Welcome to the Central Presbyterian Church website! We are glad that you have found us! As you explore this site, you will find a lot of information about our congregation. I welcome you to connect with us in any way that suits you. Among the possible connections, you can:
- listen to podcasts of our worship services online
- follow us through Facebook or sign up to receive a weekly update from us by email
- watch live broadcasts of our worship services on local cable TV, Channel 33 on Verizon FIOS, and Channel 36 on Comcast Sundays at 10:00 a.m. with a re-broadcast at noon.
- participate in any of our ministries
- worship with us on Sunday mornings (services at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.)
- read our weekly Staff Blog (below)
As part of our music ministry, we have recently launched the Central Arts Academy, a music school open to the public. Click here to visit their website.
May Christ enrich your life with all God’s grace! –Rev. Don Steele, Senior Pastor
Construction the ramp in the Glass Hallway continues, with the pouring of concrete this week. The roadway/parking area outside the Glass Hallway is closed. Parking is available in the nursery school lot via Elm Street, and the Maple Street lot directly from Maple Street. Please use caution as the Maple Street exit will have 2-way traffic!
Please use the Maple Street door to access the church.
GOD AT 5000 METERS
by Pastor Don Steele
If you watched much of the recently completed Olympics, you are left with quite a few wonderful memories, However, the one that still sticks out for me came during a qualifying heat in the women’s 5000 meter race when Nikki Hamblin from New Zealand and Abbey D’Agostino from the United States collided on the track, both of them tumbling to the ground. D’Agostino was the first one up, encouraging Hamblin to get up and to finish the race, but it was D’Agostino who was the most seriously injured, collapsing back onto the track moments later. Hamblin returned the favor, the two of them helping each other to finish the race. They came in last in the standings, but in my eyes winners in ways that really count.
In interviews afterwards, D’Agostino attributed her reaction to God. “Although my actions were instinctual at that moment,” she said in a statement, “the only way I can and have rationalized it is that God prepared my heart to respond that way.” And that’s a wonderful way to rationalize what she and Hamblin experienced on the track—that it was an experience of God.