Who We Are
Christ Presbyterian Church of the Slate Belt
Christ Presbyterian Church of the Slate Belt certainly has one of the most colorful and fascinating histories of any church in the Slate Belt region of Northampton County. The Parish congregation is comprised of people from four Presbyterian Churches in the Slate Belt. The First Presbyterian Church, The Peniel Presbyterian Church, The Roseto Presbyterian church, and Faith United Presbyterian church.
The First Presbyterian was comprised of predominantly English, while the Peniel Presbyterian Church began as a Welsh speaking Presbyterian Church. The Roseto Presbyterian church served the Italian residents of Roseto and Faith United Presbyterian Church served residents of Pen Argyl. These varied ethnic backgrounds have provided the Parish with a proud heritage.
The many important achievements of each individual church are too numerous to mention, but the cultural background and heritage of each church have through the years fulfilled a common need; to glorify our love of God and His gifts of Jesus Christ to humankind.
We welcome all who worship here. Our church doors are open wide to any who come seeking God’s presence and healing, and the fellowship of Christian community. We invite you to make this your church home.
Worshipping at Christ Presbyterian Church of the Slate Belt
- Following protocols set by our Session shows respect and care for each other as we enter the CPCSB facility. “Joining together” at CPCSB means agreeing to a covenant of actions designed to show care, respect and desire to follow the protocols, “listed below”, “at all times” while at CPCSB.
CONFIRM YOU ARE FREE OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: If you are at risk of spreading Covid-19 because of exposure or a positive test, please worship from home. If you have been feeling ill, please stay home and call your primary care physician immediately. Entrance into CPCSB means you are symptom free and feeling no flu like symptoms. We will take a weekly worship attendance and the place where you were seated in the sanctuary so we can contact trace if you are or become a COVID positive worshipper.
PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AT CPCSB: Please stay at least six feet apart from people while at CPCSB and outside your household “at all times.” Follow our “ushers” or “greeters” orders before entering CPCSB and upon entering the sanctuary. Sit in the pews as directed and maintain social distancing upon entering and exiting the sanctuary. Family groups may sit together if you feel comfortable.
-Ushers/Greeters will dismiss worshippers from the back to the front at the end of the service and please exit the church immediately if able to do so.
-If you request, we encourage you to sit in the same pew each week if in attendance.
WEAR A MASK OVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH WHILE AT CPCSB: Your mask protects other persons while you are inside or outside at CPCSB. It has been proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19 significantly. If you cannot wear a mask because of a medical condition please worship from home. Masks are provided if you forget to bring one. Please inform an usher/greeter before you enter the facility. Please put on your mask before you exit your vehicle and enter the church.
HAND SANITIZER: Will be available as you enter the Main Entrance and Narthex, also located in the restrooms at CPCSB. We encourage worshippers to sanitize their hands before exiting their vehicle if possible.
ENTRANCE INTO CPCSB: You may enter the church through the main entrance or side entrance. Please to not try to enter the fellowship hall, kitchen or Sunday school entrance until further notice. Please maintain social distancing during your time at CPCSB. Follow usher/greeter instructions before entering the sanctuary.
TOUCH POINTS: We encourage all worshippers to try to avoid touching door handles, coat hangers and backs of the pews in front of you. Ushers/greeters will open entrance doors at CPCSB. All other swinging doors will try to be propped open upon opening the church before worship or other meeting events. Hymnals will not be used until further notice. They are still located in the sanctuary, but please do not touch if able. All Bibles have been placed outside of the sanctuary in the narthex. If you request use of a Bible please take one into the sanctuary and leave it in the pew before you exit the worship service.
OFFERING: As you leave the sanctuary please place your offering in the plate provided on the table.
RESTROOM USE: Restroom use will be limited. If you need to use the restroom please wipe down what you have touched with available cleaning supplies provided.
CONTACT CPCSB: If you have any suggestions dealing with our worship practices and the COVID-19 “pandemic” please contact the church office at 610-588-4864.
We are in need of smaller hand sanitizer pumps for the bathrooms and in need of sanitizing wipes for the bathrooms and other areas of the church. Your donations are appreciated.
*Church contributions may be mailed to: Christ Presbyterian Church of the Slate Belt, 332 Kennedy Drive, Bangor, Pa. 18013
Please remember that checks need to be made out to "The Presbyterian Parish of Bangor and Roseto" or "Faith United Presbyterian Church".
We currently have no online giving program set up, but will for future donations. Thank you for your contributions. CPCSB