Worship is a very important aspect of Central members’ church life. We gather each week to encounter God in fellowship with the Divine and each other. We seek to worship God with joy and thanksgiving in our hearts. For us, worship is a scriptural-based activity in which we adore our God through praise, prayer, song, and proclamation. We offer innovative and engaging worship in several venues, both contemporary and traditional. Central provides three worship services each Sunday morning. Several special worship services throughout the year also help our church family celebrate the cycles of the Christian year. The Lord’s Supper is served each service and is open to all Christians who proclaim Jesus as the Christ.
Sunday 8:00 A.M. Traditional Worship in the Chapel
This informal, traditional worship begins with greeting one another. This service features the singing of several familiar hymns out of the denominational hymnal. You will experience Scripture reading, a message from one of our ministers, and the open celebration of the Lord’s Supper for all Christians. It’s not unusual to see someone in a suit sitting next to someone in jeans at this service, where all are comfortable.
Sunday 10:15 A.M. Unified Service in the Sanctuary
This worship service features a more formal style of worship. From the opening moments of worship, beginning with pipe organ music and meditation, through hymns of praise, acts of prayer, magnificent anthems by the Chancel Choir, proclamation of the Biblical story, and the weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper, we worship God and celebrate community with a spirit of joyful reverence and awe. Our Bell Choirs play several times each year; and other musicians, youth, and children’s ensembles periodically offer their gifts in worship. As in the other Sunday services, it is not unusual to see someone in a suit sitting next to someone in jeans.
Most children four years through third grade attend the first fifteen minutes of worship with their parents and then leave for Children’s Church. In Children’s Church they will participate in Worship & Wonder and Following Jesus, where they will hear a Bible story, engage in a creative activities, and enjoy a snack.
We have Sunday School classes available for ALL ages!
Sunday School is from 9:00-10:00 and is a great opportunity to learn about our faith in an intimate setting. Please visit our Welcome Center (located inside the north entrance) to ask any questions about what’s available.*
We also have wonderful fellowship opportunities which link our community together. One way to do this on Sundays is at our Coffee Bar, which is located in the Loggia (which is the large common area to the east of the Sanctuary). Coffee and Refreshments are available throughout the morning and a great opportunity to visit with one another.
What better place to start teaching children that the church is a place of fun and caring than in the nursery? It is open from 8:45 until the close of worship and is always staffed with experienced childcare workers.
Newborns Education Wing, Main Floor Room # 102
Toddlers Education Wing, Main Floor Room # 104
Our sanctuary worship is filmed weekly, and it is broadcast in High Definition on Cable TV Channel 111, Wednesdays at 4:00 P.M. and Sundays at 2:30 P.M.
Come worship with us! You are always welcome!