“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is a sermon series based on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. It will run September 20, 2020 to November 8, 2020. During the series, we’ll have a guest each week to talk about the different neighbors in our neighborhood here in Kankakee County.
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: 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.
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
The monthly Disciples Women study is going through Unoffendable by Brant Hansen. This women’s group meets at 6:30 pm in the Welcome Center on the 2nd Monday of every month.