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Will COVID-19 be the Grinch that stole Christmas?

By Carla HintonFaith editor chinton@oklahoman.comI'm dreaming of a virtual Christmas ... Said nobody, ever. With the COVID-19 health crisis ramping up in March, most churches in the metro area did something they never thought they'd ever do when they closed their doors and offered only virtual worship services on Easter Sunday. Going online-only for the most holy day on the Christian calendar stung a bit but clergy hoped that in-person attendance would resume in the days afterward. Many in-person activities and worship services did resume around May. However, the current surge in COVID-19 cases may affect another important date for Christians — Christmas, the day they celebrate Jesus' birth. Worship services and activities related to the holiday are some of the most anticipated and well attended of the year. Have pastors and preachers looked far enough ahead to the possibility of a virtual-only Christmas? For several clergy like the Rev.Read more on


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