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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

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

Messiah Study

On Sundays at 11am from February 21 to March 28, Central will offer a study of Handel’s “Messiah,” led by Pastor Don Steele and Music Director Dr. Charity Wicks.  This class is a continuation of the popular study Central hosted during Advent, but prior participation is not required.  Everyone is welcome! To get the link to the free class, sign up here, and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

Lenten Vespers Services

On Sunday evenings at 5pm from February 21 to March 28, Central will host Vespers services outdoors at the Elm Street side of the church.  You are welcome to participate from your car, as these short services will go on, rain or shine.  On March 28 (Palm Sunday), the Easter Bunny will join us, so wear your Easter outfit, decorate your car, and prepare for some treats!

Women's Study: First Sundays

The study for women meets on first Sundays at 8:45 a.m. on Zoom. We are meeting with Rev. Noelle Kirchner on her book How to Live Your Life’s Purpose: The Six-Step Journey to God’s Best. We would love to have all women in the congregation join us! For a Zoom link, please reach out to Pastor Deborah at dhuggins@centralpres.org.

Summit Warm Hearts

Summit Warm Hearts, a project of the Summit Interfaith Council, partners with Central, Beacon UU, Bridges, the SIC and GRACE to provide emergency shelter, 3 meals a day and wrap-around support for people experiencing homelessness.
Looking for ways to help with this project? Sign up to host here.
If you are able to provide lunch for our guests, you can sign up here.
Pick up and delivery sign up.


Connecting with Summit’s Seniors

Many of us are aware of the pandemic of loneliness that is so widespread in our community. Central is connecting with Vito Gallo to help fight this pandemic. If you or you kids would like to color pages, make cards or crafts, or write a note, we would love to pass them along to Vito Gallo Senior Center. To make a donation, just drop your cards and projects in the mail slot in the Maple Street door at the church. Focus: February- Valentines, March- St. Patrick’s Day, April- Easter, May- Mother’s and Father’s Day.




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 Presbyterian Staff Blogs


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