The leaders of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church take safety very seriously. Over the last year and a half, members of the Session’s Worship and Music Committee have met with consultants, police, and security experts to survey our worship space and make recommendations to improve our safety.
We have taken action to 1) improve our signage, 2) increase egress space by removing the two front pews, 3) ask that people who come to worship with large bags leave them in the Narthex. However, we have learned that the most important factor in congregational safety is all of us working together to create a culture of security at CCPC. More changes are ahead that will require your help and participation.
Our Security Task Force will hold an Open Forum on Sunday, May 26 to report progress on our research, and additional actions being considered to secure the sanctuary. We are eager to hear your questions, suggestions, and concerns.