OPENING GUIDELINES FOR MAY 31ST


Calvary Baptist Church

Glasgow, Kentucky

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)

UPDATED FRIDAY MARCH 27th, 2020

Dear Church Family, 


We wanted to share with you our latest Coronavirus update. First, we wanted to express that we love you our Calvary family and friends and miss seeing you! Next, we wanted to express again, if you have a need (any need) or would just like to talk and pray, please contact any of the staff, your deacon, or your Life Group Leader. We have asked the deacons to be checking on our families as well. We have several volunteers ready to talk, pray, run errands, bring groceries, bring medicines, bring meals, etc. Also, during this time of being good neighbors, please check on fellow classmates, friends, and loved ones, then share with us any special needs those you have talked with may express.


I am praying for you daily, asking the Lord to strengthen you spiritually through His Word, physically by His hand, emotionally by His peace, and socially through His presence in your life and with our faith family & friends.


Jesus is greater than any trial, temptation or circumstance that we have! Our Lord said; “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (Jn. 16:33)


Please find below the new information for this coming Sunday and Wednesday. We love you dear saints of God. See you online this Sunday.

Pastor Randy

270.816.4771

randy@cbcglasgow.com


THIS SUNDAY:

Online Worship this Sunday at 9:45, we want to encourage you to join us for our Calvary service that will be online using links from our church’s webpage https://cbcglasgow.online.church/ our church’s Facebook page (Calvary Baptist Glasgow), or YouTube (Calvary Baptist Glasgow). Please set this time aside. We want to as much as possible, worship together as a Calvary Family and I have a special message from Hebrews 12 for our church family.


  • Don’t forget to use our online worship as an opportunity to invite unchurched friends, family, coworkers, classmates, and neighbors by sharing the links provided to our service.
  • Make the most of online worship by being up early, gathering and settling the family together, if possible, show the service on your flat screen, turn up the volume during singing, use the worship guides for kids and pray and open God’s Word together.


Online Life Groups: Last week we had three Life Groups meet online via zoom! This week all adult Life Group leaders received instructions on how to host Life Group online via zoom. We want to encourage you to meet online if possible even if it’s for prayer time or the entire lesson. Life Groups are vital to our fellowship.


Kid’s Worship Online: For those families with kids we have made available on our website a link to our Gospel Project Kid’s Worship material. Please use this after online worship, on Sunday evenings or Wednesday evenings.


We want to ask you to continue to join us in prayer:

1. Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives -- not only in our communities but also around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)


2. Pray for our President, Governor and all government leaders -- international, federal, state, and local -- to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)


3. Scripture says: Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)


4. Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world. (Mark 16:15)


Join us in giving: While we won’t be meeting together we still have ministry and missions’ responsibilities and want to be obedient to tithe, give and be a blessing of support to God’s work among us and around the world. 


You can give this week in the following ways…

1. Give online by going to our website at cbcglasgow.com/giving


2. Give by writing a check and mailing it to: 

Calvary Baptist Church

307 Columbia Avenue

Glasgow Kentucky 42141. 

Attn: VICKY MARTIN


3. You can drop your offering by the church by placing it in the secure mailbox outside the main office entrance underneath the overhang or bring it in the office Monday-Thursday.


Calvary Family, again during this time of social distancing, we miss you, we love you, we pray for you, and are eager to serve you. It is a privilege and honor to serve Jesus with you dear people of God. Please take care of yourself and your family.


Calvary Baptist Update: Coronavirus Covid-19

March 18, 2020

Dear Church Family,

 

We wanted to share with you our latest Coronavirus update.  First, we wanted to express that we love you our Calvary family and miss seeing you.  Next, we wanted to express again, if you have a need (any need) or would just like to talk and pray, please contact any of the staff, your deacon, or your teachers.  We have asked the deacons to be checking on our families as well.  We have several volunteers ready to talk, pray, run errands, bring groceries, bring medicines, bring meals, etc.  Also, during this time of being good neighbors, please check on fellow classmates, friends, and loved ones, then share with us any special needs those you have talked with may express.

 

We are excited to share with you that this Sunday we will be worshipping together in an updated way from even last week.  This Sunday at 9:45, we want to encourage you to join us for our Calvary service that will be relayed using links from our church’s webpage (cbcglasgow.com/watch-online), our church’s Facebook page (Calvary Baptist Glasgow), or YouTube (Calvary Baptist Glasgow).  Please set this time aside.  We want to as much as possible worship together as a Calvary Family and I have a special message from God’s Word for our church family.

 

We have attached Listening Guides for your Younger and Older Children to participate during the service.  Please print these off at home to be prepared but if you do not have a printer at home, please drop by the church on Thursday from 9:00 – 1:00 to pick up sheets for your children.

 

Please go online to your preferred way to view our service This Sunday at 9:45 to make sure you are prepared.  If you need help with viewing or getting your technology to run correctly, please do not hesitate to contact our staff.  We will work hard to guide you over the phone to make sure you are ready and set-up for Sunday morning.

 

  • Pastor Randy’s number is 270-816-4771
  • Pastor Brian’s number is 270-570-3573
  • Pastor Taylor’s number is 256-899-9809
  • Pastor Justin’s number is 270-590-0053


 

We want to ask you to continue to join us in prayer:

 

1. Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives -- not only in our communities but also around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)

 

2. Pray for our President, Governor and all government leaders -- international, federal, state, and local -- to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)

 

3. Scripture says: Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)

 

4. Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world. (Mark 16:15

 

Join us in giving: While we won’t be meeting together we still have ministry and missions’ responsibilities and want to be obedient to tithe, give and be a blessing of support to God’s work among us and around the world.  You can give this week in the following ways…

 

1.  Give online by going to our website at http://cbcglasgow.com/giving

 

2.  Give by writing a check and mailing it to Calvary Baptist Church, 307 Columbia Avenue, Glasgow Kentucky 42141. Attn:  VICKY MARTIN

 

3.  You can drop your offering by the church by placing it in the secure mailbox outside the main office entrance underneath the overhang or bring it in the office Monday-Thursday.

 

Calvary Family, again during this time of social distancing, we miss you, we love you, we pray for you, and are eager to serve you.  It is a privilege and honor to serve Jesus with you dear people of God.  Please take care of yourself and your family spiritually, physically, and emotionally.  Please don’t hesitate to call if you have a ministry need or would just like to talk.

 

His, therefore yours,

 

Pastor Randy

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)

UPDATED MARCH 14th, 2020

Calvary Baptist Church

Glasgow, Kentucky

CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19)

UPDATED MARCH 14th, 2020

 

 

Calvary Baptist Update: Coronavirus Covid-19

 

Dear Church Family,

 

In lieu of so many gatherings being canceled since Thursday morning, including schools, and the President issuing a National Emergency and the CDC saying social separation of 6' is the protocol to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and the latest news that children and young adults can be carriers without being symptomatic we are making the difficult decision not to have any gatherings tomorrow Sunday March 15th or Wednesday March 18th Again, there will be no services tomorrow or Wednesday at Calvary.

 

Many things have changed since last Wednesday when I first discussed this subject with our Church Council.  We just finished a discussion with them and also our Deacon Chair this morning and we all believe it is wise, compassionate and loving our neighbor best by not gathering corporately tomorrow.  We would like to encourage your family to gather in the morning, in your home, and join us in prayer, Bible study, giving and sharing the gospel with your neighbor and those who are gripped by fear without the hope that only Jesus brings.

 

Join us in prayer:

 

1. Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives -- not only in our communities but also around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)

 

2. Pray for our President, Governor and all government leaders -- international, federal, state, and local -- to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)

 

3. Scripture says: Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)

 

4. Ask God to protect our missionaries and their families around the globe, using this global crisis to advance His Good News to the whole world. (Mark 16:15)

 

Join us in Bible study: (Any one of these online services are highly recommended and will offer sound teaching and worship of Jesus)

 

Join Alistair Begg teaching a message from Psalm 13 titled 'Trusting God in the Dark.' Watch this full-length service at bit.ly/3cWpo4u, on YouTube, Facebook or on streaming TV tomorrow beginning at 8:45am CDT.

 

Join Jimmy Scroggins online at https://gofamilychurch.org/ at 9:30 am CDT for live stream of Go Family Church service.

 

Join Herschel York online at https://www.buckrun.org/live-stream/ at 9:45 am CDT for live stream of Buckrun Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Join us in giving: While we won’t be meeting together we still have ministry and missions responsibilities and want to be obedient to tithe, give and be a blessing of support to God’s work among us and around the world.  You can give tomorrow and this week in the following ways…

 

1.  Give online by going to our website at http://cbcglasgow.com/giving

 

2.  Give by writing a check and mailing it to Calvary Baptist Church 307 Columbia Avenue Glasgow Kentucky 42141

Attn.  VICKY MARTIN

 

3.  You can drop your offering by tomorrow or this week and place it in the secure mailbox outside the main office entrance underneath the overhang or bring it in the office Monday-Thursday.

 

Join us in loving our neighbors by sharing the gospel with your community neighbors: during this unprecedented time of National Emergency please remember…

 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.

 

If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.

 

In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here’s some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
  • Avoid every semblance of prejudice or racism. In light of the origination of this virus in Asia, it has been grievous to see a rise in racist incidents against the Asian community. So just as we do in any circumstance, guard against all prejudice or racism in your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
  • Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to the church family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and participate in worship gatherings online if that’s the only option.
  • Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.
  •        Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.

 

Thanks so much Calvary Family.  It is a privilege and honor to serve Jesus with you dear people of God.  Lord willing we will see you next week Sunday March 22nd My family and I love you all and praying for you.  Please don’t hesitate to call if you have a ministry need or would just like to talk.

 

His, therefore yours,

 

Pastor Randy


 

March 12th, 2020 Update - Below


CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT: 

Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how CBC is responding.

Our leadership team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, this page is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.


IS CBC GATHERING THIS WEEKEND FOR REGULARLY SCHEDULED GROUPS, ACTIVITIES AND WORSHIP?

Yes. We will gather this Sunday. If at any point this changes, we will update this page immediately and share any plans we have for gathering online. However, at this time, all Sunday and Wednesday gatherings are continuing as usual. We are aware that Governor Beshear reported on Wednesday; “That officials are closing visitations to state prisons, asking schools to prepare short-notice closing plans and encouraged churches to cancel services this weekend to help stop the spread of the virus and other illnesses.” While we respect the Governor we will choose NOT to cancel church services this Sunday. If a case of Coronavirus is confirmed in Barren County, adjacent counties or within our church family we will immediately notify our church family and give a current update of plans.


SHOULD PEOPLE COME TO CBC IF THEY ARE FEELING SICK?

While we place a high priority on gathering together as the church for worship and other activities, and we always want you to feel welcome at CBC, if you are feeling sick or running a fever, the best way that you can love your neighbor is by staying home. If you need to stay home, due to illness, instead of coming to worship gathering we encourage you to visit Family Church online at https://fbcwpb.churchonline.org/ they have streaming services at 7:45 and 9:00 a.m.


WHAT PRECAUTIONS CAN PEOPLE TAKE WHEN THEY COME TO CBC BUILDINGS?

We encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf recommendation to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses, including:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water as CDC directs;
  • Using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available;
  • Not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home if you are sick;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze;
  • Disinfecting objects and surfaces regularly.


WHAT PRECAUTIONS IS CBC TAKING TO MAKE CBC GATHERINGS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE?

CBC and GCA are taking extra cleaning precautions at this time. This includes:

  • Wiping down all common area touch points (e.g., doors, light switches, countertops, etc.) throughout the day with disinfectant wipes.
  • Placing hand sanitizers in common areas throughout the buildings.
  • Performing added in-depth cleaning of our facilities on a regular basis. These deep cleans will likely involve closing CBC buildings on certain weekdays, and we will include all information about scheduled closures on this webpage

In all of our Kid’s areas, after each gathering, our volunteers will clean various surfaces, toys and supplies used by our children. We will continue to follow our standard health protocols, not admitting any child with an elevated temperature (above 99.6 F). A child must also be fever free for 24 hours before coming to Kids Ministry Activities. You can help us by closely monitoring your children for any symptoms and being understanding if we feel we cannot accept your kids into our programs due to health concerns.

During our worship gatherings we will encourage our faith family to fellowship and greet one another without handshaking.


WHAT ABOUT CBC SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS?

Based upon information from the IMB, we are making determinations concerning any needs to adjust, postpone, or reschedule trips. We will follow the IMB recommendation of taking no short-term trips until at least May. At the same time, we are encouraging individuals desiring to go on a mission trip to prayerfully consider any decision to travel through consultation with medical professionals, as appropriate. For more detailed, up-to-date information please contact Pastor Randy or Justin Browning.


HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.


If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.


In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here’s some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
  • Avoid every semblance of prejudice or racism. In light of the origination of this virus in Asia, it has been grievous to see a rise in racist incidents against the Asian community. So just as we do in any circumstance, guard against all prejudice or racism in your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
  • Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to the church family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and participate in worship gatherings online if that’s the only option.
  • Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.
  • Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.


Thanks so much Calvary Family.


Pastor Randy