calvary covid-19 latest updates

In light of the current public health situation and the high priority we place on the health and safety of our congregation and community, we will be temporarily changing many of the ways in which we operate. We assure you however that despite these changes our church is not 'closed' and that we will continue to offer ministry that provides a sense of hope, peace, and stability in the midst of this uncertainty and fear. Below are some of the ways that we are adjusting our ministry for the time being. For additional opportunities to engage and serve visit our Events page. Please remember that Online Giving opportunities are always available.





Live-Stream Sunday Worship


Rather than gathering in person on Sunday mornings, we are instead sharing live-streamed worship services through our YouTube channel. These services can be watched live at 9:30am or replayed anytime after for your convenience. They are complete with engaging music and meaningful sermons. We very much hope you can join us for worship in this new and exciting way! Below you will find a link to the latest service.


July 5th Worship





Pastoral Letter & Survey


We are now moving towards resuming in-person gatherings for our various Calvary campuses. Although we are eager, we are continuing to go about this as patiently and responsibly as possible. Below you will find two links. The first link is to a letter from Senior Pastor Jonathan Heierman that addresses all of this more in depth. The second link is to a brief online survey related to your current feelings about returning to regular worship and other ministry activities.


Pastoral Letter


Survey





Growth Groups


Current Growth Groups are focusing on the Faith 5 and are using Zoom video conferencing which allows us to see each other and stay connected during these challenging times. Sign up for these groups is being facilitated through our new church software, Realm. If you are interested in signing up for a group, please contact the church office and we will send you a link that will allow you to create a Realm account and sign up for the group.





Pastoral Care


We want to assure you that despite everything that is going on, our pastors remain available for our community. Whether you have an emergency, are in need of counseling, or something else altogether, your needs remain our highest priority. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for pastoral care of any sort during these challenging times. You can also send us Prayer Requests if you find that is helpful in any way.





Resources


Center for Disease Control (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)


Oakland County Health Division


Michigan Safe Start Plan


ELCA Safe Start Plan


ELCA Bishop Response