CURRENT PROGRAMS

MONDAY MORNING MOMS

Connect with other young moms at this group for mothers of preschool and kindergarten age children. Our time together will include spiritual practices, Bible study, conversation, and personal reflection.

2020 Schedule: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Lounge on 1/6, 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 5/11, 6/1

Free childcare is available with advance notice.

Please register in advance for childcare by emailing Rev. Deborah Huggins or call Pam Robertson at 908-578-8305

CCW: CENTRAL’S CIRCLE FOR WOMEN

Pam Robertson will introduce practices new and old for connecting with God in our daily lives. We will also learn that by layering these practices into our everyday lives, they can provide us with energy and new meaning. This group is intended for mothers of children in middle school or older (but all are welcome!).

2020 Schedule: 1/13, 2/10, 3/2, 3/30, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/8

Questions? Call Pam Robertson at 908-578-8305

PASTOR’S SCRIPTURE REFLECTION 

Pastor Deborah leads a weekly, in-depth look at upcoming Scripture in her office on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Your input will help shape the associated Sunday message. Each study will stand alone, so drop in whenever you are available.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN BIBLE STUDY

The Presbyterian Women of Central Church conduct a monthly Bible study, which is open to all women of the church. Held in the Fellowship Room at 9:30 a.m. on 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19

We All Have Questions…How Can We Get Some Answers?

Central offers weekly commentaries on a wide variety of topics. What is a “weekly commentary”? It is a “story” with a purpose which helps your thoughts develop so you can come closer to a final answer for yourself. Give the “commentaries” a try.

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Is It Foolish to Believe We Can Grow In Times of WEAKNESS, Not Just Through STRENGTH?

If you were wholly unfamiliar with the life of Jesus and listened only to what many Christians in America say today, you could be forgiven for thinking that the most important thing Christianity values is worldly  power – the power to control and compel, to impose one’s will on others, to vanquish one’s enemies.  Blessed are the politically powerful and

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Do You Really Understand “Poverty”?

Recently, at lunch with a couple who are long-time friends, they were full of stories about a vacation trip they had just taken.  It was a cruise to a distant part of the world, which included stops at numerous ports I had always wanted to visit.  When I left them, I was excited about taking that cruise myself – I

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Lord, Am I Useful To YOU?

How this plea originated, during my days already overflowing with unending tasks and responsibilities, I do not know. Praying at a hospital bedside, or serving in a soup kitchen makes me feel needed and useful.  I suspect physicians suturing a wound, or teachers helping children learn to read, or mechanics fixing an engine, understand the satisfaction of unequivocal usefulness. But,

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: How To Recognize An Evangelical Christian

Last July, I joined several members of my family, in Pennsylvania, to welcome another family who would be joining ours by marriage this Fall. There was plenty to eat and drink as we progressed through the weekend.  But much more memorable were some of my conversations with other guests.  In particular, I had a long chat with the prospective bride’s

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: I Want To Live A Life of Consequence. How Should I Start?

Some Christians emphasize the question: “Am I Saved?”  Presbyterians emphasize the question: “What am I saved for?”  We believe that in Jesus Christ, God has saved us, and therefore that perhaps our lives should be lived in grateful response.  But, specifically, what does that mean?  Baptism is a sign that we belong to God, and that we are called for service

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: How Climate Change Really Threatens God’s Creation

Many of us, like me, truly believe that God created our amazing universe, bringing matter and energy to life out of a formless empty void of nothing.  The humankind now residing in the earth-portion of God’s universe, however, seems to have been developing practices which may poison that creation. For example, by increasing our use of automobiles and trucks, coal-burning

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Would You Dare Go To A Place Full of Sinners?

One definition of “sin” is that it is an attitude in which we see ourselves as the ultimate authority, replacing God.  The real God and His law become secondary in our lives.  Probably we are not consistently sinful all the time, but we know that from time to time we place first our pride and well-being, even if others may

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Can Your Recall Why We Celebrate the Birth Of Christ?

December 25 each year for centuries has been thought by many people to be the birth date of Jesus Christ.  Christians think of it as the anniversary of the day when God placed His only son in the midst of humankind, thus attempting to show His love for us by teaching an improved approach to our mortal life. Of course,

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: How Does Our Celebration of ADVENT Prepare Us For Christmas?

On Sunday, December 2 we celebrated the first of four Sundays of ADVENT. I remembered from my youth that ADVENT comes every year at this time, but there were so many special days on our church calendar – why or what were we celebrating?  However, I did understand that ADVENT had something to do with the birth of Jesus.   I