Exploring and Learning from the New Testament Catholic Epistles

Central Presbyterian : February 12, 2018 3:40 pm : Uncategorized

 February 25 – April 8, 2018   Room 114 – 10:00am  

The Epistles that had the most difficulty making it into the final list of Books in the New Testament have been occasionally referred to as the Catholic Epistles. Guided by Chip Goldsberry we will learn the origin of that name, how they finally exhibited the necessary credentials to be admitted to the New Testament as we know it and why they were the last to be included. The Books are  familiar to us, but their story is not. Come and join us as we explore, discuss and learn from all the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude. Advanced reading of these  Books is encouraged.


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Response From Charles Johnson to Our Congregational Letter

Central Presbyterian : February 9, 2018 2:09 pm : Uncategorized

Dear friends,

Thank you for your message and prayers. It’s always good to hear from you. We are doing well; we hosted a team from FPC Burlington, NC, recently, and had a wonderful time sharing with them.

Since returning from the U.S. we’ve been busy. Things at Chasefu Farm are going well, and we’ve been fortunate with rains. Other parts of Zambia have been struggling with drought. We’ve planted soybeans, pigeon peas, groundnuts, sunflower and maize, and we hope for a good harvest.

Please express our gratitude to all at Central Presbyterian Church.


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In the Mission Spotlight: YWCA Domestic Violence Program

Central Presbyterian : January 27, 2018 1:19 pm : Uncategorized

The Mission Strategic Planning Team has been encouraged to build on the Summer Adult Education Series by regularly highlighting a Social service Agency, particularly their goals, programs and where they need help and volunteers. The first program in this bi-monthly series is the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program:                                                                      

The YWCA has long advocated for the health and safety of women and girls. Violence against women takes many forms, including domestic violence,  sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. These crimes impact millions of individuals and families in every community in our nation. Locally here in Lafayette the YWCA has several programs helping women to regain safety and strength. They include: Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program; Sexual Violence Task Force; Legal Advocacy; Violence Prevention Education; and 911 Cell Phone Program. For specific information about these programs please go to

At the YWCA there are various opportunities for community members to help and/or volunteer. An individual or group can volunteer for a one-time service project or can provide a volunteer commitment on a regular basis for an extended period of time. When you volunteer with YWCA Greater Lafayette, you are helping to further our mission to empower women and girls and doing what matters right here in your own community.· 

  • Cleaning or doing yard work (scheduled as needed)                      
  • Assisting with children’s programming in the evening
  • Answering the domestic violence crisis hotline (operates 24/7)
  • Answering phones, sharing program information, filing and copying          
  • Helping with 9-1-1 cell phones.
  • Working with Spanish-speaking clients and translating documents
  • Helping with outreach at community fairs and other events 
  • Processing mail (labeling, stuffing, sealing, folding, etc.)
  • Serving on an event committee (for example, helping to plan and implement Salute to
  • Women, Clay Bowl Giving Project, Holiday Bingo & Silent Auction, Network Luncheon Series, etc.)

 Domestic Violence Program Donations:                                                                         

Over the next several weeks there will be a barrel in both buildings at Central for you to place items you would like to donate or you may contact the Domestic Violence Program Office at 765-423-4486.                                                                                                          

  • New towels and washcloths                               
  • New twin sized bed sheet sets
  • Batteries-AA and AAA
  • Light bulbs
  • Baby monitors
  • Lunch boxes
  • Over the counter medicine (cough medicine, allergy medicine, children’s tylenol)
  • Plastic containers with lids
  • Plastic cups
  • White kitchen trash bags
  • Walmart gift cards            
  • Cleaning supplies: (Windex, Bleach, Lysol wipes, Laundry detergent, Dryer sheets) 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Please consider taking all other items, including clothes, to Surplus and Salvage located at 231 Chestnut St. All proceeds from Surplus and Salvage support YWCA programs.

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Lenten Challenge

Central Presbyterian : January 27, 2018 12:45 pm : Uncategorized

Looking for a meaningful Lenten Project for yourself and/or your family? Here is an awesome chance to take action by participating in the 4th Annual One 17 Challenge  –  March 5 –23.

This challenge helps raise funds for the One 17 International Mission Project that we support. In fact we hope that Curtis Stout, the Executive Director will be at Central sometime during Lent to preach and teach about the work on going in Haiti. Visit their website  One 17 Challenge for more details or contact Terry Phillips our project liaison.


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Lenten Series – “Waking Up White”

Central Presbyterian : January 19, 2018 1:49 pm : Uncategorized

Wednesday evenings in Lent –   February 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21 (Large Fellowship Hall)    6:30p – 7:30p  With the book, Waking Up White, as our guide, we will gain a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners and tolerance. While the book is focused on racial and cultural issues, we will be stretched as we consider the additional ways we get “set in our ways.” In addition, for those attending, a light supper will be served in the Small Fellowship Hall before each meeting from 5:45p to 6:30p.



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