In-Person Gatherings: A Phased Approach

Phase 1 Begins June 1!

While the physical doors of the Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC) building have been closed to activities during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020/21, the Church has been active and vibrant! Still, we know there’s nothing quite like worshipping, serving, and gathering together for fellowship in person. 

As vaccination rollout continues in Dane County and Wisconsin, there is obvious optimism and eagerness to return to normalcy. It’s an exciting season in which we’ll get to recreate how we’ll be the church in new ways, given all that we’ve learned and how we’ve grown in the past year. 


Read more from Pastor Jessica Patchett about our reopening plan here!



Taking the recommendations of the Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC) and Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC), CPC will use a combination of best practice mitigation measures and vital hybrid ministry options. This will allow CPC to be an inclusive body of faith while our community is learning to live with COVID-19.

Read more about CPC's plan and additional information from WCC below.

Phased Reopening Plan

Updated: 5/17/2021 – The Session, with guidance from the CPC COVID Committee, has created a phased approach for how we can return to in-person activities safely. This framework was shaped by public health guidelines and marries scientific, data-driven concerns with the spiritual-social needs of our congregation and community.

Read Our Plan (5.17.2021)

WCC Return to Church

Returning to Church 2.0 is the continuation of the Wisconsin Council of Churches’ ongoing guidance to churches for how to make safer choices during the COVID-19 pandemic. We say safer choices, because no choice is definitively safe. We can only mitigate risk, not eliminate it altogether.

Read the Return to Church Plan (5.13.2021)

WCC Supplement

In light of guidance released today by the Centers for Disease Control advising that vaccinated Americans can go without masks or social distancing in most public settings, the Wisconsin Council of Churches recommends that congregations continue to exercise appropriate caution and provide thoughtful leadership in how they gather.

Read the Supplement Plan (5.13.2021)



Phase Snapshot

Phase 1

  • Timeline: June 1
  • CPC Staff Onsite, 9am-4pm by appointment only
  • Building Visitors – by appointment only
  • Outdoor Worship at CPC
  • Indoor Weddings & Funerals – following proper protocols
  • Small Groups Indoors
  • Indoor Worship

Phase 2

  • Timeline: July 1
  • CPC Staff Onsite
  • Building Visitors – by appointment only
  • Outdoor Worship at CPC
  • Indoor Weddings & Funerals – following proper protocols
  • Small Groups Indoors (20 or less)
  • Indoor Worship

Phase 3

  • Timeline: August 1
  • CPC Staff Onsite
  • Building Visitors
  • Outdoor Worship at CPC
  • Indoor Weddings & Funerals – following proper protocols
  • Small Groups Indoors
  • Indoor Worship – with some restrictions in place

Phase 4

  • Timeline: TBD
  • CPC Staff Onsite
  • Building Visitors
  • Outdoor Worship at CPC
  • Indoor Weddings & Funerals
  • Small Groups Indoors
  • Indoor Worship



Upcoming Worship Offerings


Online Worship

Sundays at 10am via YouTube

CPC worship will be published on our YouTube channel at 10am Sunday mornings and an email will be sent out weekly on Sundays with a link to view. You can subscribe to our channel and receive a notification when new videos are uploaded. Click below for more information about our Online Worship!

Online Worship with CPC

Outdoor In-Person Summer Worship

Sundays beginning June 6 at 9am

This summer, we’ll enjoy two weekly worship services. We’ll continue our online service premiering weekly at 10am on YouTube. We’ll also gather LIVE at 9am on the CPC lakeside lawn for a full worship service with music, prayer, preaching, and an opportunity for fellowship. Please bring a chair, if you can, and invite your friends and family.

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Questions or comments? Contact the office at info@cpcmadison.org and we will help guide your question to the right team.

Last updated on May 26, 2021