What To Expect

We know new experiences can be nerve-wracking.

We want your first experience at CalChurch to be comfortable, so we’ve put together answers to some commonly asked questions. If you have others, please reach out.
(We promise no question is a bad question. Even that one.)

Where do I park?

We have spaces reserved for you in our convenient parking lot! Just watch for signs for first-time guests and stroller parking.

What do I wear?

Clothes. We honestly don’t care what kind. (Most of us dress casually, including our jeans-and-converse-wearing pastor, if that helps.)

Where do I take my kids?

When you arrive, you’ll see signs clearly pointing the way to our brightly colored, clean, and safe CalChurch Kid’s area. Our super-friendly volunteers are happy to help guide you, too!

What's a church service like?

When you arrive at CalChurch, you’re welcome to enjoy free coffee and treats in our lobby and then find a comfy seat in the auditorium. Before the church service begins, we play some music and display information about upcoming events on the video screens. The service itself starts with singing, and then Pastor Brad teaches for about half an hour—about topics you can apply to your actual life in the real world. We also take an offering, but as our guest, you won’t feel any pressure to give.

Still have questions?

Hello, California Community Church Family!
I’m being asked and I know you’re interested in knowing when we can all gather again in our building. Let me make a couple of initial comments:
—through history, Christians have served Jesus, loved each other and their neighbors, cared for the poor and done what God asked WITHOUT BUILDINGS.  The exciting news during the quarantine is that your house became a church building. The church wasn’t shut down, it was DEPLOYED.
Our rights haven’t been violated, we have made decisions we deemed wise for the greatest good and protection of our church family. We will always act in your best interests to the best of our ability.
—your leaders have been studying and getting the best information available in order to reopen in the safest, earliest timeframe.
Some staff have attended hours of training on this topic. Some have read, researched and had zoom meetings gathering plans for our reopening. A lot of energy is going into re-opening.
So, here’s where we currently stand. A team is being assembled who will organize the research we have, they will lay out our reopening plan and set a schedule. Then, they will implement the re-opening.
I anticipate that when we reopen, which will be weeks away (not days), we will do so in stages.  I’m confident social-distancing will be part of the seating and will limit the number of people per service.
In the meantime, our online experience remains robust, effective, engaging and available.
When we gather in the building again, it will be different for a while. But different isn’t bad. Different will be the new normal on our way back to wonderful.  We will get to “wonderful!”
I ask for your patience. I ask for your prayers for your leaders. I ask for your prayers for the “Re-opening Team!”
We have not stopped being the church, not for a second. We are strong and your commitment makes us stronger. Together we will emerge into a bright future and I’m thrilled to take this journey with you.
As specific information is available, I will share it with you!
I love being your Pastor!

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