Announcements

Giving Tree


 

During Advent and Christmas, let's make a special effort to give back to those who have need. Let's place the following items under the tree in the Fellowship Room:

HOUSEHOLD GOODS for REFUGEES

With the influx of refugees finding solace in Western, MA there is now more need than ever before. Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry (WARM) is collecting household goods to present these incoming families with "Welcome Baskets"

CPC will be a drop-off center and organization site.

**UPDATED & REVISED HOUSEHOLD GOODS NEED LIST**

Bring your donations on Sunday morning or contact Patrice Harrell to arrange a time.

While we would like this to be a long-term effort, the vision right now is to have 50 baskets ready the week after Thanksgiving--what better way to show thanks than to give?

**Click Here to see other ways you can serve refugees via WARM.**

FOOD DONATIONS for CHRISTINA'S HOUSE       

Please bring food staples for the woman and children at Christina's House. There will be a basket for your donations next to the Christmas Tree in the fellowship room. Grocery Store Gift Cards are welcomed as well.




Christmas Morning Communion Service


 

Let's celebrate the incarnation of our Lord and Savior on Christmas Morning at 9:30 a.m. Wear your pajamas or ugly Christmas sweater and join us for this simple and sweet service.




Christmas Eve Service


 

Join us Friday, December 24 at 6 p.m. for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.




Updated COVID Protocols and Encouragments


 

On November 1, 2021, the City of Springfield removed the mask mandate. Our objective as elders is to create and maintain a physical, emotional, and spiritually safe place for all people to be able to worship our Lord and grow together in faith. Our hope is that now is the time that most people will be willing to return to in-person worship and gathering together. With that in mind, we have updated our temporary protocols for in-person worship and gatherings.

Please Read the full letter HERE

  • Sunday School at 9am

    • Classes will be available for all ages (including adults).

    • Masks will be required for all teachers and students.

    • At this point, we are going to follow the public schools’ protocols for our educational settings.

  • Worship Service at 10:10am

    • Masks will not be required in the sanctuary; however,

      • We will encourage people to follow the advice on masks for non-vaccinated individuals (including minors), and we will trust individuals to monitor themselves.

      • We will also encourage people who prefer to continue to wear masks to feel comfortable wearing them.

    • Mask & Social Distanced Seating: The fellowship room will remain reserved for those that want to remain socially distant and masked.

  • Small Groups, Youth Group, and Other meetings

    • Youth Group gathering masks will be required.

    • Small Groups and other official CPC Meetings masks will be recommended but not required.

Some encouragement and reminders:

  • Sick? Please stay home. We ask that if you are sick or have been exposed to or been in close contact with someone who has the virus, please stay home and participate via Livestream.

  • Vaccination: We generally encourage people to get vaccinated. However, we know and understand that there are reasons why you would not. As always, contact your doctor for medical advice.

  • Be gracious and loving to each other. We know that there are differing opinions on mandates, opening up, wearing masks, and vaccinations. Remember if we do not have love for one another we are just a noisy gong or clanging cymbal (1 Corinthians 13:1)

  • Stay Connected & Communicate: We also want to hear from you. Please email tracy@christ-pres.org or call/text 413-636-5664.




WARM Refugee Welcome Baskets


 

With the influx of refugees finding solace in Western, MA there is now more need than ever before. Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry (WARM) is collecting household goods to present these incoming families with "Welcome Baskets"

CPC will be a drop-off center and organization site.

**Click HERE for HOUSEHOLD GOODS donation list**

Bring your donations on Sunday morning or contact Patrice Harrell to arrange a time.

While we would like this to be a long-term effort, the vision right now is to have 50 baskets ready the week after Thanksgiving--what better way to show thanks than to give?

**Click Here to see other ways you can serve refugees via WARM.**