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Online Easter services connects people across the Gallatin Valley

Posted at 9:34 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 11:34:53-04

BOZEMAN — Like most church services, today was filled with prayer, sermon and song.

But Easter 2020 was unlike any other. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many to adapt in order to follow social distancing guidelines.

“For sure, it’s different not having everybody here with us. But in the midst of the cultural climate we’ve pivoted,” said lead Pastor Bob Schwan at Journey Church in Bozeman.

Many churches across the valley streamed their Easter services online.

“All the different platform that we’re streaming on we’re able to interact with people, so that makes it a little bit more like we’re together,” said Pastor Schwan.

So even though people were unable to gather at church, they were still able to be connected.

“The church really is people. It’s not a building,” said Schwan.

“We’re doing everything we can do to create that sense of community, that sense of family even while we’re not able to be together physically.”