Lent is a time for reflection, remembrance, repentance, and a lot of other “re” words, leading to a renewal and resurrection at Easter. Take this Lenten journey on Sundays at 10:30 am and find renewal in your own life.
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.
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
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.
Pub Talks are back on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Oliver’s Bar & Grill. Let Rev. Bushey know if you can make it so enough room can be reserved.
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.
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.
Our Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be on Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm. During Advent, we’ve been exploring nightmares. Come on Christmas Eve to see how the hopes and fears of all the years culminate in Jesus.
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.
ELECTION OF CONGREGATIONAL BOARD & OFFICERS 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)
APPROVAL OF 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET OF $120,000
(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)
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.
Our annual Lessons & Carols service will take place on Sunday, December 22 at 4:00 p.m. Join us as different readings and songs are woven together throughout the evening.