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We are rooted in traditions, not stuck
in them

 

While it’s not overly formal or stuffy, our Sunday worship style is what some might call traditional. That’s because we find that engaging in practices like confession, communion, and passing the peace helps connect us to the wisdom of the past, as we navigate our lives today.

 

On a typical Sunday you’ll see all kinds of people around you—including squirmy children, people who’ve been in this church for years, and people who weren’t sure they’d ever go to church again. Some people dress up, some are pretty casual. Our pastors and choir often wear robes.

 

On any given Sunday, you might hear a Bach prelude on the organ, hear a hymn arrangement from one of our choirs, sing a song written by a contemporary songwriter, or all of the above.  You’ll hear scriptures read, prayers said, you’ll discover a wide variety of people leading and be offered a number of ways to participate yourself — through reading prayers or scriptures or through actions like lighting candles or taking part in the Lord’s Supper (though if you’d rather not participate, that’s perfectly fine too.)

 

Overall, we believe that Sunday worship is about gathering, not to hear all the right answers, but to ask big questions together.

 

We know attending worship for the first time anywhere can be nerve-wracking, but we don’t want you to worry about what to wear or say or how to act here — please know that we’d love for you to come just as you are.

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Everyone belongs

Who would Jesus exclude? We can’t think of anyone. That’s why we want everyone who walks through our doors to feel like they belong — not because we’re all alike, but because we’re all different and have something to learn from each other.

 

But we know that sometimes when you’re looking for a church, it helps to have a little extra reassurance that you’ll feel welcome. So to be very clear: We are an inclusive church, fully open and affirming of LGBTQIA persons. We embrace diversity in race, sexual orientation and identity, socioeconomic status, physical ability, and age. We encourage honest expression of both faith and doubt. We are egalitarian in theology and practice and celebrate women in leadership of all kinds.

 

And we’re also very friendly around here. Small enough for you to get to know people if you want but large enough for you to remain anonymous for as long as you’d like.  

Plan Your First Visit

We would love to have you join us this Sunday! We meet at 9:30am each Sunday for worship in person and online. During the service, we welcome all children 2 yrs-5th grade for a time of Faith Formation. Children begin worship in our special "Grace Space", an area in the front of the church with books, puzzles and toys that is designed just for them and then move downstairs for a time of Faith Formation. Middle School and High School Youth have their own time on Sundays.

On a typical Sunday you’ll see all kinds of people around you—new visitors and long-time members, squirmy children, people who’ve been in this church for years and people who weren’t sure they’d ever go to church again. We welcome everyone! Some people dress up, some are pretty casual. Our pastors and choir often wear robes.

 

Our Sunday worship style is what some might call "casual traditional". We take comfort in some traditions but we aren't afraid to try some new things here and there. We are a truly caring community and we find that engaging in practices like communion, sharing prayers for joys and concerns and passing the peace helps connect us to the wisdom of the past and each other, as we navigate our lives today. 

Check out more details below, and we hope you join us on Sunday!

First Time Visit FAQ's

What time is worship?

Worship is at 9:30 am in both the Sanctuary and by livestreaming and lasts about an hour. We often have Fellowship coffee time immediately after downstairs in Fellowship Hall or out in the garden.  More info

How do I watch online?

All worship services are live-streamed at chcpc.online.churchMore info

What about kids?

On Sundays, we invite children to Grace Space, an inclusive space for children to utilize during worship. It is located on the north side of the Sanctuary, in front of the chancel. There will be 2-3 volunteers sitting with the kids to help them navigate the worship service. Parents are welcome to sit nearby! The children will stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship service on Communion Sundays and various other Sundays through out the 2023-2024 season. 

 

The remaining Sundays of the month they will start in worship service. After "Growing With God" time during worship they will be invited to go to room 6 on the lower level for Sunday School: Faith Formation for kids. More info

For younger children the Nursery is staffed once a month but is always available for parents to use with their children if they desire. Livestream of the worship service is available in the Nursery! More info

What about middle school and high school youth?

Middle School and High youth are invited to sit with their parents during worship. They then gather during the school year on on Sunday evenings for a time of discussion, food, mission and fun! In the summer we offer High School Mission Caravan trips. More info

What do I wear?

People dress comfortably and casually, so wear whatever makes you comfortable. Our pastors and choir often wear robes.  More info

Where do I park?

We have plenty of parking all around the church. If you need the elevator, we encourage you to park near door 7D  More info

How do I find out what special events, adult ed or mission opportunities are happening?

Visit our Events page! It's updated weekly with all the current exciting happenings at CPC. More info

Fill out our digital connect card to and let us know you are visiting and how we might connect!

Questions? Concerns? Still not sure you’ll feel comfortable here?

Contact one of our staff — we’d love to get coffee with you and talk more about CPC.

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Wondering how to get here?
Where to park?

We have lots of parking and on most Sundays or for other events, there is plenty of easy access parking in the church parking lot and along Prospect Ave and Norfolk St. The lot on church property has handicap accessible slots.

 

If all parking spaces are all filled, there is also overflow parking available at the Prospect School parking lot one half block north of the church.

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