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

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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Staff Blog

Created in the image of God- this year in Vacation Bible School we want each one of our campers to feel that, to know that, to know that God loves them and that they are created in God’s image. This past Wednesday, a group of volunteers came together to cut out grass paper, foam cut out animals, to make vines and to build an enormous Baobab tree.

Carefully taking measurements, our volunteers cut the tubes to size, and then nested them, one inside another, to build a wide, stable base, securing them with Gorilla tape as they went up the trunk- building up and out. At the top of the tower, they attached two umbrellas and then began draping them with fabric, plastic, and paper.

More volunteers took huge strips of paper and crinkled them up, then took them outside to spray paint them- making the paper into bark. After attaching the paper, the pom-poms and leaves, our crew of adults and kids made a beautiful tree to grace our Maple Street lobby. It’s a tree that transforms our space, a tree that brings our stories and lessons alive, stirring the imagination and helping children see the world as created by God. It’s also a tree that tells each child that passes by it, I love you, and God loves you even more than I do. You are precious; you are worthy of a fuss and a celebration. You are created in God’s image.

–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!