The Central Idea: Central Presbyterian Church is a member of the Cascades Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is an active community of nearly 600 faithful members and friends of all ages. They live out their faith in Jesus Christ in many ways. Central supports the campus ministry at Koinonia Center and welcomes students and faculty. Through their mission and outreach they help the poor, the homeless, and the vulnerable in their community and abroad. Join with them as they work in their community. They have worshipped in Eugene as a Presbyterian congregation since 1855. Their mission statement reflects their theology and vision of this community of faith.
Central Presbyterian Church is in the West University neighborhood of Eugene at the corner of 15th and Patterson. Join them as they celebrate the Lord at 8:30 and 11:00 Sundays in their beautiful sanctuary. Their musical offerings, both contemporary and traditional, help them to come before the Lord with singing. As Presbyterians, they encourage lay leadership in each service. Supervised nursery care with paid staff is provided during both worship hours for infants through age 24 months. Assisted hearing devices, large print hymnals, Bibles and programs and wheelchairs are also available for use. They invite all who attend their services to join them after each service for coffee and a chance to experience the remarkable friendliness for which Central is known.
Current Activities at Central
Prayer Retreat. There will be a half day prayer retreat, June 5th in the parlor from 9:30-noon. At 11:00 they’ll share communion. These retreats occur monthly, the first Saturday of each month. Join them any month or just to share communion.
Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm is a BBQ/Potluck at the church. Bring something to BBQ and a potluck dish to share along with your tableware. Bible Study follows at 6:30pm.
June 8th is the Presbyterian Women’s Spring Luncheon at noon at the church. Organist Dan Rinnan will provide a musical program. Lunch is $5 and an offering for mission projects will be taken.
No Sunday School during Summer. Sunday School classes will resume September 12th
Vacation Bible School. June 21st-25th at First United Methodist Church. The theme is Hero Quest! Register now. Cost is $16 per child or $45 per family of 3 or more.
Accepting Job Applications. Central is accepting applications for a Director of Youth Ministry and Leadership Development. A job description is available at the office and here.
Youth Local Mission Week. Central’s youth will be working with local missions during the week of June 14th to 19th. Youth, family and friends are welcome to join them. See Eric for details and sign up.
Middle School Youth continue to meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm during the summer.
High School Youth will meet on Sundays from 6:30-8:00pm during the summer.
Youth and Families join to attend Harry Potter 3. On June 11th those signed up with Eric will attend the opening of Harry Potter 3 for a fun event. Contact Eric before June 7th so he’ll have an accurate count for tickets.
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