A few churches across Green Country are welcoming members back, this is the first time they've been allowed to hold services since the pandemic forced them to close in March.
One church, The Church of God in Skiatook, held a service today that looked a little different for it's members.
Every other row was closed with a "Yellow X", members sitting several feet from one another for safety.
Pastor William Vance says the hardest part for him, was telling some of his oldest and youngest congregation to wait until at least Phase 2 before coming back.
The church has live streamed every service since the pandemic hit.
"I like talking to people instead of just over the microphone to wherever it goes out on the livestream", Vance says, "I have enjoyed these people here today."
One church member, George Vogel, tells us "this is my life now. Church. I look forward to being here Sunday morning, Sunday night, Tuesday night prayer meeting, Wednesday night."
Dozens of members also came together today to also celebrate Pastor William Vance's 85th birthday.
A caravan procession, led by Skiatook Police, was held this afternoon.
Vance has been the pastor for this church for eighteen years.
To keep in line with the state guidelines, the church nursery and Sunday school will remain closed until Phase 2.
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