In–Person Services have started!
We can't wait to see you and to worship with you in–person! We are doing our best to provide a safe, in-person, indoor, Sunday service. There are a few things you need too know before you show up at CPC.
What to Expect for CPCKids
Expect a safe, engaging, one-hour service for children TK-5th grade. We will offer a socially distanced, masked, fun, and social learning environment as kids reconnect with their small group leaders and friends all while learning more about Jesus, the Gospel and the Bible. CPCKids Online Service will also be available for those not comfortable attending yet. Children are also welcome to attend the main service with their family.
Nursery-Preschool will not be offered at this time. But make sure to tune into the the CPCKids Preschool Time and Crafts with Cida on the CPCKids YouTube Channel!
If you have any questions, contact Shelly!
What to Expect for Students
Students will continue to meet online on Sunday mornings through the CPC Students YouTube Channel or they can attend the main service in-person.
Both Middle School and High School students will meet in–person for Life Groups at the Foster City Campus. You can expect a safe, socially distanced, masking wearing, small group time as they reconnect socially with their friends and small group leaders, as well as continue to deepen their faith in Jesus.
If you have questions about Middle School Ministry, contact Sam.
If you have questions about High School Ministry, contact Ryan.
Five Biblical Reasons for Gathering
There are at least five biblical values that should inform our decision-making in this situation:
The importance of corporate worship (Hebrews 10:25). We value the in-person gathering of believers for corporate worship. “The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer.” (Bonhoeffer) Those people who are uncomfortable meeting in person or with health conditions will continue to have quality online and outdoor options for worship.
Love for neighbor (Mark 12:31). In a time when many people are suffering from loneliness and despair, meeting together can be a powerful source of emotional and mental stability. We will also love our neighbor by observing and enforcing protocols to keep our people and our community safe.
Obedience to government (Romans 13:1-7). We have been given legal permission to do so with the recent Supreme Court ruling. We also understand our county is fast moving towards the Orange Tier.
Maintaining a good witness (Colossians 4:5-6). By taking every precaution to keep people safe, as well as by modeling the importance of worshiping God and being with one another, we will seek to be a good witness to our neighbors. Many of the activities that people are engaged in safely (going to Costco, etc) are no less risky than attending church. We understand not everyone in the watching world will agree with our decision, but we hope that the way in which we do this (with gentleness and respect) will be a witness to them.
Respecting freedoms in disputable matters (Romans 14:1-21). We will not pass judgment on those who choose to come to church or those who chose to worship online. There are areas in which believers are free to make their own decisions. Paul calls these “disputable matters.” We should respect the decisions fellow believers make in these areas and yet still not put a stumbling block in their way by pressuring them to either show up or not show up.