At Pilgrim Slavic Baptist Church it was a day of prayer as tension grows in Eastern Europe.
"As a church we are praying and praying for families," Pastor Alexander Kaprian said. "We are not divided in the community."
Most of the parishioners came to the United States two decades ago from the former Soviet Union. They still have family and friends in Ukraine and Russia, where talks of war between the two countries are starting to become real. On Sunday, Ukrainian Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the country was on the brink of disaster.
"This is a red alert. This is not a threat. This is actually a declaration of war to my country," Yatsenyuk said in a televised address.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light for troops to mobilize into the southern part of Ukraine following a unanimous vote from Parliament. The move is causing locals with family and friends in the Eastern European countries to worry. Maryna Wolff has family in that area and said her sister is already seeing a military presence.
"She said that there are armored vehicles moving into the area," Wolff said with translation from her husband.