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.

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!

Kids Christmas Program: The Christmas County Spelling Bee!

The Kids Ministry invites you to join us on Sunday, December 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Worship Center for "The Christmas County Spelling Bee!"

"Wonderful Counselor." "Prince of Peace." "Everlasting Father." Even a brief reflection on the names of Jesus brings power and strength to our faith. Dove award-winning writer, Celeste Clydesdale, has centered her newest Christmas musical, The Christmas County Spelling Bee, entirely around this theme.

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.

Our elementary-aged kids have been practicing hard since September to present this wonderful Christmas musical and we would love for you to bring your family and friends to see it! A reception in the Atrium will follow the musical.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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, we… 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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