. . . 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!
The Center City Neighborhood Association will meet on Thursday July 7 at 7:00 PM in the community room at Central Christian Church. The featured speaker will be Larry Thomason, the Director of the Department of Public Safety of the City of Danville. Director Thomason is responsible for the Police and Fire Departments for the City of Danville. This is a very opportune time to have Larry meet with us as the city is undertaking new steps to curb violence and the city has also enacted a new chronic nuisance violation ordinance. Now is the time to engage in this critical dialogue. We will provide updates on the Community Development Block Grant program that provides so much hope for so many homeowners in our neighborhood area. We will talk about our upcoming block party. And we will discuss our big plans for the upcoming year. Center City is the epicenter for so many good things happening in our community. Come out and meet our great neighbors and join us in the wonderful fellowship that takes place. There are delicious cookies, compliments of Millie and Becci, hot dogs and brats, and maybe more. You never know unless you come.
Our annual CCC/Center City Neighborhood Association Block Party/Ice Cream Social is August 6, 2016 1-3pm. We’ll be on the front lawn at CCC! Come enjoy the bounce house, dunk tank, bubble man, and water winger! Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served by the men of CCC! This will be great! Oh yeah, and all Thomas Stone’s wonderful ice cream flavors!
Vacation Bible School is coming up quickly! This year’s theme is SonQuest Rainforest and there will be lots to learn through a variety of great activities. Those participating will learn about God, Jesus and the Bible through story time, crafts, games and even refreshments. It is going to be a great time and all children age 4 through those who have completed 5th grade are invited. VBS 2016 will be held the week of June 20-24, meeting in the mornings from 9:00 until 11:25 AM. We hope that you will register your children and grandchildren and invite neighbors, friends and anyone else you know to participate. You can register by clicking on the link below and completing the online VBS registration form. (Please note that the link will take you to another web site but still part of the church’s online presence.) Paper registration forms will be available at church. Please contact the church office if you need additional information.
Our “At the Movies” message series is returning this summer during both the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. During this series, we will be looking at various movies for themes and the issues they raise for us as followers of Jesus Christ. The series will begin on June 5 and continue through July 17. We will be doing things a bit differently this year, however. We will refer to the movie on Sunday morning and then everyone is invited to come watch the movie together here at church on Mondays at 6:30 PM. We will begin the series with the movie “Concussion” which stars Will Smith on Sunday, June 5 and the movie will be shown on Monday, June 6. We hope you will join us!
We will gather for one worship service at 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 19 as we rededicate the newly updated sanctuary. As you know, many improvements are being made and this will be our first Sunday back worshiping in the sanctuary. This is going to be a very day of worship and we hope that you will join us. You are also encouraged to invite family, friends and other guests to come with you.
And then, following worship, we will gather in the Community Room for a potluck dinner. Drinks will be provided but we ask that you bring a dish to share as well as your own table service. It will be a great time of fellowship for our congregation.
Due to the work that will be done in the sanctuary beginning in mid-April, Sunday morning worship will be moved to the Community Room beginning April 17. We will continue with both worship services, Traditional at 8:30 and Contemporary at 11:00, throughout this time. It is expected that our first Sunday back in the sanctuary will be June 12. During this time, we are asking people to enter the building through the main entrance on the east side of the building. As most know, access to the second floor Community Room is available by elevator. Obviously, this will bring some changes to the way we do worship during this period. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Many people have a verse of scripture that they hold particularly dear in their life. It may be a theme for their life or it holds a particular word of hope. For instance, one popular verse comes from the book of Jeremiah: For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Beginning April 3 and continuing for several weeks, we will take a deeper look at some of these verses in a series entitled “Life Verse.” Please join us for this series—you may come away with a new appreciation for your verse or maybe you will come away with a new Life Verse!