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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
It’s a wonderful, old hymn, drawing on Biblical imagery in so many places. In this phrase near the end of the second verse, the picture that comes to mind is one of Jesus asleep in a boat, awakened by his disciples when a storm blew up and threatened to swamp them. It’s a phrase that has played through my mind this week as we’ve watched Hurricane Harvey, and then Hurricane Irma do so much damage. In the face of such devastating winds and waves, I’m not really sure what to make of the claim that they are ruled by God. In the face of these storms, I suppose that I am more drawn to the words of Paul in his letter to the Galatian churches. “Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). If you want to help, I encourage you to consider a gift through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which will be at work in communities after the crisis has past, helping our fellow citizens to bear their burdens, hopefully to know the stillness deep in their souls of the One who promises to be always on our side, no matter the storm.
–Pastor Don Steele