Park Avenue Tree Lighting


Sunday, December 7th at 6:00pm, let's celebrate the Advent season and the coming of our Lord with worship and fellowship. We will gather in the sanctuary first for scripture reading, prayer, and a special presentation by our Children's Choir - then we will move outside together for Christmas caroling in front of the church!  After the tree lighting on Park Avenue, join us upstairs for homemade hot cocoa and treats! We hope you'll come celebrate with us - and invite your family and friends!


Handel's Messiah on Saturday, December 13th


Handel's Messiah has been performed every year since it first debuted in Dublin in 1742.  Central Church joined this centuries-long tradition in 2009 and is pleased to present a Christmas season performance of Messiah Saturday, December 13th at 7:30pm.


Regardless of your religious background, we welcome you to join us for this festive event in which we consider and celebrate the cosmic drama of humanity's deliverance by the long-awaited Messiah! Admission is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 helps support additional music programs here at Central. Doors open at 6:30pm.


A pre-concert program of classical music begins at 7:00pm, so arrive early for a good seat and be prepared to sing your favorite Christmas carols following the performance! There’s a great deal of interest, so we encourage you to arrive early.


Mont Lawn Toy Shop Drive

This Christmas, give low-income parents the joy of giving! Within a few miles of this church building there are parents who aren’t sure how they’ll pay for gifts for their children, yet they long to be the ones to bring a smile to their kids’ faces on Christmas morning. Mont Lawn City Camp will be opening a one day Toy Shop on Monday, December 15, to allow parents in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx the opportunity to purchase toys at prices they can afford so they can have the joy and pride of giving Christmas presents this year. All sale proceeds will go to purchasing supplies for Mont Lawn City Camp's daily programs. If you would like to help make this possible, you can donate toys to the store by dropping them off at Central or by purchasing them off our Amazon wishlist (click the link) or by searching for "Mont Lawn Toy Shop". Donations will be accepted through Sunday morning, December 14 (please allow time for shipping if you purchase from Amazon). If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Andie (

Christmas Eve Service

Join us for a special evening service of Lessons and Carols on Wednesday, December 24th at 5:00pm. Jason Harris will offer a brief sermon, and children are welcome to stay in the sanctuary for the duration of the service. Childcare will be provided for newborns and toddlers. We look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus together with you!

Winter Coat and Shoe Drive

As we move into the colder months, Central’s Deacons will again be collecting coats and jackets to donate to those in need. And this year we will collect gently used shoes as well! Throughout November and December, Central will accept donations of gently used outerwear and shoes. Please make sure all donated items are in good condition, and that garments are laundered or dry-cleaned, then bring them to the collection points here at the Church starting next Sunday. This year, the coats and jackets will be donated to The Bowery Mission, and the shoes will be donated to an organization called HUGS (Help Us Give Shoes).  Thank you in advance for being a blessing to someone in need!

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 Adult Bible Study will not meet this coming Sunday, November 30th, but will resume on December 7th, with the next in our series of Vocare seminars, “The Biblical Mandate of the Missional Church: Discipleship for Apostolic Mission: Mark 3:13-16a,” led by Dr. Darrell Guder, Henry Winters Luce Professor of the Theology of Mission and Ecumenics, and Dean of Academic Affairs, Princeton Theological Seminary.
And in the weeks to come, we hope you'll join us as we welcome these speakers to Central:

The Biblical Mandate of the Missional Church: Gathered to be Sent: John 20:19-22

Dr. Darrell Guder, Sunday, December 14


The Biblical Mandate of the Missional Church: God’s People for God’s Purpose: 1 Peter 2:9-10

Dr. Darrell Guder, Sunday, December 21


Click here for Vocare speaker bios.


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 Fall Through



Central Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

Begins Sepember 10th, 2014


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

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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