Coronavirus Update

February 1, 2021
The Executive Team met on January 31 and decided to plan to resume in-person worship on March 7, pending continued decreasing Covid-19 numbers in our county. Registration will be required, and further details are in Pastor Robert’s column in the February Challenger.
August 11, 2020

Covid-19 Update on Worship Schedule:

Central’s Executive Team agreed to offer an OUTDOOR/PARKING LOT SERVICE on Sundays at 10:30AM for the next three weeks (Aug 16,23,30) weather permitting. We continue to follow the recommendations of our denomination and local health officials. Based on the limitations required for in person worship, we ask you to refrain from visiting with anyone outside of your family group, and to refrain from handshaking, hugging or conversation with others. Communion will be available for pick up before the service begins and an offering receptacle will also be available. We are working on using a FM transmitter and hope to be able to have call numbers on Sunday so that you may listen from the comfort of your car.

We continue to produce an Online Only worship each Sunday, available on our Facebook page, on our YouTube channel @cccbourbonnais, and here our Website. The service is availabe to view on YouTube all weekend and Premiers Sundays on Facebook at 10:30am. Our ministers will be online during the service to interact with any who attend the “watch party.” DVDs are produced every two weeks and are also available by request.

Online giving is available using our free Church Center App found on the Apple and Google stores. Giving may also be done through our website or via US Mail.

Pastor Robert & Pastor Kelly are available by appointment Tues – Thurs 9AM-12PM at the church and as arranged. We will continue to be available via phone and online as well. The Church Office is CLOSED to the public so you may find the door locked if you stop by. Just give us a call or text and we will be glad to greet you.

We value our time together as the body of Christ and we value our health and the health of our community. We in no way want to contribute to the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19. Be well!

In the Beginning

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

A Conversation on Racism

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.

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.

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.

Cruise Nights @ Market 102

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.