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Summary of the July 20, 2020 Session Meeting

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The Session reaffirmed that its prior decision to close the building until Sept. 12 will remain in place. The issue will be revisited again on or before the next meeting Aug. 17 to consider any changes in governmental policy or CMPC Reopening Task Force recommendations that may occur in the interim. Other announcements: The Christ […]

Letter from Personnel Committee About Sabbatical

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Sisters and Brothers of CMPC, As you are most likely aware, Pastor Hoffman will begin sabbatical on Wednesday, July 1.  He will be away for four months—returning November 1st.  We encourage you to continually pray for Scott and his family—that this time may be restful and rejuvenating.  Of course, we all look forward to his return, […]

Summary of the June 15, 2020 Session videoconference meeting

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Summary of the June 15, 2020 Session videoconference meeting A motion recommended by the CMPC Building Reopening Task Force to extend the closure of the church building through Sept. 12 amid stringent county and state coronavirus restrictions for holding in-person worship services was approved by a vote of 10 to 3. The Session will hold […]

Session Letter Regarding Building Closure Extension—June 2020

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Brothers and Sisters of CMPC, At its monthly meeting on Monday, June 15th, after much prayerful and careful consideration and conversation, the session voted to extend the closure of the church building until Saturday, September 12th. We can assure you that this decision was not an easy one to make, but we feel it is […]

Pastor Scott’s Statement on Protests and Riots

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Six days ago, a brother in Christ, George Floyd, was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota as they detained him for suspicion of forgery.  Officers who had sworn to protect and serve. With his dying breaths he cried out for his mother—who had died two years ago.  “Momma, I’m through!”, he gasped. Floyd’s unjust […]

Summary of the May 18, 2020 Session videoconference meeting

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The session met via Zoom on the evening of Monday, May 18th.  The following was discussed and/or decided at the meeting. A motion to extend the closure of the church building (including for worship) through June 15 was unanimously approved. The Session will meet on that date, if not before, to reassess any changes. Other […]

Summary of the April 20, 2020 Session videoconference meeting

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The session of CMPC met Monday evening April 20th via zoom online videoconferencing.  Following is a summary of the business conducted. A motion to extend the closure of the church building and to suspend worship services in the Sanctuary through May 18 was unanimously approved. The Session will hold its next monthly meeting on that date […]

Mission and Local Outreach

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In response to the Covid-19 virus, the Mission and Local Outreach made a donation to support the Howard Country Food Bank (HCFB) which recently has seen a significant increase in demand for their services.  The Food Bank normally distributes food to around 27,000 low-income residents each year. The sudden increase is from clients who have […]

Message from Pastor Hoffman

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Message from Pastor Hoffman Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, I have honestly lost count of how many times I have said something like “this feels so strange” in the last few days.  And I imagine many of you have said or at least felt the same.  These are extraordinary […]

Summary of the Feb. 17, 2020 Session Meeting

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Pastor Hoffman opened the meeting by discussing the 224th General Assembly to be hosted June 20-27 by the Baltimore Presbytery. He noted that many volunteers are needed and symbolic donations of $224 or more are being requested from member churches. He shared he had been elected to the Presbytery’s personnel committee effective Sept. 1 and […]