Safe Families

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, January 29 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 or by phone at 212-838-0808 if you'd like to attend.


"Story in the Round" with Amy Grant

On Thursday, February 12th at 7:00pm Central will host "Story in the Round," an evening of readings by Sally Lloyd-Jones, songs by Ashley Cleveland and Amy Grant, and stories from all three. General admission is $20. For tickets and more information click on the banner above.

World Youth Alliance Concert at Central

Saturday, February 7th, 8pm, the World Youth Alliance (WYA) Chamber Orchestra will perform a classical music concert here in the Sanctuary at Central.  The program will include Mozart's Piano Concerto K. 414 in A Major featuring internationally renowned soloist, Lynelle Schrade-James; Mendelssohn's String Symphony #2 in D Major, and Barber's Adagio for Strings.
The WYA Chamber Orchestra, founded in 2010 under the direction of Alexis Kendemade it's international debut in 2011.  The ensemble performs regularly at the United Nations and prominent universities and cultural centers in the Greater New York area.  It is comprised of pre-college and college students at The Juilliard School who are pursuing professional studies in music performance.  
To attend the upcoming concert, email Alexis Kende ( to purchase tickets ($10 in advance, $20 at door).  All proceeds benefit the World Youth Alliance (, a nonprofit that works with young people internationally to build a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of each human person.

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.
The topic and featured speaker for the February 1st Vocare Seminar has to be rescheduled due to travel conditions in the Northeast. Further details for this coming Sunday's session will be announced shortly.
Topics for the coming weeks are:
Genesis - Created in the Image of God
Dr. Rusty Reno, First Things
Sunday, February 8th at 10:00am
Genesis - The Call of Abraham
Dr. Rusty Reno, First Things
Sunday, February 15th at 10:00am
Genesis - Joseph and his Brothers
Dr. Rusty Reno, First Things
Sunday, February 22nd at 10:00am
You can find the audio files of previous seminars here.


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


Located on the corner of 64th Street and Park Avenue

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