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 or watch videos 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.) or Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. at WAVE
  • watch our Parish Associate, Rev. Noelle Kirchner, in her parenting TV series, Chaos to Calm
  • 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




Click HERE to register for VBS (elementary grades)



Staff Blog

by Dr. Charity Wicks

Perhaps it’s a lifelong carryover from school days that makes summer feel like a time of rest and relaxation, even though as adults, most of the time we still continue to work throughout the summer. It’s likely that more vacations are planned and there is indeed more time to put one’s feet up and delve into a good book or start a new project around the house, but still, summer never quite feels like it used to back in younger years, when it was a time of carefree frolic and fun. Truth is, we have responsibilities now and to just turn off those responsibilities for an entire summer is hardly feasible. Yet there is something about the general vibe of summer that says…it’s ok, take some time for yourself, enjoy the sun, refresh your mind, body and spirit. And it seems to me that amidst all of the chaos and ever-present duties and responsibilities, it actually isn’t a bad idea to give in and let go. Our bodies and spirits do need some refreshing sometimes, and to continually ignore and repress our inner needs is never going to make us whole. So spend a little more time on the deck before heading in to that pile of paperwork and bills, take a day off to focus on you, and put off that back-to-school shopping as long as possible. Enjoy the longer days, catch up on rest, bake some fruit tarts…whatever it is your heart desires, let go and let it in.



Central Presbyterian Church

70 Maple Street, Summit NJ  07901

Our Mission Statement

By God’s grace and the leading of the Holy Spirit, Central Presbyterian Church seeks to

Engage one another in a transforming and worshipful relationship with Jesus Christ;

Equip disciples for Christian fellowship, growth, and service;

Extend Christ’s love to the world!