Being the Church During COVID-19
In the midst of this pandemic, 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. At this time, our Sunday morning worship services are continuing online and we are offering a unique outdoor worship service on Sunday evenings at 7:00PM. See more details in the worship section below.
Worship is an essential part of our faith, as we join with other believers to give thanks for the goodness of God and learn from His Word. For more information about our worship offerings, click online or outdoor worship below.
Online Worship • 9:30 or 11:00AM
Worship still happens online every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00AM! You can participate in worship from home via our Watch Live page. We worship in two different styles, contemporary and traditional, and share the same message in order to learn and grow together. Services last about an hour and include a 20-minute sermon based on Scripture.
9:30AM Traditional Service:
Hymns are led by organ, piano, and one or two singers and the service contains liturgical elements.
11:00AM Contemporary Service
Music is band-led and the service contains a mix of liturgical and modern elements.
Outdoor Worship • 7:00PM
Starting July 12, this weekly service, unique from morning worship, includes singing, prayer, and a short devotion every Sunday evening in the CPC parking lot. Socially distanced seating will be set up near the outdoor stage, but most people will worship from their cars, tuning into our FM radio station.
- Enter via the 70th Street entrance.
- Parking attendants will help you navigate, so please follow their directions; cars will be spaced out.
- Most people will worship from their cars! Turn your car radio to 87.9 to listen.
- There will be some limited outdoor seating available near the stage; chairs will be pre-set to give ample social distance. Please wear a mask if you are in the outdoor seating area, specifically for singing.
- If you need a restroom, please use the main entrance to access the Great Room bathrooms.
This pandemic season has altered our regular rhythms, including those that encouraged our spiritual health. Yet now more than ever it is vital that we attend to our health and find ways to connect ourselves with God and others.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Grief, Marriage, Job Transition, & Spiritual Health Resources
We’ve created a page with practical resources for caring for yourself during this COVID-19 season and beyond. Resources include articles and video for those experiencing grief or job transition, for marriage support, and for your spiritual health.
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.
Donate to Our Summer Food Drive
Help us Collect Food and Supplies for Minneapolis! Every Tuesday in July from 11:00AM-1:00PM, you can drop off items from our shopping list at CPC. We will then distribute to various food pantries throughout Minneapolis that are serving communities that have lost access to grocery stores.
Volunteer on Urban Ventures' Farms
Support Urban Ventures by serving on their farms this summer and fall and helping them provide healthy food for families in their community. Volunteers must in high school or older. Serving dates are selected Thursdays and Saturdays, July-October.
Our small groups are a great opportunity to connect with CPCers through Bible study discussion, prayer, and community on Zoom.
If you’re looking to get plugged into an existing group, fill out our simple interest form and get connected to the group that’s the right fit for you.
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 the 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.
The Crisis Relief Fund
Our crisis relief fund empowers us to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and other crises. 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.
Kids & Students
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.