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.

2019 Schedule: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Lounge on 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/11, 11/15, 12/9

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!).

2019 Schedule: 9/16, 10/28, 11/18, 12/2

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 9/17, 10/22, 11/19.

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: How Much Do We TRUST Those Strangers Who Ask Us For Help?

Each of us is often faced with a choice.  We are called upon to balance between really letting God in –  which means yielding to His control and doing things by faith that are contrary to our secular upbringing, OR, playing it safe and cautious, not trusting those whom we cannot control.  We probably have this dilemma frequently, and each

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: God and Earthly Suffering

A few years ago, my wife and I had neighbors with two lovely daughters.  We belonged to the same local swim club, and we became friendly with them socially.  One day we learned that the neighbor wife was pregnant. The baby was delivered uneventfully, but was immediately seen to be very handicapped.  While this handicap was not life-threatening clearly this

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Do You Long For Freedom? Are You Sure That Would Be A “Free” Ride?

When I was an adolescent, and sometimes into my twenties, I was impatient for the freedom to be my own boss – to find the “real” me and freely pursue my own dreams.  I thought that real freedom was to have no restraints or restrictions – to be able to do whatever I thought I wanted at a given moment. 

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: When Do We Help Someone In Trouble Who Could Have Prevented Their Problem?

It took a hurricane to really test  what I had learned as a youth – love your neighbors, look out for them, give them as much from your heart as you give to yourself. We had been warned for several days that Hurricane Sandy was coming.  Radio and TV news advised listeners to get a supply of things like flashlight

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: If Our Lives Are Ruled By “Luck,” What’s Left For Us To Decide?

Last month I spent a day in New York City.  As the return train to Summit left Penn Station, I spotted a former neighbor walking up the aisle, so I motioned to him to join me.  My friend Tom and I had first met years before in a Bible study class. After a little catching up about our respective families,

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: We Make A LIVING By What We GET – But, We Make A LIFE By What We GIVE !

The words of this title are not mine.  They were spoken many years ago by Winston Churchill.  But, I believe they express a very profound thought, a thought already very familiar to many members of Central Presbyterian Church. Hardly a day goes by when I do not receive a couple of phone calls and letters inviting me to donate some

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: What Is A Miracle, Really?

I was at lunch the other day with four friends.  The food was good, but the conversation began to wane, until one friend (call him “A”) told us about an experience he recently had.   Apparently, one morning he could not find his car keys.  Friend “A” said he was desperate all day and into the evening.  Then an idea popped

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: What Is the Status of Animals In God’s Creation? Why Would We Bless Animals In Our Church Service?

If someone blesses me, Webster’s Dictionary says that means they “invoke divine care” for me.  Suppose they bless a pet or other animal?  Does that imply that the animal has a soul subject to divine care, like me?  If that animal does have a soul, does this mean that all  animals have a soul?  If so, do animals go to heaven when

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Why Is Holy Communion Important to Presbyterians?

Last year, one of our neighbors hosted an exchange student from Asia.  It was  during the summer, so they were looking for ways to educate and entertain their guest.  We made several day trips with him into New York City, but on Sunday we suggested that he join us in attending the worship service at our church, Central Presbyterian Church.