Local churches cancel services ahead of severe weather

Local churches cancel services ahead of severe weather
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LEE COUNTY (WTVM) - Out of an abundance of caution for the severe weather threats, many community leaders and pastors have decided to cancel Palm Sunday worship services this morning.

The churches listed below have reportedly all cancelled their Sunday morning services:

  • First United Methodist Church in Opelika
  • Trinity United Methodist Church in Opelika
  • Wesley Memorial United Methodist in Opelika
  • Watoola United Methodist Church in Opelika
  • Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church in Opelika
  • Morris Chapel United Methodist Church in Opelika
  • Hopewell United Methodist Church in Opelika
  • Landmark Church in Phenix City (rescheduled to 5:00 p.m. tonight)
  • First Baptist Church of Phenix City
  • Church on the Trail in Columbus (both services rescheduled to 6:00 p.m. tonight)
  • Church on the Rock in Phenix City (rescheduled to 5:00 p.m. tonight)
  • Verge Church in Columbus
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Columbus
  • Solid Rock Church in Midland
  • St. Peter Methodist Church in Columbus
  • Bethany Baptist Church in Phenix City
  • Berean Covenant Church in Midland
  • Breakthrough Healing Deliverance Church of God in Columbus
  • Providence Baptist Church in Lanett
  • Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Lanett
  • Summerville Baptist Church in Phenix City
  • North Phenix Baptist Church in Phenix City
  • Cowboy Church of Lee County in Waverly
  • Grace United Methodist Church in Auburn
  • Beulah United Methodist Church in Valley
  • HarvestPointe Church of the Nazarene in Columbus (rescheduled to 6:00 p.m.)
  • Faith Tabernacle Community Church in Columbus
  • Oswichee Baptist Church in Fort Mitchell
  • Cornerstone Church in Auburn
  • Golden Acres Baptist Church in Phenix City
  • Courts of Praise in Phenix City
  • Silver Run Baptist Church in Seale
  • Holsey Chapel CME Church in Columbus
  • Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus
  • The Way Church in Smiths Station

Many of the churches say they plan to reschedule the special services for later this week. For now, churches are asking their members to let others know and stay safe today.

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