HAVE YOU EVER FOUND GOD iN CHURCH? I NEVER did . . . any god i ever felt in church i brought in with me. and i think all the other folks did too. they come to church to share god, not find god. – Alice Walker, from the Color Purple
All are welcome to join us - IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY - for informal and inclusive hybrid worship, every Sunday at 11:15 am. Please use the 48th Street entrance (the chapel is up the stairs as you come in; see below for details about accessibility).
Worship at Calvary is rooted in the Christian (and specifically Methodist) tradition, but open to broader expressions of faith and spirituality. Come as you are. Dress is casual.
We typically celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month. At Calvary we share an open table, which means that all are invited to participate. Period. We gather in a circle around the altar table, and even if you aren't comfortable receiving the elements for whatever reason, you still belong in the circle. God's welcome is wide, and God's love is without condition!
We also hold a variety of special services throughout the year, including regular healing services (mind, body, spirit, earth) and occasional outdoor services (weather permitting) at nearby parks during the summer. Check out the Calendar for the latest details.
CHILD CARE / CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING: NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE PANDEMIC, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE A nursery for ages 0-5 is available, as needed, during a portion of worship. Calvary Kids for older children also meets most Sundays. Both programs are staffed by Calvary volunteers, in keeping with our Safe Sanctuaries policy. Children remain upstairs for the first half-hour or so of worship and then head downstairs for the rest of the service (on Communion Sundays, older children remain upstairs for worship, and nursery-aged children come back upstairs to participate in Communion).
ACCESSIBILITY: Our building is wheelchair-accessible with a lift that takes guests from the ground level outside (the red door at the corner of 48th & Baltimore) up to our sanctuary and church office, and down to restrooms, classrooms and our Fellowship Hall (including kitchen). Only one adult and one adult in a wheelchair (750 lbs) are permitted. The door requires a code so if you are coming and require use of the lift, please email Pastor Tim in advance of your visit, and we will happily coordinate details.