RE-OPENING AT CALVARY ASSEMBLY

WE ARE REOPENING FOR PHYSICAL GATHERINGS

We are continuing to gather each and every Sunday, both physically and online. Register below for this week’s service. 

If the service is full, please add yourself to the waitlist, as we check it regularly, and it helps us to understand the demand for the service.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT PHYSICAL GATHERINGS

In collaboration with local authorities, we have created a plan to safely facilitate re-opening in our building for physical gatherings. We encourage you to read through the guidelines below and to follow them for the safety of yourself and others.

We care about your health and safety.  If you are in a high-risk group or you yourself are sick, have a fever, present any signs of cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the past 14 days, we encourage you to continue attending online at this time.

On the first Sunday of each month, we will have a Family Worship Experience in our new KidsMin space, along with children’s programs for birth – 6th grade. To learn more, visit rcalvary.org/kidsonline. For all other Sundays, we will have a mother’s room for changing diapers and the lobby available if your kids are struggling in service. There won’t be ANY shame in going in the lobby if your children are having a difficult time.

We will all be wearing face coverings while entering, exiting, and singing. If you forget, one will be provided for you. Children two and under are not required to wear face coverings.

Hand sanitizing stations are set up throughout the building. We encourage their frequent use.

Physical distancing of 6ft will be maintained at all times. Our auditorium, building, parking lot, and bathrooms have been reset to allow for physical distancing. We’ve measured and observed standards – six feet between family units. We will not shake hands, hug, or high five.  Instead, we will air hug, wave, and smile. Use signage and tape placed around the building to assist you. If you have questions, ask a servant leader.

Parking. When you arrive, you will be directed to a parking spot. We will be parking every other space to ensure physical distancing.

How we enter and exit will look different. You’ll be ushered to a specific seat based on the number of people with you and everyone will be seated left to right and front to back. We’re planning to release by rows, similar to a wedding.

Fellowship Zones. As the weather changes, we are now offering designated areas for connection in our lobby. This allows those who are at risk to exit safely, while also offering a chance for connection to take place. These zones are our cafe area and our overflow area in the lobby. Please follow all signage and be aware of those who are exiting.

Before every service, the auditorium and all high-touch surfaces will be disinfected, following all CDC guidelines.  We will only allow people in the room after that procedure is complete.

We encourage you to continue giving online. During services, we will also take an offering if you’d rather give that way. Ushers will wear masks and gloves.

After service is dismissed, it is necessary to continue to social distance. You may head right to your vehicle and leave. Or, if you’d like to talk to someone in the lobby, outside in the grass area, or at your cars, that will be encouraged, as long as both people feel comfortable. If you aren’t yet comfortable with this, we totally understand and would still encourage you to come and exit if you would like.

Our Deaf Community will continue to stream service at 11am as well as being offered an ASL interpreter at our physical gatherings. We will send out an email and post to our deaf ministry Facebook page some specific pertinent information for you. We have a specific registration page that will be available just for you so we can give you seats to be able to be near the interpreter.’

Communion will take place on the second Sunday of the month. We will facilitate this by placing a pre-packaged juice/cracker under your seat, and we will partake together during the service. A gluten-free option will be available at the designated table near the entrance to the Auditorium.

OUR MISSION INFORMS OUR DECISIONS

Click the video on the left to hear Pastor Jonathan go into detail about what reopening looks like and our heart behind it.

Our mission is to be a safe place to find faith, friends, and your future. We believe that being faithful to that mission in the season means abiding by guidelines presented by healthcare professionals. This is the way we see God calling us to be loving and hospitable, to set aside our personal preference to make our church a safe place for others. We understand if you are not comfortable or able to attend at this time. You know your situation better than anyone — whether you gather with us online or physically, we fully support you and are grateful that you are a part of our church family.

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR COMMUNITY

ADVENTUREKIDS

We now are offering an in-person experience for our kids on the first Sunday of the month, and create weekly kids content.

SECOND STUDENT

This fall, we’ve got lots of options online and in-person for our youth, grades 7-12.

YOUNG ADULTS

There are two options for young adults to get connected to community. Find a good fit for you.

SUNDAYS @Second!

 

Sundays are about growing in faith in Jesus. Students begin in the auditorium for worship and are released after about 20 minutes to head to our lower level. Here we connect with new friends and have a non-pressured faith conversation. The experience all together lasts about 65 minutes and we hope you leave encouraged and challenged in your spiritual journey.

 

The first Sunday of each month, students will stay in the auditorium for the message.

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WEDNESDAYS @Second!

 

Wednesdays are the most exciting night of the week! Every week a powerful and relevant message from scripture is preached, and students are given a chance to respond to the nights message.  Wednesdays alternate between small group nights (where students and volunteers connect by playing, learning and praying together) and worship nights (where our student led band, EMBERS, lead songs of worship and praise to Jesus).

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Our messages are based out of the Bible, which we believe to be God-breathed and useful for our lives today. On Wednesday nights, we learn from engaging teaching, worship with our student team, take time to pray together or individually, and reflect on how we can become closer with our God. If you have never come, we encourage you to check it out!

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OUR NAME REPRESENTS OUR IDENTITY

Second is our POSITION...
         After God, I am second
         After others, I am second

Second is what we OFFER through Jesus Christ...
         by Grace we all have a second chance in life
         you have a second chance to be who God created you to be

Every Second Counts...
         we use our time to serve and honor GOD
         we use our time to show people that they are valuable

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My name is Steven Nichols and I am the Youth Director at Calvary Assembly! I am absolutely thrilled to be in this position and to be given the chance to work with your children and help lead them to all that God has planned for them.

I live in a neighborhood in Gates where my wife, Moriah, and I purchased our first home. When I am not actively involved in our youth  ministry, I throughly enjoy reading and training in martial arts. Moriah is an extremely gifted vocalist and piano player and can make any song sound like a billboard hit. I cannot. When we go out on dates together we both enjoy exploring the surrounding area looking for a restaurant we have not tried yet, searching for the best food our city has to offer. But for us, the best day is a simple and quiet one.

Although I am still working full time as an electrician for my father’s company, I want you to know I am available for you, for your son or daughter, and to help encourage our students towards the unique calling God has for their life! Don’t hesitate to email, call, or text me. I am looking forward to getting to know you! 

 

Email me - steven@rcalvary.org

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Come as you are. You don’t have to dress up or pretend like you have it all together. We will meet for 65 minutes and in that time we will sing some songs about God’s love, have an engaging teaching that will encourage and challenge you, and participate in prayer that inspires you.

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A lot of our lives is spent doing the SAME things. After all, we have reoccurring responsibilities. Faithfulness is the term the Bible uses for this.

There comes a time when we are called to do the NEXT thing. This
is not a call to stop doing the regular things. Rather, it is a reminder that we don’t have to be limited by them. In fact, the 
NEXT thing is possible because of faithfulness. You have faithfully prayed, served, and given generously. As a result our current facility is used three times on Sunday (and throughout the week) to connect people to - and help people grow in - God’s grace.

Every week we hear stories of people daring to hope again, finding freedom, and feeling loved and accepted. And if this was all God accomplished through us, we would be glad and grateful.

But with God there is always a NEXT. There are still individuals and families who have not been exposed to the grace of God. There are still people who have disconnected from faith and have not yet found their way back home. Since God is not done with them, He is not done with us.

Our mission is to provide a safe place for people to find authentic faith, risk real relationships and discover the future God has planned for them.

Our problem - we can’t provide a safe place if we are out of space.

Beginning on the first Sunday in October our church family will begin to take the NEXT step. We cannot do this alone. The faith and finances necessary for a project of this size will require each and every person to dare to pray bold prayers and boldly respond to God’s direction.

NEXT reminds us of God’s unfailing love and unwavering effort to reach each and every one.

NEXT reminds us that our dreams can be brighter than our memories.NEXT reminds us that the best is yet to come.

Pastor Bob

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