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March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Read on for the latest updates from the church’s COVID-19 Task Force.

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Update for March 27, 2020

Join the Fight against COVID-19 by supporting medical front-liners and vulnerable communities.

Update for March 13, 2020

We answer your Frequently Asked Questions about our response to COVID-19.

Update for March 12, 2020

In light of the government’s guidance as announced earlier this evening by President Rodrigo Duterte, the church is suspending all activities until further notice.

In addition to previously announced suspensions of activities, the following changes are now in effect.

Sunday Messages will be available online

Sunday Worship services are paused indefinitely. We will continue to upload our Messages to our website. You will always find the latest message at https://cbcp.org/messages.

Worship Team rehearsals are suspended until further notice.

Both our Talayan Facility and Discipleship Center will be closed

Effective immediately and until further notice, the church’s two sites – the Talayan Village facility and the Discipleship Center – will be closed. Access will be restricted to essential personnel only.

In-Person Meetings are Suspended

In-person meetings for Life Groups and Journey Groups are now suspended. We strongly encourage group leaders to adopt online alternatives, such as:

  • Zoom – Free video chat up to 100 participants, max of 40 min/meeting.
  • Facetime – Group Facetime for up to 32 people.
  • Hangouts – Group video chat for up to 10 people.
  • Chat meetings via your preferred apps (Viber, Telegram, Facebook Messenger).

We will continue to update you about our church operations as new developments arise. Let us all pray for God’s mercy as we do our part to respond to the challenge that now faces our nation.
 


Update for March 11, 2020

Christian Bible Church of the Philippines joins our community in prioritizing the health and safety of every individual. As the number of confirmed cases in the country and our city is still rising, the CBCP Covid Task Force has decided to take on the following measures (subject to change based on rulings/resolutions from local government officials).

Postponed Events

The following events have been postponed until further notice:

  • March 29 Thanksgiving Dinner
  • April 5 Anniversary Worship Service
  • April 5 Discipleship Center Dedication Service

Temporarily Suspended Ministries & Fellowships

Effective immediately and until further notice, the following activities are temporarily suspended:

  • KiDS Worship
  • Women’s Fellowship
  • Men’s Fellowship
  • Choir Practices (Main Choir, Heavenly Voices, M.O.S.T & Children’s Choir)
  • Youth Crash Core-s
  • Friday Bible Study with Rev. Cheung

Life Groups and Journey Groups

See updated guidance posted on March 12.

Worship Services

See updated guidance posted on March 12.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will be announcing further guidelines as the situation evolves.

 


Update for March 10, 2020

A Message from the Senior Pastor

Dear CBCP Family,

Thank you for staying calm and alert as our city responds to the latest news about COVID-19. Visit https://cbcp.org/covid19 regularly for the latest announcements from the Church’s task force that is monitoring and assessing the situation.

The church is acting out of an abundance of caution because we want to do our part to help avoid the sustained transmission of the virus. We are not aware of any church member having been infected, but we don’t want to wait for a confirmed case before we take precautions.

As we have been learning from our ongoing message series, moments where we face trials and crises are moments that draw us near to God. Let us faithfully pray for our fellow members, our country, and the world.

Sincerely,
Rev. Jeremiah Cheung


Task Force Advisory

The task force encourages all church members and attendees to exercise prudence and wise judgment when it comes to social distancing and meetings.

  • Seniors are urged to consider staying at home.
  • 3/11 rehearsals for the Heavenly Voices Choir have been suspended.
  • 3/11 and 3/18 meetings for the Men’s Fellowship have been suspended.
  • 3/12 and 3/19 meetings for the Women’s Fellowship have been suspended.