Local Mission Committee

Ready, Set, Love

Central is offering multiple ways to connect with each other and learn during these extraordinary times.

  • “Central Celebrates Summer: Remembering and Recovering – the Blessings and Challenges of Liberty”
    Sunday Mornings at 9:45 a.m. through August 23
    In this highly political year we explore our Presbyterian heritage and our
    Christian obligations for responsible civic engagement. The class will be drawing from, ‘The Triumphs of Joseph,’ by Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
    Sunday Mornings at 9:45 a.m.
    June 14
    In this highly political year we explore our Presbyterian heritage and our
    Christian obligations for responsible civic engagement. The class will be drawing from, ‘The Triumphs of Joseph,’ by Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
    On June 14, Michael Lloyd will discuss, ‘Embracing The Future is an Act of Faith.”
    Embracing the future means developing the resilience needed to creatively engage accelerating complexity and change, both personally and organizationally. Teilhard de Chardin wrote “We are collaborators in creation.” Michael is an organizational psychologist. He is active in politics in Spalding County.
    Register in advance for this meeting:
  • “Worship Come to its Senses”
    June 16 at noon
    The Worship, Music and Arts Committee is hosting a conversation with Eric Wall. Eric is Assistant Professor of Sacred Music and Dean of the Chapel at Austin Theological Seminary and summer musician for the Montreat Conference Center. He will discuss Don Saliers’ book, “Worship Come to its Senses.” The book may be purchased on Amazon or wherever you order books, but reading isn’t necessary to join the conversation.
    Link here
  • June 22

    7 p.m.

    Central members Melanie Bliss (psychologist) and Morgan Mitchell (counseling graduate student) will be holding a one-hour conversation about mental health in a time of stress and trauma. Brief selected readings are all online and focus on the body’s response to anxiety/stress and how individuals can create adaptive, healthy coping strategies. Regardless of your level of personal experience with and knowledge on this topic, the conversation is open to everyone.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    Questions? contact Melanie at Drmbliss@me.com.

    >Here is a list of books they recommend and will be drawing insight from:
    Book: Elizabeth Stanley’s “Widen the Window”

    Quicker-read options for people who don’t want to read a full book:

    Navigating a Mental Health Crisis:

    https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Publications-Reports/Guides/Navigating-a-Mental-Health-Crisis/Navigating-A-Mental-Health-Crisis?utm_source=website&utm_medium=cta&utm_campaign=crisisguide

    Stress effects on the body:

    https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-body<

    Relaxation Skills:

    https://medicine.umich.edu/sites/default/files/content/downloads/Relaxation-Skills-for-Anxiety.pdf

  • Christian Antwi and Melanie Bliss

    Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    Parents of Central children and youth are invited to our weekly Zoom fellowship social hour. Be thinking of ways we can best support you and each other – whether it is creative ideas for managing households and kids, dealing with challenging family dynamics, coping with anxiety, or whatever is on your mind.

    Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Qrd-qspjIrdh7d5lPTJaIoQ6ezmP50hw

  • Christian Antwi and Lauren Scott, Central Staff for Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families.

    Sundays, 9 to 9:30 a.m.

    Meeting ID 118-038-702

    Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJUld-qgqTsotw6OEcxRTTFcFz1b1uVzpg

  • Christian Antwi Director of Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families.

    Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m.

    Meeting ID 189-261-355

    Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJwkde-prT4vr_TXsarMMwT0d1fazBOUmQ

  • Interim Choral Director Jennifer Sengin

    Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon,

    Bring a crafting item and a hot beverage of your choice for some fellowship.

    Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodu6grzkoGNKv2r0xNcR-6vnBXqti7fve

  • Steve Fey

    Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

    Prior to each class, a PDF of the hymn to be discussed will be distributed to participants.

    Meeting ID: 625 623 2680

    Password: 12345

    Link: https://zoom.us/j/6256232680

  • Judy Kisla

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    An online exercise class held by Judy Kisla.

    Link: https://zoom.us/j/432125956

    Meeting ID: 432 125 956

  • “Central Job Seekers Support Group”
    Steve Wade and Wills Moore
    Mondays, noon. May 25
    If you’ve experienced a job or income loss as a result of the Coronavirus or maybe just realizing that a career change may be in your future, we hope that you’ll join us. The format of the weekly meetings is flexible in hopes of responding to the needs of the group and to allow folks to come into the group at any point.
    Link:
    If you’d be willing to be a resource for networking, a guest presenter of a specific topic, or maybe a mock interviewer, or other we’d like to capture your information here.
  • June 24
    1 to 2:30 p.m.
    The Central Global Mission Committee will take a virtual trip to Guatemala June 24 to learn about updates with The Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA).
    A $10 donation is suggested. A preview video is here.
    Registration is required via the link here.

Did you know? Musical Musings – Jennifer Sengin has been sending out one song a day that inspires us/gives us hope/we love and such to the choir and would like to open that up to the entire congregation. If you would like to be added to that daily email list, please email jsengin@cpcatlanta.org.

Sunday Morning

11 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship (All of our worship is currently online due to COVID-19). You may join us on our website, Facebook or YouTube.