About Central

church-outside-view-c-150x150Where is Central Presbyterian Church?

Central is in the heart of downtown Lafayette, Indiana at  31 North Seventh Street and is adjacent to the Tippecanoe county Library on South St. We reach out, however, to all in the Greater Lafayette area. We are easily reached by car, bike, City Bus (4A Tippecanoe Mall or 3 Lafayette Square) or on foot.

Where should I park?

Central has two parking lots. One on the east side of the church on 8th street between Columbia and South Streets, and the second across from the front of the church on Columbia St. between 7th and 8th Streets. There is also parking on the streets around the church. Handicap parking is located in the front area of the second lot and on 7th street (west side of building). The west side also has a ramp for those not wanting to use the steps.

What Services are there on Sundays?

Central offers two styles of worship in two separate services  At both services the message offered each week is the same. They differ only in manner that the opportunities to participate are provided.The Sacrament of Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month at both services.

9:00am  – Celebration Service – Education Building
10:00 am – Sunday School – Education Building
10:00 am – Coffee & Conversation -Fitch Parlor Sanctuary Building
11:00  am – Traditional Worship Service -Sanctuary


Celebration Service

This service is upbeat and contemporary and meets at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays in the Large Fellowship Hall  (LFH) of the Education Building. Praise songs, media presentations and a band give this it a more spontaneous feel.  Families with children, newcomers, and those wanting  a more interactive, casual high-energy experience may find that this style meets their needs.

There are two main entrances to use when attending the Celebration Service The first is located on the east side of the building and faces 8th Street and has no stairs. The second entrance has steps and is on the west side of the Education Building. MAP


Traditional Service

At Central’s 11:00 a.m. worship on Sundays, participants enjoy a more traditional service that incorporates   hymns, scripture readings, rituals, congregational responses, and choir anthems that are accompanied by our music director on our organ or piano.

This service is held in the Sanctuary. There are three entrances you can use. Two are on the front (north side) of the building and have steps. The third is on the west side of the building at the north end and has a ramp. MAP

What about children?

During Services

We encourage children to participate in worship with their families and yes infants, too.

Sunday School Programs

Celebration Station offers programs each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for children ages 2 – 4; Kindergarten; and Grades 1 – 5.

Children in Grades 6 – 8 and High School are encouraged to grow in their faith through programs geared to their interests. For more details see Child & Youth Programs.

And For Adults?

Adult classes take place each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and cover a wide range of faith related topics. For more details see Adult Education Programs for schedules and topics.