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Hurricane Forced Many Churches to Cancel Services

CROMWELL, CT (August 29, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant Church congregations throughout the East Coast cancelled services Sunday due to Hurricane Irene.

East Coast Conference Superintendent Howard Burgoyne said churches in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire cancelled services. Youth group meetings and other activities also were cancelled.

There have been no reports of any significant damage to church buildings or any injuries reported so far, Burgoyne said.

According to news reports, more than 2.4 million people were evacuated and three million left without power. Burgoyne said his power was knocked out at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, but had been restored by 7:45 that night.

Although Irene has moved on, flooding along the coast continues to wreak havoc.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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