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

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  • 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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Staff Blog

One of the places I saw God at work with us this past week was with Larry and Celeste. John and Bob’s crew went there on Monday, and started building a ramp- digging footings, framing it with two by sixes. It was a great project- perfect for our more experienced kids- kids who are comfortable with power tools and building.

As the week went on, Celeste’s story unfolded. Celeste loves her garden- but she could only look at it from the porch. Celeste is only able to walk short distances, so she has an electric scooter. It’s supposed to give her access to the world. But for the past 5 years, she hasn’t been able to bring her chair out of her home- with no ramp, and no vehicle to transport it, Celeste has been largely housebound for 5 years.

On Wednesday afternoon, the kids finished the ramp. And Celeste went straight down the ramp on her scooter- she hugged each of the kids, and she took her scooter straight to church.

Bob and John and Our kids did that-  figured out how to lay the footings, and how to support the ramp at the right angle, how to add the extra supports. They figured out how to lay the decking and even laid stepping stones at the bottom to create a landing that will work in any weather.

They built a ramp. It’s only about 12 feet long- one long two by six on each side. But that ramp is a bridge- a way for this lovely woman, who loves God, who loves to garden, who loves her community- a bridge to the outside world. Now, Celeste can go into her garden whenever she wants to- can go to her church to worship and pray whenever she wants to- she can go into the world, whenever she wants to.

Last week, Celeste’s life was changed because of the work of our kids and leaders and also because of each of you- every one of you who bought a quiche or washed your car, donated to the rummage sale, everyone of you who offered prayers for a safe journey.

Last week, you came with us to Maine.

Thank you. Thank you from each one of us who went to Maine, and from each one of us in Maine. Thank you for your support and for allowing us to go into the world and serve- thank you for showing God to Larry and Celeste- for reflecting God’s nature and image- for allowing us to transform people’s lives in your name- in Jesus’ name.

Alleluia, Amen.

–Pastor Deborah Huggins

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!