Fellowship Gatherings

Central offers other education and learning opportunities throughout the week. 


The Bookworms group is for all Centralites and friends who love to read and talk about what they have read. We meet evenings, in members’ homes, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through May. At our meetings, we discuss a book—fiction or nonfiction—previously selected. Our meetings are very informal, with discussion often branching out into diverse areas suggested by comments about the book. Discussion is followed by refreshments and individual conversations; we enjoy each other’s company.

We Bookworms welcome newcomers. Becoming a member of the group is easy: Simply show up at the next meeting, no formal registration required, no application form to battle. Anyone interested in getting meeting reminder notices may request to be put on on the Bookworms e-mail list, managed by Jean Ellen Jones.

Date Book Host Start

Goldfinch: A Novel By DonnaTartt

Sally Labadie 7:00
Michelle Edwards

The Girls of Atomic City By Denise Kierman

Lynne Jones   7:30 Bill Crosland

Orphan Train: A Novel By Christina Kline

TBA 7:30 Vicki Collier

The Burgess Boys By Elizabeth Strout

Cheryl Gosa 7:30 Eleanor Barrineau

The Orphan Master’s Son  By Adam Johnson

Wayne & Ann Anderson 7:30 Wayne & Ann Anderson

Home  By Toni Morrison

Jean Ellen Jones 7:30 Edna Bacon

The Light Between Oceans By M. L. Stedman

Sherry Wright 7:30 Cheryl Gosa

Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

TBA 7:00
Linda McCord

Any questions about the Bookworms? Contact Jean Ellen Jones.

Xs & YsScreen on the Green June 2011 web

This ministry provides a place for 20- and 30-somethings at Central Presbyterian Church to socialize, learn, and serve together. Most members of this group are: 

Between the ages of 20 and 40

Both married and unmarried

Without children (though young adults with children are welcome as well!)

The Young Adults at Central have several regularly scheduled events involving service, study and fellowship. 

Front Page & Faith

Join the Xs and Ys the second Sunday of each month for lunch at 1:00 p.m. at a designated restaurant to dig deep into issues affecting our generations. Participants will take turns bringing topics to the group to discuss. To join the mailing list announcing the location and topic email Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk.

How to Join

You can find more information about the Young Adults by joining the Young Adults listserv at centralpresya@yahoogroups.com or by contacting Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk (404.601.3120).

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Youth are encouraged to serve as vital and active members of Central Church.

Youth education takes place in Sunday school classes for middle and senior high school students and is enhanced by weekly youth fellowship meetings, special trips, outreach projects, and an extensive mission experience each summer. Summer mission experiences for youth alternate between a U.S. mission and a partnership in mission with a site outside the U.S.

Youth representatives also serve on the church's Session and Diaconate and participate alongside adult members in serving on committees, assisting during Worship as ushers, musicians and liturgists, and participating in Central's intergenerational groups and activities.


Children Are Centralchildren are central

Children Are Central is an e-newsletter sent to all parents of children 5th grade and younger at Central Presbyterian Church. For more information or to be added to the distribution list, contact Linda Clawson Smith by email.

Just For Men

Men at Manuel’s                   7:00 p.m. the 3rd Monday of the month

Men of every age are invited to gather together at Manuel’s Tavern on North Highland in the “Eagle’s Nest.” Each month, Brian Bishop and friends host Central’s men to learn, share, pray, and serve together. This is not an evening presentation to sit through, but rather, a time to make and deepen friendships in Christ. Every 3rd  Monday, Central men, head to Manuel’s Tavern for a delightful evening.

First Sunday Men’s Breakfast 8:00 a.m. the 1st Sunday each month

After his resurrection, Jesus prepared breakfast on the beach for his friends. Like those disciples, we sometimes unexpectedly encounter Jesus and are lovingly nourished. We men gather because we have called each other "friend." Breakfast is just a vehicle.

For information on either of these groups, contact Linda Smith.

Just for Women

Women's Studies

Panel from the quilt stitched by members of the Women's Studies Group

The Women's Studies Group was formed in the early 1980s to provide a vehicle for exploring issues and topics of particular interest to women. It is an intergenerational group, which brings together not only Central members but also women from throughout the community.

The members begin their time of fellowship by sharing a meal before moving on to the evening's main topic of discussion. With the help of books, articles, and guest speakers, the Women's Studies Group has discussed issues as diverse as women's health, the civil rights movement, women's role in the political process, artistic interpretations, and women in the Bible. The group meets in members' homes on the third Thursday of the month, September through May (excluding December).

How to Join
Women's Studies at Central is open to any woman who would like to attend. We are a very informal group. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and different members sign up ahead of time to bring the pot luck dinner. It's fun to cook, but also a treat to come and eat and enjoy the cooking of others.

Women's Studies is currently on its summer break.  For a complete list of 2014 - 2015 meeting topics and locations, check back in late summer.


Circles/Presbyterian Women

A Presbyterian Women's Circle is a local congregational group dedicated to nuturing the faith and spiritual growth of women in the church and helping women develop church leadership skills.

Each church's circle groups are part of the larger, nationwide effort, Presbyterian Women in the Congregation, which provides guidance, support and expanded opportunities.

Central Church has one circle:   the Rebekah Circle.

Rebekah CircleRebekah_Circle_web

The Rebekah Circle meets monthly on the second Monday from September through June, primarily at members' homes. These women engage in Bible study, usually the Presbyterian Women's Horizons' study, support various Presbyterian projects, discuss congregational cares and concerns, and enjoy fellowship during lunch, for which everyone brings a sandwich. For more details, contact Linda Smith.