COVID-19 Update :
Pastor Ben Kimmell
March 21, 2020
On Sunday March 15, we began our prayer time with a reading from Psalm 46, a psalm of confidence in the living God whose sovereign authority extends throughout the whole earth. In times of turmoil and uncertainty, we trust in the God of providence and presence. We confidently trust in the God who declares, “Be still and know that I Am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
In order to love people well and do our part for the common good, we have decided to cancel our public Sunday worship gatherings until conditions improve to the point that we are confident that such gatherings will not put people at risk or impair efforts to contain the outbreak.
Given that such social distancing is impractical in our small group settings, we will not meet for breakfast, Sunday School, Children’s Church, or offer childcare for nursery and pre-school age children until conditions improve.
Our Pathfinders, Trailblazers, & ROGUE groups will meet at 10:00 AM via Zoom. Mullet School of Ministry and Prayer Meeting will also meet on Sundays, at 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM, respectively. Click the button below to view the meeting info for each group.
We will continue to offer our Sunday messages through our Calvary Facebook page via Facebook Live or here on our website.
Our New Testament course, STEPS Discipleship, and Prayer Meetings will continue as normal.
We have conferred with our AWANA Directors and other key leaders concerning Wednesday Night AWANA. Our policy is to follow the Taylor County School District in terms of cancellations. If school is cancelled, then we will not meet for AWANA.
Of course, we will not be able to receive offering and tithes during this time. Click the button below to go to our giving page. From there, you can click Give Online to pay your tithes through our secure servers. You can also mail a check to our address, or stop by during our office hours:
Office Hours -
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday - CLOSED
Members In Need
We want to be responsive to the members of our own faith family. If you are, or know of someone who is in need of any form of assistance, please call or email the church office. If we are made aware of specific needs, then we will mobilize our membership to respond. If there are sick or shut-in members, we will be happy to run local errands or make grocery runs. This is an opportunity for our brothers and sisters in Christ to demonstrate their love for one another.
Remember, we are encountering an unprecedented and evolving situation with rapidly changing official guidance. We will continue to monitor health and safety information from the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and our own local health and emergency management officials. We will update you if anything changes with our current plans. And it is entirely possible that things will change.
But let us also remember that in times of uncertainty, it is common for people to react in fear rather than in faith. Our goal is to magnify King Jesus and be good neighbors to the people of Perry. May God’s people remember who they serve, love their neighbors as themselves, and be wise as serpents and gentle as doves. Whatever the coming days may bring, Jesus still reigns and our hope is both sure and steadfast.
If you have any questions regarding the matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.