Yes, we’re having church this Sunday. Here’s what you need to know:
If you are healthy and wanting to worship our Lord with others, we encourage you to come to church this Sunday!
As you know, public health officials have requested that the public do their part in containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, specifically surrounding large group gatherings. We take these recommendations very seriously and we are doing everything we can to make Calvary a safe place to worship, and we’re asking you to do the same. This means encouraging you to stay at home if you are having any symptoms or feel uneasy about attending. Our services will be streaming live on Facebook and we are working to make our online streaming platform as effective as possible.
These are the precautions we are taking in preparation for this week’s Sunday services, and the precautions we are asking you to take.
Greeting Time – Typically we offer a handshake to everyone who enters our doors. This Sunday we’ll simply be offering a smile and a wave. We hope you understand that we are still greeting you with the love of Christ. We ask all of our attenders to extend grace to others, understanding they may want to refrain from shaking hands as well. We ask you to practice great personal hygiene as you join us on Sunday. Wash your hands often and utilize the sanitizing gels located throughout the building.
Offering – This Sunday, and in the foreseeable future, we will not be passing the offering during our time together. You can continue this part of worship by placing your offering in the baskets on your way in or out of the worship center, or you can give electronically on our website. You may want to take this opportunity to enroll in a recurring giving platform. This enables you to make this part of your worship consistent and it’s super simple. You can find instructions here or text “calvaryccgive” to 77977
Kids Ministry – Our Kid’s City teams will be taking precautions to make sure our children’s rooms are clean and sanitized and all volunteers are instructed to wash their hands regularly.
At this current time, we are able to continue to gather for worship, but your welfare is important to us, therefore we will continue to monitor the situation. We will be proactive and alert. But if we do need to suspend our gatherings in the future, we want you to remember this:
Suspending worship services does not mean that we can’t be the church. As followers of Jesus we know that “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) We encourage you to let this truth guide you. Continue to pray for our city and world and use your energy to love people in the name of Jesus.
“Let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:15-17)