As you have likely heard, on August 24th, BC Health announced a temporary province wide mask requirement in indoor public spaces as well as a proof of vaccination program that will be launched this Fall. We wanted you all to be informed and aware, as the BCCDC website clarifies, that we are exempt from these new regulations. That being said, although masks are not currently mandatory for in-person worship services here at Calvary, we still recommend their use for all people 12 and older, regardless of your vaccination status to ensure the safety of our community of faith and the community at large. Again, as of July 1st all previous capacity limits and restrictions for faith based gatherings and worship services were officially lifted by BC Health. So, as we gather safely and worship together again with family and friends during Stage 3 of the BC Restart Plan, let’s continue to be gracious with each other as we transition through a long and difficult season. There are plenty of good reasons why someone might need to continue wearing a mask or physical distance moving forward, so let’s trust others to make the right decision for themselves. As always, if you or a member of your family is not feeling well, please stay home and get tested. Pre-registration for services is no longer necessary, and you can social distance as you feel comfortable. Spaced seating will still be available for those with health concerns.
In addition to our Sunday Onsite Services and our weekly Calvary Groups, our Calvary Church Online live Sunday broadcasts will continue if you are not ready to return or unable to make it out in-person. Our Calvary Online host team will be live in the chat and available to say hello or pray for you in our virtual foyer 15 min before and after our services at 9AM + 10:30AM. Our weekly Calvary Kids and Student Programs also continue, so bring the kids along for their best weekend yet. Full event details are available here on our website, or feel free to call the church office at 604.583.5551 for more info.
• Calvary Main Campus Online: calvary.ca/live
• Calvary Mandarin Campus Online: calvary.ca/mandarinlive
• Calvary On Demand Kids, Students + Weekly Services: youtube.com/CalvaryChurchTV
So, invite a friend and make plans to join us again this weekend as we raise our voices together in unity as our church family contues to return and celebrate together. We can't wait to see you!
Pastors Steve & Susan MacDonald
and Team Calvary
NOTE: The Calvary Church Phased Reopening Plan has followed the guidelines of and was paced in conjunction with the BC Health Ministry and the BC Restart Plan, as well as current BCCDC guidelines, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and church family. This phased reopening has demonstrated a deliberate approach, with limits on attendance and controlled guest density that remained in alignment with guidance on physical distancing according to province wide health orders for the past 15 months until its expiry on July 1st, 2021.