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 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
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Happy Memorial Day!
Summer arrives unofficially with Memorial Day. Time for cookouts and getting the tomatoes planted. It is also a time to remember, at its most basic level, all of those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. When I was little, sometime over the weekend, we made a trek to the cemetery where some of our relatives were buried, none of them having died in military service. We’d clean their grave markers and leave flowers that had bloomed at home. And my brother and I would run up and down the hill on which those graves were located.
I don’t know if people go to cemeteries much anymore. I don’t, even though that cemetery plot now has markers for my mother and my father. I suppose I don’t need to go to the cemetery because I remember them in association with other things—the china closet in our dining room, for instance. I associate them with other places—the place where we go at the Jersey shore. This Memorial Day, I will be remembering them, not at the cemetery, but wherever I am, grateful for the influence that they were in my life—that they are in my life.
Happy Memorial Day!
–Pastor Don Steele