These are very difficult days. Many among us have already suffered tremendous losses. We all deal with a degree of uncertainty that is anxiety-provoking in ways that many of us have never known.
In the midst of all this, I pray for you every day. I am so glad when you are in touch with me and each other. I’ve been so encouraged by the ways in which our church community is extending care for each other and those we love and live alongside.
What follows is a first invitation to continue cultivating our connections and care for one another. As Deacons, Parish Coordinators, Elders, and Mission committees meet in the days to come, new opportunities for care, prayer, service, and connection will emerge.
In the meantime, hold on to what you have known to sustain you in days past.
Dr. Rev. Jessica Patchett
In the words of the apostle Paul, even now, Hold on to what is good. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. May the God of peace set you apart for good thing entirely… and may the peace of God which passes all understanding guard your heart and mind now and always.
Beginning on Monday, March 23 on Zoom, Central is offering daily events for members to interact, learn, and grow in their Faith. The series, ‘Faith On Demand: A Six-Week Journey of Connection, Support, Prayer, and Spiritual Growth’ will be a unique and enriching experience for us all. Registration is required, but open to all.
Mondays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. First Cup: Spiritual Practices for your week to help you manage the stress and do it with clean hands. Led by Trace Haythorn, Executive Director, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and Hannah Trawick, Columbia Theological Seminary.
Meeting ID 198-909-750.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Judy Kisla has invited the entire congregation to join her “Moments of Movement” exercise class
Tuesdays and Fridays. 3 to 3:45 p.m. “Human and Divine Love in the New Testament.” Led by Dr. Vernon Robbins, Professor Emeritus of Religion-Winship Distinguished Research.
Tuesdays, 12 to 1 p.m. Walking with Jesus through Distress and Change: Bible Study and Prayer. Led by Mark Ramsey, Executive Director, Ministry Collaborative and Jessica Patchett, Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church.
Meeting ID 663-570-326
Wednesdays, 8:30 to 9 a.m. Lift up your Hearts: Guided Prayer and Check in, Led by Jill Lum and Lee Carrol, Presbyterian Church USA Pastors
Meeting ID 374-251-796
Thursdays, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Lift up your Hearts: Guided Prayer and Check in, Led by Kate Colussy-Estes and Mary Jane Cornell, Presbyterian Church USA Pastors
Meeting ID 179-330-411
Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Central Family and Friends Social Hour, Led by Christian Antwi, Central Presbyterian Director for Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families, and Melanie Bliss, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Meeting Link 606-034-891
Fridays, 8:30 to 9 a.m. Lift up your Hearts: Guided Prayer and Check in, Led by Oscar McCloud, Presbyterian Church USA Pastor.
Meeting Link 161-197-593
Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Viral Faith: Seeking God in a time of Uncertainty, Martha Moore-Keish and Jake Myers, Professors of Theology and Homiletics, Columbia Theological Seminary.
Meeting ID 418-666-945
For Children and Youth:
Sundays, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Central Children and Friends Hangout, Christian Antwi and Lauren Scott, Central Staff for Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families.
Meeting ID 118-038-702
Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m., Central Youth and Friends Hangout, Christian Antwi and Lauren Scott, Central Staff for Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families.
Meeting ID 189-261-355