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2017 Lenten Devotional Available

2017 Lenten Devotional Available 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

2017LentenDevotional2017 Lenten Devotional Available

March 8, 2017 – Copies of the 2017 Lenten Devotional, Meeting Jesus, from Presbyterians Today will be available in the church narthex.

This year’s Lenten devotional by Jodi Craiglow invites us to join 47 biblical figures, one for each day of Lent, who encounter Jesus during his earthly life and ministry. Speaking in unique, first-person conversational form, these characters tell us “in their own words” what they’ve seen and learned. They draw us in to share their joys and struggles, and help us understand Jesus in a newer, richer way. The narratives are rounded out with a daily Scripture reading and short prayer.

Along with the text, Meeting Jesus includes a collection of multimedia artwork from Creation Lab in Chicago featuring ancient Lenten symbols expressed in a contemporary, urban style.

Explore the Arts Festival

Explore the Arts Festival 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church


All That Hath Life and Breath…Praise the Lord!

Friday, March 10 | 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Morningside Presbyterian Church
1411 N Morningside Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

FREE event for All Ages
Snacks and Lunch included on Saturday

Art, Playing with Art with Miranda Cearley
Art, Recycled Bottle Caps with Lucy Baum
African Drumming with Daniel Otu
Movement with Amanda Lower
Dramatic Reading with Matt Baum
Handbells with Dave VanderMeer
Writing Prayers with Baron Mullis
Hymn Text Writing with Michael Morgan
Hymn Tune Writing with Jonathan Crutchfield

This program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

An Evening with Anne Lamott

An Evening with Anne Lamott 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church


anne-lamott-photo-and-book-01122017Saturday, April 8 | 7 p.m. in Sanctuary

Tickets | $22-$30 – Sold Out!

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches,  Anne Lamott offers a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it and how we can embrace it in her latest book, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. 

This event is sold out. This is a ticketed event, $22-$30. Included in your ticket is the price of Anne’s book, Hallelujah Anyway, Rediscovering Mercy. Click here for details about the event and to purchase ticket(s).

Do I have to buy Hallelujah Anyway to get into the event?

This event is sold out! We have two ticket options. If you wish to attend the event alone you should choose the single ticket option for $22.00, which will include a copy of Hallelujah Anyway. For couples, households, or others who wish to attend the event together but do not need two copies of the book, you may choose the “Couples ticket” option for $30.00, which gives you two tickets for admission and one book for you to share.  Click here for more details from Charis Books about the event, including FAQs.

If you have already purchased your book for this event and didn’t purchase a ticket, please contact Charis Books at 404-524-0304.

Click here for more information about Anne.

Charis Books is located at 1189 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404-524-0304

Parking for this Event

General parking is available on Sundays, and for other evening and weekend Central-sponsored events, at the State of Georgia Department of Public Safety Garage, 180 Central Avenue, SW. MAPYou can stop at the curb in front of the church to discharge passengers. To reach the parking garage, continue on Washington Street to the second traffic light (Trinity Avenue). Turn right on Trinity and go one block to Central Avenue. Turn right onto Central, go one block, and cross Mitchell Street. The Department of Public Safety Building is on the right in the next block of Central Avenue just before you reach the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Click here for a downloadable and printable pdf of this map. 

On-street parking is also available on Sundays on Mitchell Street and around the state capitol building.

Guest Speaker Gregory Ellison, Ph.D.

Guest Speaker Gregory Ellison, Ph.D. 150 150 Central Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Feb. 5The Invitation Committee is Pleased to Welcome Guest Speaker Gregory Ellison, Ph.D. to Central

Join us for “Who Cares? The Lost Art of Seeing the Invisible.”  

9:45 a.m.

Oglesby Atrium (OAC Lobby)

A product of Atlanta Public Schools, Ellison is a proud graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in West Atlanta. 

ge_emory_headshot-2015_loresIn 1999 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and was inducted into the Emory College Hall of Fame. He was the first black male bestowed with that honor. Ellison furthered his education at Princeton Theological Seminary as a Presidential Scholar. While here he received a Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology. 

Ellison returned to Emory in 2009 to join the faculty of the Candler School of Theology. In his second year of teaching he was awarded the Faculty Person of the Year Award (2010-2011). Three years later he received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Emory University’s most prestigious faculty teaching honor.

In 2013, Ellison and a team of colleagues founded Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots initiative committed to creating spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations to see gifts in others, hear value in each others’ stories, and work for change and transformation in self and other.  

At present, Ellison is an Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Emory. Likewise, he is an ordained Baptist minister and has served on the ministerial staffs at both Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

In addition to Fearless Dialogues, Ellison is the author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men. To learn more about Fearless Dialogues or Cut Dead But Still Alive by clicking on the links below: Fearless Dialogues Official WebsiteNPREmory MagazineChronicle of Higher Education