LEXINGTON, Ky. —  A church in Lexington is taking its services outdoors to help maintain social distancing and keep their community members safe. 

Crossroads Lexington has more than 1,200 members in their church community and before the pandemic, the rows inside the church would be filled every Sunday.

“I think over the last five months we've realized how important it is to have a personal connection with one another. And so this is just another way that we can do it in an environment that is the best that we can during these times. ” Crossroads Lexington Community Pastor, Bryan Carter said.

With orange cones spread across the parking lot, families are encouraged to socially distance themselves and wear masks throughout the service to keep other community members safe. The church staff is also asking anyone who wants to participate in the service to bring their own seats. 

“It’s just kind of a bring your own everything, bring your lawn chair, bring your own mask. We are requiring that people wear masks and we’re really encouraging the best way we can be socially distancing.” Carter said. 

Crossroads Lexington is still streaming their services online for anyone that is not comfortable with coming to the in-person service on Sunday at 10 a.m.

There is also a text update church members can subscribe to in case the weather is not cooperating with the outdoor services. Lexington Church members can text BLUEGRASS to 313131 for updates if services were to be canceled.