Re-Opening the Building for In-Person and Hybrid Ministry on February 28, 2022

February 17, 2022

Calvary’s Council voted this week to re-open the building for in-person and hybrid ministry on Monday, February 28, 2022. This decision is based on the fact that greater-Denver has met our evaluative metrics: percentage of positive cases (lower than 10%) and hospital beds needed for COVID-19 patients (less than 1,000).

  • Safety Measures:

    • Denver no longer has a mask mandate, however we continue to encourage mask-wearing (especially in worship as we engage in higher-risk activities such as singing), and if you are not vaccinated and boosted, we highly recommend that you wear a mask.

    • We encourage you to wear the color-coded stickers available on the round table in the narthex (GREEN = hugs/handshakes okay); YELLOW = no hugs/handshakes; RED = keep 6 feet distance & no hugs/handshakes).

    • We encourage you to social distance as much as possible, especially in larger spaces like the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.

    • If you are feeling ill or even slightly under-the-weather, please stay home and worship with us via livestream or join your small group on Zoom.

    • If you test positive for COVID-19 and have been at Calvary in the 48 hours prior to testing positive, please contact us immediately so that we can help you contact trace and notify those who might have been exposed to you. Per our policy, after testing positive, you must be five full days past your last day of symptoms before returning on-site to Calvary.

  • Coffee Hour/Food: Coffee hour will resume in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am and small groups/ministries may decide their comfort levels around eating or drinking as each group determines. We will continue virtual coffee hour for those who are not in-person for coffee hour in Fellowship Hall.

  • the first opportunity to worship in-person will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm for the Ash Wednesday service; this service will also be livestreamed. Beginning Sunday, March 6, you may worship at 10:30 am or 5:00 pm in-person or via livestream. The choir will continue to wear masks while rehearsing and singing in worship.

  • Ministries & Small Groups may begin meeting on-site Monday, February 28. Some small groups may continue on Zoom or have hybrid options. Contact Pastor Morgan to let her know your ministry/group’s plans so we can ensure we have your room set-up ready for you. If you will continue off-site or on Zoom, please let her know that as well.

  • Children: Current teachers are vaccinated and anyone who volunteers with children needs to wear a mask. Contact Angela Leonard if you have any questions.

  • Church Office: will re-open on Tuesday, March 1st, resuming the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.

We know that everyone has different comfort-levels when it comes to in-person ministry, and we appreciate everyone respecting each other’s boundaries to stay as safe as possible. Thank you Calvary for your continued flexibility and resilience throughout the pandemic. Please contact me if you have any questions about Council’s decision.
~Pastor Anne