Holy Week at Central

Palm Sunday Worship - Sunday, March 29th, 11:00am – Sanctuary
Tuesday, March 31st - A participatory presentation on "Christ and the Passover" led by Aaron Abramson will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall, using the elements of the traditional seder to illustrate Jewish observance of the first Passover.
Good Friday Worship - A reflective service, considering the suffering and death of Jesus for our sake will be held on Friday, April 3rd, at 6:00pm. Called Good, this Friday points to the world's redemption by Jesus' sacrifice. Childcare will be provided.
Easter Sunday Worship - A service of celebration for the resurrection of Jesus and its implication for us will be held on Sunday, April 5th, 11:00am. A day to rejoice as the hopes and expectations of Christians worldwide are realized in the good news of salvation confirmed by the risen Jesus Christ.
Reception - We invite everyone to join us on Sunday, April 5th for a special Easter coffee hour on the 6th floor following the worship service.  We will be serving homemade biscuits and Virginia ham along with salads and desserts.  If you would like to bring your favorite salad it would be welcome.  Everything else will be provided.  Let's come together to celebrate our risen Lord!
Regardless of your religious background or spiritual commitments, we welcome you to join us for this important day in which we consider and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.


Book Drive for Mont Lawn

Book Drive extended! Kids in the South Bronx are getting excited about reading-- and you can participate by joining the Book Drive and donating a book for the Mont Lawn City Camp library. Check out the wishlist, or drop off a book at Central by April 19. If you have any questions, please contact Caryn (carynschafer@gmail.com).

Safe Families for Children - Rescheduled

When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support. But for some parents, there isn't a safety net. Often problems such as drug addiction, domestic abuse, incarceration, or illness can be debilitating, making it impossible for parents to care for their children. During such crises, children are especially at-risk for neglect or abuse as their parents struggle to cope with crushing circumstances and emotions.


Since 2003, Safe Families for Children has offered sanctuary to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. The ultimate goal is to strengthen and support parents so they can become Safe Families for their own children.


Please join us for an information session at Central Presbyterian Church (593 Park Avenue) on Thursday, April 9th at 7:00pm as we seek to unite churches throughout the city and launch a ministry of Safe Families for Children in New York. Light refreshments will be served.


Please RSVP to Scott Parson by email at sparson@centralchurchnyc.org or by phone at 212-838-0808 if you'd like to attend.


Vocare: Seminars on the Gospel, Culture, and Vocation

Central’s Vocare explores the intersection of the gospel, culture, and vocation.  The Latin word "vocare" (pronounced vo-KAR-ay) means "to call" and is the root of the English word "vocation."  The purpose of these seminars is to equip us theologically and spiritually to live out our unique and distinctive callings as people who have been sent by God into the world.
Our Vocare: Seminars on the Gospel, Culture, and Vocation continues this coming Sunday, March 29th, with the topic, “The Book of Judges in the Modern World: Failure, Hope, and Christian Imagination," led by Dr. Michael Kelly, Westminster Theological Seminary.
Topics for the coming weeks are:

Easter - No Vocare
Sunday, April 5th at 10:00am

There and Back Again:
The Exile and Restoration of Israel and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Exile: Punishment for the Wicked and the Calling of the Righteous
Dr. Douglas Green, Westminster Theological Seminary
Sunday, April 12th at 10:00am
There and Back Again:
The Exile and Restoration of Israel and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
The Book of Ruth: The End of Exile for Israel ... and the Gentiles
Dr. Douglas Green, Westminster Theological Seminary
Sunday, April 19th at 10:00am
There and Back Again:
The Exile and Restoration of Israel and the Gospel of Jesus Christ
The Book of Job: A Prophetic Parable of Exile and Restoration
Dr. Douglas Green, Westminster Theological Seminary
Sunday, April 26th at 10:00am

You can find the audio files of previous seminars here.


The Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Central is invited to the 108th Annual Bethlehem Bach Festival, presented on two successive weekends -- Friday and Saturday, May 1st and May 2nd, and Friday and Saturday, May 8th and May 9th on the Lehigh University campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a chance to experience the spirit of worship as well as the musical excellence for which this beloved Festival is known. Tickets are available to Central members and friends at a special 20% discount. Information about group travel and ticket prices is available by clicking the link here.  Additional information about the Festival and the choir is available at the Bach Choir's website.

Mustard Seed Club


Calling All Kids Ages 3 to 5th Grade!


Grow in the Gospel and Friendship This Winter Through



Central Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

Begins January 14th, 2015


Registration for the Winter is $50 for the first child in a family and $25 for each additional child.

Register here.


* Children's Choir * Gym Games *

* Bible Discussion * Crafts *

 ** 4th and 5th graders will also serve as Jr. Leaders! **

Click on these links to play!

"Nothing But The Blood"                               "Agnus Dei"


Service Info

Sundays at Central

  • 9:30: Childcare available
  • 9:30: Prayer
  • 10:00: Sunday School
  • 10:00: Adult Study
  • 11:00: Worship Service
  • 12:15: Fellowship Hour


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