To cultivate a multi-cultural Ministry that evangelizes souls,
edifies saints and equips servants for Christian works,
while offering a relevant/radiant worship experience
and maintaining a climate of Christian love.
Bishop W. Oshea Granger, Senior Pastor
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An update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for our members and friends
March 14, 2020
Dear Mount Calvary Family and Friends,
Amid the swirl of the coronavirus (COVID-19) facts and fear, we want to reassure you that Mount Calvary Baptist Church has taken several measures to protect you and our members, and to maintain a safe worship experience that you can rely upon. Our church believes that your health and safety is an extreme priority. We are monitoring the development closely and staying in contact with health agencies and experts to ensure our families, staff, community and our worship experiences are safe.
We want to reassure you that Mount Calvary Baptist Church has taken several measures to protect our members and friends, and to maintain a safe worship experience that you can rely upon:
Church Cleaning: We have cleaning crews who are going before us to ensure we have a safe environment that will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each worship experience. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures in the interest of our staff, members and guests.
Spreading Love: While we are a family and always excited to embrace each other, we are asking that you limit physical greetings to waves or just speaking to reduce the person to person contact. The ďWakandaĒ greeting or elbow bumps are also optional greetings.
Practicing Good Health Habits: As advised by the healthcare professionals, please wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. Also, refrain from touching your face, mouth, and eyes when in contact with such things as door handles, money or any potentially contaminated surfaces. We currently provide the necessary hand washing products in our restrooms. Additional sanitation options as you enter our sanctuary are available.
The CDC has recommended that those with weak immune systems and preexisting health conditions may have to consider reducing their person to person contact. While everyone is welcome in our worship experiences, we would like to remind you to exercise great precautions.
Also, please update your email address with the church office. We will be sending periodic updates, information and resources to help us during this time. We know that we must remain informed, but please exercise caution in your consumption of the news. Remain steadfast and vigilant!
In the meantime, consider 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." As believers, we have the authority which Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and to pray for healing for those who have the Coronavirus. We also have the ability through His Spirit to bring peace and comfort amid anxiety and confusion by reaching out to those in need.
We will have our normal worship experience on Sunday, March 15, 22 and 29 at 9:00 AM only. Effective March 15 all Christian education classes, all rehearsals and all meetings will be suspended on campus until the end of March or until further notice.
At times like this, itís more important than ever for each of us to cling to the Lord and His word.
Bishop W. Oshea and Pastor Katrina Granger