Visiting any church for the first time can be a little intimidating no matter how friendly and welcoming that church is. We hope this page will help you know what to expect. We believe you will find Central Presbyterian a warm, welcoming community of faith.
Coming to Central
Parking: We have free parking in the small lots north and south of the building, and on surrounding streets. Parking meters are not enforced on the weekends, but handicap-designated spaces are. Members of the Masonic Lodge, north and east of our church building, have graciously made their parking lot available to our members and visitors on Sunday mornings (but not at other times.) You can also park for free on Sunday mornings in the ISU parking garage next door to our building. (Enter the garage from Cherry Street.)
Accessibility: Our building has wheelchair-accessible ramps and an elevator. We will gladly help if assistance is needed getting into the building. The best door for wheelchair accessibility is on the north side of the building, on Larry Bird Avenue .
An Inclusive Congregation: We welcome all people regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, physical condition, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or economic status.
Sunday Morning at Central
Sunday School (9:30-10:15) is offered for all ages. Infant care is available in our nursery. (More below.)
Our worship service starts at 10:30 AM. Our traditional worship includes scripture readings, a time for children, a sermon, singing, prayers, and sometimes drama. We’re a “church of the upper room;” our sanctuary is on the 2nd floor. Use either the stairs just inside the 7th Street door or the elevator at the opposite end of the building.
Ushers at the sanctuary entrances will offer you a bulletin and can also provide large-print hymnals, children’s worship materials, or assistance with the elevator. The sanctuary has a T-Coil (telecoil) transmitters, which can be received directly by many hearing aids.
Sit wherever you like, we have no reserved seats. Every once in a while we may mark off a few pews for some special event, but other than that, sit where you feel most comfortable.
Our worship service lasts about an hour. Our bulletins detail the order of service including all scripture, prayers and responses.