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: 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. 

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: What Is The Purpose Of Baptism?

      From time to time we baptize a person at one of our Central Church Sunday worship services.  Usually, the “person” is an infant, often too young even to be speaking.  For the occasion, the whole family turns out, and folks come from out of town to witness and support this event called “Baptism”.       At

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Which Comes First – Our Love For God, or God’s Love of Us?

The Christian Church is one of the few organizations in the world that requires a public acknowledgement of sin as a condition of membership.  In one sense, the church has fewer hypocrites than any other institution because by definition the church looks for sinners and is a haven for them. “Sin” is an attitude in which we focus on ourselves as supreme,

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: The Relationship of “Church” and State: Why Is It Such A Huge Issue In Today’s Afghanistan Peace Talks?

The United States and the Taliban have inched closer to a peace deal that would include a timetable for withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, the New York Times reported recently.  But, these continuing negotiations have been underway for nearly two decades. First, however, the U.S. wants the Taliban to sit down with other Afghans to chart the country’s future.  This

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Is God Really Present In Our Lives?

          I understand that no one has actually seen the face of God.  But, many of us believe that at one time there must have been some kind of god-like being which established the Earth, the many forms of life on the Earth, and then organized physical forces of great complexity, which today generally give predictable

WEEKLY COMMENTARY: Our Life-Time Successes – On Whose Shoulders Did We Really Stand?

I spend some time each week as one of the supervisors of a soup kitchen in Summit.  This is a not-for-profit operation sponsored by S.H.I.P.  (“Summit Helps It’s People”), and we serve cooked and nourishing meals seven days a week. Our clientele are local folks who are at or near homelessness, and for whatever reason are living at or below