Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday February 26 is Ash Wednesday. We will have two services available to you that day. The first is at 12 pm and the second is at 5 pm.

The noon service will begin with time for silent prayer and meditation with an approximately 30 minute service, including the imposition of ashes, at 12:15. The sanctuary will then be open until 1 pm for prayer and meditation.

The evening service will consist of the imposition of ashes as well as silent prayer and meditation.

Ladies Day 2020

Our annual Ladies Day is coming up! Mark your calendar for March 14, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Ladies Day will have:

complimentary light breakfast | manicures | hand softening | brow waxing | chair massage | health screenings | jewelry | hair bows | Avon | Tupperware | Mary Kay | Pampered Chef | 31 | handmade items | yoga | fair trade products | bake sale | Dance in the Light performance

With over 15 vendors, services, and information providers, there’s something here for every woman.

March 14, 2020 | 9:00 am to 12: 30 pm
Central Christian Church
310 Main St NW Bourbonnais

2020 Chili Cookoff for Missions

Our annual chili cookoff for missions will take place on Sunday, February 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Enter your best chili to see if you will win the golden spoon! $5 to sample the contestants’ chilis; vote with as much money as you’d like to determine the winner. There will be chili cooked on site for dining.

Winter Yoga Sessions

Winter yoga sessions with Anne Van Dehey of Radiance Yoga have begun. As always, your first session is free and the cost after that is $10/class. Mats and blocks are provided. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 am, although there will not be class on February 6 or 22.

Christian Leadership & Spirituality: new sermon series to begin in January

There’s a lot of information and ideas about leadership, with neat and tidy checklists of how to be a good leaders and what good leaders do. But how does one’s identity in Christ factor in? In this series we’ll explore connections between leadership and spirituality from a different angle, beginning with Jesus’ own baptism. This series will begin on January 12, 2020 and run through February 23, 2020. We’ll also be doing a group study of a brand new book Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose, which will be released for publication on January 21st. That study will begin the week of February 9.

Annual Election of Officers and Approval of Budget for 2020

Moderator of the Congregation, CJ Osback has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, December 15th following  worship. The purpose of the meeting is to Elect Officers and Approve the Recommended Budget for 2020. Detailed Copies of the Budget are Available at the Church for any member of the congregation.


Mike Burkhalter     MODERATOR (1Yr Term)

Lesley Osback       VICE/MODERATOR -ELECT  (1Yr Term)

Teri Bushey  CLERK (1Yr Term)

Joanne Paulauskas     TREASURER (1Yr Term)                                                    

Gayle Robins      FINANCIAL SECRETARY (1Yr Term)  

 TRUSTEE (1) – Class of 2022.

Larry Bushey (2022)

Shirley Herberger (2021)

Gayle Robins (2020)

MEMBERS AT LARGE (2) –  (1Yr Term)

Sally Voigt

Cliff Bryant


(The Congregational Board by Consensus of all members present November 16th Recommends a $120,000 Annual Expense Budget for 2020 Detailed Budgets are Available in the Narthex)

Absentee Ballot

Complete the form below and submit by Dec. 8th. All Absentee Ballots must be signed by a Member and submitted before the day of election.