LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – As the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases continues to increase, some churches in central Kentucky are changing the way they pray again.
The first United Methodist Church in downtown Lexington presses the choir break. The full choir is said to have led the service this Sunday.
Music director Brock Terry said the band had recently returned to training.
“We felt like we’d gotten out of it all, and it was all kind of behind us, so we had started a little earlier in June, rebuilding the choir, rehearsing together, thinking this fall we’d be singing on Sunday Morning, said Terry .
The church choir had taken a hiatus previously, from March 2020 to June 2021.
With the recent spike in cases, Terry said taking a few moments of rest again was the best decision.
“The decision to downsize or if we have to go back to church online, these really aren’t hard calls to make because we want people’s safety high on the priority list,” he said. he declares.
Terry said that singing in a choir is more than a hobby; it is a vocation.
“There’s something about singing with a group of people that is an experience that we really can’t create on our own,” said Terry.
A whole chorus of voices no longer resonates in the building. As a choir director, Terry misses the community.
“There’s an old gospel song that says ‘light up the corner where you are’ and the little corner of the world that I exist that I’m trying to light up is the one that people can sing in together,” he said. -he declares.
As a Christian, he said taking precautions was what he felt called to do.
“There is also a lot of scripture that talks about caring for and loving each other,” Terry said. “I think everyone has to make a decision on how best to do this, but it’s certainly very clear to me that as a Christian and as a person of faith the thing we need to do right now is is to do whatever we need to protect over one another.
The choir chairs are back in storage, the love of neighbor is in the spotlight.
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