cALVARY'S REOPENING POLICIES

Before You Arrive:

  • Please take your temperature and the temperature of everyone in your family. If anyone has a temperature of 100 or greater or other possible symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, chills, etc.), please stay home and join us via the online worship service

  • Please use the restroom before attending. (The restrooms will be available for emergencies). 

  • Please wash your hands before attending.

  • Please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth and wear it for the duration of your time in the building. (*the CDC does not recommend that children under the age of 2 wear masks, but those above 2 should wear one)


Once You Arrive:

  • The doors will be opened by greeters so you do not have to touch a handle.

  • Please maintain a six-foot distance between groups of people.

  • Ushers will escort people to their seats, will regulate the flow of people into the Sanctuary at a safe distance, and provide guidance to you/your group. These measures are to help keep everyone safe.

  • Members of the same household can sit together, as can individual attendees who are roommates or are otherwise in consistent contact outside of church (e.g., at work, in a pod, etc.). When seated, maintain the social distancing guideline of six feet between households.

  • Only “complete” units of people will be seated--if your entire group is not with you, we will ask you to stay in the Welcome Center until everyone has arrived.

  • Six feet of space will be left empty between each group of people.

  • Please wave to greet people and do not hug, shake hands, bump fists, or otherwise greet in a way that would require less than six feet of social distance.


During the Service:

  • We will not have an offering during the service.

  • Offering boxes will be available at each door. Online giving will also be available.

  • We are providing an Order of Worship online on Calvary’s website under the “Worship” tab in the menu. You can print this at home before coming to Sunday morning service as we will have a very limited number available for those who do not have access to a printer or device.

  • If you are over the age of 2, wear your mask (covering your nose and mouth) for the entirety of the service.

  • At the end of the service, an usher will dismiss by row, and you will be directed to an exit.


After the Service:

  • Please continue to maintain the required six feet of separation between groups of people as you exit.

  • While we know how good it will be to see people, please do not linger inside of the Welcome Center. Contact outside should also be minimized except in extraordinary circumstances.

  • Praise God that we can gather with other believers and worship in this space once again!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I do if I get COVID after attending an in-person service?

Please contact the church office at 254-753-6446 or cbcinfo@cbcwaco.net if you test positive for COVID and have attended a service at Calvary within 14 days of testing positive. We will contact everyone who may have had an overlap in attendance with you. 


What are the guidelines I should follow when attending worship? 

  • Please wear a face covering or mask over your nose and mouth while in the church building (masks are not required for children under 2).
  • Please sit with your family unit, youth will no longer be sitting together in the front of the sanctuary for the time being. 
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Please do not congregate in the halls or narthex. 
  • If you have any symptoms related to COVID-19 or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, we request that you refrain from joining us in person and watch online at this channel


Will there be communion? 

Yes. We will have individually pre-packaged communion available in the pews. We will continue to have communion on our regular communion schedule.  


Will restrooms be open?

Restrooms will be open for emergencies only. We ask that if you must use avoid congregating in the restrooms and wash and dry your hands thoroughly.


Will there be bulletins?

We will not have printed bulletins to reduce the spread of germs. We will send out a worship line up on Friday via email, and have an order of worship listed on our website, too. If you’d like to have a printed. 


How can I give my offering?

At this time, we ask that you donate online (http://cbcwaco.net/give), mail in your contribution, or leave your offering in the boxes labeled “contributions” in the back of the sanctuary.


Will there be congregational singing? 

We will have singing. However, the expectation is that you will continue to wear your mask covering your nose and mouth at all times. We will be distanced at least 6 feet apart to avoid the spread of germs. We will not sing more than the recommended 30 minutes of singing in one space. 


Will there be Sunday School in person?

For now, Sunday School will continue to be online. We will be asking classes to adjust their start time to allow people who would like to attend in person to drive to the church. 


How will social distancing be enforced in the sanctuary? 

We have ushers who have been trained to help accommodate socially distanced seating in our sanctuary. Only every other pew will be used, and you will be directed by an usher to sit only in designated seats that are at least 6 feet apart.


What about children?

We will not have extended session care or children’s Sunday School for the time being. Children are welcome in our service! We love to hear the sounds of children that remind us of new life in our midst! We do ask that children remain with their families from entry to exit from the church and throughout the service.


Are children required to wear masks?

Yes. The CDC recommends that children above the age of 2 wear a properly fitted mask (covering the nose and mouth). 


Will the worship cart be available for my child to grab activities from?

No. The cart will not be in the back of the sanctuary like normal, but you may ask the ushers to give your child a worship bag with a few crayons, coloring sheets, and other worship-related items when you arrive. These bags will be returned to the back pew at the beginning of service and sanitized for the next week.


I won’t be able to worship in person, where can I watch? 

You can watch worship by clicking this link: https://clevr.me/hosted/calvarybc/. The livestream will begin @ 10:45am on Sunday mornings. 


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