Christmas Eve Worship

4:00 p.m. Family Worship with Christmas Pageant         8:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship


Celebrating 150 Years in Honor of our Past, Present and Future

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. We also broadcast our WAVE services and TV show Chaos to Calm during the following time slots: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 p.m; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; and Sundays at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
  • participate in any of our ministries
  • worship with us on Sunday mornings (services at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.) or select 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)

Central Presbyterian Church is happy to announce the grand opening of the Central Arts Academy! This performing arts school is open to the public for private instruction and is committed to education and freedom of artistic expression.  Click here to visit their website.

May Christ enrich your life with all God’s grace! –Rev. Don Steele, Senior  Pastor

Looking to make a special donation for 2018?  Read about year-end giving HERE.


Staff Blog

This morning we had children from the preschool community and their moms all come together and pack up gifts for women and men at Runnels Nursing Home. They were excited to make the ornaments and thrilled with all of their hard work as they packed up socks, lotion and lip balm to go with the little gift. At the end of our hour, we prayed for the people who will get these hand painted bags and cards and wrapping paper, these little packages wrapped up with care.

As we spent that hour together working to show our care, working to help our littlest children to be kind, the worries of Christmas- baking and wrapping and decorating- out of town guests and cleaning- all of it stopped feeling important, stopped feeling overwhelming, and for that hour, I think that we all felt Joy- pure, simple joy at working together to care for and love our community.

This week as we light the third candle of Advent, I pray that each of you will find joy- the joy of generosity and caring, the joy of spending time with people that you love.


Yours in Christ,

Pastor Deborah


What a gift our family and friends are to us. What a gift our work can be.

So maybe this season, as we shop for gifts for others, we can stop and take a moment to think about what a gift those people are to us…and then tell them. Gifts are material tokens of appreciation, but sometimes, the greatest gift of all is just hearing from someone what we mean to them.


Central Presbyterian Church

70 Maple Street, Summit NJ  07901

Our Mission Statement

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!