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Keeping the faith while pandemic keeps folks out of worship buildings

MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette A group of around 20 sing "Joyful Joyful" in the street bafore lunch at Sojourn Truth Ministry Thursday morning.
MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette Angelique Labadie-Cihanowyz, director of the Sojourn Truth Ministry, middle, a a group of about 20 sing "Joyful Joyful" in the street Thursday morning before lunch.
MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette Angelique Labadie-Cihanowyz, director of the Sojourn Truth Ministry reads a scripture before singing a hymn in the street Thursday morning before lunch.
Rev. Glenn McCreary, V.E., left, bless the St. Francis Field at the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy on Wednesday. The field, created by the parish’s Care for Creation committee, presently is home to fifteen blueberry bushes, The field will expand to include a grove of native trees and grow produce to be given to the needy. The field is dedicated to St. Francis, Francis' devotion to God was expressed through his love and care for all of God's creation. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
Nan Rusczyk, left, and Lynn Pryor, right, of the Church of the Resurrection Care for Creation Commitee, tend to blueberry bushes in the St. Francis Field, at the church in Muncy on Wednesday. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
Rev. Glenn McCreary, V.E., left, bless the St. Francis Field at the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy on Wednesday. The field, created by the parish’s Care for Creation committee, presently is home to fifteen blueberry bushes, The field will expand to include a grove of native trees and grow produce to be given to the needy. The field is dedicated to St. Francis, Francis' devotion to God was expressed through his love and care for all of God's creation. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Even as the pandemic keeps churches and other enclosed places of worship empty, the faithful are finding safe ways to gather and share their religion.

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