COVID-19 Updates from Pastor Mark
Thanks for checking in, we appreciate your interest in how ministry at Calvary is adapting. Thanks so much for your prayers, support, encouragement over the last 8 weeks; we have seen so many people stepping up to these present challenges and we are grateful to God for what he is doing in our lives.
- Following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Minnesota Dept. of Health
- We will not be back in the building for awhile for large group gatherings.
- United Youth Group & Calvary Leadership will continue to meet through Zoom.
- Some small groups are starting to think through meeting in person with social distancing.
- Some groups may transition into meeting outdoors
- Staff is working a mix of in the office and working from home.
- Please call ahead for appointments: if you just stop in unannounced the person you are looking for might not be on site. 218-547-1897
- If you do visit the church, please remain in the foyer until staff can assist you!
- We need to keep the public out of staff offices!
- Please check the website regularly.
- New financial stress card will be up soon!
- Other helpful information for your family.
Call and Care
- Elders and former Elders will be contacting our entire church family over the summer.
- Our goal is for every family to get at least one phone call every month- May to August.
- We want to check in and hear how you are doing.
- If we don't have your info! Contact the church office!
- We have good news, giving January through April has been steady.
- We’ve been able to pay all our bills, including payroll.
- You can find a finance update every month in our newsletter.
- Thank you for your support.
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"In the meantime ministry has not stopped- it has changed. We are working on summer ministry plans now. Expect another announcement toward the end of May. What has not changed is our vision and mission: we’re here to live together for the glory of God our Creator. Our mission is to invite all people to follow Christ, engage all people to grow in Christ, and equip all people to serve Christ. God is still building his Kingdom and growing his family- we are glad to be a small part of what he is doing. Take care, God bless, have a great day."
In Christ, Mark Widman, Preaching Pastor