Beginning on May, 16, 2021 Calvary offers two in person and one online service weekly. The outdoor service begins at 9 a.m. The online and inside services start at 11 a.m. The flow, hymns, and liturgy are traditional United Methodist for each service and Holy Communion is offered each Sunday at 9 a.m.
The atmosphere at Calvary is warm and friendly. We are glad you’ve chosen to worship with us!
In order to keep one-another safe the following guidelines are being observed:
Masks must be worn by all in attendance (over the age of 3). Please consider the covenant we all have to live in community together at Calvary and to keep each other safe.
Dress – Especially for the outdoor service, we encourage comfortable clothing. For the indoor service people dress in everything from casual to more formal attire.
Inclement weather. The outdoor service will not go on if it is raining or we have high winds – we will notify all who registered as early as possible, though please check the weather before you leave.
Parking in the church’s lot is generally limited, and is closed to vehicles, while we hold the outdoor service (as worshipers sit in the parking lot). Parking is available after the 9am service and next door at Melwood Resources (750 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202) and on the street. If able bodied, please consider walking or biking (a bike rack is available on premises).
Nursery and Childcare. We are pleased to offer both a nursery and children’s Sunday school during worship. Parents may drop off their child at the entrance to the children’s ministry area (located by the staircase in our parking lot). If parents wish to worship with their children they are welcomed to do so. Lastly, children may leave worship, with the Family Ministry Director, following the Children’s Moment. All children must be picked up at the preschool (Calvary Children’s School) entrance which is located by the staircase in our parking lot.
Please allow extra time to arrive. Since the parking lot is closed to vehicles, please park at Melwood (750 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202), or on the street. We also welcome walk-ups and have a bike rack for bicycle riders. If you are coming as a family, plan to arrive together. Chairs are provided for every attendee.
Space will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon check-in, you will be directed by the ushers to an open space. Though there is ample walking room between the spaces, we want to minimize passing each other.
Comfortable attire is encouraged. Winter is here and it may be cold. Feel free to bring water, coffee, blankets, or other personal belongings to help assure your warmth. Bathrooms will not be available, except in the event of an emergency.
Incase of inclement weather… The service will not go on if it is raining – we will notify all who registered as early as possible, though please check the weather before you leave.
Our COVID Worship Schedule:
9 a.m. Outdoor Worship with Holy Communion
11 a.m. Online & Sanctuary Worship
Our former Worship Schedule:
8:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
9:45 a.m. Learning for All Ages throughout the facility
11:00 a.m. Worship (with Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month)
Nursery care is available for both the 8:30 & 11 a.m. worship services
Holy Communion is currently being served every Sunday during the 9 a.m. outdoor worship. The pastor officiates wearing a mask and gloves while consecrating the elements. As worship concludes each attendee is invited to take one of the individually wrapped communion sets.
Sunday Children and Youth Worship and Activities
There are meaningful activities for children at Calvary every Sunday!
A wide array of additional resources are available for our children and youth. To view these resources click here.
For more information please contact our Family Ministries Director, Beth Posey, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We Welcome you
What to Expect During Worship
Our Vision is to make God’s love real, with Calvary’s worship opportunities, buildings, and programs accessible and welcoming to all persons. We welcome those seeking God’s comfort, guidance and healing in a warm and welcoming environment.
First, we promise you won’t be embarrassed or pressured to give money or to join the church, so relax and focus on experiencing worship.
We’ll be singing songs to express our love for God. The words are within the bulletins.
You may also see Christian sacraments such as baptism or communion, and we’ll be sure to explain what they mean so you won’t feel left out. Holy Communion is open to all people, you need not be a member of any church to participate.
Our pastor will share a relevant message (click here to hear recent sermons), to enable you to discover new truths that help you see life from God’s point of view. We encourage you to use your Bible or the pew Bible to follow along.
We’ll be done in about one hour so you’ll be ready to go pick up your little ones, socialize at our Coffee Hour, meet new friends for lunch, or just head home.
You’ll see all sorts of attire at our services. Many people wear “business casual,” however a number of others will wear jeans. We invite you to come dressed comfortably for you.
There is a special children’s moment at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. service. Children are invited to stay seated with their family during this message but are invited to join the Children’s Sunday School, afterwards.