Returning to Worship Guidelines
You are welcome to worship at 10 a.m. Sundays.
Beginning Sunday, June 21, DRIVE-IN WORSHIP is available in the church parking lot. Tune your FM radio to 92.5!
OR join us in the sanctuary. There are ONLY TWO conditions for entering the sanctuary. You must wear a mask and your temperature must be 100.4 or lower. We are still asking everyone to CONSIDER the recommendations of Governor Holcomb and Bishop Trimble in making your decision to join us for worship. These are listed below. Note the six questions also listed. If you can answer EACH of them NO, you may come in. These will be posted at each entrance to the church Sunday morning. NO ONE wearing a mask and testing below 100.4 Fahrenheit will be denied admittance. We look forward to resuming our in-person Sunday worship. We will pray, listen to hymns, read scripture, receive our offering, and hear a sermon based on biblical texts. We will continue with a truncated format until circumstances permit us to expand. Be of good cheer and rejoice in the Lord always. Remember your mask. Blessings on you all.
Please CONSIDER the following recommendations by Governor Holcomb and Bishop Trimble:
All individuals who are 65 and older OR who have an underlying at-risk health condition are requested to stay at home and continue to self-isolate.
Ensure seating 6 feet between persons who are not of the same household.
Implement non-contact greeting
Avoid paper hand-outs of any kind; i.e. bulletins
No drinks or food permitted in the sanctuary.
Further, we are posting the following questions. If you answer any of them "YES" we DO NOT want you to enter the building:
Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
Are you experiencing a cough, have any shortness of breath, or have a sore throat?
Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?
Have you vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
Has someone in your household been experiencing any of these above conditions?
Answering these questions will be on the HONOR SYSTEM.
Further, we are requiring the wearing of a face mask of your own choosing. None will be provided. We are also testing body temperatures with non-contact thermometers. Any person with a reading above 100.4 Fahrenheit degrees will be asked not to enter the building. NO ONE OF ANY AGE will be denied entrance if the above recommendations are met.
ONE MORE ITEM For the safety of all those gathered, we ask if anyone begins to cough or sneeze uncontrollably, they leave the sanctuary. The reason for no congregational or choral singing is because the microscopic spreading of droplets by singing or sneezing or coughing is a very real pathway for spreading the Covid-19 virus.
We welcome our members and the community back to Calvary UMC and our desire is for our public worship of God in Jesus' name be uplifting, spiritually satisfying, and safe for all who attend. May God bless you all.