Care & Support

Central Presbyterian Church believes that we are all created in the image of a loving and compassionate God – and therefore we are called to love and serve one another with compassion and care. The Pastoral Staff and the Diaconate care for our congregation in meaningful and tangible ways both seen and unseen.

The Diaconate at Central serves the congregation through its Parish Care Teams, the Flower and Care Calls Outreach Teams, and the Visitation Ministry – which includes in-home and hospitalized, living in long-term care facilities, or those receiving hospice care.

Jan DeLong and Vicki Norman, Co-Moderators for this program year.
Vicki Collier and Ginger Heidbreder, Vice Moderators for this program year.

Pastoral Emergency Care

Please call the Pastoral Emergency Care Line at 404-601-3132 to reach a member of our pastoral staff for any urgent matters.

Who should I contact if there is a death in my family?

In the event of death of family or other loved ones, please call the Pastoral Emergency Care Line at 404-601-3132 to reach a member of our pastoral staff.

Sunday Morning

Central is back in the sanctuary with guidelines during this season. You may sign up here. If you are not comfortable returning, you may join us on our website, Facebook or YouTube.

Central’s diaconate is launching a new initiative called “Central Care Teams.” Each team is composed of 2-4 deacons that are assigned to a particular Central Parish. These teams will lead the church’s caring and support efforts by: 1) coordinating meal-trains & communicating other care-related needs to the parish, 2) scheduling and coordinating care visits and in-home communion, 3) assisting in funerals and memorial services, 4) and participating in the planning for Maundy Thursday in-home worship services.

The Care Teams will collaborate with current Parish Coordinators and the Pastoral Staff. For more information, you may contact Eleanor Dake and Amy Covin.

The Care Teams for 2021-2022 are:

Decatur – Ed Carwile, Eleanor Dake, and Rob Forbes.
Northern Lights – Vicki Collier, Ginger Heidbreder, Zac Hilimire, and Brian Bishop.
In-Town South – Linda Lehfeldt, Ben Sutton, Sandy Hoke, Amy Covin*, and Phillip Covin*.
In-Town North – Jan DeLong, Tom Leslie, and Debbie Miller*.
Brookwood – Ben Evans, Vicki Norman.
Down Yonder – Anne Watkins, Kathy McCloud, LaShawn Green, Emmalee Hackshaw, and Em McNair*.

*represents the current Parish Coordinators

Please use our prayer request form or call the pastoral staff to share a prayer request. Your prayer request will be added to our Joys and Concerns Weekly Update and to our Prayers of Intercession during worship on Sundays. You may also request to keep your prayer request confidential.


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    Central offers a variety of self-led support groups that offer spaces in which people can find care and companionship as they face particular challenges both spiritually and physically. 

    Please contact Rev. Jasiel Hernandez Garcia for more information. 

    Cancer Support Group