This month we are praying for our CCC STAFF, and this week we pray for BETHANY CHRISTIAN CHURCH.  

Please remember all of our CHURCH FAMILY and friends listed in the weekly PRAYER BULLETIN…available in the Church Office or each Sunday at Worship.


Each Friday, from June 8th to August 31st, a FREE HOTDOG LUNCH (hot dog, chips and drink) will be served to anyone who comes by the 10th Street Chapel Door between 11am-1pm.

Come by and enjoy the company and lunch on a warm day.  Would you like to help serve?  Contact SALLY HUDSON!

This service ministry provides for anyone who asks.  For some of our neighbors who stop by, it is their only meal that day…please remember this wonderful, and simple outreach, when thinking about your own exercies of LOVE-IN-ACTION.


IT’S NOT TOO EARLY to purchase either your single tickets ($10 each) or a GOLDEN TICKET ($50 for all shows, plus perks) for the upcoming 2018-2019 SEASON at THE ALLEY THEATRE.  This season contains some really wonderful scripts entirely directed by women directors.

“The Importance of Being Earnest”
November 8, 9, 10, & 11
“Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings”
December 20, 21, 22, & 23
“Greater Tuna”
January 17, 18, 19, & 20
February 7, 8, 9, & 10
“The Taming of the Shrew”
March 14, 15, 16, & 17

CALL 765.643.0701 to purchase tickets for any show in the season.




You are invited to the inaugural concert of “JUST PRESS PLAY”: the after-school music program for kids 3rd through 5th grade, sponsored by JOB SOURCE and held 4-days-a-week at CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

These kids, who have been taught by some of Madison County’s finest musicians, have been learning to play their instruments, studying music theory, and so much more…for the past 16 weeks (from 4p-5:30p, after school, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.)

Come support these kids, in the SANCTUARY at CENTRAL – Sunday June 24th at 5:00pm!

We are happy to say that we will host them again, next year through the entire school year!

We Welcome

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH is happy to announce the appointment of our new DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, Kathleen Wile.

Kathleen is no stranger to Central Christian, as she and her husband (Dr. Jay Wile) are actively involved with Central’s theatre, THE ALLEY THEATRE, and are friends with many congregational members.

Kathleen is the former CEO and co-owner of Apologia Educational Ministries. She is an Anderson native and AU alumna who brings expertise in scientific research, educational publishing, and business management to her role at CENTRAL. Kathleen and her husband, Jay, have a grown daughter, Dawn, and live in Anderson and attend Wesley Free Methodist Church.

Welcome, Kathleen!


Dear Central Christian,

You are very special, and I am especially grateful.

I want all of you to know how much I have enjoyed working at CENTRAL CHRISTIAN the last almost 20 years…and getting to know all of you.  I really believe that God brought me here.  You have all been so kind to me and I do plan to visit again.  Thank you for the good wishes, prayers, and cards.  I will keep you in my own prayers and will miss you greatly.

LINDA STACY, Finance Director (retiring)


upcoming lessons and worship themes

CENTRAL just finished a study of  THE LORD’S PRAYER, each Sunday with Pastor Rick.  Beginning FATHERS’ DAY (June 17th) Pastor Rick will begin a new study, looking at the “upside-down” nature of the KINGDOM OF GOD, from the perspective of the “world’s” kindoms.

All are welcome at 10:00am each Sunday!

coming August 19th for worship

Indiana’s own “Klezmer” (basically Jewish Party Music) band, “INDYKLEZ” will be leading the music in worship on Sunday, August 19th at 10:00am.  
You will recognize the singers as Central’s own PASTOR RICK, and the clarinetist might look familiar as well (Dr. Becky Chapell).
Come enjoy some energetic, historic, and fun music for worship – to help get our L’CHAIM travellers (those going on the HOLY LAND trip) in the mood for their trip which begins August 31st.
All are welcome each Sunday for worship at 10:00am.

PBS – Wednesdays at 6:00pm, starts up again in AUGUST.  It will be focused on the places in Israel our “L’CHAIM HOLY LAND TOUR” will visit.  Stories and trivia about these places in the Holy Land where Jesus and the disciples stood and travelled.

…all are welcome, even if you’re not going on the trip.


GALA 2018

Tickets for the 2018 ALLEY THEATRE GALA are available in the CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH OFFICE (Tues-Fri 9a-5p) or by calling THE ALLEY THEATRE Box Office Message Center at 765.643.0701.

This years GALA will feature a small plate buffet, catered by M&N CATERING, a silent auction, and entertainment from John & Dianna Huntoon (accompanied by Rick Vale) all in the HOOVER STUDIO THEATRE and LOUNGE September 21st at 7:00pm.

As with other years, tickets are limited, so get yours soon.

All proceeds from the GALA go directly to funding upcoming productions (sets, costumes, props) at THE ALLEY, so that all ticket money can be donated to the CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH General Fund…without needing to use those funds to pay for productions.