Covid-19 Response Update

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Sunday Worship Services will be moving outside on August 9th

Beginning on August 9th, we will be worshiping the Lord in the beauty of His creation! Our corporate worship service will be held at 10:30am in the Calvary parking lot every Sunday for as long as the weather cooperates into the fall. Seating will be on the grassy hillside and in the parking lot in front of the stage, so bring your folding chairs or blankets. For those of you who would like to worship in your cars, you can park on top of the hill and listen to the service broadcast from our FM transmitter. We’ll ask you to practice safe social-distancing by sitting in the designated areas that will be marked out for you.

We do ask you to make a reservation for you and anyone you’re planning on bringing each Sunday, which you can do on the Calvary website or by calling the Calvary office.

We will also continue to pre-record our services every Sunday and make them available online as we have been doing for those of you who can’t attend in-person. We know that each of you have to make the best decision for you and your family about whether to worship online or in-person based upon your particular circumstances and convictions. 

Dan Werthman
Transition Pastor
Calvary Evangelical Free Church

Calvary's Mask Policy

We are asking the Calvary family to wear a mask while indoors at Calvary. We are complying with the recent Minnesota Statewide Face Covering mandate for public indoor gatherings. There are exceptions for kids under 6 and people with medical conditions.

Calvary Town Meeting, Sunday June 28th

View our Calvary Zoom Town Hall where we presented information about our regathering plans and interacted with your questions.  
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Youth Group Details

Join us online Wednesdays for Youth Group: Middle School: 6:30pm-8:00pm, High School: 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Lifeguards: 8:45-10pm lifeguards at 8:30

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Calvary’s Regathering Levels

We are currently at Level III

Level I Level II Level III Level IV Level V Level VI
Max # 10 30 100 150 200 Full
PROJECTED Date June 15 July 5 Aug 9 (Unknown) (Unknown)
Seed Groups/Small groups?
Online Worship Services Available
Live Preaching
Live Worship Team
Live Stream of Service
Sunday School/Groups ?
Congregational Singing
RSVP Required N/A N/A
Masks Required (X) ? (X) ?
Masks: 9am: Required
11am: Required *
* Updated - See Friday, July, 24th update. Kids under 6 exempt
9am: Required
11am: Strongly Recommended
9am: Required
11am: Strongly Recommended
Compelling data points Governor allows Governor allows - Governor allows
-No significant sustained Covid spike in Olmsted Cty
- Other Rochester churches open without major Covid outbreak
-Volunteer teams are willing to participate
Previous qualifications met PLUS
-4 weeks of Calvary services without major Covid outbreak
-Volunteer teams are willing to participate
Previous qualifications met PLUS
-CDC/MDH Guidelines reduce social distancing requirements
Previous qualifications met PLUS
-Treatment or vaccine available in Olmsted Cty

Note: Calvary may need to move both right (increasing levels) and left (decreasing levels) based on Covid numbers fluctuating.

Calvary is currently in Re-Opening Level III

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 Level III

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 100 (adults & children)4 Use Wisdom
Maintain social distance of 6' Required Recommended
Use of an adequate mask* Required2 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.
  4. This was increased from 10 (adults & children) during our Re-gathering Level I to 30 (adults & children) during our Re-gathering Level II.  Now we are at the Re-gathering Level III allowing up to 100 (adults & children). 

Past Updates

We are Calvary Campaign
Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

Sunday Worship Services will be moving outside on August 9th

We are moving to one 10:30am Sunday Worship Service beginning this coming Sunday August 2nd and moving outside on August 9th. Please RSVP.

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Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

Friday, July 24th Update

A new change immediately before us is on July 22nd the Minnesota Governor has issued Executive Order 20-81 mandating that face coverings must be worn in all indoor public settings. The Order does not make exceptions for churches.

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Calvary Town Hall - June 28
Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

June 28th Town Hall Meeting

View our Calvary Zoom Town Hall where we presented information about our regathering plans and interacted with your questions. 

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We are Calvary Campaign
Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

Friday, June 26th Update

On July 5th, we will be moving into our next level of regathering, which will include in person corporate worship for the first time since COVID-19 forced us to move to an online-only format on March 15th.

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Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, June 18th Update

Calvary’s Leadership Board is making good progress on a comprehensive multi-level plan for how we can increasingly “regather” together as a Calvary family. As a result of this work, the Leadership Board has two important updates to share.

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Calvary’s Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, June 9th Update

Calvary’s Leadership Board has commissioned a Working Group that is formulating draft plans for how we can continue to ‘re-gather’ in increasingly larger groups for worship, fellowship, ministry, and service.

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