'People need hope': West suburban man holds Sunday 'church' for community during COVID-19 pandemic

HINSDALE, Ill. (WLS) -- During these unprecedented times, residents are coming together to spread joy and positivity to others.

When the lockdown went into effect and churches closed, a west suburban man made a cross and brought "Church" to the main street behind his house.

For a few hours each Sunday since mid-March, Doug has been giving passersby a moment of inspiration.

When the lockdown went into effect and churches closed, a west suburban man made a cross and brought "Church" to the main street behind his house.

Chuck Goudie


Chuck Goudie


Chuck Goudie



Churches across the state and country have been holding similar services, offering drive-thru prayer and worship sessions, while buildings are closed due to social distancing guidelines.

A southwest suburban church has been holding drive-in Sunday morning services in an effort to gather while following social distancing guidelines.

Meanwhile in Chicago, Father Michael Pfleger led a special prayer on the street at 79th and Racine last week.
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