Reopening Plan

Reopening Plan

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church – Reopening Plan

After much prayer for guidance, consultation with our staff, deacons, and medical professionals, we are releasing this reopening plan.  Please note that the plan is subject to be revised at any time due to changing circumstances.  We will have the latest information available on our website (www.calvarywv.com)

We have sought to formulate a plan that will protect the health and well-being of our church family and the community at large.  We are seeking to comply with all governmental recommendations.  We are also striving to offer a meaningful time of worship with the minimum of distractions.  Please pray for continued wisdom as we seek to implement this plan.

Please read carefully the following points in their entirety:

  1. We plan on resuming in-person worship services on June 7, 2020
  2. For the rest of May we will be continuing our Sunday online services at 9 and 11 am at livenow.calvarywv.com and facebook.com/calvarywv
  3. The online service time will be 10:00 am beginning June 7 and will continue after we resume in-person services
  4. Sunday we will offer three worship times in our church facilities:
  •      8:45-9:30 am in the Sanctuary, for persons age 55 and older
  •     10:00-10:45 am in the Theater
  •     11:15 – Noon in the Sanctuary
  1. There will be neither nursery provided nor children’s ministries. Families will sit together, and all ages are welcome at the 2nd and 3rd service times
  2. There will be “Busy Bags” for children to have during the service (at 10:00 or 11:15) to both keep them entertained and to help with their worship
  3. Seating will be adjusted to maintain proper social distancing
  4. Worshipers will wear masks. Please bring your own as only a limited supply can be provided by the church
  5. Until further notice we will refrain from handshaking and other physical contact
  6. Touch-less hand sanitizing stations will be available
  7. There will be one way entrances and one way exits
  8. The door will open 15 minutes before each service time
  9. The building will be sanitized after each service so you will be entering a clean space for worship
  10. If the attendance exceeds our reduced capacity and overflow, a worship area will be provided in the Gym
  11. Offerings will be by use of a drop-in basket
  12. Until further notice we will not be meeting on Sunday or Wednesday evenings
  13. Until further notice all life groups will be meeting online only