ALBUQUERQUE (BP) – Several New Mexico Baptist churches are offering custom face masks to their congregations in an effort to abide by the state’s mask mandate. The masks also raise awareness about the churches and the Gospel.
Rio Church in Albuquerque, which encourages mask use during its worship services, ordered black face masks with its logo printed on one side. It gives away the masks to members and guests. Rio’s pastor, Bryne Palmer, has encouraged church members throughout the pandemic to view mask-wearing as an opportunity to love their neighbors. “I think, in general, it has been a really well-received kind of thing,” he said.
The masks also provide an opportunity to raise awareness about the church.
“We want to have people wearing them in service, but we’re also hoping they’d be able to proudly represent their church at the same time,” Palmer said. “Having your church logo on there, in my experience at least, has increased people’s desire and willingness to wear them.”
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Source: Baptist Press