IN-PERSON GATHERINGS

WE ARE OPEN FOR IN-PERSON GATHERINGS

We are continuing to gather each and every Sunday, both physically and online. 

Online registration for kids and adults is no longer required.

UPDATED SAFETY GUIDELINES

In response to the latest New York State information regarding state requirements, we are making the following updates to our in person gatherings updated on Monday, Decemebr 13th. 

Masks optional. Masks are optional at Calvary Assembly. We know that for many this is something to celebrate, while for others, it may raise concerns. We want you to know that we are committed to continuing to follow the leadership and guidance of health care professionals. Additionally, we will be continuing to encourage anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask to do so. Our staff will have masks on them and if a person wearing a mask approaches them, they will put one on to help them feel comfortable.

We will also continue to have distanced seating available in three parts of the auditorium for anyone that would prefer to worship in that space.

If there are changes to future state mandates, we will stay consistent in following those based on our commitment to Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2.

Our goal has been and will continue to be to follow after Scripture and to do everything we can to make the Gospel accessible to everyone. We know this has been a long and difficult season for you – and our whole community. Despite the challenging circumstances, we believe that God is still changing hearts and is going to do a remarkable work in Rochester.

Communion will take place on the first 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. You’re also invited to partake if you are joining us online with bread and juice from home.

The guiding principles for our decisions are based in our commitment to submit to Scripture and our church family value of hospitality. Our priority is to do all we can to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for those with different comfort levels regarding distanced seating and wearing masks. Showing hospitality to those who attend helps us better share the love of God with all who come.

Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to try to make Jesus famous in Rochester.

For those that do not feel comfortable gathering in person or wearing a mask, we invite you to join us for our online services at rCalvary.org/live.

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 attend online at this time.

STAY CONNECTED TO OUR COMMUNITY

ADVENTUREKIDS

Bring your kids for an engaging in-person experience every Sunday. We also have custom, weekly online videos to help grow your faith from home.

SECOND STUDENT

Join our growing group of 7th-12th graders on Sundays and every other Wednesday. It’s fun and faith-activating.

YOUNG ADULTS

Are you a college student or young adult under 30 years old? Click below!

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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