Celebrate Christmas

Join us for Christmas Eve!

Service times are at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 & 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 24.

We look forward to celebrating the greatest gift ever given to us — the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus — with you and your family & friends!

We will offer four identical Christmas Eve services with communion on Sunday, December 24 at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 PM in the Worship Center. And yes, the Nativity Petting Zoo will be available on Christmas Eve in the newly renovated Youth Center!

If you are unable to attend in-person, you may still celebrate with us at our online campus. We will be live streaming during our scheduled Christmas Eve service times of 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 PM.

NOTE: There will be no morning services on Christmas Eve. We encourage you to join us for worship and communion at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 or 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 24. Questions? You may contact the church office at 614-885-8389 or email us.

Nativity Petting Zoo

Join us in the Youth Center from 2:30 to 6:00 PM on Christmas Eve!

One of our most popular events on Christmas Eve is our Nativity Petting Zoo! We will have camels, llamas, donkeys and other animals from the Idle-Hour Ranch in the Youth Center from 2:30 to 6:00 PM. This annual event is great for families of all ages! Be sure to stop by before or after services to see the animals, take some photos and enjoy the evening together.

NOTE: the Nativity Petting Zoo ends at 6:00 PM so if you plan on attending the late Christmas Eve service (at 6:00 PM), be sure to arrive early so you can see the animals!

Invite someone to Christmas Eve!

It's easy to invite someone to our Christmas Eve services! Just download our digital invite and send that invite via text to a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker and ask them to join you!


The Christmas County Spelling Bee was Sunday, Dec. 10!

If you missed it, no worries! You can watch in on YouTube!

Set within the narrative of a lively spelling bee, this warm musical consists of nine delightful new songs, as well as the Michael W. Smith classic, "Emmanuel." As the musical unfolds, the contestants learn more about the character and nature of our Savior.

Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate and remember the gift of Jesus to a world that desperately needs a savior.  His birth, ministry, death and resurrection are what gives us the eternal hope that moves us to serve our Lord and the teaching that defines what it means to “love our neighbor.”

That's why for the last several years we have encouraged our members to pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. It is a wonderful way to share God’s love with the children of the world! Each shoebox is unique and filled with gifts to offer encouragement, fun and joy — and you can choose to personally fill your own shoebox or build your shoebox online!

Our goal is to pack or build 500 shoeboxes this Christmas!

The deadline to return your filled shoeboxes has passed, but it's not too late for you to participate in Operation Christmas Child!

We're still short of our goal of packing 500 shoeboxes this year. For the cost of $25/box, you can custom build a shoebox online OR have a volunteer from Samaritan's Purse do it for you. The process is quick and easy! Just click the button below to get started.

If you're struggling this Christmas...

We know the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming. The expectation of being always happy, always cheerful and always eager to be with family and friends is sometimes unrealistic -- if not impossible. You are definitely not alone. While Christmas is supposed to be a time of ‘great joy,’ it doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes Christmas is the time of year when we feel the most grief-stricken, isolated and alone.

If this sounds like you, or someone you love, please review the resources below and consider reaching out to one of them for a little extra support this Christmas.

  • LifeCare Counseling is a ministry of Worthington Christian Church that offers professional counseling by licensed counselors specializing in healing the brokenness in individuals, families, couples, groups and children. Call 614-885-9417 and leave a detailed voicemail regarding your situation and a counselor will be in contact with you.
  • Cornerstone Family Services is a non-profit, faith-based counseling and coaching organization offering a wide array of services including marriage and premarital counseling, adolescent and teen counseling, individual and group counseling. Call or email their office and their intake specialists will find the right counselor for you and your loved ones (614-459-3003 or intake@cstoneohio.org).
  • GriefShare is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one and is struggling through the pain of grief and loss.
  • DivorceCare is a support group for anyone who has gone through a divorce and is struggling with life after marriage.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. If you are thinking about suicide, or suspect that a loved one is, please call or text 988 to reach the crisis hotline.

If you have a specific need, please visit our Prayer & Support page or email us and we can try to connect you with someone who can help. There is no shame in letting someone know you're hurting. Please tell someone because sometimes we get far too good at hiding the pain.

And never forget, even in the darkest, most lonely moments of our lives,  you are dearly loved by God.

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

(Luke 2:14)

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