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CALVARY CAMBRIDGE
& CALVARY AYR!

(updated July 5, 2021)

We are so grateful to be able to meet together on Sundays to worship, pray, and hear God’s Word.  Seating capacity for the time being is at 15% at both campuses.  We continue to use an approach for a safe and meaningful reopening that will honour the recommendations for social distancing and best health and safety practices.

Please note that as of July 5,  both campuses will have one service at 10am.  The Kids@Calvary Family Experience will be available at both campuses. For more information, please visit www.mycalvary.life/kids.

To help us facilitate the restricted capacity and to help avoid having to turn anyone away on Sunday morning, we ask that you would RSVP by reserving your seat(s) in advance. Each Tuesday, the registration form will go live for the upcoming Sunday services at both campuses.

Calvary Online will still continue. We understand that it makes sense for some individuals and families to continue to stay home. We invite you to continue to join us at 10am for the livestream.

Whether you decide to attend in person or online, we pray that this will be a great experience for you and your family to meet with God!

MASK POLICY UPDATE

We ask that everyone joining us for an in-person Sunday service would wear a face mask. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from this requirement. All volunteers and ministry teams will continue to be required to wear masks, except when on stage.

In an effort to protect our church family and guests, with a specific concern for the elderly, young children, and those who are immunocompromised, we are extending our mask wearing requirements as a request to all who enter the building on a Sunday morning.  Our desire is to reduce the risk for these groups, provide an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to attend, and do everything we can to make sure that the church doors continue to stay open.  

If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, we ask that you would continue joining us online for Sunday service for the time being, instead of attending an in-person service, in order to protect those vulnerable groups listed above. As current conditions pose a higher risk to those who are vulnerable, we want to do everything we can to keep everyone safe, and we appreciate your partnership with us in that approach. We know that this is a sensitive issue, and thank our entire congregation for their flexibility and understanding.

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

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What to Expect When You Arrive

WHAT CALVARY IS DOING TO STAY SAFE?

  • Our friendly and helpful volunteers (ushers, greeters, etc.) will be standing and sitting 6 feet apart from other attendees.
  • Volunteers will be wearing masks.
  • All Calvary services will be as touch-free as possible to give you the safest experience.
  • Doors will be propped open or held open by volunteers.
  • Check out www.mycalvary.life/kids for information about our weekly Kids@Calvary Family Experience that happens during the Sunday morning service time.
  • Surfaces and seats will be sanitized and cleaned before and after all services. 
  • Additional hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.
  • No water fountains will be open or usable.
  • No café food or beverages will be offered.
  • No offering plates will be passed. Instead, the Easy Giving desk will be open in the Atrium for guests who want to give in person. We continue to recommend online giving at this time.
  • Seating in the sanctuary will be every other row, with three seats left in between individuals/families.
  • Cafe tables and furniture will be removed for the time being.

WHAT CAN I DO?


  • If you (or anyone in your household) are feeling sick, if you have health concerns, if you have recently travelled, or if you have been in contact with anyone who is sick, please stay home and join us online.
  • Please wash your hands, use hand sanitizer often, and use proper methods with a sneeze or cough (into your arm, not your hands).
  • Maintain a distance of six or more feet between yourself and other guests.
  • Please respect the personal health decisions of others.
  • Reserve seats for you and your family in advance of attending.
  • Do not gather in groups before or after the service; please wave and say hello from a distance.
  • Please respect others and social distance when getting in and out of your vehicles.
  • Please wear a mask to the service. We ask that everyone joining us for an in-person Sunday service would wear a face mask. Children under the age of 5 are exempt from this requirement.  In an effort to protect our church family and guests, with a specific concern for the elderly, young children, and those who are immunocompromised, we are extending our mask wearing requirements as a request to all who enter the building on a Sunday morning.  Our desire is to reduce the risk for these groups, provide an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to attend, and do everything we can to make sure that the church doors continue to stay open.  
  • If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, we ask that you would continue joining us online for Sunday service for the time being, instead of attending an in-person service, in order to protect those vulnerable groups listed above. As current conditions pose a higher risk to those who are vulnerable, we want to do everything we can to keep everyone safe, and we appreciate your partnership with us in that approach. We know that this is a sensitive issue, and thank our entire congregation for their flexibility and understanding.

What to Expect When You Arrive?

  • The in-person service at both campuses begins at 10am. 
  • If you have reserved seats, we ask that would arrive no later than 9:45am in order to be seated before the livestream begins (Cambridge campus).
  • The Kids@Calvary Family Experience will be available at both campuses. For more information, please visit www.mycalvary.life/kids. Limited space is available. 
  • Children sitting in the sanctuary will need to stay with their parents. They will receive an activity page (please bring your own pencil and crayons!), and there will be a kids video from Pastor Heidi.
  • You will enter the building and will move to the line check- in and then be seated. Your seating will be assigned by the ushers.
  • Once in your seats we ask that you remain in your seats.
  • When the service is over, please wait for the ushers to dismiss your row. 
  • If you are not able to come in the building due to these limits, we invite you to watch the livestream or on-demand following the completion of the service.
  • Washrooms will be available, but we ask that you use them only if necessary. 
  • If you arrive and we have reached capacity in the sanctuary, you will be invited to sit in the gym (Cambridge)  to watch the livestream, or the atrium (Ayr) to watch the upstairs feed.

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED...

Do I have to reserve a seat?

Yes, we highly recommend that you reserve your seat online before Sunday.  We will have a few extra seats available, but we would like to keep them available for first time guests.

If you do not pre-register and seating in the sanctuary is full when you arrive, you will be invited to sit in the gym (Cambridge) to watch the livestream or the lower level (Ayr) to watch the upstairs feed.

What if I reserve seats and then realize we can’t make it?

If you can no longer make it, please follow the “View / Manage Order Online” link in your confirmation email to cancel your seats. (If it is your first time using Eventbrite, you will have to create an account).  This will free up your seats so that others can reserve them.

What if I go to reserve a sanctuary seat and it is already full?

Another option you will see on the form is to watch the livestream feed in the gym (Cambridge) or the atrium (Ayr).  

We also welcome you to join us online to watch the livestream of the Cambridge service at 10am on Sunday morning if the service is full.  If we continue to run out of space, our team will discuss the next steps necessary to accommodate the needs of our congregation.

We encourage you to register early in the week to secure your seat(s).

What is a FAMILY SERVICE?

In our family service, all children registered for the service will stay in the sanctuary with their parents. The nursery program is currently unavailable.

A kids teaching video from Pastor Heidi will be included each Sunday.  An activity page will be given to kids each week, but we ask parents to bring a pencil and crayons.

Also, check out the Kids@Calvary Family Experience for our Sunday kids program.  Registration is first come, first served, and space is currently limited each Sunday.

Will nursery or any kids program be available?

At this time, we will not be offering a nursery program, but check out www.mycalvary.life/kids for information about the Kids@Calvary Family Experience every Sunday.

Why do we have to arrive by 9:45am in Cambridge?

We realize that seating everyone will take longer than normal, and we would like everyone seated by 10:00am for the livestream.

Will washrooms be available?

Yes, washrooms will be available.  However, we ask you use them only if absolutely necessary.

How long will the service be?

The service will be approximately 60 minutes long in Cambridge, and 45 minutes long in Ayr.

Will Calvary Online still be available?

Yes!  You are more than welcome to continue worshipping with us on Calvary Online.  The Cambridge Campus service will be streamed live on Sundays.

Can we sing during worship?

Worship is so important and a key part of our Sunday morning experience.  We want you to be able to participate and enter into worship. 

We know that loud congregational singing currently is strongly discouraged.  If you would like to sing, we ask that you mask would stay fully on. There are other ways you can also participate in worship: for example, standing, raising your hands, kneeling, praying, and meditating on the words of the song, a scripture, or on God.