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 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., with WAVE at 11:15 a.m.)
- read our weekly Staff Blog (below)
May Christ enrich your life with all God’s grace! –Rev. Don Steele, Senior Pastor
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CELEBRATING THE SOUPER BOWL
“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.”
As the story goes, that was the prayer offered in a Presbyterian church in Columbia, South Carolina over 25 years ago that led the youth of that church to start a movement—the Souper Bowl of Caring—that has expanded to communities across the country and to congregations of various religious traditions, collecting over $100 million for local food banks, soup kitchens and other charities. The movement is still grass roots, led by youth, with 100% of donations going to charities selected by each congregation—no six figure salaries, no expensive perks, no multi-million dollar advertising campaigns.
Here at Central, our youth once again this year are leading us to participate, inviting families at the CPC Weekday Nursery School and Kindergarten to join us, collecting food and money, all of it benefiting the Manna From Heaven food pantry at Fountain Baptist Church. The kids will be at the doors collecting cash donations in soup pots this Sunday, and the bags of groceries are already piling up just inside the glass door entrance, with folks using their food donations to support their favorite team in the game this year—or, as is the case for me, expressing our support for “neither of the above.”
I hope that you will contribute—money, food, or both. And I hope that you will keep praying for “those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.”
–Pastor Don Steele