Being the Church During COVID-19

In the midst of this crisis, this page will serve as a resource so we can stay connected as a congregation and continue to be the church—digitally and through our actions toward others. Check back here for the latest updates!

We continue to monitor and follow health and government guidelines. While we miss you and are eager to gather once again in person, our doors will continue to remain closed at this time as our primary concern is keeping our community safe. Our leadership is prayerfully working on plans for CPC's eventual safe reopening.

Worship

WORSHIP still happens every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00AM! If you attend the 5:15PM service, please join us at one of our other service times. You can participate in worship via Livestream.

Support

REQUEST PRAYER. One of the most powerful way we can support one another during this time is through prayer. To share your prayer request with us, you can either:

  • Email your request to prayerchain@cpconline.org. Please specify if you would like to receive follow-up and/or if you want your request to be anonymous.
  • Text “cpcpray” to 97000. You will then be prompted to share your request with us via text. All text requests are anonymous unless you choose to include your name. 

COUNSELING. If you are feeling overwhelmed and are having difficulty coping, our pastors can offer referrals for professional help or resources to find assistance and support. Contact Melissa Schaser.

JOB TRANSITION SUPPORT. CPCers are invited to join others who are experiencing job transition for weekly networking and job search training. We also have video resources available for you to learn at your own pace. Learn More

PARENT RESOURCES. We want to support you in your parenting and have pulled together some resources for you: 
for parents of 6th-12th gradersfor parents of infants-5th graders

 

 

Serve

We know some of you are feeling called to serve and want to share some of the ways you can use your skills and resources to do so. We do want to stress how important it is to stay home if you are sick or may have been exposed to someone who is sick and to follow strict hygiene precautions as you serve others. 

KNOW HOW TO SEW? CPC sewers are making face masks to distribute to hospitals, high-risk populations, and community organizations. Please follow these instructions and use 100% cotton fabric. Contact Michelle (michelled@cpconline.org) to learn more.

LIKE TO GARDEN? Our local mission partner, Urban Ventures, is preparing their farm program for summer planting. As an essential service, UV has invited volunteers to help plant seedlings to get the farm ready and is following all social distancing guidelines. Find a time slot to serve.

LIKE TO READ? Urban Ventures is also seeking volunteers to record themselves reading children’s books for a virtual audio library. More details

GOING GROCERY SHOPPING?Consider picking up a few extra items to donate to the food shelf at VEAP. Instructions for purchases and drop-offs.

EAGER & ABLE TO BE OUT & ABOUT? Many volunteers are needed to provide essential services and items to those in need. Pack/Deliver Food for CESVolunteer with Hands On Twin Cities

Connect

SMALL GROUPS are more important than ever during this season. Many of our existing groups are meeting online we also have some new online groups.

See our tips for existing groups.   Learn about our new groups.

SUNDAY COMMUNITIES are happening online!  If you’re not currently in a Sunday Community, we would encourage you to learn more and be in touch with a leader to join them online.

GET SOCIAL! (from a distance). A great way to connect with CPC is to follow us on Instagram (@cpcedina) or Facebook (@cpconline). Receive encouragement and updates, hear from our pastors and staff, and see how we are continuing to be the church each day! Use #cpcedina so we can see what you’re up to and how you’re being the church wherever you are right now! 

Give

GIVE TO CPC. Your support is essential for the ongoing work of this church—which is continuing in new ways during this crisis. Your gifts support staff, enable online worship, and empower ongoing kids, student, adult, missions, and care ministries. Give to our Ministry Fund.

BARNABAS FUND. The Barnabas Fund is used to support CPCers who are facing financial hardship due to job loss, health crisis, or other unforeseen events. Money is used to assist in specific felt needs, such as mortgage/rent, food, and utility payments to support those in difficult and changing circumstances. Give to our Barnabas Fund.

CRISIS RELIEF FUND. Our crisis relief, empowers us to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and other crisis. As the effects of this pandemic are revealed and needs are identified, CPC will work to strategically support and empower our community, our mission partners, and the greater world. Give to our Crisis Relief Fund. 

Kids & Students

PARENT RESOURCES: We want to support you in your parenting and have pulled together some resources for you: 
for parents of 6th grade-college • for parents of infants-5th graders

KIDS: Each week, we’ll post a Bible lesson with teaching, activities, and resources for you. You can also find links and info in our Weekly Snapshot sent out on Sundays.

STUDENTS: we’re here for you! We’re using our YouTube channel for devotions and teaching and our high school small groups are meeting online.  Parents, check your email every Wednesday to learn what we’re doing for each program that night. We’d love our students to connect with us on Instagram to see updates and invitations from us as we stay connected during this time. @cpc_six8 • @cpc_cc@cpc_ten12

COLLEGE STUDENTS: Get devotions, text, and connect with us while you finish your spring semester at home. Learn more.