Dear Calvary Church Family,
As you have likely heard, the BC Health Officer has updated the health orders for our province on Thurs. Nov. 19th. This includes the temporary closure of all onsite in person gatherings, including our onsite Sunday Watch Services, Student Ministry meetings, and our Calvary Small Groups. To that end we will continue to gather for Calvary Church Online on Sundays at 9AM + 10:30AM for both our Main and Mandarin Campuses. Please join us in making this an important part of your week as we commit to coming together as a church through our online small groups and Sunday worship.
As we carefully follow all of the BC Health guidelines, we wanted to again confirm that we will not be holding our onsite Sunday Watch Services for the next few weeks. We want you to know that we are here for you, continuing to pray for you and your family and we are looking forward to hopefully meeting onsite in person once again next month.
Please stay tuned for further information from the BC Health Officer on or around Dec. 7th, or watch our Calvary Church Website for the very latest news and updates. In the meantime, we look forward to worshipping with you again this Sunday morning for Calvary Church Online from the comfort of your own home.
How to watch Calvary Church Online and Calvary On Demand?
Main Campus Online: calvary.ca/live
Mandarin Campus Online: calvary.ca/mandarinlive
Calvary On Demand Kids + Students: youtube.com/CalvaryChurchTV
As we walk through this challenging season together, let's continue to be the church, strong and full of hope as we prayerfully seek the welfare of our city. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
Pastors Steve & Susan MacDonald
and Team Calvary
Calvary Church | Phased Reopening Plan
The Calvary Church COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan will follow the guidelines of and be paced in conjunction with the BC Health Ministry and the BC Restart Plan, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and church family. This phased reopening will demonstrate a deliberate approach, with limits on attendance and controlled guest density that aligns with guidance on physical distancing and may change according to rpovince wide health conditions.
November 19 - December 7
In cooperation with the current order from BC Health authorities as of Nov. 19th, all in-person gatherings will again be temporarily suspended and the Calvary Church facilities will be closed for public use. All weekend services will continue online with Sunday broadcasts for both Main + Mandarin Campuses, including weekly on demand content for Calvary Kids and Students. In-person Calvary Small Groups will be suspended for both campuses and moved online, facilitated through video conferencing tools. Fraser Glen Preschool will remain open until further notice. Regular Calvary Church office hours will continue Mon. to Fri. from 11AM - 4PM.
June 24 - November 18
Same as Phase 1 + 2 with the following additions. Extended use of church facilities for the ministries of Calvary Church with current BC Health Ministry gathering guidelines in effect as well as increased office hours (Monday - Friday from 11AM-4PM). Registration is now open and available for our Sunday Watch Services that began on Sunday, July 5th. Controlled facility usage dates and details will be posted on Calvary Connect. Starting September 13, during both the 9AM and 10:30AM Watch Services, there will also be a B!GTiME KiDS interactive watch service in the gym. While still honouring all of the current safety guidelines, kids will be able to interact with all of the activities and worship with their friends. In order for children to participate, they must register with a parent or guardian who is attending one of the Sunday Watch Services.
Note: Calvary Church Phase 4 will be released in coopertion and alignment with the provincial Phase 4 release. The Calvary Phased Reopening Plan is subject to change without notice.
May 19 - June 23
Same as Phase 1 with the following additions. For small groups who wish to start meeting in person in homes or public parks, we recommend group members please refer to the BC government’s website for the most current guidelines to be followed for your continued safety and health. http://www.gov.bc.ca/restartbc Plans for a weekly Summer Sunday in person watch service in the Main Auditorium for the morning service broadcast will begin Sunday, July 5th. These gatherings will adhere to and support the BC Health Ministry guidelines of a maximum 50 people with 2 metre spacing per family group. All plans will reflect the required physical distancing and enhanced cleaning measures, along with a number of other safety and cleanliness protocols, implemented as part of this phased reopening. Future service dates, times and controlled attendance details will be confirmed and posted on Calvary Connect. For further information, please call 604.583.5551.
March 13 - May 18
In cooperation with the recommendations of BC Health authorities, all in-person gatherings will be suspended and the Calvary Church facilities will be closed for public use. All weekend services will be provided online with Sunday broadcasts for both Main + Mandarin Campuses, including weekly on demand content for Calvary Kids and Students. In-person Calvary Small Groups will be suspended for both campuses and moved online, facilitated through video conferencing tools 7 days a week at 7PM. Fraser Glen Preschool will be closed until further notice. Calvary Church office hours will be modified to Mon. to Thurs. from 12PM - 4PM.