COVID-19 CONTAINMENT & CALVARY CHAPEL BLYTHE

Info and Our New Schedule

(updated 04/02/2020)

Some General Information About The COVID-19 Virus

“Coronavirus” is the name of a type, or class, of “zoonotic” virus (i.e., almost always found strictly within animals).  Our current experience is the third crossover in the last two decades of an animal coronavirus to humans resulting in a major epidemic.  It was originally referred to as  SARS-CoV-2,  but then renamed “COVID-19” by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.)  This new strain has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness that began in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  


The virus is not spread by simple contact or generally in the air, but is said to be spread exclusively by upper respiratory secretions, including airborne droplets after coughing or sneezing.  These droplets are relatively short -lived in the air, but can live longer as they land on surfaces and then can be spread by touching.  The virus causes symptoms of cough, fever, and shortness of breath.  In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

Theoretically, yes.  However most who are exposed to the virus will have degrees of flu-like symptoms, including cough, fever, and shortness of breath, lack of sense of taste and smell ... and then recover.  Many individuals who test positive have no discernable symptoms and quietly recover without notice. The elderly and those will compromised immune systems are at the greatest risk, and make up the vast majority of fatalities (CDC estimates as high as 94% of all "COVID deaths" are with significant comorbidity issues.  The overall rate of survival is over 99%.

In the beginning of the crisis, we felt that, yes, it was necessary for a period of time."   We thus shut down for a period of weeks to help reduce the spread of COVID and thus help to not overwhelm the hospitals.  But then when it became clear that there was selective enforcement of the standards, and that retailers, abortion clinics, pot shops and other deemed "essential" businesses were allowed to remain open.  In the weeks that followed it became clear that churches were not considered essential by many governors and leaders,.  Then when civil unrest emerged in the early summer, resulting even in rioting and mayhem in many cities, the very same governors that were demanding the church remained closed to in-person services expressed their support for out-of-control protests ... it became more and more clear that the church was being targeted.


We see, in scripture, that in certain times and in certain places, a response of "civil disobedience" is appropriate.  When this crisis began, we did not feel it was the time for civil disobedience.  However, as time passed we have concluded that the charge of God in the Word to gather together for mutual encouragement, support, study, and worship - as well as our constitutionally protected right to excerise our religion - was the greater law.  Especially when it could be done in ways that would not increase  the risk, especially when compared to the protests-turned-to-riots that were clearly encouraged.


Thus, we began in-person services in the middle of May.

05 Update: A Time To Connect & Continue - 0924-2020

04 Update: A Time To Stand - 0801-2020

03 Update: A Time To Reopen - 0526-2020

02 Update:  A Time To Watch - 0502-2020

01 Update: A Time To Refrain - 0317-2020

COVID-19 "SHUT DOWN" & REOPEN SUMMARY

3/17/2020 - 5/30/2020

 

On 3/17/2020, our in-person gatherings were discontinued in compliance with the Health Dept. orders and in compassion for our community and the perceived risks of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through this time, our church family has sought to keep well connected during this time of via web-based services, studies, etc.  


As things have begun to open again, we officially reopened our ministry on 5/31/2020 - "Pentecost Sunday"!   We now have in-person service Sunday Mornings for a somewhat abbreviated service and Kid's Ministry, on Wednesdays for a Ladies AM study and Pastor's PM End-Times Prophecy Study, on Thursdays for a Ladies PM study and Recovery Ministry.  (see below)


Sunday service is at 9:45 AM in the Chapel.  Kid's begin with their parents in either the spread-out sanctuary, or in the Manna Cabana where the live video feed of the service is - wherever the parent is - and then are led into the Kid's Chapel after the initial songs of worship.  There they enjoy a pre-packaged snack and have an interactive lesson. This is for Kids who are 4 yrs. thru 6th grade.  Children younger than 4 years, for the present, stay with their parent in the Manna Cabana or the Nursery/Toddler facility.


In a addition to our in-person services, we will also continue Facebook Live Streaming of Sunday Services, Daily Devo's, and some of our weekly Bible Studies. 

 

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Our Revised Ministry Schedule 

in-person & via FaceBook Live

WEEKDAY (M-F) MORNINGS
09:30 - 09:40 AM
Morning Devo's on FACEBOOK LIVE
Daily devotional with one of our Ministry Team
sunday mornings
09:45 - 10:35 AM
Worship & Teaching in the Chapel (also on Facebook Live)
A slightly abbreviated service of Worship and Study of God's Word.  We will also post podcasts & videos of our Sunday Morning messages on our App & our YouTube Channel (click here to go to our YT Channel)
10:00 - 10:35 AM
Kid's Chapel in the Kid's Chapel (4yrs. - 6th grade)
With our Kid's Ministry Director and Team.  Kids 4 yrs. thru 6th grade will be led to Kid's Chapel after the worship time of the main service.  Kids younger than 4 yrs will stay with their parent in either the Manna Cabana or the Toddler/Nursery rooms (as space allows).
WEDNESDAYS 
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Ladies' Bible Study in the Manna Cabana 
An informal time of study and sharing together
6:00 - 6:30 PM
"End-Times Prophecy" Study in the Manna Cabana with Pastor Mick  (also on Facebook Live)
A look at coming events predicted in the Bible with Pastor Mick.  Studies will also be streamed on Facebook Live, and available on our website and Youtube Channel.
thursday evenings
6:00 - 7:00 PM

"Recovery" Bible Study in the Manna Cabana  (also on Facebook Live)
Principles of Recovery with Pastor Jason
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Ladies' Bible Study in the Koinonia Lounge
Principles of Recovery with Pastor Jason
Friday evenings
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Occasional Youth Ministry for Jr. & Sr. Highers
Contact the church office, 760-922-9675, for info confirming time and place of scheduled meetings
LADIES DAILY STUDY-BLOG 
A "Daily Interactive Remote Devotional Group" is available as several of the ladies share together their interaction with a daily scriptural passage and devotional.  Contact the office, 760-922-9675 and leave a message for JAN if you'd like to be included as a part of it.
what about special services, eVENTS retreats, etc.?
Special events we are able to do will be highlighted on our home page. 

Thank you for your continued support of Calvary Chapel Blythe as we wade through and keep ministering through these new uncharted waters.  While you're not "coming to church", don't stop being the church.  You are needed to be the salt and light of the world now more than ever!