Join us for worship !

Sunday, March 24 - 10:30 am

“But why did this happen?”  When confronted with tragedy and violence, one of our first impulses is to seek an explanation, and to try to ease our concerns that something  similar could happen to us.  In Luke, Jesus confronts tough questions about tragedies (Luke 13:1-9).  Rev. Colby will preach. Central Choir sings with Sharon Kleckner as guest organist.  “Sticks and Steel” share in worship with rehearsal at 10:00 a.m. in sanctuary.

If the way be clear, Ashley Bair will be ordained in a service of worship at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 23 in in Holt, Michigan.

Upcoming Events

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Children & Youth Pool Party

March 17 - 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by Amaya and Max Colby-Clay and their Grammie, Linda Clay. Bring a swimsuit and towel to church and plan to walk through the skyways after lunch for swimming, fun and good conversations!


Sticks and Steel

march 24 - 10:30 a.m.


Join us for a fun music experience of percussion and bells for grades 3-8!  Three rehearsals, which are important for students to attend all three, including March 10, 17 and 24. Please contact the Director of Music, Jennifer Anderson ( with questions, or to let her know if your child will be participating.

Arvo Pärt's Berliner Messe

April 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Singers looking for a rich, rewarding choral challenge are invited to participate with us. The piece will be sung in worship on Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. While there is no audition, previous choral experience is necessary as is an ability to blend.  RSVP your music by February 17 to Director of Music, Jennifer Anderson. Learn more about Arvo Pärt's Berliner Messe on this page.

Vacation Bible School

JUNE 17-21, 2019

This summer Central will be partnering with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul to offer a fun vacation bible school experience for the children and youth of Central. Cost is $40 per participant, which includes t-shirts, snacks and materials.  Scholarships are available for those who need assistance in order to participate. Learn more about this year’s program here.



Wednesday Lunch Menu


March 20, 2019

Chicken and rice soup
Vegetable au gratin soup
Bacon salad (veggie option available)
Pear-anise bread
Lunch is served Wednesdays 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Suggested donation is $8 (although no one is turned away for lack of funds).

Read a Pioneer Press Article About Our Lunches!

From the News Blog

sermon excerpt

In a world filled with violence and evil, Jesus teaches us how to resist.  To witness to a better way than cycles of violence and retribution.  To pray our way into loving more than just the people who are like us.  To pray even for our enemies.  To be creative in standing up to violence and to stand up for those who have little power.

Rev. David Colby  / Read the Full Sermon from February 24, 2019

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