CCL Protocol for Operations During Covid-19 Conditions
The church will be cleaned and sanitized in preparation for each service. In addition to regular cleaning, surfaces will be sanitized and chairs will be sprayed with a disinfectant spray.
Bathrooms will be equipped with paper towels, pump sanitizers and notices asking you to please keep the facilities clean and wash and sanitize your hands upon leaving.
The bathroom in the back hall will be available, but the hall and kitchen will be accessible to staff only.
Seats will be thinned out and spaced apart to comply with distancing guidelines. In our state, churches have not technically been held to the “50%” rule, but we are observing it as a matter of sensitivity and responsibility.
On Sunday, we ask that you not come to the church until 9:45 am. Only the front doors will be opened at that time. All other entrances will be closed and locked. Both front doors will be opened so you do not have to touch any door handles or knobs upon entry.
Someone will be posted outside the front door and make sure that attendees are properly distanced as they enter the building. You will be asked to sanitize your hands as you enter. Masks will not be required, but you are invited to wear one if you so desire. Homemade masks and some disposables will be available for those who need them. If you take a homemade mask, we ask that you keep it for future use.
In accordance with our decision to honor distancing protocols, we ask that you refrain from hugs and physical contact. We realize that this is a challenge for some, and some may not agree, but we ask that in the spirit of Christian love you be considerate of others who may be less comfortable than you are with close physical contact at this point.
The information table at the back of the main meeting area, which normally contains literature about Calvary Chapel and its various ministries, will be cleared with the exception of certain important postings and resources. Daily Bread magazines will still be made available in plastic baggies. In visiting our information table we ask that you follow this simple rule: “If you touch it, take it. If you can’t take it, don’t touch it.”
For those with compromised health or who simply don’t yet feel comfortable meeting in person, our teachings will continue to be posted online. We plan to stream the teachings live to Facebook, and a recorded version will be uploaded later to our YouTube channel. As in the past, audio recordings will also continue to be available on our website and via the Podcast app.
Children’s ministries will not be offered at this time. If you attend with children, please be aware that you are responsible for their healthy and respectful behavior. We will continue Wednesday night online teachings and Zoom meetings for the time being. Other ministries, such as the men’s and women’s ministries, will continue to be postponed until conditions prove favorable for more extensive fellowship.
As we seek to enter back into a more “normative” mode of fellowship, we want to take wise steps and do what we can to ensure that all of our members are as safe as possible. As we do so, we ask you to take to heart and practice these words of the Apostle Paul in the book of Philippians:
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Thank you for your understanding and grace!