RE-OPENING AT CALVARY ASSEMBLY
AS OF JULY 19TH, OUR SERVICES TIMES ARE UDPDATED TO 9AM AND 11AM
WE ARE REOPENING FOR PHYSICAL GATHERINGS
We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be reopening for physical gatherings on Sunday, July 19th! We are thrilled with how quickly the project progressed – and I can’t wait for you to see the new space. It’s beautiful!
As we are anticipating this exciting day, we ask that if you are hoping to return to gathering with us physically, you take the time to read this page fully, including pre-registering for church. Thank you for your partnership in making Calvary Assembly a safe place for all.
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.
At this time, we will have main services only. There will be no kids ministry activities, nursery, childcare, or Wednesday night activities. We will have a mother’s room for changing diapers and the brand new 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 encourage it!
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.
Common areas and gathering spaces of the building will be closed. Our new bathrooms will be available at limited capacity.
Coffee will be served after each service. Our plan right now is to have that offered both inside and outside. Please social distance and follow the instructions if you plan to partake.
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.
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 MINISTRIES
While we don’t yet have in person options, we are still connecting online on Sunday’s. For kids up until 5th grade.
On wednesday nights, don’t do life alone. Students 7th-12th grade are invited swing by our Instagram live at 6:30pm.
Our college ministry is connected now via small groups. Find out more on our instagram.