November 2023 Newsletter

Central News

November 2023  Vol. 32, No. 3

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 am!

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From Rebecca

Dear Friends, during college, I spent three months working in Israel through the Experiment in International Living. Half of the time was working at a kibbutz plucking turkeys, the other half at a moshav picking peaches. This time was instrumental in shaping my journey toward ordained Christian ministry. The family who took me in at Moshav Be’er Tuvia had two children, a younger sister and a boy, Moti, who was my age.… [Read More]

Christmas Ornament Painting Party

Saturday, Nov, 4, 10 am

This is a great opportunity to make wonderful gifts and keepsakes for your friends, family, and teachers – not to mention ornaments for the Central Christmas Tree as well as your tree at home! We’ll provide the fun, paint, ornaments, and of course some snacks. It may be messy, so bring an old shirt, apron, or painting smock to protect your clothes. RSVP to Antonia Greco.

September 2023 Newsletter

Central News

September 2023 | Vol. 32, No. 1

Join us Gathering Sunday, September 10, at 10:30 am!

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From Rebecca

Dear friends, a few years ago some of my colleagues and I met with Professor Stanley Hauerwas, great theologian, fantastic raconteur, and son of a bricklayer. The August 14 issue of The New Yorker quoted him in a short essay about Leah Hunt-Hendrix, grand-daughter of H.L. Hunt, Dallas oilman estimated in 1967 to be the wealthiest person in America. Leah studied with Stanley at Duke University, and during a conversation, when he realized her family background, he told her, “My daddy must have laid bricks for your granddaddy.”… [Read More]

Join Dine with Nine!

Deadline: Oct. 22


The Membership Committee invites you to join Central’s new “supper club,” open to church members and friends of all ages. Kids, too! Sign up here – – or pick up a form in the church office. We’ll put together groups based on responses. Then groups will meet – about once a month – for a potluck dinner. It’s a great way to get to know each other!

May 2022 Newsletter

Central News

May 2022              Vol. 30, No. 9

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From Rebecca

Dear Central friends, Easter has come, and with it new life. We see the world, old and tired though it may be, with a new lens of wonder, amazement, and hope. While we are in this in-between time of spring, summer is coming, and so I offer this Mary Oliver poem.

The Summer Day

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
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April 2022 Newsletter

Central News

Apr 2022              Vol. 30, No. 8

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From Rebecca

Dear friends, Easter comes, as it does, on the dark heels of Lent … carrying with it the strength of hope and new dawn, the power of God’s grace, the invitation to each of us for new life – here and now and forever.

While we need that strength and power and invitation every year, this year seems especially important to shout “Alleluia. Christ is Risen.”… [Read More]

Reimagining Chapel Hall

The Campaign to Reimagine Chapel Hall is now at 62.2 percent of goal – and construction is underway! We have removed the old stage and several layers of flooring, including a layer with asbestos. So far, there has been only one major surprise: an unexpected pipe. But Chapel Hall already looks larger, and it is exciting to envision what it will become as we rebuild this important gathering place – with a new stairway and doors; a lower, more accessible stage; and furniture stored away in closets.  See the progress for yourself on our new online Construction Photo Album.

Second Sunday after Pentecost June 6, 2021

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Welcome to our virtual worship! May God’s peace be with you. We’re glad you are joining us and hope you will find hope, comfort, and the love of God here. We are socially distanced but spiritually connected! 
We present this video and all services at Central through the generous pledges and contributions of our members and friends. To make a one-time online offering or set up a regular electronic pledge, click on “Give,” or go directly to
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