Covid-19 Church Update

Dear Calvary Community members:

Yesterday afternoon the Winnebago County Health Department finally released their guidelines for Rockford worship gatherings in June. If you wish to do so, you can check them for yourself at
In summary, the restrictions are so severe that, should we decide to meet, we would not be able to do many of the things that we have come to associate with Calvary Worship services: no singing, no passing of the offering plate, no bulletins, no pens, no pew Bibles, no baptism, no communion and, in our space, only about 30 worshippers sitting six feet apart and making no physical contact.
It is my (David’s) opinion that we would be better off continuing to perfect our live stream worship under Pastor Ed’s gifted leadership as we wait patiently for at least stage four of the governor’s plan for reopening the state. The Elder Board will meet for their regular monthly assembly on June 14 at noon to further discuss our next steps.

Until then, your support will be extremely critical. Please plan to connect with us online for Sunday worship each week at 10:30 AM and to send in your tithes and share your prayer requests at our website:
or to mail them to us at
Calvary Memorial Church
2715 North Alpine Road
Rockford, IL ~ 61114.

Our pastors remain available for counsel and encouragement at their individual telephone numbers: David – 815-985-9729/Ed – 815-540-4824/Dave - 815-668-3815. Be assured that we greatly appreciate your prayers for us as we lead our church family through this difficult time. Thank you.
Be blessed,

Pastor David Petty ~ Pastor Ed Tinsley ~ Pastor Dave Symonds ~ Calvary Board of Elders