Congregation of CPC,
Amidst the growing tide of information about the spread of the coronavirus, it is easy to become anxious about what the future holds. As disciples of Jesus, we are called, as a recent article in Christianity Today put it, “…to be harbingers of heaven in all of the ways we hold hope, keep the faith, trust God, love our neighbors and enemies, and especially love the poor and the sick. We refuse to cave to fear, remembering always how “perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18) and death has no sting (1 Cor. 15:55).”
No matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, “an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord amid trouble is to experience and bear witness to the power of Christ.
As you know the coronavirus or COVID-19 situation has been changing rapidly. I can assure you about the precautions we are taking at CPC. We have a custodial staff who are consistently excellent. We have put in place additional measures to make sure communal spaces are disinfected. We are taking other immediate steps for the health and safety of our CPC family. We will forego paper bulletins and rely on our screens for the order of worship.
Our Giving process has changed. Instead of passing the basket, there will be secure giving centers available at the Worship Center Doors. Of course, you can give online (https://centrevillepres.com/giving/) or by Texting simply send a text to 73256. The content of the text should be “CPCTEXT” followed by the amount you would like to contribute. You will get a text back with a link that takes you to enter your payment information.
And importantly, we are keeping current to make informed decisions around care for our community, particularly those at increased risk.
Worship is central to all we do here. We welcome you in church.
When you come to church or go about your daily lives, wash your hands frequently. Avoid physical contact such as shaking hands. If you feel unwell, stay home and listen to the messages on the CPC website. You are loved. Remain calm, and stand on God’s unshakable promises.
Warmly in Christ,
Pastor Rob Bromhead
 Christianity Today, article entitled, “A Concise Coronavirus Guide For Churches”, pg.2.