Central Christian Church

2020 Chili Cookoff for Missions

Our annual chili cookoff for missions will take place on Sunday, February 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Enter your best chili to see if you will win the golden spoon! $5 to sample the contestants’ chilis; vote with as much money as you’d like to determine the winner. There will be chili cooked on site for dining.

Pub Talks Are Back!

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.


Winter Yoga Sessions

Winter yoga sessions with Anne Van Dehey of Radiance Yoga have begun. As always, your first session is free and the cost after that is $10/class. Mats and blocks are provided. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 am, although there will not be class on February 6 or 22.

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.

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.