WELCOME TO CENTRAL
Central Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community dedicated to diversity and inclusivity. People of different races, gender identities, sexual orientation, ages, educational levels, housing statuses and religious backgrounds gather each Sunday to worship together, united by a desire to worship God and follow Jesus’s example in our lives. Our clergy and lay leaders are a cross-section of our community.
Throughout the year, Central offers faith opportunities in the heart of Atlanta:
- Sunday services, each week at 11:00am in the sanctuary
- Taizé services, the first Tuesday of each month in the chapel, October
- Faith Education and Sunday school for all ages, each Sunday at 9:45am
- Special opportunities, such as small groups, home worship services, and additional services around Lent and Advent
Central supports the Atlanta community with several outreach activities and volunteer opportunities:
- Central Outreach and Advocacy Center
- Central Night Shelter
- Central Child Development Center
- La Gonave Haiti Partnership
- See our Mission page for more information about mission opportunities.
Central is located in downtown Atlanta, directly across from the Georgia State Capitol, and draws its membership from across the greater Atlanta area. We are co
nvenient to the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA stations, and free parking is available in the garage at 180 Central Avenue for Sunday services.
Join us for worship. You are welcome here.
The Central Community
Upcoming Events, News & Updates
FIRST FRUITS EXHIBIT
Now on display in Tull Fellowship Hall
And with the first fruits of all your increase. –Proverbs 3:9
As we prepare to enter the season of returning to our Creator the monetary fruits of our labor, we are reminded that from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament, returning to our Creator the first fruits of what has already been given us–in talent, labor, and wealth–stands as a hallmark of God’s faithful people. The entire biblical narrative is filled with images of feasting, fruitfulness, and faithful service in which both God’s people and kingdom flourish. Joyfully and creatively engaging in the good work that God has given us to do, yielding our best efforts to the Lord, we return our first offering to God.
As a visual reminder of returning our first offering to God, the exhibit, First Fruits, is now on display in Tull Fellowship Hall. This exhibit is sponsored by Central’s Arts of the Spirit series in conjunction with CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) and will remain on display throughout our season of stewardship.
To view this exhibit during church office hours, please contact Sandra McDonald by phone (404.601.3137) or email.
Sunday, September 9
9:00 – 10:30 Breakfast in Tull Fellowship Hall
9:45 – 10:45 Sunday School
(Nazareth Choir will begin the next week, 9/16)
9:00 Youth Handbell Choir
12:30 Confirmation Meeting (Youth Suite)
4:50 Youth Kick-Off Meeting (Lum Home)
Begins Sunday, June 3 | 9:45 a.m. | Rand Chapel
Growing out of our explorations during the Summer Series of 2017 on “reformations” and the Martin Luther quincentenary, our Summer Series this year will amplify our consideration of the Civil Rights Movement as our most important modern reformation. The Ministry of Learning invites you to consider our past, the issues we confront now, and to look forward. Central must play a role in making sure the Movement is not a thing of the past. How do we do that? Let’s discover our role together. Click here to learn more.
Central’s All Church Retreat
When: Labor Day Weekend September 1-3
Where: Montreat, NC (near Asheville)
Central’s 2018 All Church Retreat Committee is hard at work, and the theme for this year
is “Just.” The All Church Retreat, affectionately called “Montreat” due to its location, is an opportunity for Central members and “friends of Central” to come together for a time of play, worship, learning, & fellowship surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Central arranges housing for you lodge-style, and most meals are provided. We encourage and warmly invite EVERYONE to attend, whether you’re a retreat regular or a first-timer. Please contact Larken McCord if you have questions.
To register/pay electronically, click here.
To download/print the CPC Media Release Form, click here.