Central Christian Church

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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.

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.

Lessons & Carols

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.

Nightmares Before Christmas: an Advent and Christmas sermon series

Our sermon series for Advent and Christmas (begins December 1) is called “Nightmares Before Christmas.” In the Christmas song “O Little Town of Bethlehem” we find the lyrics “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”

Christmas, while a time for celebration, can also be a difficult time for many people. The lights, decorations, and ambiance can only do so much to mask the pain that we often think should be set aside at a happy time like this.

Yet in Jesus, in celebrating the incarnation, we have a mixture of hopes and fears coming together, and we have a light that shines in the darkness.

Join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Recognition and Commissioning

Join us kellySunday, November 10th at 10:30am for morning worship including Recognition and Commissioning of Kelly Youngblood as a Phoebe of Central Christian Church.  Kelly currently serves as our Commissioned Minister for Young Adults, Clerk of the Church, and as an Elder. She is enrolled in the Master of Divinity Degree program at Phillips Theological Seminary and is under care with Christian Church in IL/WI pursuing Ordination into Christian Ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Regional Elder, the Rev Ed Taylor will be with us for the occasion. Come celebrate Kelly’s call to ministry! A light reception is planned after the service in Fellowship Hall.


9th Annual Trunk or Treat

Our 9th Annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 27th from 4 to 6 pm. Come in costume for candy, refreshments, and fun.

Fall Yoga Sessions

Our fall yoga sessions, led by Anne Van Dehey of Radiance Yoga, are currently taking place on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 am (October 5 & 12 excluded).

Bike to Church Day!

September 22 will be our fall bike to church day! Grab your bicycle helmet and enjoy the crisp autumn air in the morning before worship.

Baptism & Membership Class

We will be having a baptism & membership class for youth and adults beginning September 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Come and learn what Disciples believe and what it means to be baptized. Let Pastor Robert know if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions about it. The dates for the classes are as follows:

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 17

On November 24 we will celebrate baptisms and affirmations of faith!

eXperience the Difference of Discipleship

On September 8 we’ll begin our new sermon series about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. This series will take us on a journey in the gospel of Luke, while mixing in some letters, Hebrew scripture narratives, and prophets. During this journey, we’ll learn that it is not just what we believe that matters, but how we live out those beliefs in how we practice our faith.

Jesus says, “Follow me.” Are you ready to go on the journey?