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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!

What’s Happening Now At Central Presbyterian Church

Worship This Week

This week we celebrate the ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our annual Unity Service with Fountain Baptist Church and Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church.  Our combined service will be live-streamed from Fountain Baptist on our Facebook page at 9:30am.  A pre-recorded version on the service will be broadcast on Summit’s HTTV channel 33/36 and on our YouTube channel at 10am.  You are also invited to join in the MLK Day evening service at Fountain Baptist on January 18th at 7pm via their website, www.fountainbaptist.org.

Central regularly broadcasts worship at 10am each Sunday on Hometowne TV in Summit, NJ,  Facebook,  and our  YouTube channel .   See the  Virtual Sunday School lesson here.

Unity Service:
January 17

Traditionally, Central celebrates the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annually in January with a combined service with our friends at Fountain Baptist and Wallace Chapel.  While meeting together is not possible this year, we will still celebrate with our friends virtually.  On Sunday, 1/17/21, watch a prerecorded service featuring the pastors of all three churches, premiering at 10am on HTTV channel 33/36.  Our Facebook page will carry a live stream from Fountain Baptist that morning at 9:30 a.m.  Both services will be available for on-demand viewing later in the day on our YouTube channel.

Interfaith Memorial for Those Lost to Covid-19: January 19

Central will host an interfaith memorial honoring those who perished due to Covid-19 at 5:30pm on Tuesday, January 19, to coordinate with the national event.  Please join us at the Elm Street side of the building in your cars for a service led by Summit’s faith leaders.  Our carillon will provide music.


A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others

January 18, 2021 is Summit’s 23rd Year Celebrating the Birthday of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others.  Click here for the brochure outlining events all over the city of Summit.

MLK Day of Service: January 18

As part of Summit’s city-wide celebration of community and celebrating the ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridges Outreach and Central Church are teaming up to host a virtual education and service event in support of vulnerable friends in our local community. There will be speakers and activities appropriate for all ages, including brief advocacy training for middle and high school students. If you plan on doing the service projects, please have supplies at home for one or more of the following: Bag Decorating:  paper bag(s), crayons, markers and any paper decorating supplies.
Card Making: unlined paper, crayons, markers and any paper decorating supplies. Fresh Lunch Making: 1 lb sandwich meat (no
pork/ham), cheese stick or squeezable yogurt, fruit/cereal bar, 8oz
water or juice box, and a napkin. Drop Off location forthcoming. Join the Zoom event at 10am.




Central Presbyterian Ministries

Adult Ministries

Our Adult Ministries are involved in many events around the Summit area.

Youth Ministries

See what our Youth are up to! Fun, games and learning to apply the Word in their daily lives.

Children's Ministries

Sunday School, Club 4-5 and nurshery are ongoning ministries for your child or toddler.

Spiritual Development

Grow your spiritual relationship with Jesus using these ministries.


These ministries help you to reach out to others in your daily activities.

Central Arts Academy

Central Arts Academy, a ministry of Central Church,  offers music and voice lessons

Central Presbyterian Staff Blogs


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