Easter Memorial Flowers

Order by Monday, March 18

The beautiful flowers that adorn our chancel every year are wonderful ways to remember and honor your loved ones. To order Memorial Easter Flowers, contact the Church Office. The suggested donation is $40 per order (an individual or a couple). Remembrances received by March 18 will be included in the Holy Week / Easter Sunday orders of worship.

Spring Church Clean-up

Saturday, March 21, 9 am

Come one, come all – young and not-so-young. It’s time to spruce up Central’s building and grounds for Holy Week! This year, in addition to dusting and raking, we will clean out long-neglected items and areas to create fresher, more flexible spaces for small gatherings and new programs. Plus, we’ll have coffee, doughnuts, and lots of good cheer! We’ll work until 12 noon, so stop by when you can.

Dedication Sunday

Sunday, Mar. 17, 10:30 am

On this fifth Sunday of Lent, Central’s congregation will deliver its 2024/25 pledges. Pledges are the financial foundation of our church, our single most important source of funding. Your pledge enables us to create a viable budget – which determines what we can accomplish as a church. We hope you will express your support by pledging. So our worship, mission, and ministries may continue and grow.

Reading Ruth

Sunday, Mar. 10, 11:30 am

In times past, early Christians gathered together to hear the Bible read aloud. That’s how we will encounter Ruth. In this, one of the shortest books in the Bible, Ruth, a Moabite woman, marries into a Jewish family, becoming one of Jesus’ ancestors: King David’s great-grandmother. Join us in the Fireplace Room for a soup and bread lunch as we listen to Ruth’s story of disaster, perseverance, and loyalty. RSVP to Claudia.

Easter Egg Decorating

Sunday, Mar. 10, 12:30 pm

Once again we’re decorating eggs in memory of Ann Bliven, whose special technique makes Easter eggs durable enough to use year after year. We’ll provide paints and supplies. You bring a dozen blown-out eggs and some friends and paint up a storm – or just come and watch. There will be snacks and music. RSVP to the Church Office. We’ll see you in Chapel Hall.

How to Blow Out Eggs

  • Use a large, clean safety pin, sewing needle, or skewer to poke holes in both ends of the egg.
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Tuesdays With Scripture

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8 am

Our weekly community devotional is back! Every Tuesday morning during February, we’ll get together virtually to discuss a short Bible passage. Each session is self-contained. Come to one or to all of them! Contact Claudia for a Zoom invitation (claudia@centralchurch.us). She’ll also send you the reading and questions to consider ahead of time.

Cherub Choir

Sunday, Mar. 3, 10 am

Central’s Cherub Choir – for children in preschool through the second grade – is planning to sing in church this Easter. Led by Caroline Hunter, the choir rehearses – for 15 minutes – every Sunday before Church School, in the church school Gathering Space.  Please encourage your little ones to become part of Central’s wonderful tradition of music!

Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, Mar. 3, 11:30 am

You are cordially invited to Central’s second annual Stewardship Scavenger Hunt. This family-friendly, fun-filled adventure will lead you through every nook and cranny of our church. On the way, you’ll learn about our place of worship and the wonderful initiatives your pledge helps provide: mission and ministries, upkeep of our historic church building, salaries of our ministers and staff, and our inspiring music and fellowship programs. Join us in Chapel Hall.

Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, Feb. 25, 4 pm

Central Congregational Church Choir – under the direction of organist/choirmaster Patrick Aiken – will present “A Sermon from the Mountain,” by Alice Parker (1925 to 2023). This powerful cantata – commissioned after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., integrates Dr. King’s texts with scripture. Accompanied by string quartet, bass, piano, and drums, the music is turbulent, jubilant, ethereal, and always profound – challenging and inspiring us to work for nonviolence.

Faith Night Skate Night

Friday, Feb. 23, 7:05 pm

Join the Providence Bruins for their annual Faith Night Skate Night!  You’ll enjoy great seats at a discounted rate – $22 each – plus kids receive P-Bruins hats. Bring your skates, and after the game, hit the ice for an hour-long family skate.  Not a skater?  Hang out in the stands and enjoy faith-based music and messages from former NHL players.  Purchase tickets at www.providencebruins.com/centralcongregational no later than Feb. 22.