ABC11 reporter Ana Rivera stopped by a Harris Teeter with her crew to grab some coffee when she noticed a group of people gathered outside of the store.
It turns out they were all members of the Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church.
The group was unable to get into the church, so instead, they gathered in a circle and began to sing and pray.
Well this was pretty amazing. We stopped by a @HarrisTeeter in between live shots to get some coffee since we’ve been going since 3am and members of the Wrightsville Baptist Church were in a circle singing and praying because they can’t get to their church right now. pic.twitter.com/NhSbPB8fnk— Ana Rivera (@AnaRiveraABC11) September 16, 2018
"In the midst of the storm, we find peace. There are folks around here who are literally standing with us who have houses on the beach, vehicles destroyed, houses destroyed and yet they're here worshipping with us," says the church's pastor.