On Monday, July 13, 2020, due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in certain areas of California, Governor Gavin Newsom issued new directives to help curb the rising numbers of infections. Among the proposals was a request for churches to refrain from meeting indoors, and if possible, to hold services outdoors. After prayerful consideration, Pastor Brian Brodersen and the leadership team of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa have decided to comply with the request and shift our main meetings outdoors. At CCCM, we are blessed with the ability to conduct outdoor gatherings, and we feel that this move is in the best interest of our congregation and staff for their health and safety.
Effective immediately, anyone coming on to our campus for a service can participate and sit in one of our several outdoor seating areas, which have already been established. Worship and messages that take place in the Main Sanctuary will now be live streamed and viewable on screens strategically placed around the campus. For more information on reserving a space for an upcoming service, please visit cccm.com. We will continue to live stream all main services on our website for those of you who would prefer to take part from the comfort of your own home.
In responding to the Governor’s recent directive, Pastor Brian said it will be difficult not meeting indoors, but he’s trusting the Lord through the process. “We don’t feel like there is any governmental attack against the church. If you look at the different things that are being temporarily closed down, worship services indoors are just one of many other things.” He added that the form may look a little different, but the ability for the church to gather and declare the goodness of the Lord stays the same.
The hope is that this situation is temporary and that we will be able to resume meeting inside again very soon. Please continue to pray for those in our county and in our who country who are battling this potentially deadly virus and for a quick resolution to the worldwide pandemic.
CCCM Executive Team