Celebrating 150 Years in Honor of our Past, Present and Future

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. We also broadcast our WAVE services and TV show Chaos to Calm during the following time slots: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; and Sundays at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
  • participate in any of our ministries
  • worship with us on Sunday mornings (services at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.) or select 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


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Staff Blog

by Rev. Don Steele


In a sermon a few weeks ago, I told a story about a note that our family received from a friend of my Mother just a few days after my Mother’s funeral during my senior year of high school. In the note, this woman told us about a vision she had of my Mother alive. “She was wearing this light blue dress, and she was smiling. She looked well, like she used to look.” And when I read that sentence, I felt this shiver run down my spine. We had buried my Mother in a light, blue dress that the funeral director had sold to us, but we were the only ones who knew that, because we had my Mother’s casket closed for the visitation and the funeral. The cancer that killed her had ravaged her in those years before she died. And so, how did this woman, who was not even in the country at the time, know to associate my mother with a light, blue dress? Of course, there are probably many explanations for how she could have known, but when I read that sentence, I felt something. It was like a door cracked open, and on the other side there was something more, something beyond what I could see with my eyes and hear with my ears and touch with my hands. On the other side there was God.

I have had other holy moments like these. I wonder if you have had them happen to you. Some folks call them “God sightings.” I think that they are foundational to a life of faith. And in the coming weeks, I want to write about other holy moments in my life—ways and situations in which I have sensed that God was more than a word but was living, real, present in hopes that you will remember similar holy moments in your own life.








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!