WE HAVE RE-OPENED
BOTH CAMPUSES!

CALVARY FAMILY!

We are so excited to begin to meet together again! This first step will allow us to open the doors for a Sunday morning service at both campuses (at the reduced 30% capacity).  We have been diligently working on an approach for a safe and meaningful reopening that will honour the recommendations for social distancing and best health and safety practices.

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, both will be a great experience for you and your family!

 

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

Having trouble with the form? Call the church during office hours for assistance.

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.
  • Children’s and Student Ministries will not be available during this time at the church building.
  • 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. As per Waterloo Region Public Health, all attendees must wear a mask.  Exemptions include children under the age of 5, and those who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition, disability, etc.

What to Expect When You Arrive?

  • The in-person service begins at 9:45am (Cambridge campus).
  • The church doors will open at 9:15am
  • 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).
  • There will be no separate children’s program available. All children will need to stay with their parents in the sanctuary.
  • Children will receive an activity package (please bring your own pencil and crayons!), and there will be kid-friendly elements added to our Family Service .
  • 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, you can still listen to the service on 100.1FM and/or watch the livestream in your car on your device.
  • Washrooms will be available, but we ask that you use them only if necessary. 
  • If you arrive and we have reached capacity, you are welcome to tune in online and watch our service stream live or on-demand following the completion of the service.

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING!

Having trouble with the form? Call the church during office hours for assistance.

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.

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 seat and it is already full?

We welcome you to join us online to watch the live stream 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 will stay in the sanctuary with their parents.  Kids@Calvary (including any nursery or toddler programs) will not be available for the time being.  Elements specifically directed at our children will be included each Sunday.  

An activity package will be given to kids each week, but we ask parents to bring a pencil and crayons.

Will nursery or any kids program be available?

No, at this time, we will not be offering those ministries on Sundays.  

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

We realize that seating everyone will take longer than normal, and we would like everyone seated by 10:00am for the livestream.  We also will be sharing important announcements before the livestream begins that pertain specifically to the live experience.  We appreciate your cooperation!

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.

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. Also, ministry will still continue via Calvary Online, including:

  • Kids@Calvary
  • Fuel Youth
  • Life Groups

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 and that you would sing quietly or under your breath.  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.