- Education for all ages at 9:30 am
- Worship at 10:30 am
- Fellowship at 11:30 am
Many hands make light work!
10 volunteers from Central joined over 100 others from the Twin Cities metro to help pack food for an hour at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan. We packed enough food to feed 75 children for one year. The food will be sent to Haiti to feed children living in areas still recovering from natural disasters.
Thank you to all of our volunteers!
Join us for Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, February 14th at 12:30 pm or for dinner at 6:00 pm and service at 7:00 pm. Experience worship and the receiving of ashes as we begin the Lenten season together.
VocalPoint uses the power of people, art, and collaboration to tell the stories of organizations doing life-changing work. We shine a spotlight on important issues such as youth homelessness, the immigrant experience, and sex trafficking. We give 100% of performance-driven donations to a worthy cause that will make a dramatic impact in everyday lives. We have worked with such gifted musicians as Maria Jette, Jearlyn Steele, Copper Street Brass Quintet, and Peter Mayer.
Our programs are multi-sensory collaborations that are unlike any other choral concerts. In our six seasons, we have supported the work of Open Arms of Minnesota, Avenues for Homeless Youth, Neighborhood House, The Advocates for Human Rights, Upstream Arts and One Heartland. Highlights include hosting panels of the AIDS Quilt, singing with the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota, being dazzled by the puppets of In the Heart of the Beast, and singing to the breathtaking choreography of Zenon Dance Company. We’ve commissioned pieces by Abbie Betinis and Joan Szymko, and had the honor of premiering pieces by Elizabeth Alexander and Abbie Betinis.
Built in 1889, Central Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Paul is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. It is an imposing three bay asymmetrical structure of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The front façade is 24-inch-thick Lake Superior brownstone dominated by a massive gable 90 feet over the double-arched main entrance. The square bell tower is topped by a belfry and an octagonal spire rising 150 feet. Most of the side and rear walls are made of red pressed brick laid in stretcher bond with stone sills and watertable. There are two large half-rose stained glass windows, one on the west front over the main entrance and one on the south side. There are also numerous other stained glass windows on three floors of the building.
The Legacy Grant Project is financed primarily with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society. This project includes an assessment of the condition of the exterior fabric of the church including but not limited to stone work, brick work and protective covering of the stained glass windows. The final documents will include construction plans, specifications and Scope of Work Form for rehabilitation of the exterior and a submittal document for Heritage Preservation Commission for approval of the work planned.