April 2020

Dear Church Family,

Until further notice, all church meetings and services are online only, and the building will remain closed with the exception of our front office and Calvary Kids Care Preschool. We ask that if you do wish to visit our front office or preschool, and are symptomatic in any way, you give us a call so we can help you via phone instead, 727-577-7705. Our online services will be live streamed Wednesdays at 7pm, Saturdays at 6pm, and Sundays at 9 & 11am at calvarystp.org/live, as well as on Facebook Live. We will also be uploading content via Facebook throughout the week, so be sure to Like us there to join in.

Being a Movement of the gospel means that we are able to live our lives with peace under pressure. Philippians 4:6 states, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  Calvary family, we should look to God to give us peace in the midst of the uncertainty of this life. The gospel promises us that God will be with us, and that we can come to him with our anxious uncertainties.

We’ll be active on social media, email, and phone at 727-577-7705 to answer any of the questions you may have for us. We ask you to lift up our local and global community to the Lord in prayer, and to pray for strength, resilience, and a calmness that only the Lord can provide. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. Please reach out if there is anything we can help you with during this time.

Be sure to only rely on information from official trusted sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in reference to the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak 2019 (COVID-19). 

God bless, Pastor Ryan Marr

 

Last updated: Wednesday, March 18th, 12:20pm

Wednesday Evening Service, March 18th - ONLINE ONLY

Weekend Services, March 21st & 22nd - ONLINE ONLY

**CCSP Campus will remain closed through March 24th**

Dear Church Family

Being a Movement of the gospel means that we are able to live our lives with peace under pressure. Philippians 4:6 states, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  Calvary family, we should look to God to give us peace in the midst of the uncertainty of this life. The gospel promises us that God will be with us, and that we can come to him with our anxious uncertainties.

 

As a church, we will continue to update this page with current information as to what we are doing here at Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg in response to COVID-19. We’ll also be active on social media, email office@calvarystp.org, and phone at 727-577-7705 to answer any of the questions you may have for us. We ask you to lift up our local and global community to the Lord in prayer, and to pray for strength, resilience, and a calmness that only the Lord can provide. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1.

 

Be Alert, Not Anxious

Below you will find general information on some of the most asked and anticipated questions in regards to COVID-19 and church operations at Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg. Please reach out if there is anything else we can help you with during this time. Be sure to only rely on information from official trusted sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in reference to the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak 2019 (COVID-19).

Service Attendance (when applicable)

If you’re feeling ill or have come in contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19, we ask that you stay home, and to join us for our live online services at calvarystp.org/live, to best facilitate a more hygienic environment. During each regular service time, there is a livestream with worship and video announcements. Services Wed. 7pm, Sat. 6pm, Sun. 9 & 11am.

 

Pre-service Greeting

During our time of greeting after worship, we ask everyone to greet one another with smiles instead of hugs and handshakes to facilitate a more hygienic environment.

 

Calvary Teams

If you’re a volunteer here at Calvary, be sure to frequently check in with your team leader to stay up-to-date with changes that are happening with the church, and to let them know via phone or email if you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of being ill. We ask that if you are experiencing symptoms, or have come in contact with anyone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19, that you refrain from coming on campus for volunteering or for service.

 

Calvary Kids

Fortunately COVID-19 is not infecting children at this time, but safety and cleanliness is, and has always been a priority throughout all of our kids programs. Volunteers will regularly be wiping down surfaces and practicing good handwashing techniques. We will continue to develop and reassess the most effective strategies to keep your children in as safe and sanitary of an environment as possible.

 

General Hygiene

Our facilities team of staff and volunteers will continue to work diligently by cleaning our building and facilities before and after each service and group gathering. We will continue to develop and reassess the most effective strategies to keep our facilities as clean and sanitary as possible.

 

Doors

We ask that when navigating through our facility, to the best of your abilities refrain from touching door handles and crash-bars with your hands. Instead, use a shoulder or clean paper towel if possible when leaving the restroom. Our facilities staff will be doing their part in disinfecting all door handles, crash-bars, and frequently contacted surfaces.

 

Calvary Cafe

At this time, there is no research from the WHO or CDC that COVID-19 is spread through food. So we will continue to service at our Calvary Cafe as normal until otherwise stated.