Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

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Calvary's compassion-based response to COVID-19 following our Governor and the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations is to suspend our on-site Sunday Worship Services until further notice. Our Calvary Campus is now open for scheduled small group gatherings of 10 people or less on Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Calvary Re-Opening Phase 1

In the Calvary family, there are two places we will most likely return to face-to-face community- our house (the Calvary facility) and your house. The following chart will guide us in how we plan to transition safely in Phase 1

Reconnection Step Our House​ Your House
Face-to-face meetings restart Yes, please do!1 Yes, please do!
Stay home if you are sick or have temperature Required Recommended
Stay home if you are considered "vulnerable" Required Recommended
Maximum gathering number 10 (adults & children) Use Wisdom
Maintain social distance of 6' Required Recommended
Use of an adequate mask* Recommended2 Recommended
Taking temperature at home or upon entry* Recommended2 Recommended
Maintaining a log of attendance for tracking Required Recommended
Reporting a COVID test-positive within 24 hrs. Required Required3
  1. You can schedule a room at Calvary online (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays).
  2. Calvary has quick-read forehead thermometers and a supply of face masks available for those who do not have access to one.
  3. If you host a face-to-face get together and learn one of your group members tests positive for COVID-19, please contact a staff member and we will make the necessary reporting steps.

Town Hall Meetings

Sunday, May 24th

Updates were provided regarding use of the building following the lifting of the shelter-in-place order. 

Written Summary Town Hall Meeting

Presentation slides

Sunday, May 10th.

An update on the Transition Process, Calvary’s finances, and planning for ‘reopening’. 

Written Summary Town Hall Meeting

Presentation slides

We are Calvary Campaign

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The “We Are Calvary Campaign" is an effort to identify and meet needs of the Calvary family and other needs about which they become aware. It’s about connecting people who have needs to people who can help.

Calvary's 5C response to the COVID-19 crisis

Pastor Brian shares 5 “C” word priorities for us as a church family in the weeks ahead.  

  • Care
  • Content
  • Connection
  • Communication
  • Commitment

Our COVID-19 Response Values

Engage Online by viewing our Sunday, Church Worship Services and contact your group leaders about meeting online.

Since COVID-19 appeared on our radar, Calvary has tried to respond with several values in mind — compassioncounsel, and unity. By compassion, we wanted to honor God’s command to love our neighbor. By counsel, we wanted to tap into the expertise of those in the medical community. By unity, we wanted to make decisions if possible in coordination with the other churches in town, believing God would guide us, and in acting with unity, we would be a Christ-honoring witness to the community.

It has been consistently clear that compassion, especially for the most vulnerable in our community and for the medical and other first responders to this outbreak, directed us to lean into early and robust actions to do our part to slow down the spread of this disease. The counsel we have sought through the medical professionals within Calvary and across our community have consistently advised us to be proactive with resources and education to slow the spread of this disease. And, in coordinating closely with sister churches in town, we have been struck at the unity in values that drove the steps taken and decisions made to do each church’s part to slow the spread of this disease..

On March 12th, our Governor and the Minnesota Department of Health held a press conference and made recommendations that Calvary and other churches suspend worship services and non-essential meetings on our campus (the MDH recommendations are attached). This was put into effect immediately.

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The “We Are Calvary Campaign” is an effort to identify and meet needs of the Calvary family and other needs about which they become aware. It’s about connecting people who have needs to people who can help. 

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