A COVID Update from the Elders: January 13, 2022

The elders continue to closely monitor COVID-19 in Monterey County. There has been a sharp increase in cases over the last month. The elders have decided they, as a team, will wear masks inside on Sunday mornings. To be clear, this decision relates to the elders only. At this point, for our congregation, masks are recommended inside but not required. The elders ask you to continue to pray for them as they seek to navigate the treacherous waters of leading through a pandemic.

Mask Update: Christmas 2021

As we anticipate gathering to worship Jesus this Christmas season, the Cypress elders continue to closely monitor COVID-19 in Monterey County. Based on current County health data, we are not going to require masks for activities on our campus. For now, masks remain optional at Cypress, though this could change. With many options available – multiple services, inside with space, outside, and online, etc. – we hope you will join us!

Wednesday - June 16, 2021

With the California State Re-Opening this week, Cypress Church is officially lifting all Covid-19 restrictions and protocols.  Masks and social distancing will not be regulated, and masks will continue to be optional everywhere onsite.  We encourage you to continue to seek opportunities to grow together in love, unity and respect for one another.  

New COVID-19 Summer Plan

Dear Church,

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, our congregation has repeatedly proven to be thoughtful, trustworthy, and respectful. We have continued to stay on mission - worshipping Jesus, loving one another, and serving the world. In light of this, and with key pandemic metrics and information at hand, last Tuesday, May 11, the Cypress elders prayerfully and unanimously made the following plans for the summer (May 23-August 29, 2021):


1. We will gather outdoors on Sundays because we can, it’s beautiful outside, and there’s a consensus that it’s better to be outside with respect to the pandemic.

2. We will keep encouraging social distancing, but we will also give attendees the choice to wear a mask or not while they are on the church campus.

3. We will be making all church facilities available for use again, in a measured way.


In a nutshell: starting next Sunday, May 23, we will be outside, masks will be optional, and church facilities will be available. We believe these decisions provide the church with clear direction for moving forward together. The stability of this direction gives us a great opportunity to unite together and continue growing in our love and respect for one another. The elders ask for your support in these decisions as we all seek to discover Jesus’ heart for oneness this year.


Grace and peace,

The Cypress Elders