Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland
Worship Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Information on Regathering

*Updated July 21 to reflect the following changes to policy:

            1. Masks are now optional (encouraged for anyone who has not been vaccinated)

            2. Online sign ups for worship have been removed

            3. Ushers will no longer dismiss worshippers at the end of the service

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” Psalm 122:1

And glad we all shall be!

If you are reading this then you already know that on Sunday, June 13th we will be re-gathering for
worship in the sanctuary for the first time since March 8, 2020. That will be 462 days. Or 11,088
hours. Or 665,280 minutes. But who’s counting?!

We are all so grateful that we have gotten to this point and even more grateful for those who have
labored in myriad ways to keep us connected and “open” as a church family over these past 15
months. Though the building has been closed, our worship, ministries, and mission have not. We
have had to pivot (who’s getting tired of hearing that word?) and be creative. We have been patient
and careful. We have asked the question “is it time yet?” time and time again and, finally, the answer is yes.

Over the course of the past few weeks your brothers and sisters of CMPC have been working on a plan
for a safe and care-full re-entry to worship in the sanctuary. We are calling it our Re-gathering
Covenant because we are asking our entire community, our faith family, to commit to it as a way to
care for one another during this transition. You can find a pdf copy of the covenant linked below.

CMPC Re-Gathering Covenant June 2021

Please read over this covenant carefully so you know what we are asking everyone to commit to as
they return to the building for worship. By attending worship in the building you will be committing to
upholding this covenant in a spirit of love and community.

Of course, this covenant may well be amended in the days, weeks, and months ahead as guidelines
change and our life together adjusts. So, please come back here often to see what changes may have
been made.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about this information please feel free to reach
out to Kathleen in the church office (office@cmpcusa.org) or Pastor Scott (pastor.hoffman@cmpcusa.org).

Welcome home! We can’t wait to see you in worship whenever you choose to join us!

God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good!

PS—if you have not already signed our one-time COVID-19 waiver, please do so
here
 before coming back to the building for the first time. Thank you!