In-Person Gatherings: A Phased Approach

We are currently in Phase 2.5

New this Sunday, August 15: More Precautions against the Delta Variant 
News of the variant spread has us all a bit worried, especially about our kids. So, this Sunday, expect a few additional precautions when we gather for worship. 
  • Children's Ministry programming will start and end outside on Castlescape. While children are welcome in worship, we recognize that time outside to learn and play may be a healthier option for many. Beginning at 8:50, bring children straight to Castlescape to check them in for the morning. 
  • The nursery will remain open, but we know some will want to keep their younger children with them. If you'd be more comfortable worshipping with more distance, you may take advantage of Gathering Hall or the Emmaus Room. Both are adjacent to the Sanctuary and have a direct sound feed to keep you connected. 
  • Hymns and songs will be shorter, and worship leaders will spend more time masked.
The Session will meet again on Monday, August 23, to evaluate if any further mitigations are needed at that time. This week's new precautions are the fulfillment of the Session's decision this Monday to move from Phase 3 to Phase 2.5 of CPC's phased reopening plan. COVID Task Force members review community data regularly and are open to receiving your questions or concerns during this uncertain time.
 
You can read our updated reopening plan, dated August 9, 2021, below




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: 8/9/2021 – 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 (8.9.2021)

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

By Faith We Stand Firm is a 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. This document builds on the recommendations contained in Returning to Church 2.0, released in January 2021 and its successor documents Bearing with One Another in Love and Love Builds Up, released in spring 2021.

Read the Supplement Plan (7.27.2021)



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


In-Person Sunday Worship - Join Us!

Inside CPC at 9am & 10:30am

New Worship Schedule

It’s time to return to the Christ Presbyterian Church sanctuary for worship! We’re bringing back both Contemporary and Classical services, and each will be live streamed to include those who wish to continue worshipping near and far.

9am Contemporary Worship

10:15am Organ Pre-Service & 10:30am Classical Worship

Read More About The Worship Time Change Here!






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

Last updated on August 11, 2021