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 Twitter or “friend” 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
- participate in any of our ministries
- worship with us on Sunday mornings
- read our weekly Staff Blog (in the box to the left)
May Christ enrich your life with all God’s grace! –Rev. Don Steele, Senior
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April 22, 2015 marked the 45 anniversary of the first Earth Day. Back when it started in 1970, environmental concerns were not at the forefront of national consciousness. There was still a war raging in Vietnam, and boys graduating from high school were worrying about the draft. But there had been a massive oil spill off the coast of California, and evidence was mounting that we were doing damage to the earth, and so Earth Day was organized primarily as an educational effort.
Today, with growing concerns over climate change, environmental issues have claimed more of our attention. And so, while education still matters, Earth Day has become more of a time to take action. Here at Central, we spruce up the grounds around our building. And this year, we are joining with others to support a “Bicycle Sunday” in Summit on May 3. While the bicycle event in town begins at 1 pm at the Middle School, we are encouraging folks who can to ride their bicycles to church that Sunday. We will store the bicycles safely inside our Cloister Garden, and we will honor those wearing “bike gear.”
Of course, caring for the creation has been entrusted to God’s people from the earliest moments when, according to Genesis 1, God created “humankind…[to] have dominion” over the earth. That word—“dominion”—has been often misunderstood, but what it means is that God expects us to care for the earth responsibly so that life will be sustained and beauty will be enhanced.
Pastor Don Steele