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Wells Church Won’t Hold 2020 Services

Posted June 29th 2020

Due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations, the church committee of the Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church in Avalon shut down the summer season of worship at the 9th Street landmark for the first time since it opened in 1892. The church normally holds Sunday services from May through September.

“It was a difficult decision, no question about it,” said David Knoche, who chairs the committee. “But after forming a task force and after a great deal of research, we decided it was for the best. After all, if you can’t sing hymns, touch a Bible or hymnal, sit close to people or visit with friends after services, it would be pretty difficult.”

Knoche went on to explain that if services were conducted, they would have to limit attendance to about 40 people, given the small size of the church. “How do we exclude all those others?” he said.

In place of in-person worship, the church committee invites the public to visit its Facebook page or website (wellspresbyterian.org) for virtual worship, to share prayers, enjoy music or help to financially support the church in this difficult time. Although the church will remain empty this summer, the committee is still faced with overhead and upkeep.

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