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Church to reopen for hourly services with 10 congregants

In order to follow the stay-at-home order and CDC guidelines, the church will only allow 10 people at a time to gather for Sunday worship.

FISHERS (WTHR) - A local pastor is calling the governor's stay-at-home order an attack on religious freedom.

"We are officially in a situation where your religious freedoms have been removed in the interest of public health," said Pastor Dave Sumrall. "So on one hand, the church has been deemed essential. But on the other, we're not allowed to gather. I personally believe this is an attack on what the definition of a church is."

Sumrall posted the message to the I-Town Church Instagram page, announcing the building will reopen for services this weekend.

In order to follow the stay-at-home order and CDC guidelines, the church will only allow 10 people at a time to gather for Sunday worship.

They'll start a new service every hour.

Worshippers will have to sign up for slots online.