In the Beginning: a series on creation care: July 12 – August 23
The first day: Bearers of Light
The second day: Faithful Followers
The third day: Seekers of Peace
The fourth day: Wisdom Builders
The fifth day: Messengers of Grace
The sixth day: Community Creators
The seventh day: Time to Rest
On June 21 & 28 Rev. Bushey will have a conversation with Rev. Barbara Lohrback from St. John’s UCC about LGBTQ Inclusion Listen in as these pastors and friends for nearly a decade dialogue about what it means to have an Inclusive Table and to be Open & Affirming or Welcoming as a congregation for LGBTQ persons.
In light of recent events and unrest in our communities we plan to use our next couple weeks to have a “conversation” about our Disciples’ priority of Becoming a Pro-reconciling/Anti-racist church in light of the protests and violence we have witnessed. Join our Sr. Minister Rev Robert Bushey and the Rev Vincent Clark, CEO of KCCSI and former pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for a two part candid conversation about racism and reconciliation. Rev Bushey & Rev Clark are both natives of Kankakee and have known and worked together in our community for social justice for the last decade.
As a congregation we have claimed to be a welcoming community of Disciples of Christ. What does that mean when our black and brown neighbors cry out in our streets, in many cases joined by all other races, for justice?
We do hope you will tune in to these opportunities to grow in our understanding and our faith as we seek to build bridges of inclusivity in the name of Jesus.
Join us for our Stay at Home Virtual Worship Services. Central’s ministers prepare and record worship each week at Central Christian Church or their homes.
Link to Facebook Premier Watch Party
Link to Worship Services on YouTube
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.
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.
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.
We currently meet for worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. We are located at 310 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, and our phone number is (815) 939-4433. Our office is open Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. – Noon
This summer’s Cruise Nights to support Blessings in a Backpack will take place on Wednesdays June 19th, July 10th, and August 14th.
Cars, Trucks, & Cycles are all welcome, as well as spectators. $15 Minimum Donation to enter a vehicle (checks made payable to Central Christian Church). The fun begins at 5:30 PM. Prizes for Participant Judging, Trophies for Best of Show, Pastors Choice, and Top Three will be awarded at 8:00 p.m. A 50/50 Drawing and concessions will be available.
Cruise Nights feature the John Webber Band and all proceeds benefit Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities, which provides weekend nutrition for more than 300 local students during the school year.