Welcoming All

Located in historic downtown Atlanta, Central Presbyterian Church is a community united in welcoming and serving all. Our church and lay leaders represent a diverse cross-section of the Atlanta community and we thrive in outreach, serving and spreading God’s love to people across racial boundaries, gender identities, religious backgrounds and socio-economic status. While Sunday mornings are an important time for us to gather in worship together, our reach goes far beyond the church’s walls as our congregation is involved in numerous outreach that range from ministries with people experiencing homelessness to arts and cultural events. Events at the church are currently suspended due to COVID-19. However, we have multiple opportunities to stay connected online.

Commitment to act against racism

Central Presbyterian Church of Atlanta emphatically affirms that Black lives matter. We are pained and outraged at the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, David McAtee and countless others before them. We understand that these events are occurring against the backdrop of a global pandemic and economic and political uncertainty, all of which disproportionately affect Black, Brown, Indigenous people and returning citizens.

We believe White supremacy is a violent pathology that is destructive to society and a sin that is incompatible with the kingdom of God. This continues to be evident when Black demonstrators are met with state-sanctioned violence.

We believe that God desires full equity among God’s children and unrestricted participation in community life. We recognize that the church is imperfect and that Scripture has been misused to justify White supremacy and Racism.

We acknowledge structural Racism in society limits the expression of the full spectrum of God. God’s completeness in church and in society will only be achieved when people of all colors can respect and trust each other as equals.

We proclaim that the Bible presents an insistent witness to God’s love for diversity and justice as heard in the words of prophets who reject oppression; seen in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ; and experienced through the work of the Holy Spirit, who consistently blows through human divisions to reveal God’s love for humanity.

We believe we must dismantle Racism if we are to reflect the kingdom of Heaven on Earth. We do not expect this to be easy. Standing with our Black congregants and community requires us to match our words with bold and fearless actions. Therefore, we commit ourselves to,

● Engage in deep reflection of our own history and complicity.

● Direct more of our resources toward supporting racial justice initiatives.

● Form meaningful partnerships with Anti-Racism organizations.

● Advocate for changes in discriminatory public policies.

We seek to grow in solidarity with people seeking justice and fighting Racism, we share the burden of grief and anger, and we desire a more perfect society that treats people with dignity. Central Presbyterian Church loves and serves the city of Atlanta. We bear its daily stress; we cry for peace and justice.

Stewardship 2021

During our Stewardship season, we are pledging towards recreating our world with God in 2021. You may click this link or the image below for more details on how to give.

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Connect with Central

Our church has numerous opportunities to connect with other. In addition to traditional worship activities, Central features a variety of classes, small groups, parish events, children’s and youth activities and a robust music department. Regardless of your interest and gifts, there is a place for you at Central.

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Seeking a unique space to host your special event?

All of our activities at our site have been suspended due to COVID-19. You may visit our Connect With Us, Learn With Us, and Worship With Us Pages to find ways to connect and stay engaged. We look forward to opening our doors back up when the timing is right. Built in 1880s, Central’s sanctuary is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a popular location for weddings. Our church also has numerous classrooms, historic Rand Chapel and other facilities used by groups throughout the year for a variety of activities. Due to our proximity to the state Capitol, we are a prime location for events including seminars, classes and concerts.