Central Presbyterian Church

Massillon, Ohio


Upcoming Events

Fri Jun 23
Pastor’s Day off
Sun Jun 25 @10:30AM -
Sun Jun 25 @10:45AM -
Sun Jun 25 @11:30AM -
Mon Jun 26 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
GED Classes
Mon Jun 26 @ 1:00PM -
Mon Jun 26 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
GED Classes
Mon Jun 26 @ 7:00PM -
Men's Study


Vineyard II, 2017
Emotional Intelligence for the Christian

In 1995, Daniel Goleman published Emotional Intelligence which proposes that the effectiveness of persons to understand and respond to their emotions is just as valid a predictor for future success as traditional measures of intelligence. Based on Goleman’s theory of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), M. Blaine Smith’s book Emotional Intelligence for the Christian examines how the theory can be applied to the Christian lifestyle. Smith attempts to address how EQ radically affects happiness, health, success and effectiveness for Christ.
The content of the Vineyard will be acquired from reading, lecture, individual and small group activities. The Vineyard group will meet on Sunday evenings from 4:00-5:30PM in the Memorial room according to the schedule below. Persons who wish to participate should add their name to the registration list on the table in the narthex.
March 26 Week 1: Chapters 1+2
April 2 Week 2: Chapters 3+4
April 9 Week 3: Chapters 5+6
April 23 Week 4: Chapters 7+8
April 30 Week 5: Chapters 9+10
May 21 Week 6: Chapters 11+12
May 28 Week 7: Chapters 13+14

Smith’s book is available for purchase for $10. Monies should be submitted to the church office or placed in the offering plate in a specially marked envelope that indicates “EQ book” and the registrant’s name on the outside. Please make checks payable to Central Presbyterian Church with “EQ book” in the memo spot. Books will be available within 1 week of class registration.


Vineyard III 

"God's Prayer Book -  A Month in the Psalms"
Opens Sunday, July 9  at 6 o'clock p.m.
Continues through Sunday, July 30
Pastor Larry and Vale's Home

Enrollment limited to 14
If you've never been part of a Vine-yard, register today with Pastor Larry or the church office



Adult Sunday School Class will be taking a break for the summer months, join us again in September in the Westminister room at 9:00 am.




Youth Sunday School - Opportunities for children of all ages:

Early Risers:  9-10 AM mixed ages 4-5th grade:  Bible lessons and Craft Opportunities for Children whose parents attend adult Sunday School.

Nursery: 10:15 - 11:30 AM (During Worship service) Infant - age 3

Our Church Nursery serves as a place for our youngest participants to receive the nurture and care that they need during worship services.  Children may be accompanied by a caregiver or left to be cared for by Trained nursery volunteers. 


Gateway to Worship:  11 - 11:30 AM ( children leave for class following Children's Chat until worship ends)  age 3 (and toilet trained) - 2nd grade: 

Offers developmentally appropriate play and learning activities that relate to weekly Bible lessons.  Children learn to trust adults, other than their family  members, to guide them in their faith journey.  Children are invited to attend worship with their parent and come to the front of the church for Children's chat to receive a special message before transitioning to their classroom. 

Compass:  11- 11:30 AM( children leave for class following Children's Chat until worship ends)  Grades 3-5

Bible lessons taught from the NRSV, Emphasis on increasing biblical literacy and relating lessons to church practices.  Students from this class serve as acolytes for worship service and participate in small mission projects throughout the year. 

Youth Sunday School:  11- 11:30 AM (Youth should meet following the Sermon until 12:00 noon in the Youth Room unless otherwise indicated on the door) Grades 6+

Bible lessons that emphasize interpretation and historical context of scripture.  Students are encouraged to wrestle with broader faith questions.  Students at this age are encouraged to take a more active role in church function and /or leadership.  Consequently , older students may feel more suited to remain in worship during class.