Covid-19 Church Update

May 15, 2020
Dear Calvary Community:

It has now been eight Sundays since we were last able to gather as a congregation and it is likely that we will not be able to meet the conditions for meeting until sometime later in June.  Please be assured that your leaders are working just as hard as ever to be sure that we are ready to resume as soon as possible. Special thanks, in particular, are due to Pastor Ed who has invested countless hours into perfecting our Live Stream broadcasts each Sunday.
We are in stage two of the Illinois plan and should be moving to stage three by the end of this month. It is not, however, until stage four that gatherings larger than ten will be permitted. When that day arrives, we will almost certainly only be able to meet in groups of 50 or less, practicing social distancing of six feet and with worshipers wearing masks. We have set up the worship center to accommodate this arrangement with 41 seats for participants plus two sound board technicians and up to seven worship leaders. To make this possible we will have to offer three services of one hour in length: 8:00-9:00 AM, 9:30-10:30 AM & 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. I am letting you know this in advance so that, when the time comes, you can make the best decision for you and your family.
Until then you will want to check in at regularly for the latest news. I will also continue to update all those for whom I have email addresses with a weekly letter on Fridays and our pastors can be reached as needed at their individual telephone numbers - David Petty: 815-985-9729, Ed Tinsley: 815-540-4824, Dave Symonds: 815-668-3815. Much needed donations can be made online or mailed to 2715 North Alpine Road ~ Rockford, IL ~ 61114.

On behalf of the entire Calvary Ministry Team,
Pastor David Petty                                                                                                                                                                                                      Philippians 1:3-6