We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating, at City Park, we want you to feel welcome from start to finish. This guide below takes you through a normal morning for us at CPC from our service times to our bell ringing to the sermon and every other stop along the way.
Sunday, April 25th following service we will have our New Members Class for anyone interested in joining the church. We will provide lunch for those staying for the class and their families. Please RSVP for the class by clicking the link here.
DNOW is a weekend-long event that will challenge and grow students in their relationship with the Lord. We will engage in worship together through prayer, reading/preaching of His Word, singing, and the Lord’s supper. After each session time, students will have a chance to share togeter in small groups. They will also have the opportunity to spend time together and have a lot of fun. DNOW is for students 6th-12th grade.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
DNOW 2021 COVID Policy
We understand that due to COVID, DNOW will look a little different this year than we plan for it to look in the future. Normally, DNOW will include host homes and staying overnight but, in every effort to be as conscious as we can, we are forgoing that piece of the weekend this year and will follow the policy as outlined below.
First and foremost, we ask that any student or leader exhibiting any COVID symptoms or if they have been in contact with anyone with COVID, please do not attend DNOW to best protect yourself and others.
Upon check-in Friday and Saturday, temperature checks will take place for students and leaders.
Masks are to be worn in all sessions, small groups, and activities. When in worship sessions, social distancing guidelines in regards to spaced seating will be followed, and masks can be removed, as will be in small groups and activities when possible.
Dinner is provided both days within the cost of the event and will be thought out on how to pre-prepare and serve in a way that is little to no-contact (pre-packaged/pre-pared and portioned items). Breakfast Saturday will be grab and go style, all pre-packed as well. Masks, of course, can be removed for eating. 😊
Hand-sanitizers are available all around campus.
Masks should be worn when in transit to and from lunch and activity Saturday as in vehicles, social distancing is not as easy to achieve.
We appreciate your help and look forward to a great weekend together!
We are excited to re-open our Nursery for children 5 years old and younger, with safety measures in place. We can not wait to see the rooms full of their laugher and love again and continue to point them to the Gospel every week.
After many long months of anticipation and delay, due to the virus, City Park Church officially opened its doors on June 21st, Father’s Day. Smiling faces greeted from the parking lot to the front door, while people filed inside, excited to be reunited inside the beautiful 105 year old building with stained glass windows and newly refinished hardwood floors. However it was not the building that brought excitement, rather the opportunity to be together as the body of Christ, worshiping collectively in a shared space, which we can now call “our church.”
The service began with a video of children eagerly explaining why and how much they loved their dads, as many dads were wiping tears of joy. Many dads visited the church for the first time, celebrating Father’s day with their grown children. Not everyone could be in person for service, but those from home shared about their dads on the video as well. It was a sweet reflection of the dedication and love of so many fathers within the church and the fathers who have poured into the lives of those who attend.
Worship began with “God is so Good” as voices echoed throughout the sanctuary and the congregation sang the line “God answers prayers,” a line that couldn’t have been a truer testimony of what God has done over the last year for City Park Church. Pastor Toby was overcome with emotion, as were many others, from hearing the beautiful sound of voices united in song, worshiping their savior.
Pastor Toby continued his sermon series on the life of David “ A Shepherd to a King,” a series he had begun online during the stay at home order. He gave encouragement to the fathers in attendance as well as the rest of the church body, giving a challenge to remember our calling doesn’t outweigh our obedience to Christ. He gave examples from David’s life and his encounter with Saul in the text of 1 Samuel 24. Pastor Toby also reminded the congregation not to let our service within the church be what drives us, but rather the love we have for Christ.
The worship band brought the service to close with the hymn, “There’s Something About That Name.” And Jesus was the sweet name that was given glory for the great day it was to be in worship together in the new building City Park Church could call home. Pastor Toby reflected on the day saying, “It was an exciting day. It was so nice to have everyone inside the building for the first time. It was bittersweet not to have every person there, due to the virus, but it was exciting to see how many were there and to hear their voices singing together in worship. It was an awesome first service.”
City Park Church continues to meet at 10:45 AM on Sunday mornings in the Washington Park neighborhood. We would love for you to join us! Please thank God with us for the great things he has done!
I just wanted to give you an update about church worship services moving forward. Starting this Friday our Governor and Mayor have stated that we will be required to wear face masks in public gatherings. Obviously this will affect our services. This is why we are asking for you to wear a mask to service until this executive order has expired.
There are a few reasons for this:
1. Your safety and health is a big priority for us as a church. The medical experts think this will help curb the spread of Covid-19 and we want to help keep you safe.
2. We want to be good citizens and respect the leadership above us. We don’t have a spirit of rebellion but a spirit of respect and honor. If this was something that was against our beliefs or values, then we would have a different response. Since this is an effort to protect us from the virus we believe that this is an appropriate step for us.
3. People are afraid and fearful in our church and our community. In our love for one another and our community, we should sacrifice for them. I’m not a huge fan of wearing a mask and I know many others don’t like it either, but in love for you and our community I believe it is better for us to wear them.
My prayer is that you will continue to come and join us for worship. We will still have hand sanitizing station’s and self serve nursery. Please RSVP for us and continue to lean in during this time. Continue to pray for our community and our church. God has a plan through all of this! We just have to wait and see , but He is doing something for our good! Looking forward to Sunday!