Church Update: June 25, 2020
This Sunday, June 28, 2020 we will have face mask available in the foyer of the Worship Center for anyone who would like to wear one during our worship services. Mask are not required.
Calvary’s leadership team is always monitoring the ongoing situation of COVID19 and the recommendations of the CDC and governor.
At this point, we will not have on campus Sunday morning bible studies (Sunday School), Sunday evening worship or Wednesday night meals or classes. We are re-evalutating when these meetings begin again.
Church Update: June 4, 2020
As our corporate worship services resume, Calvary continues to make sure that safety is of utmost importance. We continue to disinfectant with approved cleaners for hard surfaces and fabrics to kill coronavirus.
Hand sanitizers will still be located in the foyer and the hallway. There will be no childcare or children’s ministries at this point.
We have added additional seating at the back of our worship center to allow for more guest while still maintaining social distancing suggestions. We have also arranged for our chapel to accommodate overflow seating should our worship center reach capacity. Inside the chapel we will broadcast the livestream from our worship center on the large projection screen.
LINK: CDC Coronavirus
Church Family and Friends,
We are so excited to announce that we are planning to regather for worship on Sunday, May 31st! There is a new appreciation and a healthy longing for meeting together, enjoying fellowship, and experiencing corporate worship of the Lord. For Sunday we will have one worship service at 10:15 a.m. We praise God for the reopening of our Sunday Morning Worship Service.
This is exciting news; however, it does come with some important reminders about health and safety. Due to the ongoing effects and concerns of COVID-19, we are adjusting some of the practices and putting some limitations on our services to reflect the recommended safety measures suggested by authorities.
This Regathering Strategy is designed to help prepare us as we join together at Calvary for worship.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I worship on-site?
Every individual must make the decision to worship on-site based on his/her own personal medical history and his/her contact with at-risk individuals. Anyone who feels concerned about health risks should not feel pressured to attend services in person. At this time, various national and state recommendations suggest that those in high risk categories as identified by the CDC should not worship on-site but should continue to worship online. There are further guidelines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html. As the pastoral staff, we encourage members who are at-risk or have any concerns or fears to please continue to enjoy the online service by going to Calvary’s website, www.cbchenderson.org and clicking the watch live link on Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m.
Will online services continue?
We are committed to continuing all our online capabilities including online services. We are continuing to invest in online resources.
How is cleaning being done to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
All hard surfaces in the foyer, worship center, and restrooms have been cleaned with a disinfectant approved to kill the novel coronavirus. Fabric surfaces have been treated with a fabric disinfectant. Hand sanitizers are located in the foyer and the hallway.
Will we have nursery?
There will be no nursery or childcare available during service on May 31. However, we are reevaluating childcare needs and will examine possibilities weekly. Children and infants are welcome in the service and the cry room is available.
What will the worship service look like? Has it changed?
We will gather to worship and praise the Lord in a way that will be comfortable and familiar. There will be a few changes to help protect the safety of our members.
- The bulletin will be placed in the pews as an invitation to sit in designated areas. The bulletins will be placed on the pews in a pattern. Family groups are asked to sit together. The bulletins will be placed so that social distancing may be practiced. Please do not sit with other family groups without proper spacing. The greeters will not be handing them out.
- Doors to the worship center will be unlocked at 9:45 a.m. The doors to the other areas of the buildings will remained locked. The interior doors will be propped open and greeters will open the outside doors to minimize contact.
- Pew Bibles, pens, and information cards have been removed from the pew backs. Please be sure to bring your Bible with you or read from your handheld device.
- Please refrain from all handshaking, hugging and physical contact.
- The offering will be received by ushers standing at the doors as we exit the services.
- We are encouraging people to refrain from lengthy, large group conversations and to continue to practice social distancing guidelines.
- The seating in the worship center is on a first come, first served basis. In case the worship center fills, we have an overflow room set up in the chapel. The service will be live-streamed.
Is my Sunday School class going to be meeting?
At this time Sunday School classes will not be meeting in person. We are encouraging classes to continue to use the Zoom Meetings online for their classes. We will be reviewing the meeting of classes weekly and hope to formalize a plan to possibly meet at different times and locations in the future.
How will social distancing be practiced?
We are asking our church family to responsibly practice social distancing. The State Attorney General’s Office stated, “Individuals should minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet separation from individuals. When maintaining 6 feet separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing a face covering or mask, washing or sanitizing hands frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.” The seating in the worship center will be in an alternating pattern of outside and inside pews. The bulletins will be placed where people should be seated. Families should sit together. Before and after services people should still maintain suggested practices. Dismissal from the worship service will be done by sections.
Are masks required for worship attendance?
It is the personal responsibility of each attendee to determine if he/she wears a mask and/or gloves. Masks are not required to attend service. Each attendee will provide their own face covering, if desired.
For more information on the COVID-19 illness and the latest guidance from federal officials, visit the CDC’s website.