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Come experience the power of God's love through music, prayer, scripture, and proclamation at Central Christian Church. All are invited to join us, no matter your affiliation. Let's come together at His table and celebrate communion every week. Welcome to our community of faith. If there is a special prayer, concern or assistance you need addressed, please feel free to call the church office (210) 227-5273 or Dr. Michael Passmore at  (210) 294-2611.

Blessings and peace,

Dr. Michael S. Passmore
Senior Minister

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News & Events

  • Celebrating a Life Long Member: Faye Graduates

    Join Central Christian Church in congratulating Faye, a graduate of Alamo Heights High School!

    Faye has been a beloved member of our church family since she was born. We were honored to host her parents' wedding here, and it brings us immense joy to celebrate this special achievement with her.

    Throughout her high school years, Faye balanced academic excellence – being part of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society – with a passion for sports. She dominated the basketball court for three years and played polo for the San Antonio Polo Club HS team all four years, earning well-deserved sportsmanship awards along the way.

    Faye's dedication and commitment are truly inspiring.  Her journey continues this fall at Texas A&M University, and we have no doubt she'll continue to shine brightly. We congratulate Faye and share our best wishes for her future!

     

  • Central Christian Church Salutes Alyssa, Our Shining Star!

    A round of applause for Alyssa, graduating senior at Holmes High School! We're incredibly proud of your accomplishments, Alyssa!

    From your dedication to JROTC during your first three years to your three-year stint at Chick-fil-A, your work ethic and leadership skills are truly inspiring. And that's not all! Graduating with honors is a testament to your sharp mind and commitment to excellence.
    Alyssa's impact extends far beyond academics.

    She, along with her supportive family, are active members of Central Christian Church. Her compassion shines through her volunteer work at our children's programs and her time as a counselor at camp.

    Alyssa is off to the University of the Incarnate Word in the fall, majoring in Art Education, and has even been awarded a prestigious Provost Award for academic achievement by UIW. We have no doubt she'll blossom as an artist and educator.
    Let's congratulate Alyssa and wish her the best!

  • We are Bursting with Pride for Raphael!

    Congratulations to Raphael just graduated Summa Cum Laude (that's a perfect 4.0 GPA!) from UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. While there, he served as president of the Criminal Justice Honor Society and interned with the city’s district attorney’s office. This future lawyer clearly has a passion for justice! ⚖️

    Remember the young Raphael who joined our church family at 14, new to San Antonio and navigating a new language? His faith and determination were evident from the start.

    And let's not forget his contributions to our church!Raphael faithfully manages the church soundboard and is always there to lend a helping hand. He's a true servant leader.

    But the journey doesn't stop here. Raphael's off to St. Mary's University School of Law in the fall. We have no doubt he'll achieve incredible things as a future lawyer.

    Let's congratulate Raphael and wish him well!

  • Uncovering a San Antonio Treasure: Central Christian Church’s Carillon

    Did you know? Central Christian Church's carillon, crafted in 1953 by Petit & Fritsen, is the only belled 🔔 carillon in San Antonio! Hear its majestic chimes and connect with history. A carillon is a musical instrument made up of at least 23 bells that are tuned to play a Western scale and are played using a keyboard. 

    • The original carillon of 47 bells was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Nordan and family. It has a four-octave range and sounds in D, one whole step higher than concert pitch. 
       
    • The bells vary in weight from 3,850 pounds to 19 pounds, totaling nearly ten tons. In memory of her husband, who died in 1969 at the age of 73, Mrs. Nordan added a 48th bell (low E flat) to the carillon. In 1983, Richard Strauss designed and built for Central Christian Church new playing and practice keyboards, which have become the North American standard. 
       
    • During the 100th anniversary of the founding of Central Christian Church, the keyboards were used at the Annual Congress of The Guild of Carillonneurs of North America meeting in San Antonio. As a result of Mrs. Nordan’s continuing interest, the San Antonio Carillon Book of Christmas Music from Central Christian Church was published and distributed to Guild Members who attended the Congress. The book, compiled and edited by Ronald Barnes, was dedicated to Mrs. Nordan. In the introduction of the book, Barnes explains, “Since the carillon at Central Christian Church was first heard on Christmas Eve, and since bells and Christmas are as inseparable here as elsewhere around the world, the idea for this Christmas Carillon Book came naturally.” The music is now available from American Carillon Music Editions. Mrs. Nordan died in 1994 at age 98.
       
    • During the 50th anniversary celebration of the installation of the Nordan Memorial Carillon in 2003, a carillon recital series began on November 23. George R. Gregory, Central Christian Church carillonneur, played Alborada by Ronald Barnes. This composition, completed in 1987, the year following the installation of the new 48th bell, was written in honor of, and dedicated to Mrs. Lester Nordan. The new bell was used many times in the composition. Five carillonneurs from throughout the United States came to San Antonio to play each Sunday during Advent and on Christmas Eve. New carillon compositions by Alice Gomez and John Courter were commissioned for the concerts. The concerts and commissioned music were made possible by the support of Anita Nordan Lindsay, daughter of the carillon donors, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Nordan. Unfortunately Mrs. Lindsay died November 11, 2003, at age 82, just 12 days before the start of the recital series.
       
    • The carillon is located in the tower of the church. The bells do not move, but are struck by clappers connected by cables to a keyboard located just below the belfry. The keyboard is struck with half closed, gloved hands. 
       
    • In addition to the keys for the hands there are also foot pedals. 
       

    To see the carillon in person join us at one of our carillon services or call the church office at (210) 227 5273 to visit.