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President Jimmy Carter, who rarely misses Sunday school, will do so after he fell for the second time this month

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 10:59:03-04

(CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter rarely misses Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, where he's taught for years.

But after falling in his home in Plains, Georgia, on October 21, Carter will have to take another week to rest and recover, the church announced on Facebook. It's the second time Carter has taken a fall this month.

"Due to President Carter's fall, he will not be teaching Sunday School this Sunday, Nov 3rd," the post reads. "We welcome and encourage you to still come worship with us as his niece Kim Fuller fills in for him. She will deliver a message just as inspiring as her uncle. Please pray for President Carter and his family during his healing process."

The church's pastor, Tony Lowden, said last week that the former President was in "great spirits" and that the two prayed together.

"He's down that he can't teach Sunday school," Lowden said after Carter missed classes last week.

It's Carter's second fall this month

After his fall last week, Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for a minor pelvic fracture, Deanna Congileo, director of communications for the Carter Center, said in a statement. On Thursday, the Carter Center announced that he had been released.

"He is looking forward to continuing to recuperate at his home in Plains, Georgia and thanks everyone for their kind wishes," Congileo said in a statement.

It was the second time this month that the former President, who recently turned 95, took a fall in his home.

Carter fell and hit his head in early October while getting ready for church, requiring 14 stitches above his brow. But he didn't let that stop him from heading to Nashville that afternoon for a week of building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

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