We are working to provide the latest information on churches reopening for worship services, after Gov. Tate Reeves announced he would allow businesses to reopen on June 1.
This list will be constantly updated, so please check back for new information and to see if your house of worship is reopening.
If you know of any churches reopening, please contact Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadmoor Baptist Church – Madison
Broadmoor will be having in-person and online services beginning June 28. The service is being dubbed a “celebration Sunday,” as the church welcomes new pastor Dr. Josh Braddy.
For more information, log onto www.broadmoor.org.
First Baptist Church – Jackson
First Baptist Church will again have in-person gatherings starting on June 21. Services will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m., Sunday morning, according to the church’s website.
Individuals and families must register to attend the service of their choice. Child care will also be provided at the 9:30 service.
For more information, log onto https://www.firstbaptistjackson.org/welcomehome/
Catholic Diocese of Jackson
The diocese had this message on its website:
Bishop Joseph Kopacz brings good news to the faithful of the diocese – that the resumption of the public celebration of Mass will be on the feast of Pentecost, Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31.
Realistically, we know that we will not be returning to normalcy on Pentecost Sunday. This pandemic will not be going away anytime soon. Based on the capacity of our churches we will be welcoming back smaller congregations under rigorous protocols that will be consistently applied in all our parishes. We are committed to upholding safety and reverence.
Click here to read the reopening directives: http://2o1bb93uvms11ppwm32hemxj-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ReOpening_Pentecost_2020_Final.pdf
"We are thrilled to announce that we will be gathering together again in the Father's house on Father’s Day weekend, June 20 - 21. We have a new on-campus schedule to allow us to serve you and maintain the highest standards of safety for on campus worship.
"While we're excited to worship with you on-campus, we'll continue to worship together through our online campus. Online campus is a great option for you if you're out of town, high risk, or being cautious, you can continue to join us in worship at pinelake.online.church."
Reservoir services are at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 on Sunday; Clinton, Madison, Oxford and Starkville will meet Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m., according to Pinelake’s website.
Online worship will continue to be Sunday at 8, 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m., and 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Madison
In-person services will resume Sunday, June 7, at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Here is the message listed on the congregation's website:
"After prayerfully considering and reviewing the state and local recommendations on when and how to reopen in-person gatherings, the leadership team at FBC Madison has decided upon June 7th as our Welcome Home Sunday! We are currently preparing our facilities to be a safe and welcoming environment for all who attend.
"With the help of staff and our leadership council, we have unanimously adopted the following phased restart plan: FBC Madison Restart Plan."
Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Ridgecrest will begin in-person services on Sunday, June 7, as part of its phased-in reopening. Services will be 9 a.m. and 10:30. Guidelines for the reopenings can be found by clicking here: https://storage.snappages.site/BM22M4/assets/files/Reopening-Ridgecrest.pdf
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
At Redeemer, limited, in-person worship is slated to begin June 21. This message was on the church’s website:
"With appropriate social-distancing precautions and registration to help us plan each service, we will will return to in-person worship. We will return with two services, 8am & 11am, both of which will be live streamed, and a recording will be posted immediately following the service. Target Date: June 21."
First Presbyterian Church – Jackson
Limited in-person services will begin on June 7. Registration for those services is required. Here is a message posted on the church’s website:
“In-Person Worship Services will resume beginning June 7, 2020. Some Ministry activities will gradually resume beginning June 8, 2020. For more information and to complete the required registration for worship services beginning June 7, please visit fpcj.ms/register-for-worship.”
Covenant Presbyterian Church - Jackson
In-person worship resumed May 31, with 8 a.m. services for those considered "at risk" for the coronavirus; 9:30 services and 11 a.m. services followed. The 9:30 service included a children's church for ages three to kindergarten. No nursery was being offered, Sunday school also did not meet.
Lake Harbour Church of Christ
Beginning Sunday, June 21, the church will begin offering four in-person worship services to accommodate its congregation and to meet government social distancing guidelines. Members will be asked to sign up for one of the four services via its website, and once a service time meets its capacity, it will be closed. Service times still available include 8 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. No Sunday school or fellowship programs will be offered during this time. For more information, log onto https://lakeharbourcoc.org/.