Publicity Form

Before you begin…

Here is the information you will want to know before you fill out the form.

  • Campaign or Event Name

    Creative or straightforward.

  • Date, Time & Location

    If this is a Campaign we will just need “start date” and “end date”.

  • Event or Campaign Description

    This is the text that will be used to describe your event or campaign to your audience.

  • Cost or Other Requirements

    Consider how you want to collect the funds.

  • The Call to Action

    The “call to action” tells your target audience what they should do to participate. Register, sign up, send an email, etc.

Let’s Pray Together!

Great moments in history have often been preceded by a moment of prayer. In this season of transitions Pastor Mark has invited us to pray together 3 times a day. This is a time to press pause and turn our hearts toward God together.

Pastor Mark has encouraged us to pray for the Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC), specifically to pray for each member on “their” day. Most importantly let’s pray and lean into Jesus together.

Will you take the challenge?

SUN      Jeremy Blair
MON    Troy Clark
TUE      Marty Hansell
WED    Hilary Hargis
THU     Katie Kavalsky
FRI       Dan McWilliams
SAT      Maria Schwartz

Pause & Pray

8:30 am | 12:00 pm | 5:00 pm

Regather Update 9-11-20

Dear Central Family, 
On September 4th Maryland entered Stage 3 of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery Plan. Here are the implications of Stage 3 for worship gatherings: 

  • Capacity limit increased from 50% to 75% at Retail Shops and Religious Services 
  • Stage 3 will be implemented in multiple phases with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the safety and welfare of the congregation have been the first priority. We are protecting vulnerable people and ensuring the best health practices at off-site gatherings while following the direction of the state authorities. We recognize that there will always be a risk of people testing positive to COVID-19 and that our responsibility is to mitigate and contain that risk.

Central’s leadership and staff are actively working on a plan and timeframe to re-open the building for in-person worship and for facility use. This has been particularly challenging with the constantly changing landscape. More details about this plan will be communicated in the coming weeks. 

I would like to encourage your continued participation with Sunday’s online worship services, Neighborhood Gatherings, and Groups. These are all great ways to connect with others. In addition, please join with the staff and leadership in praying and listening for God’s direction to safely re-open the building. 

Peace to you, 
Pastor Mark

Pastor Mark A Hutton

Dear Central,

We are delighted to introduce you to our Interim Senior Pastor, Mark Hutton.

Mark is coming to us from Bristol, Tennessee, where he has served two congregations in recent years. Prior to that, Mark served on the pastoral staff at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri, and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has also worked in youth ministry and served as an area director for Young Life.

The transition team found Mark to be personable and engaging, committed to scripture and to serving the congregation, strategic in his focus, and thoughtful in his writing and preaching. Across the board, we found him to be a well-balanced pastor with the strengths we need in this interim period.

Mark earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis and his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is an avid writer, with a master’s degree in English literature, and teaches university courses on the Christian life.

Mark and his wife Sherry have three sons, Cooper, Baker, and Thatcher (two of whom are now adults). Because the interim pastor’s position is by definition temporary, and to allow their high school-aged son to stay in his school, Sherry and Thatcher will remain in Tennessee.

We are excited that Mark will be joining the staff and session to review our CAT assessment data at the end of August. Mark will officially start on September 1st and will join us in worship on September 6th​.

Mark is excited about Central as well. He said, “I’m eager to see how we are going to get to know Jesus in a deeper way together, eager to be part of what God is doing at and through Central, and grateful that I get to be a small part of Central’s story.”

We know that you all will give Mark a warm welcome as you are able! Thank you again for all of your prayers in this transition season. Please continue to pray for Mark as he moves to Baltimore and gets settled in here!

Blessings,

The Transition Team
Deb Dinnino
Jack Weber
Kevin Hula
Kristin Monopolis

Family Ministry Survey

Greetings Central Family!

Family Ministry at Central follows the rhythms of families throughout the year. Summer is for big, week long adventures and Fall is when we start our regular weekly patterns alongside the school calendar. This year we have all had to learn new patterns of life. Schools have recently announced their plans for regathering and educating students in the fall and we imagine this will have a big impact on family life. So, we are inviting you to take a brief survey. Our hope is that this will help us make informed decisions about how we can create new patterns at Central for the fall.

Please complete the survey by Sunday, August 16th.

Back to The Future

Until further notice, all in-person worship is canceled due to potential COVID-19 exposure. We are taking necessary measures to ensure the building is sanitized and all staff and volunteers are properly cared for.

In the movie “Back to the Future,” Doc exclaimed to Marty “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!”. This is a lot like where we are in the midst of a pandemic. There are no roads, and we are learning as we go.

Watch online: www.centralpc.org/stream