Pastors’ Notes

Pastors’ Notes

Summer Sabbatical

Dear CPC Family, The summer is coming, and we are all looking forward to more normalcy as we all hope the pandemic is abating. At the beginning of May, I shared with you that the Session had approved my sabbatical request for this summer. They have supported and encouraged me to take this time to rest, reinvest, and seek renewal. Thank you for all of your encouragement…

Mask Use Update – 5/21/21

Dear CPC Family, First, thank you for your patience, faithful service, and loving consideration of others during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move forward, we have exciting and hopeful news as we continue to move back towards a full reopening and normalcy. Your elders met this past Sunday to vote on a new mask policy in light of the announced mask guideline changes from…

Update Regarding Masks Indoors

CPC Family, You may have heard about the new CDC guidelines, which allow vaccinated individuals not to wear masks. This is good news. But in the short-term, CPC will continue wearing masks indoors.   Gov. Hogan plans for a full reopening of all businesses in Maryland without restrictions on Saturday, May 15th. However, the indoor mask mandate will remain in effect until…

CPC is Live Stream Only

Dear CPC family, On Thursday, December 17th, Governor Hogan announced a new advisory with guidance for all large gatherings. This advisory reduced the number for large gatherings from 25 to 10 persons. The previous advisory excluded churches, so we continued to gather safely. However, this newest advisory did not exclude churches, so late yesterday afternoon I conferred…

Congregational Meeting on Nov 15, 2020

Dear CPC Family, As we have previously communicated, the Session has called a congregational meeting this coming Sunday, Nov. 15 for the purpose of electing a candidate to the Office of Deacon. The meeting will take place following the 11am service.    Given the concerns over COVID our numbers may be lower, but we believe we can accomplish this in a safe manner.…

COVID-19 Update Regarding Sunday, Nov 8

Dear CPC Family, It has come to our attention that a CPC member has tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. The person’s exposure was at their place of employment and is not related to last week’s worship service. Another member was also possibly exposed, but that person has tested negative. Due to the network of relationships between these people, we became aware…

Update about Returning

Greetings Church! At a recent press conference, Gov. Hogan presented an update about the “Roadmap to Recovery” [view], providing particular details associated with Stage One of that plan. Stage One includes places of worship. CPC leaders have been considering when and how we will return to corporate worship and facility use. The governor’s announcement…