs (Teen Leadership Training youth) helped distribute food to the needy, and assisted with the Kindergarten Zoom Sabbath School classes.
Church members have also been engaged in reaching out to the community. A small group of Huntsville Central members, including some youth, joined with members of the Huntsville First Church to do a drive-by food distribution. Central helped pay for the food, and First Church organized the event. More than 400 boxes of food were given out. Additionally, a small group of Central members purchased cookies and pizza, which they delivered to the police precinct which serves and protects their church property, to show their appreciation for their service to the community.
Meanwhile, volunteers have been sprucing up the Big Cove Christian Academy property in anticipation of the school opening on schedule and to prepare for the incoming students. The school hopes to conduct the graduation ceremony for last year’s eighth-graders soon.
Gulf States | September 2020