. . . 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!
We began an 8-sermon series together on Jesus’ beautitudes (i.e., blessings) from Matthew’s gospel on February 19. This series will carry us through Passion/Palm Sunday, and will prepare us for honoring the resurrection of the One who brought blessing by going to a cross.
Indeed, Christ teaches us to have a different attitude than the culture around us toward what constitutes blessing or curse anyway. He counsels that many now considered first will end up being counted last and many now considered last will end up being counted first. Continuing, he counsels us to understand that what seems like trouble or trial here can be counted as blessing, if we have an eye to that for which it destines us. For instance, he says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4 – NIV)” and “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied (Luke 6:21 – NIV).”
During these trying difficult times, there are many people who are dependent on local food pantries for assistance. Our church has supported the Danville Township Food Pantry for many years as a way of reaching out to those in need. While you are welcome to bring donations for the food pantry at any time, the last Sunday of each month is designated here at Central as Food Pantry Sunday. We invite you to bring non-perishable, prepackaged items and place them in the containers in front of the church office. This month’s Food Pantry Sunday will be March 26. Please help us touch the lives of people in our community.
March 12 at 6 PM
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton, finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson. Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God?
This summer, on July 8 – 12, the General Assembly of the Christian Church (DOC) in the United States and Canada will take place in Indianapolis. The theme for this year’s gathering is simply the word “One.”
This gathering gives those who attend the opportunity to join in worship with other members of our denomination from across the United States and Canada. There will be inspirational preaching, helpful workshops, and lots of information on Christian Church (DOC) ministries and resources. For the first time in twelve years, this assembly will also feature the election of a new General Minister and President for the Christian Church (DOC). Up to three lay people who register from our congregation will have voting privileges in that election and in the business sessions of the General Assembly.
This General Assembly also offers the advantage of taking place close enough to Danville that a person can easily commute to each day’s session. You can gather further information or make your reservations at ga.disciples.org.
We will be doing new church directory pictures soon!
Watch for details in the mid month update..
Our Easter prayer vigil this year will fall on Good Friday (April 14th) from 6:00 a.m. to noon. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a half hour of prayer in the vigil. In this special time, we will want to pray especially for the work of our search committee and for the future ministry of Central Christian Church. God answers prayer. Come and be a part of this special ministry!
Save it for the Spring Rummage Sale!
April 8, 2017 from 8am-Noon
All proceeds go to local mission work efforts.