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  • Sermons, Newsletters, and Calendar | Central Presbyterian Church

    STAYING "IN THE KNOW" Click Here to receive our weekly email blasts! SERMONS NEWSLETTERS CHURCH CALENDAR Click Here Click Here CLICK HERE CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More

  • Orders of Worship | Central Presbyterian

    CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More Weekly Order of Worship We have the right to live-stream & worship with music & videos covered under CCLI (2727524) & OneLicense (Annual License w/Podcasting Renewal, Category D average weekly attendance 201 to 400. A-735810). traditional contemporary 9am Order of Worship 11am Order of Worship

  • Home | Central Presbyterian Church

    CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More You are Welcome at Central The year 2018 signified 150 years of making the Gospel of Jesus Christ central, serving the community a priority, and striving for the kind of change that brings the kingdom-come! We strive to be an intergenerational community that welcomes all people as Jesus did. We value worship that draws eyes toward God, community that inspires relationships, service that supports the neighborhood, and learning that draws us closer to Him. ​ We are honored to be a body of Christ's church and we are excited for what God has in store for the next 150 years! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2023 PLEDGE FORM 2022 Vision Presentation Sunday Mornings In fall thru spring, the 9am worship service is traditional in nature and takes place in our sanctuary (2nd floor). In this service, you will find a beautiful organ, a choir, and sometimes even a bell choir! The Tiffany stained-glass windows and decor make worship in this space visually stunning. Occasionally the dance team will participate in this service. This service also has a space set up for kids to participate in worship through quiet play - we call it the prayground . In fall thru spring, the 11am worship service is contemporary in nature and takes place in our Friendship Hall (1st floor). In this service, you will find a band leading contemporary christian music, gospel music, and contemporary hymns, as well as teams leading worship dance, worship drama, and more! This service also has a space set up for kids to participate in worship through quiet play - we call it the prayground . All of our services are important to the life of this church community! The Holy Spirit is present in the hearts of the people who gather together each Sunday to celebrate what God has done and is still doing. We invite you to try them out! Come as you are. ​ A playroom is available for any parents who desire to take their children out of a worship service. ​ Sunday School classes (10am): ​ ADULT: 1st floor Parlor & the Semper Fidelis Room ​ CHILDREN (ages 3-5th grade): 3rd floor Meet in the 3rd floor gathering space ​ ​ YOUTH: basement Youth Room LiveStream Join us on YouTube Live! Orders of Worship Your at-home bulletin Ministries & Outreach See what we do! Discipleship Choose a discipleship path! Upcoming Events, Directions & Parking, History, Staff, PC(USA) Connect! PlaySchool Central Sermons, Newsletters, Calendar Get inspired & informed! Diaper Depot Diaper Depot at CPC Contact us We'd love to hear from you! Instagram Find us on Instagram Twitter Find us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Social Media

  • Missions | Central Presbyterian

    Missions We Support Local Missions She's Somebody's Daughter Franklin County Fruitbelt Farmworkers Franklin County Prison Ministry Thanksgiving Baskets Meals on Wheels Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter Maranatha Food Pantry Salvation Army Clearing House United Churches of Chambersburg Wilson College (chaplain fund) Women in Need Network Ministries Refugee Resettlement SCCAP Support Circles "In House" Play School Central Diaper Depot Blessing Box Discretionary fund for those in need World Missions Peace & Hope International (Jon & Laurie Raber) Contact Like what you see? Get in touch to learn more. First Name Last Name Email Message Send Thanks for submitting!

  • Donate | Central Presbyterian Church

    CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More DONATE 2023 PLEDGE FORM CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More "Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ." – Colossians 3:23-24 Go Back We cannot do what we do without your generosity! Donate

  • Discipleship | Central Presbyterian

    CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More Click For Missions We Support So far, we have read the entire New Testament and are working through the Old Testament. Join us Monday & Thursday mornings at 8:15am on Zoom! Click HERE to connect. ​ Register through Facebook or Google Forms . This weekly discussion, study and prayer time is a wonderful chance to build stronger relationships with each other and with our God! To sign up, click HERE Learning Opportunities with Pastor Scott Wednesday nights, 6:30pm Central's parlor & on Zoom Sunday mornings, 10am Central's parlor

  • Ministries | Central Presbyterian Church

    MINISTRIES AT CENTRAL Sharing the heart of Christ from the heart of the city KIDS MINISTRY Go to Page TRADITIONAL MUSIC MINISTRY Go to Page DIAPER DEPOT Go to Page YOUTH MINISTRY Go to Page CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP MINISTRY Go to Page PLAYSCHOOL CENTRAL (MDO) Go to Page CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More

  • Upcoming Events | Central Presbyterian Church

    UPCOMING EVENTS CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More Check Back Soon! We don't have any scheduled events right now. Check back soon to join us!

  • Youth Ministry | Central Presbyterian Church

    CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More I'm the youth director, Andrea. I can't wait to meet you! I'm a wife, a mom to two baby girls, and I love Jesus, volleyball, & having fun in community. Phone 717-446-7322 call or text Email Read More Youth Sunday School Sundays 10-10:45am "The Thread" ​ Discovering the Thread of the Gospel through the big picture story of the Bible. Starts September 25th in the youth lounge (basement) Read More Transpose Youth Ministry at CPC ​ Building relationships through fun and time together, while realizing that Gods love, and salvation is a gift that was given to all. Romans 5:6 "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly." Read More Youth Group Something Different, Fun, Relationship-Building, and Faith-Connected every time! Schedule TBA Read More Check back in soon for event updates and more! CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More "Don't let anyone despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12 Back to Ministries

  • Meet the Team | Central Presbyterian Church

    CENTRAL'S STAFF Scott Bowerman was born and raised in northern New Jersey. While a freshman at Ursinus College, he awakened to faith in Christ, and also met his future wife Susan. After working as a software engineer, Scott was called to ministry and was educated at Princeton Theological Seminary. Scott has served churches in South Carolina and Virginia, and was the founding pastor of New Kirk Presbyterian in Blythewood, S.C. His articles and sermons have been published in Pulpit Digest, Preaching, Net Results and other periodicals. Scott and Susan have three grown children, and though he looks far too young, Scott is the proud grandfather of foure. Susan is a foreign language teacher who has taught both French and Spanish at the high school and middle school levels. Scott is an avid cyclist, a mediocre golfer and obsessed with making great pizza. After 26 years of ministry in the South, Scott is glad to be back on the northern side of the Mason-Dixon line, even if just barely. SCOTT BOWERMAN Pastor - contact Pastor Katy is a Member-at-Large in the Presbytery of Carlisle, serving where needed. She is assigned by the Commission on Ministry to moderate Session meetings in churches without pastors, and, as a professionally trained Coach for individuals and groups, leads workshops and retreats for congregations and presbyteries. With a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in NJ, Pastor Katy has served both large churches (as Christian Educator and Youth Ministry Coordinator) and small churches (as Pastor). Filling in for Pastor Scott Bowerman in June, July, and August 2022 while he is on Sabbatical, she looks forward to worshiping weekly with the saints of Central Presbyterian Church. As an intentional part of her ministry, you’ll hear her say, “Let’s talk, not text!” To encourage us in our faith and faithfulness, her sermon series this summer is Questions Jesus Asked. Pastor Katy and her husband, Kurt, are the loving care providers for Miss Miriam, a deaf kitty. REV. KATY YATES BRUNGRABER Sabbatical Pastor Sandy Wilson joined the staff at Central in January 2008. She and her husband, Gene, moved to Chambersburg from Geneseo, Illinois, where Gene pastored a church. As a pastor’s wife Sandy has been deeply involved with church ministry. She has a heart for children and a desire to see them develop a life-long personal relationship with Jesus. Helping children apply Biblical truths in every day life is very important to her. Gene and Sandy have two grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, two grandsons and four granddaughters. Spending time with family & friends, taking road trips, exploring outdoors, baking chocolate delights and finding joy in the journey of life are the things she likes best! SANDY WILSON Kids' Ministry Director - contact ANDREA HADIK Andrea Hadik was born in Chambersburg, PA, almost 27 years ago. She grew up in Mercersburg, then moved 2 hours away to a small Christian college at the age of 17. After 2 1/2 years of studying music education, she began to feel lost and an opportunity came up for her to move to Fairbanks, AK, to be a teacher's aid. She spent 6 of the best years of her life there teaching middle school and working with inner-city church kids/youth ministry. This was a life changing experience that has shaped her view of how to reach out to young people through relationships with the intent of leading to the opportunity to show Jesus' life and love to them. While in Alaska, Andrea met and married her husband of three years, Joshua Hadik, and had their daughter, Kamea. They are her first passion and she can't imagine life without them. Last spring, Andrea & Josh felt the call to move back to PA. Since moving back, Andrea worked as a substitute teacher at James Buchanan Middle School & finished her MBA. Andrea likes a challenge and enjoys staying busy. When she's not working, you can find her doing one of many things: chasing her 2 year old, reading, playing volleyball, ultimate frisbee, mountain biking, or watching favorite tv shows. Andrea is so excited about the opportunity to work at Central. She has been praying for an opportunity to open up that she will feel deeply passionate about and she knows this is it. Youth Director - contact Erin was raised in Newark, DE alongside a family of music lovers! As a child, she spent most of her time singing, dancing, playing piano, making silly videos with her siblings and friends, playing with her dogs, and spending summer days in the neighborhood pool! Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shenandoah Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre in Spring 2009. Beginning a month after graduation, she performed for a living in numerous regional theatres throughout the United States. In late winter 2011, Erin received God's call into ministry; after fighting it for a while, she finally accepted His intervention and began applying for church jobs. Central has been the answer to the prayer Erin never knew she had! She loves working with the community here, studying God's word, watching Him work in beautiful ways, and worshipping with such a wonderful church family. In Erin's free time, she continues to perform, write music, travel, instruct worship cardio, volunteer, and spend time with her wonderful husband, sons, family, friends, and dogs. ERIN ADAMS Worship & Communications Director - contact HELEN WINGERT Helen S. Wingert was born and raised in the Chambersburg/Marion area. While still in college she began her “church organ career” when she was called to her first church organ job at Fayetteville Lutheran Church, fulfilling a dream to serve Christ and His Church through music. She continued this pursuit as Church Organist at Greencastle Evangelical Lutheran Church until she met and married her husband, John Wingert, also a Church Organist at the Church of the Brethren in Chambersburg where they both shared that position for many years before Helen became Organist at Central Presbyterian in Chambersburg. Fifty some years later, Helen is still actively involved in Church organ music and John's legacy of fine-organ-worship lives on. Helen was a graduate from Shippensburg University and taught elementary school for many years in the Greencastle Antrim School District. John was a Medical Technologist having graduated from Juniata College. Helen is now retired from her "other job" and is living in Marion with her “family of eight cats”, all with unique stories of their own. Helen enjoys photography and gardening. Organist - contact Alexis and her husband have a beautiful, 4 acre home in New Franklin. She has a great fondness for animals and worked for a local animal hospital for 20 years. Since then, she had the pleasure to work with Dr. Paul Klink at Summit Weight Management. She feels truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with Pastor Scott Bowerman and will enjoy getting to know the church members as well. ALEXIS HELMAN Administrative Assistant - contact Beth Jaczun grew up in Bucks County Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She began her career as an auditor before staying home to raise her two kids, Christopher and Sarah. She and her husband Steve lived in Maryland for 29 years before relocating to Franklin County in 2016. Beth was an active volunteer at her former church in Clarksville, MD which led to her joining their staff as the Children’s and Youth Ministries Director. She served there for 8 years and loved being a part of young people’s spiritual journey. Beth enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, reading, playing games and laughing. BETH JACZUN Finance Administrator - contact SHELLEY MARANGONI Shelley Marangoni grew up outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child, she always made her friends play school on her front porch so she could be the teacher! She pursued that dream at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. She started her formal teaching career in Winchester, VA teaching first grade. Since then, she has held various positions all with the focus of being an advocate for children. For the last thirteen years she has worked at PlaySchool Central as the Preschool teacher and Lead Teacher for the program. The program is unique in that it believes that all children learn best through play-based education. Shelley joins the Staff of Central as PlaySchool Central’s Director where she will continue to advocate for all children to have the best early childhood experience possible. Shelley has been a member of Central for the last twenty-two years and loves to combine her love of Jesus with her professional career of teaching. Shelley and her husband Don have been married twenty-six years and have been blessed with two children Alydia and Dominic. Shelley enjoys spending her time with family, camping, and scrapbooking. Director of PlaySchool Central (MDO) - contact JUDY YOUNG Volunteer Coordinator - contact A native Pennsylvanian, Judy came to Chambersburg in 1959 to attend Wilson College, where she met her husband, Richard. Following graduation in 1963 Judy began teaching at Grandview Elementary School in Greenvillage PA, and received her M.Ed. degree from Shippensburg U in 1967. She retired from a most rewarding 45-year teaching/school librarian career in 2008. Judy and Dick lived away from Chambersburg 1972-2012, returning “Home” to Central Presbyterian, Wilson, family and friends after 40 years. Now happy residents of Penn National, Judy declares that yes, you can go back home again! Her list of activities includes being a Totem Pole Playhouse board member, a Central Presbyterian ordained Elder, and a Grove Family Library member. A proud Wilson College Alumna, she is on the Board of Trustee, is a member of the college’s Magazine Advisory Board, and lends supports to the Wilson College choir and a Capella group, “The Diversitones,” a hangover from when she was a Wilson “Ten Tone” in the 60’s. Her passion for theater and music have remained strong; she and Dick are loyal season subscribers to TPP, returning numerous times during those 40 years away, to attend TP productions with family and friends, keeping up a tradition that goes back to the days of the Stapleton-Putch dynasty. And saving the best for last, they are the parents of 2 sons and grandparents of three great kids! Scott is married to Susan, who he met at Millsaps College while majoring in sociology. He has two teenage daughters, Becca and Gail and some pets too. Scott enjoys cooking, camping, and canoeing in his free time. SCOTT SHEARER Custodian - contact Go Back CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More

  • Young Adult Ministry | Central Presbyterian

    CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More WEEKLY Young Adult Group TWICE A YEAR Fun Outing ONCE-A-YEAR Worship Night ​ CPC Young Adults Ministry strives to be a welcoming & inclusive community of people ages 18-40 years old who earnestly seek after Jesus, fellowship with one another frequently, and care for each other as siblings in Christ. Facebook Instagram

  • PCUSA | Central Presbyterian Church

    PRESBY-WHAT? Presbyterianism is a way of being Christian. It’s not the only way or even the best way, but we’ve found it life-giving. We’re part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a 1.3 million member denomination that has churches all over the U.S. ​ We’re a church of the Protestant Reformation that has its origins in Switzerland and Scotland. Like all Christian churches, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who lived, died on the cross and then rose again to rescue us from sin and death, and bring a new start to the world; that the Bible is the Word of God by which God speaks to us; that God exists eternally as Trinity - ​Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ​ But there are some distinctive things about Presbyterianism: • We’re a confessional church, meaning we don’t make up our beliefs to suit ourselves, but have inherited the faith from those who have come before us and thought through what it means to be a Christian. For example, we use the Apostles Creed and other confessions of faith in worship and to teach the faith. ​ • We believe we’re called to invest our time, wealth and lives where God directs. All we have is a gift from God, including our very lives, and we honor God by using what we have for God’s good purposes. ​ • We think faith in God makes sense, and we seek to grow in faith and honor God by using our minds. Faith is something we’re called to wrestle with and think through for ourselves. Accordingly, we place high value on education and learning for children and adults. ​ • We believe individual Christians and the church are supposed to make a positive difference in the world. We don’t withdraw into our safe, comfortable churches but seek to engage and transform the world. ​ • We strive for order in the church. We have a constitution to guide our governance, and try to do all things “decently and in order.” ​ And...We think that with God’s help we can progressively be freed from the sin and pain of the past and grow into new people whose lives are characterized by love, grace and freedom.​​​ Go Back CPC Home Discipleship Donate Connection Page Sermons & Newletters Ministries Search our Site More