Central is worshiping in person, on Sundays at 8:30 and 10am,  as well as virtually.  Scroll down for details.


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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

Upcoming Worship

Central offers an 8:30am service each Sunday, held in the Cloister Garden (in the Auditorium in case of rain).  Communion will be served every week at this service.

Central is worshiping in the Sanctuary Sunday mornings at 10am.  We will remain masked and observe social distancing. Check-in is no longer required.

Those in or near  Summit, NJ, can also join us for worship at 10am Sunday mornings  on Hometowne TV.  The service will be uploaded to  Facebook, and our  YouTube channel  after the broadcast concludes.

The Nursery will be available this summer to children 5 and under, but the children must be able to wear a mask the entire time.

Central’s contemporary worship service, WAVE, meets outdoors on the Maple Street lawn at 5pm on the following Sundays:

August 8 & 22

Come as you are and bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  The Central Praise Band will perform at each service.  Rain will move the service into the auditorium.


Rally Day Picnic: September 12

Rally Day will be Sunday, September 12, immediately following the 10am worship service!  This celebration of the beginning of the Sunday School year is an all-church picnic that will feature a bouncy house and games for the kids, food trucks, and a fun time for all ages.

Covid Memorial Planned for October 17

Central will host a memorial service in memory of those who passed during the Covid quarantine on Sunday, October 17.  The entire community is invited to come honor their loved ones, regardless of religious affiliation. We suffered loss alone during quarantine – it is time for us to mourn together for closure.  Several community leaders have been invited to speak.  Details will be posted as they are confirmed.


Capital Campaign Phase 2 Video

The Capital Campaign Committee has produced a lovely video about this church!  Watch it here: https://youtu.be/TyZVTWwdNfw

Women's Study Extended

Our popular study for women with Rev. Noelle Kirchner has been extended for an additional three months, and will meet virtually on the following dates at 8:45 am:
June 6
September 12
October 3
November 7
We will be studying this book. To join in, please email Pastor Deborah at DHuggins@centralpres.org for a link to the Zoom.


Pop-Up Summer Mission Projects

Last year’s in-town mission work was a huge success, serving to connect us even more with each other and our neighbors in Summit. We are going to do it again this year, with six different teams that you can join, focusing on gardening, landscaping, carpentry and painting. Open to all High School students (including rising Freshman) and adults. Check out the details here. Sign up for a project here.


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


Oprah Winfrey quotes the great Maya Angelou as giving her a piece of wisdom that revolutionized her life. While the quote has various forms, the one that seems to me to be the most helpful is this one: “I did what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” As Winfrey says, that piece of


I have been thinking about sunsets lately. You see, I posted on Facebook recently a photo of a sunset that proved to be incredibly popular among my Facebook friends. I took it last August from a small park in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, near to where our family had the indulgent blessing of owning a small house for twenty years. 


A friend recently posted on social media a photo of her granddaughter sitting in her lap, both of them smiling into the camera. Through this past year, she had posted photos of their meeting each other through a window, or out on my friend’s deck at a distance and wearing masks. The photo was the first time in a year

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