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 sign up for a small group discussing Slow Kingdom Coming.
Click HERE to register for VBS (elementary grades)
Click HERE for Preschool VBS
We returned from a trip to Italy last week—Rome, Florence, and Venice. There’s a lot to see in those places, and we took a stab at seeing as much as we could. And one of the things that you see on any tour of Italy is churches—old, old churches, many of them quite ornate, filled great paintings and sculpture and gold.
And while they are spectacular to behold, it got to me, seeing all of that wealth conspicuously on display in all of those church buildings. It was meant to impress, I guess, and maybe all those years ago, when most of those churches were built, it had that impact, but today, those churches raised questions in my mind. Is this the kind of impression that the Church should be making? Does a conspicuous display of wealth, whether in a church building or in our own lives—does such a display represent what it means to follow the God revealed through Jesus Christ?