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From the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights press release: [read it in its entirety here] The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights along with the other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights proudly announces the upcoming 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort. The commemorative march and accompanying rally will be from 10:00 a.m. through approximately noon (Eastern Standard Time), Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Gather at the corner of 2nd Street and Capital Avenue at 9:30 a.m. to line up in order to proceed to the State Capitol, 700 Capital Ave., Frankfort, Ky. Everyone who is proud of Kentucky’s... Continue reading
Tom Eblen of the Lexington Herald-Leader blogs about the March on Frankfort on March 5, 1964. Read his blog post here. March 5, 2014 Continue reading
50 years ago the UPCUSA (what we now often call the northern stream of the PC(USA)) backed Civil rights. Read the story here. Continue reading
The nominating committee is beginning a time of prayer and discernment as they prepare the slate of nominees for the position of ruling elder and nominating committee member. The committee invites you to join them by prayerfully considering those who you believe God might be calling to positions of leadership in the church. Descriptions of ruling elder and nominating committee member are below. Ruling Elder (formerly "Elder") Ruling elders serve on the session as the spiritual leaders of the congregation. They are the governing body of the congregation responsible for the work and worship, the mission and ministry of the... Continue reading
* December 1 - First Sunday of Advent - 11am We begin the celebration of Advent with the Derby City Brass Band in worship. * December 8 - Second Sunday of Advent - 11am * December 12 - Service of Remembrance - 5:30pm in the Chapel Join us for a contemplative worship service remembering those whose presence we miss at this time of year. We gather to acknowledge our sadness and grief; we seek God's healing and wholeness; and we offer one another the gift of friendship and care. Come as we gather together with Scripture, singing, prayer, and communion... Continue reading
As many of us are thinking about the meal we will share tomorrow with family and friends, we also remember our neighbors who do not have enough to eat, whose children go to bed hungry or arrive at school with rumbly stomachs. "Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say nearly half of all American children and 90 percent of African-American children will be on foodstamps at some point during childhood." [] Leaders in the Presbyterian Church ask Congress not to cut SNAP (food stamp) benefits. You can read their statement here. Continue reading
Presbyterians want a budget deal that serves the common good. Read the article here.There's a link at the end of the article where you can add your voice calling on Congress to end the government shutdown and to raise the debt ceiling. Continue reading
Read the statement "People Matter: Government is About the Responsible Use of Power" by the Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of the Public Witness Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA). At the bottom of the statement there is a link to take action to call on Congress to end the government shutdown and engage in reasonable debate in which people's wellbeing is at the center of their concern. Continue reading
The PC(USA) Remembers the March on Washington - Calls for Continued Justice Advocacy on Behalf of the Marginalized Continue reading
Fair Food Tastes Delicious (article and video) Continue reading
Here is a faithful and thoughtful sermon, consistent with PC(USA) public policy witness, by the Reverend J. Herbert Nelson who is Director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness. Continue reading
Click here to read and sign the petition from the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness on reducing gun violence. Continue reading
The stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA) issued this statement about the so-called fiscal cliff. Read the statement here. Continue reading
Advent and Christmas are times of memories and remembering. For some, this is a particularly difficult season, especially when beloved partners, family members, and friends have died, and the pain of their loss is very present. For others, the memories of happier times, the anguish of broken relationships, the inseurity of unemployment, and the challenges of poor health shadow the season. In the midst of this season's festivities and celebrations, we can feel very much alone. Join us for a Service of Remembrance on Thursday, December 13, at 7pm for a simple service with Scripture, singing, prayer and communion. We... Continue reading
Read Carol Noffsinger's story about Central. Continue reading
This year's letter from Angela Hagan, a pledge card and an invitation to submit your Central story: Stewardship Letter . Continue reading
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Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), an ecumenical group of 10 denominations ― plus the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a “partner” ― has issued a statement offering consolation to the family of murdered Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and calling for “an expedient and unbiased investigation” into his death at the hands of a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. “When any child cries out for help, it is the duty of the Church to respond with life-affirming love and justice,” reads the statement ― signed by leaders of each CUIC member church. [read the entire statement online] Continue reading
Special Giving Opportunities Would you like to make a special gifts to Central for birthday, anniversary, holiday gifts, or other reasons? This list is to assist with that process. If you wish specific help, please contact either of our pastors. Designated Funds * Capital Improvement Fund - provides resources for facility needs in excess of annual budget) * Mission & Outreach Fund - provides resources for mission, More Light or other peace and justice projects * Music & Arts Fund - provides resources for special events beyond the annual budget * Children & Youth Fund - provides special events beyond... Continue reading
Give yourself the gift of rest on Thursday evening with a 40-minute contemplative worship service (in the style of the Taize community in France). Feast on the bread of life. Rest in God's great love for you. 7:30pm on the third Thursday of the month in the chapel. Continue reading
You are invited to a Hymn Festival Sunday, November 13, 2011 3:00 p.m. EST Free admission We are delighted to have Mary Louise Bringle, the chair of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, presenting a hymn festival featuring hymns and songs being considered for Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal (2013). There will be a wide variety of music: gospel, traditional, praise, Taize, music from around the world, along with guest instrumentalists. Come join us for this wonderful afternoon of song. Central Presbyterian Church 318 W. Kentucky Street Louisville, KY 40203 Continue reading
Click here for a 2012 pledge card to print or email. Continue reading
Vince Patton gave this witness on October 30: Good morning. Fourteen years ago I stepped into the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church at the suggestion of a colleague at the Presbyterian Center. During our conversation I remember my friend saying, “Well, if you’re looking for a church that truly practices what it preaches, then you should give Central a try.” The individual, who was not a member of Central, spoke admirably of this congregation’s commitment to justice and diversity and his enthusiasm inspired me to visit. The sincerity and warmth of the congregation and its pastors and the memorable music... Continue reading
After the passage of Overture 10-A, removing sexual orientation as a barrier to ordination, Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote a beautiful letter to the PC(USA). You can read it here. Continue reading
Tom Jones offered this witness on October 16: In the next few weeks you are going to hear about how you can become a piece of fabric for Central’s quilt. All of us are becoming pieces of fabric for the quilt. As each of us makes his or her financial commitment, you will see the pieces come together to make one big quilt. I've been attending Central for about three and a half years, after having been away from church for about 20 years. I started attending Central largely because of two people: Eileene MacFalls and Nick Wilkerson, both of... Continue reading