everWelcome 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:

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  • 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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Staff Blogcharityshorthair

Music is a universal language. We’ve all heard that before and it is absolutely true. Music expresses emotions and feelings in ways that words cannot. Sometimes there just aren’t the right words for the way one is feeling, and that’s when music can be even more powerful. Music itself is an expression, and so sometimes listening to music can help one release their own emotions when the words just aren’t there.

It’s no secret that the social climate in our country is tense these days, and it breaks my heart. In many ways, it feels like we are moving backwards, and that is very upsetting to me. And I often feel like one small (more like tiny) voice in a sea of so many different voices.

But then I think of music and the power it holds. It can be an outlet for our own personal emotions, and can also be a vehicle for uniting us as a people. How often have we found that music connects us to people we never thought we’d be otherwise connected to? What if we let music be our language, or perhaps an opening to understanding the emotions of our neighbors? Music is a powerful language that connects us all. How can we use that for good?

-Charity Wicks, Director of Music Ministries


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!