For more than a century, Central Presbyterian Church has been on North 7th Street by Indiana State University.

But an ongoing church project now has parishioners encountering some changes.

Instead of worshiping in the sanctuary, Sunday morning service is now in the Fellowship Hall.

“The acoustics aren’t as well and we’re a little bit closer, but other than that, it’s turned out pretty good,” says Lance Weatherman, a church elder.
Soon, services will be a lot better once renovations to the sanctuary are complete.

Since time has taken a toll on this building, crews are reinforcing two structural walls in the sanctuary with metal supports.

They’ve also removed the stained glass windows, which were made by a company in Kokomo, Indiana, so they can be refurbished.

This work, which is actually the third phase of the churches renovation project, should be finished sometime in May.

But, church officials say it all started seven years ago and moved forward to this point– through faith.
“Everybody had to be in agreement that we wanted to stay here in this location.. and I think that was a faithful decision,” says Alan Harder, a church elder.

It’s a decision that will pay off in several weeks once this $1.2 million renovation project is finished.

Construction should wrap up in early May.

So, church officials are currently deciding how to handle Easter Sunday.

They’re looking at either holding two services or one big service at a different location.