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 will continue this Sunday, February 21st at 10:00am with the topic "True and False Views of Freedom - Part 3," led by Dr. Russell "Rusty" Reno, Editor, First Things.
And in the weeks ahead:

The Vocation of the Working Mom
Jamie Knauss

Sunday, February 28th at 10:00am
James K. A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College
Sunday, March 7th at 10:00am
And in the Spring -
Red God, Blue God: Religion, Politics, and the Media

Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00am

You can click here for speaker bios.
You can find the audio files of previous seminars here.



Basketball Drillz and Skillz

Central has been hosting the Basketball Drillz and Skillz program, led by Coach Tony Wright, on Saturdays for children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

The program is held in theCoach Tony Wright Central gym and will run through March 19th. Registration is $75 for the first child, $25 for each additional child registered.


Coach Tony Wright has more than 15 years of coaching experience that includes: AAU, Prep schools (Bridgton Academy, New Hampton School, and Notre Dame Prep), and college (Howard College). Throughout his career, he has worked with three NBA players, more than 25 international players, and 50 division one college players. Prior to forming the New York City Wizards basketball program, he was an assistant coach at Bridgton Academy from the 2004 to 2008 season. In 2003, Coach Wright was the interim Head Coach at Howard College in Big Spring TX. From 2001 to 2003, Coach Wright was the Head Varsity Coach at New Hampton School. In 2000, he helped coached Notre Dame Prep school team which had fifteen division one players led by former NBA player Ryan Gomes. In 2006, he was invited to be an assistant coach for the USA 18U team during the summer Global Games in Dallas, Texas. Coach Wright was a basketball Honorable Mention All American at New Hampton School, and team Captain and two year starter at Iona College.
To register, click on the link here.

From This Day Forward

Central is very excited to announce that  we’re launching a new ministry in the coming weeks. Marriage is one of the key pillars of the community of God’s people and one of God’s greatest gifts to us. The marriage relationship is also one of the areas of our lives with most potential to develop us as Christians and align us with God’s will for us.
Central is growing fast and we have many couples who are married or are contemplating marriage, so we’ve decided to run a marriage training course over 9 weeks, commencing on Sunday, March 6th. The course will be ideal whether you are engaged and preparing to get married, or alternatively have been married for many years and are looking to take stock of your relationship. We will mix short talks on the theory and practice of Christian marriage across a series of key themes with exercises which give all couples attending the opportunity to talk through the most important aspects of their relationship in a private and friendly environment. Each of the nine sessions will begin at 2:30pm and run for approximately 90 minutes.
Interested couples should email James and Ivonne Lockhart Smith and Pastor Harris here to register. Please do register as soon as possible, and at the latest by Monday, February 29 to give us sufficient time to plan.

World Youth Alliance Concert at Central

Thursday, February 25th, 7:30p, the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra will perform music by Mendelssohn and Brahms at Central Presbyterian Church.  The World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra is comprised of pre-college students from The Juilliard School who perform as musical ambassadors for the World Youth Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting the dignity of the human person through education, policy, and cultural programs.  Tickets: $15 in advance, $25 at door.  To purchase tickets, visit www.wya.net/orchestra.  All proceeds benefit the World Youth Alliance's work with young people in developing and developed nations.  For more information about the World Youth Alliance, visit www.wya.net

Vacation Bible School at Central


Save the Date: Central's Summer 2016 Vacation Bible School will run July 11th to July 15th this year! Children ages 3 years old through 6th grade will participate in a morning of songs, games, crafts and bible stories. If you have any questions reach out to Alison Kling: akling@centralchurchnyc.org. More information to follow.


Mustard Seed Club


Calling All Kids Ages 3 to 5th Grade!


Grow in the Gospel and Friendship This WinterThrough



Central Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

Begins January 20th, 2016


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! **

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"Nothing But The Blood"                               "Agnus Dei"


Service Info

Services at 11:00am and 5:00pm Every Sunday

Childcare Available at All Services

Sunday Schedule

  • 9:30: Prayer
  • 10:00: Sunday School
  • 10:00: Vocare Seminars
  • 11:00: Morning Service
  • 12:15: Fellowship Hour
  • 5:00: Evening Service
  • 6:15: Refreshments

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