. . . to Central Christian Church on the web! Central is a congregation with a long history of ministry to Danville and around the world.
As committed followers of Jesus, we seek to grow in our relationship with him and our desire to be like him. We invite you to not only look around this site, but to come worship with us. Our desire is to help you connect with Jesus, others and the community.
We pray God’s blessings upon you this day and every day!
As someone who has lost a family member in the past year, we would like to extend a special invitation to you to attend our All Saints’ Day worship service on November 6, 2016. All Saints’ Day is a day to reflect on the saints of the past and of our present day. At this service, we remember our family members and church members who have passed away and whose memory we cherish, whose deeds we recall, and whose life experiences affect us still today. The service will be at 10:00 a.m. Please note that November 6, 2016 is also the Sunday that our time changes.
Coming for advent, a 3 week study, The Purpose of Christmas.
This is a study written by Rick Warren. There will be 3 different times for you to participate in a group. They are: Sunday morning at 9:00, during Sunday School time, Monday at noon, and Wednesday( except for
Bethlehem Live week) at 6:00 p.m. See schedule below. All groups will be at the church. Each session will begin with a video and then have time for discussion, all in about an hour. Rick Warren always shares insight on the scriptures and this study will be a great addition to our Christmas season here at Central Christian. It is one more thing to add to a busy time, but it will be worth it and help all of us focus on The Purpose of Christmas.
The dates will be:
Sunday Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11
Monday Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12
Wednesday Nov. 30, Tuesday Dec. 6 and Wednesday Dec. 14
If you want a study guide, you may order one for yourself from Amazon or another book website. The publisher is Zondervan. You can get more out of the study with a book, but it isn’t necessary. Please consider coming. You can join in on any group you want. If you come on a Sunday and then want to come on a different day, just come. No sign ups, just come! If you can only come once, just come! If you have questions, contact Anna Beth Gilmour.
Rev. Arnold is an ordained Disciples minister from Oregon where he pastored the Keizer Christian Church for 8 years. He was, before that, pastor in a church for 3 ½ years (where he lead church mission trips)! He has served many other congregations from Nebraska to Texas and even in Decatur! He is currently seeking interim pastor work which is more prevalent in the Midwest.
Rev. Arnold has an advanced degree in Theological studies, a master’s in Divinity as well as a degree in biochemical engineering.
Please join us in welcoming Pastor Bob and Giovanna Arnold to Central!!
The Worship Committee invites you to the annual all Saints Day remembrance which will take place during both worship services on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. During this special time of remembrance we light candles in memory of our beloved church members who have passed away since our last service of remembrance in 2015.
COMING DECEMBER 10th and 11th. BETHLEHEM LIVE
Imagine, being young, pregnant, far from home…uncertain of what the future holds…yet the brightest of stars appears
Come and join us as we travel back in time to watch this Christmas story unfold. CCC will again transform our upstairs into the town of Bethlehem for this story and will be needing help in many areas as our gift to the community.
Our annual fall rummage sale is this Saturday, October 1 from 8-Noon.
What: A fall fundraiser for Love In the Name of Christ in Vermilion County. Great music and delicious desserts!
Where: New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman, Danville
When: Friday, October 7. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.
How can you help: PLEASE COME, and if you like to bake, offer to be one of our bakers!!
We are having a few local celebrity bakers, but to make this truly successful we would like to have creations from each of our affiliate churches for the silent auction. Our goal is 50 desserts! Please consider sharing your talent with us. We need desserts that won’t need refrigeration. Cakes, pies, cupcakes, or whatever is your favorite that you enjoy serving for special occasions. All desserts need to be in a disposable pan or containers. If you are willing to participate, please give your name and contact information to your church office by September 23. One of our committee members will contact you with more info about when to bring your dessert to New Life Church of Faith or arrange for someone to pick it up from you.