Devoted to Christ ~ Committed to Service
ALL ARE WELCOME
CAMP HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
is a warm, welcoming Christian faith community, and we invite you to worship with us. We are an inclusive church, and our desire is to worship God together, learn together, grow together, and serve Christ together. We are grateful for your visit and hope you return often.
In consultation with Presbytery, the staff and Session have been prayerfully discerning how best to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. As our Executive Presbyter wrote:
"We have the benefit of learning from other parts of the country and world, where the spread of the virus has been devastating. The medical community has advised that the most effective way to prevent the spread of the virus is containment. That’s why so many organizations, from local schools and colleges, to concerts, sporting events and tourist destinations are closing, cancelling, and postponing.
But it’s not here, right? Wrong. As leaders we must assume that it has reached the boundaries of our presbytery, just not diagnosed yet. So the time for containment is now."
With that wisdom in mind, the Presbytery is advising that churches cancel activities, including worship, for the next couple of Sundays. Our best hope for minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in our region is prevention by limiting our physical contact with one another. We are mindful of the most vulnerable members of our congregation, those who are over 60 years of age, and those with underlying health issues, including our organist. These are also the folks most likely to continue coming to church as long as we are open. In care for them, ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING WORSHIP, AT CAMP HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH are cancelled until April 6, commencing immediately.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Children are welcome to join in worship. We also offer a nursery, staffed by adults, for newborns to children age 5 during the service. There are youth groups, activities and Christian education especially for children and youth.
We learn about God in worship, by hearing scripture read and explained and through prayers and hymns. We commit ourselves to learn what Jesus teaches and to carry the good news of the gospel to all.