Welcome to Central!

Join us for Sunday Worship.  We gather together to worship, pray, sing, listen to Scripture and hear from Central’s pastor, the Rev. Chris Ney.     On the first Sunday of each month, you are welcome to share in Communion.  The Chancel Choir, led by Music Director Michael Hamill, offers exceptional musical selections.  They lead the congregation in singing hymns and spirituals.   The Gospel Choir and Youth Choir sing during worship each month.  We hear three Scripture readings usually chosen according to the Revised Common Lectionary,

All three entrances to Central Church have accessible ramps.  For your convenience we have large print worship bulletins, large print Bibles and hearing assistance devices.  Ushers are available to assist you.

Childcare during worship is available for small children in the nursery located off the narthex (front entrance hall). If you need to comfort your child you are welcome in the nursery, where speakers allow you to hear the service. We have a carpeted space in the rear of the sanctuary for adults with young children. You are invited to sit, rock and soothe your child during the service.

Sunday School classes are arranged as follows:  Pre-K and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade and 6th-8th grade.  Children begin in church with their parents; after the Children’s Message teachers will lead them upstairs to Sunday School.  The Youth Choir is open to all children.  They rehearse most weeks after Sunday School and sing in worship once a month.  Keri Kurgun, Director of Christian Education, is happy to answer your questions.

We hope your experience is meaningful and that it gives you a sense of the community gathered at Central.  If you are a visitor please sign the guest book in the entrance and introduce yourself to the pastor, a deacon or any member.

What’s happening at Central?

  • Saturday Morning Free Community Breakfast will resume in September 2019 -                                                                              Central Church offers a free breakfast on Saturdays from 8am to 10am for the community.  Hospitable volunteers prepare and serve up eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit, cereal, coffee, tea and juice. Join the crew of volunteers.  Look for Carol Larocque or Jean Moore who
  • Make an Altar Flower Dedication - Altar flower dedications are a wonderful way to memorialize a loved one or to honor an individual or occasion.  The cost is a mere $25.  You may take the flowers home or the Deacons will deliver them to someone who is ill or unable to attend church. Call or write the church office.  978-465-0533  info@centralnewburyport.org
  • The Saturday Night Meal Program: will resume in September 2019 - What is Saturday Night Meal? Once a month, from September through June, Central Church people gather with churches and other groups to assemble about 300 meals which are delivered to families in need in our area. We meet at about 2:30pm at East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury Square. How can I get involved?

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