First Church of God in St. Joseph, continues to offer virtual online Sunday services. “There is absolutely something that can’t be replicated online,” said David Colp, lead pastor of First Church of God.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be in the past, but some Southwest Michigan churches are still feeling the effects in their pews.
Local pastors and congregants largely say their number of in-person worshippers has slipped from pre-pandemic levels. In South Haven, several churches have banded together to promote the return to Sunday services.