Central Christian Church

Calm & Bright: the story of Silent Night

Our Christmas Eve service this year will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the popular Christmas hymn “Silent Night.” Beginning at 7:00 p.m., our candlelight service will explore the themes of peace, joy, love, and hope as we celebrate the message of the song. As we light our candles, something mystical happens, and even those who only attend church on Christmas Eve love the combination of the lyrics, music, and light.

Lessons & Carols on December 23

We’ll have a special “Lessons & Carols” Service on December 23rd at 4:00 p.m., with communion and candlelight. Selected readings interspersed with much-loved Christmas carols will start off your Christmas in a festive way.

Y12SR Yoga to Begin on Saturday

Y12SR Yoga, the 12 Step Yoga for those in recovery, will begin at Central on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., running until 1:30 p.m. Led by recently-certified Anne Van Dehey, Y12SR “combines the wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of the 12-step programs.” Y12SR is open to anyone with or affected by addictive behavior. 

There is no set charge for the meeting; it is by donation.




2018 Advent Series: Mary, Servant of Hope

Our Advent sermon series and adult Sunday school class will focus on Mary. The four-week sermon series will cover:

  • December 2: Luke 1: 26-38 Unexpected Vessels of Hope
  • December 9: Luke 1:39-49: Decision Time
  • December 16: Luke 1:50-53: Rejoicing in Our Rescue
  • December 23: Luke 1:53-55: Good News for All People

Join us at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday for Worship.

Singing Mary’s Song :: Adult Advent Class

Using John A. Stroman’s book “Singing Mary’s Song” as a guide, we will offer a 4-week Advent class for adults.

From the book:
“When Mary learns that she will be the mother of the Messiah, she sings an unusual song. It’s not just a sweet lullaby anticipating her baby’s birth. Instead, Mary’s song is an aria of freedom and hope for the homeless, the hungry, the refugee, and the powerless.”

All are welcome at this Advent class! Feel free to RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming.

Annual Election of Officers and Approval of Budget

Moderator of the Congregation, Shirley Herberger has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, December 9th following  worship. The purpose of the meeting is to Elect Officers and Approve the Recommended Budget for 2019. Detailed Copies of the Budget are Available at the Church for any member of the congregation.


 CJ Osback     MODERATOR (1Yr Term)

 Mike Burkhalter       VICE/MODERATOR -ELECT  (1Yr Term)

Kelly Youngblood   CLERK (1Yr Term)

 Joanne Paulauskas     TREASURER (1Yr Term)                                                    

Gayle Robins      FINANCIAL SECRETARY (1Yr Term)  

 TRUSTEE (1) – Class of 2021.

Shirley Herberger 

Gayle Robins (2020)

Sharon Sovinski (2019)

MEMBERS AT LARGE (2) –  (1Yr Term)

Sally Voigt

Faith Anderson


(The Congregational Board by Consensus of all members present November 10th Recommends a $119,995 Annual Expense Budget for 2019 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.


Autumn Session Join Anytime!

September 25 – December 20

Tuesdays & Thursdays @6:30-7:30PM Saturdays @ 10:30AM

$10/Session First Session Always FREE 


$10 Drop-In Saturdays* @10:30AM


* No Class Sept 22, Oct 4, 6, 20 & Nov 22 

Doors Open 30 Minutes
Prior to Session

Anne LeVeque VanDehey
Registered Yoga Teacher



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Pub Talk with Pastor Robert



From 6:00 pm @ OLIVER’S
800 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915

Bring your questions. Bring a friend.
Be Yourself.




Join us for our Annual Fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities! Cruise Night for Cars, Trucks & Cycles!

Wednesdays June 13th, July 11th and August 8th.

5:30PM – 8:00PM

You may Pre-register Here! Trophies for Top Ten & Best of Show AND Pastor’s Choice Award! Concessions on site. 50/50 Drawing and

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WAIVER:  I understand that Central Christian Church, Bourbonnais IL. 60914, is not responsible in any way for loss or damages to any Vehicle or injury to myself or any person in my party. Any registrant Under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign also.

Events are as scheduled Rain or Shine. Cancellation for Severe Weather will be announced on WVLI 92.7FM and through Social Media.


$10 Minimum Donation Payable to Central Christian Church On Site Day of Event or Mail to PO BOX 403, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Must be received one day prior to event if mailed. ALL proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities.



Spaghetti Dinner for BIBRVC