Area Churches Celebrate Resurrection Sunday During Pandemic as a True Testament of Faith

pictured: Calvary Baptist Church Reverend Corey Gibson giving his Easter sermon /  Blanc Photographie  

From living rooms to parking lots to chapels with masked, socially distanced worshipers, Buffalo’s  Black churches celebrated their second Resurrection Sunday after a year of hardship and loss.

This year  was an excellent time for renewing one’s faith. Believers will be the first to explain that Easter is merely the commercial side – with eggs and chocolate bunnies  and new clothes  – when the Resurrection comes through Jesus Christ who died for our sins on Friday and rose on Sunday morning.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY: Calvary Baptist Church celebrated Resurrection Sunday with both a virtual and live service. Pictured above, Rev. Corey Gibson and First Lady Dr. Ida Gibson of Calvary Baptist; Worship Dancer Tierra Jefferson; outdoor worshippers; and a beloved 88 year old member who was ecstatic to be able to attend the live service! Images by Richard Blanc of Blanc Photographie

Calvary Baptist Church, pastored by Rev. Corey Gibson on Genesee Street in Buffalo  is but one example of area churches  throughout the community that faithfully celebrated Resurrection  Sunday  with praise and worship last week for a hybrid service (live and virtual). There were some 50 cars in the church parking lot for a virtual service, as well as socially distanced chairs set up for worshippers who choose to  worship outside. Rev. GIBSON, who preached a beautiful Word,  gave communion, the choir sang, a moving worship dance was performed , and participants,  including one  88 year old member, was ecstatic to be able to  attend the live service.

If it is the will of God next year on Resurrection Sunday, the churches will be  fully open and filled to capacity with  grateful worshippers  and praises going up and blessings, abundantly, coming down!