Calvary Baptist Church

 

Where Everybody is somebody and Jesus is Lord

HOW AND WHEN WE WILL BEGIN HAVING CHURCH

 

HOW

1. Churches to practice safe distancing in determining when to open.

2. We are not under the 25% capacity rule, it is all about social

    distancing.

3. Masks are not required at this time (Strongly recommended).

    a. We will have a limited supply for those who need one.

    b. We ask that you bring a mask if you have one.

4. We will have gloves available.

    a. We will have hand sanitizer and soap.

6. We want to limit the restroom area as much as possible.

7. We will begin by having only one service on Sunday morning

    At 10:30.

    a. No nursery, no children’s church.

    b. Kids are welcome to sit with families in the service.

    c. Wednesday nights for a while will still be Facebook.

    d. Sunday will be an abbreviated service like the one we are doing

        now on Facebook.

8. We will be spread out in the auditorium.

    a. There will be one pew separation from another pew.

    b. With families sitting on the ends of the pews.

    c. We will have markers on each pew to show the separation.

    d. This also means that you may have to change pews to

        accommodate the new social distancing sitting arrangement.

9. All Family members must sit with their families.

    a. Individuals without family present must separate (Friends cannot

        sit together).

10. We must refrain from physical contact (No hugging, handshakes).

11. We will limit the entrance to the auditorium through the

      Double glass doors on the north side.

     a. We will limit the exit through the same door.

12. No vans will be running to pick up kids.

WHEN

1. I am looking at Sunday, May 17.

2. This will give us 2 weeks to see with the new restrictions to

    Determine the control of the virus.

3. If there is no major increase in the virus.

    a. Then we will open church back up on Sunday, May 17.

REASONS WE COULD CANCEL

1. Now if any time before or after Sunday, May 17.

    a. If there is a major spike in the virus we will go back to

        having services online.

    b. Some of the triggers of the virus going forward that would

         cause us to cancel in person church services will be a spike in

         new cases starting after Friday, May 1, and the hospital gets to

         the point that they cannot take care of any new patients.

    c. We would have to cancel services if someone showed up to

        church with the virus but did not know they had it until after they

        had come to church.

    d. This would probably cause us to cancel church for at least

         two weeks.

2. The last thing we want to become is a hot spot for the virus.

CAUTIONARY ADVICE

1. The Attorney General is still recommending anyone over

    65 to stay at home to view church online.

2. You must determine for yourself to come or stay at home.

 

FACEBOOK SERVICES WILL CONTINUE EVEN WHEN WE RETURN

TO HAVING OPEN SERVICES.

 

Thank you for being patient and praying through all of this!

Thank you for your faithful and thoughtful financial contributions!

RE-GATHERING PLAN FOR CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent shutdown across the United States to
suspend weekly gatherings for a few months. Calvary Baptist Church has
demonstrated love for God and love for our neighbors by following the
government issued guidelines to protect our members and others in our
community from contracting the virus. As the threat diminishes, Calvary Baptist
Church plans to re-establish our weekly gatherings in a way that is responsible
and allows our ministries to move forward as we seek to build God’s church and
grow disciples. The information listed below is meant to guide our church
through the phases.
There is no timetable when the next phase will begin because of uncertainty of
COVID-19.
PHASE 1: RESTRICTED (Begin May 17)
Strict Safe Distancing
*Congregation (Mask Optional)
*Sanitizer Stations
*No Handshakes or Hugs
*No Sunday School
*No Nursery
*No Welcome Center
*Place Offering In Plates or Online
*Spaced Sanctuary Seating (Social Distancing)
*One Worship Service at 10:30am
*Auditorium Sanitized After Service
*Limited Restroom Availability
*Auditorium Only Building Open
*Men’s and Ladies Bible Studies on Campus (Social Distancing)
*Continue Facebook for “Vulnerable”

PHASE 2: TRANSITION (JUNE 14TH)
Moderate Safe Distancing
*Congregation (Mask Optional)
*Sanitizer Stations
*No Handshakes or Hugs
*No Sunday School
*No Nursery
*No Welcome Center
*Place Offering In Plate or Online
*Spaced Sanctuary Seating
*One Worship Service at 10:30am
*Wednesday Night Service and Youth Group
*Auditorium Sanitized After Service
*Limited Restroom Availability
*Auditorium Only Building Open
*Men’s and Ladies Bible Studies on Campus (Limited Capacity)
*Continue Facebook for “Cautious”

PHASE 3: NEW NORMAL (TBA)
Reduced Safe Distancing
*No Masks
*Maintain Sanitizer Stations
*Welcome Center Open
*Offering Taken Up or Online
*Normal Sanctuary Seating (Full Capacity)
*All Ministries and Worship Services at Full Operation
*Men’s and Ladies Bible Studies (Full Capacity)
*Normal Cleaning Resume.
*Continue Facebook for “Outreach”