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Baltimore church holds Sunday service despite stay-at-home order being extended by Mayor Jack Young

Posted at 11:39 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 11:39:33-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore church is opening up its doors for Sunday service despite the stay-at-home order being extended by Mayor Jack Young.

Friendship Baptist Church held two services, one at 7:45 a.m. and another at 10:45 a.m.

WMAR-2 News saw a few people going inside the church for the 10:45 a.m. service, but not many.

Gov. Hogan said churches could operate at 50 percent capacity when he lifted the stay-at-home order on Wednesday, but left the ultimate decision up to local jurisdictions.

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This is not the first time Friendship Baptist Church has held services despite a stay-at-home order.

Baltimore Police got a call on March 29 that the church was in defiance of the governor's stay-at-home order, when it was first issued.