Archived News & Updates

Block Party

Block Party 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church


Sunday, May 7 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the courtyard

Central Women April Gathering

Central Women April Gathering 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Thursday, April 20 | Central Womencentral.women

7 p.m.| Home of Jill Lum*

On the recent congregational survey, one of the priorities that received a high rating was to create more opportunities for people to form meaningful relationships through such things as small groups, nurtured friendships, and shared meals.
Join us for food and fellowship, followed by a discussion about the future of Central Women and how we can address this priority.

Click here to let us know if you are coming and bring an hors d’oeuvres or dessert.

*1328 Avalon Pl, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Central OAC presents Art Opens Windows

Central OAC presents Art Opens Windows 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

ArtWorks 2017 event

Thursday, May 4 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Tickets | Individuals $50, Artist’s Muse $100, Patron of the Arts $500

Blue Mark Studios | 892 Jefferson Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA

Join us for an evening of art, auction, food, and drink. Featuring the creative and inspiring work of artists experiencing homelessness.

Reserve your tickets, review patron and sponsorship opportunities, and find more information at or contact Lorrie Stafford at 404-668-3780 or

2017 Holy Week

2017 Holy Week 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 9 – 16

Palm Sunday, April 9

9:45 a.m. | Courtyard fellowship with Capitol area churches. Please bring a breakfast food to share.

10:15 a.m. | Street Parade

HolyWeek11 a.m. | Worship

Maundy Thursday, April 13

12:15 p.m. | Rand Chapel Service

6:30 p.m. | Parish Gatherings (Click here)

Good Friday, April 14

12:15 p.m. | Rand Chapel Service

7 p.m. | Combined Worship with Central, First, and Morningside Presbyterian Churches at First Presbyterian Church.

Tenebrae Service with Seven Last Words, Homilies, and Combined Choirs.

*1328 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Parking is available in the LAZ parking garage across from FPC at 1337 Peachtree Street NE. Click here for more information about getting there and parking.

Easter Sunday, April 16

9 a.m. | Easter Breakfast in Tull Hall

11 a.m. | Worship

Lunch will not be served Easter Sunday.

Variety Show

Variety Show 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Variety Show

Sunday, April 23 | Come one, come all. Join in on the FUN!!

4:30 – 5 p.m. | Silent Auction in Tull Hall
5 – 7:30 p.m. | Variety Show in Sanctuary

Tickets | $15 adults, $5 children and youth. Click here to purchase ticket(s).

Refreshments | Wine ($5 per glass), lemonade, and heavy appetizers will be served.

Some Silent Auction goodies include – two beach getaways, a Florida golf-and-fun getaway, hand-crafted items, baked goods by Central’s talented bakers, and services such as tennis lessons and sing-alongs.

We need all ages to participate! Please contact Rachel Stewart at to sign up.

If you would like to donate something for the Silent Auction, please contact Vicki Collier at or Anita Carwile at

Proceeds to benefit both the Youth Mission Trip and the Chancel Choir Reformation Tour. Click here to purchase ticket(s) or to make a donation.

A Movie Buffet and Lunch too

A Movie Buffet and Lunch too 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church


Saturday, April 1 | Movie Buffet and Lunch

12 p.m. | Plaza Theatre
Briarcliff Plaza, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

The Event Committee is at it again. This time we will meet Saturday, April 1 for the 41st Atlanta Film Festival. For the first time, we will offer a movie buffet featuring a selection of two movies, both starting at 12:15 p.m., showing at the Plaza Theatre on Ponce de Leon. Please plan to meet outside the theatre no later than noon.

Your first choice, “the meat dish”, is ‘In the Radiant City’, the story of a man who must return home to rural Kentucky, where his testimony against his brother in a murder trial still carries the stigma that caused a rift within the family 20 years earlier. Now, he must face his angry sister, doped-up mother, and degrading town folk while deciding whether to participate in his brother’s parole plea. Can what was broken ever be put back together again in this complicated story of resentment and betrayal, or will the waters be further muddied by unpredictable circumstances?

For the documentary/foreign film fans, we offer “the fish taco”, ‘La Selva Negra’ (The Modern Jungle) in Spanish with English subtitles. ‘La Selva Negra’ is an intimate story of the Zoque culture, indigenous people of Mexico who speak the Zoque language, painted through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman. The film highlights the issues of globalization and commodity fetish through documentary, while portraying the shaman’s financial hardship and hopes for a better future.

After the movies, we will meet down the street from the theatre at La Fonda Latina for great pan Latin food and conversation.

Tickets may be purchased online at ($10.00 + $1.54 ordering fee). To sign up and let us know you are coming, you can click here, visit the Events Committee table during Sunday lunch on March 19 & 26, or call Rick DeFeo at 347-852-1317.

Central Women for All

Central Women for All 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Thursday, March 16 | Central Women for Allcentral.women

7 p.m. | Not just for Central Women, EVERYONE is Invited 

Do you believe that children should be in worship? Do you believe that children should be in the nursery until they can sit quietly in worship? Do you want to be equipped to help children experience worship more fully? 

These are some of the questions we will engage during the March 16 gathering of Central Women. We invite EVERYONE to come and share your hopes and questions as Kathy Dawson, Professor of Christian Education, Columbia Seminary facilitates our conversation. 

We will begin at 7 p.m. with food and drink followed by our program. Click here to RSVP and to sign up to bring an hors d’oeuvre or dessert.

Lenten Home Worship 2017

Lenten Home Worship 2017 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Food, Fellowship, Education, and Worship – All in one!

March 8, 2017 – The Ministry of Worship will be offering informal worship services during the season of Lent in various congregational homes throughout the city. All home worship services will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.lent.home.woeship

You may choose to attend one or all of them. These evenings will be designed by various clergy-affiliate members and friends of Central and include an educational component and close with a short worship service. Heavy appetizers or a simple supper will be offered by the host home, and you are invited to bring adult beverages to share.  

Monday, March 13, 7 p.m. | Contact Dave Vandermeer for details or see this week’s electronic church newsletter.

  • Kim Wagner, clergy-affiliate member will lead our worship experience.

Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. | Contact Dave Vandermeer for details or see this week’s electronic church newsletter.

  • Tom Long, clergy-affiliate member, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching; Director of the Early Career Pastoral Leadership Program, Emory Candler School of Theology will lead our worship experience.

Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. |Contact Dave Vandermeer for details or see this week’s electronic church newsletter.

  • Leigh Campbell-Taylor, former member of Central and Interim Pastor at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, will lead our worship experience. Please RSVP to Sandra McDonald at

Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m. | Monthly Taizé Prayer Service in Rand Chapel

  • 6 p.m. Labyrinth will be available for centering prayer in Tull Hall
  • Parking in front of the church on Washington Street.

Faith and Immigration Sunday School

Faith and Immigration Sunday School 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Faith and Immigration Sunday School

adams.mark.escobar.miriam 9:45 a.m. | OAC Atrium

On Sunday, March 19, Central will host the Rev. Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar, PCUSA mission co-workers from the Arizona-Mexico border. Mark and Miriam work with Frontera de Cristo, a border nonprofit supported by Central and visited on Central mission trips. Join us at 9:45 a.m. in the atrium to hear from Mark and Miriam about their important work on behalf of our denomination.

Click here for more information about Mark and Miriam.

Lenten Origami Bird Kits

Lenten Origami Bird Kits 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

origami.birdsLenten Origami Bird Kits

March 8, 2017 – As a part of a Lenten discipline, you are invited to pick up a Origami Kit in Tull Hall. Instructions, origami paper, and names of members of Central to write on each piece of paper are in the kits.

The completed origami birds will be added to our A Wing and a Prayer art installation in September.