cpc covid-19 info

This page will provide updates, plans, and protocols in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Any plans and protocols will be in conjunction with state, and federal governing body recommendations along with the guidance of the Session of CPC. Please refer to this page for your information. Other sources of information are: email blasts, bulletins, CPC Life Newsletter, and our Facebook page.  Note:  There are inherent risks associated with any social interaction during COVID-19.  So be aware of your personal health risks before you consider attending any CPC service or event.  Information is subject to change based on governing body updates.

03/01/22 - Update:

*   A Revised Covid Protocol for CPC - Lifting the Indoor Mask Mandate   *

 

Friends, over these many months, we have prayerfully and creatively welcomed everyone to worship, in person, online, and even through broadcasts available through a radio transmission in our parking lot. Providing the safest and healthiest environment for worship has been an ongoing challenge. From the beginning, the Session has used excellent resources to follow sensible advice to help us throughout the pandemic. And our members have stepped up time after time, finding ways to adapt, often volunteering, so that we could flourish together as a congregation.

 

Now, in keeping with our policy of following the State’s guidelines, as of Monday, February 28th, we lifted the indoor mask mandate for CPC.

This means that masks are optional inside our building for all events,

including worship services,  

beginning with our Ash Wednesday service on March 2nd.

 

As most of you have read or seen on news reports, the State’s decision to lift the mask mandate is based on key coronavirus metrics. Three out of four of those metrics; test positivity, hospital bed capacity and ICU bed capacity, have moved into the "lower transmission" category or below, meeting the established criteria to lift the indoor mask mandate.       

 

Our concern has always been centered on mutual respect and love for each other in the church, and in the community, grounded in our faith in Christ. During social and political conflict generated by the effects of the pandemic, we have counseled patience, kindness, compassion, and gentleness in accordance with God’s word:

 “In humility value others above yourselves, not absorbed in your own interests but concerned for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4.

It will be important for all of us, going forward, to continue to respect those who wish to maintain a healthy social distance on Sunday morning, as well as respect those who continue to wear a mask to enjoy participating in worship. 

Let’s make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3) and to grow in the love of our Lord.

Blessings,

Pastor Susan

The following documents & descriptions:

  • Building Entry - CPC's current policy for entrance into our building

  • For entry requests contact - Dave Micksch at dave@cpclombard.org

  • Entry Postings on doors

  • ERMP - Enhanced Risk Management Plan

  • Outdoor Protocol

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Group Protocol