Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities TN
May 15, 2020
Dear Calvary Chapel family,
I am happy to announce that we will be opening the church for Sunday and Wednesday Services beginning this Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 10:30 am.
For the safety of all, we have some guidelines, which I believe we are wise to follow.
• Upon arrival we ask that you enter through the main sanctuary doors.
• At the front door, our greeters will meet you.
• Protective masks will be available for those wishing to wear one.
• In addition, a hand sanitizer station will be available to you.
• Once inside the sanctuary we ask that you practice social distancing:
— Please sit in every other pew and refrain from contact such as
handshakes and hugs.
— We understand this will be difficult, especially since we have not
seen each other, but a warm smile, a thumbs up and a hospitable
wave are very much welcomed.
THE CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH MINISTRIES:
Will not yet be open. They will be phased in as the Lord leads us to do so.
• Children and youth will be allowed to sit with their families in the sanctuary.
▪ We recommend that children under the age of 11, who may not be able
to sit quietly through the service, be brought to the Café, where the
service can be viewed through livestreaming.
• Sunday Mornings – The café will be open after service only.
• Wednesday Evenings – The café will be open before and after service.
◦ Cafe tables have been rearranged to accommodate social distancing rules.
We will continue to stream both Sunday and Wednesday Services live on Facebook for the convenience of those who may be older, have compromised health, or have any other current concerns.
Your leadership and cleaning teams have been busy preparing the church facility, cleaning, and sanitizing throughout. Your safety is of upmost importance to us. We look forward to being back in fellowship with you.
In the Lord’s peace,
May 4, 2020 Update
We are pleased to announce that we will begin meeting again on Sunday, May 17th at 10:30 am. For your protection, we are taking precautionary steps to continue to keep you safe. Children’s ministry as well as other ministries will not be available for the next few weeks. They will become available in stages as the Lord leads us.
Our services will continue to be streamed live for the convenience of those who may be showing cold like symptoms, who may have traveled recently, and others with compromised health issues. Please continue to keep us in prayer as we seek the Lord’s wisdom and guidance. We are looking so forward to the sweet fellowship again. Amen!
COVID-19 UPDATE – March 17, 2020
Important Information from Pastor Paul
As you are aware the spread of the coronavirus has caused major disruptions and changes to life as we know it. It has also stirred up in some fear, anxiety and even panic. Remember that the Lord is still on the throne and still at work. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). These words certainly bring us comfort in a time of unrest and the unknown.
Our Leadership team has been closely monitoring the situation. The President of the United States and TN Governor, Bill Lee, have sent out new directives limiting public gatherings to no more than 10 people in an attempt to stop the virus from spreading. In adherence to the authority placed over us, we will not be meeting at the church for our Wednesday Evening and Sunday Mornings Services until further notice. We will, however, live stream both services on our Facebook page. In addition, all small group bible studies will also be suspended for now.
Again, we will live stream our Wednesday and Sunday Services on our Facebook page. So, please join us as we continue our verse by verse study of God’s Word.
During this difficult time be assured that we are praying for you, our community and our nation and we invite you to do so as well.
A great suggestion was passed onto me this past weekend that I would love to share with you. We can still show the love of Christ to our community during the coronavirus outbreak by simply being a good neighbor. If you live near families who have high-risk individuals or elderly in their homes, reach out, see if they need anything. Maybe you can help them by picking up supplies or food if they cannot get out. We can still be the hands and feet of our Lord.
We encourage you to be praying for our leaders and our nation. Practice good health hygiene yourself and remember we serve a God who tells us not to live in fear.
If you need help, please let us know.
“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
In God I will praise His word, In God I have put my trust; I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?”