Join us for Christmas Eve!

Service times are at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 & 6:00 PM on Saturday, 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 on Saturday, 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 Family Life 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 Family Life Center from 2:30 to 6:00 PM on Christmas Eve!

One of our most popular events on Christmas Eve -- the Nativity Petting Zoo! We will have camels, llamas, donkeys and other animals in the Family Life 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 photos and enjoy the evening!

This long-time family favorite will still be a highlight of your evening, so be sure to stop by!

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.

Christmas Day Services

Online service times are at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:11 AM

We will offer a very special online-only Christmas experience through our WCChurch app or online at live.worthingtoncc.org. Online service times will be at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:11 AM. You may also experience our Christmas services on-demand through our app, WCChurch, or on our YouTube channel.

Questions? You may contact the church office at 614-885-8389 or email us.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes were due back on Sunday, Nov. 13, but you can still fill a box online!

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 teachings that defines what it means to “love our neighbor.”

Operation Christmas Child 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 fully customize your shoebox online!

Sidewalk Prophets Christmas Concert

Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 PM

Join Dove Award winning band, Sidewalk Prophets, as they welcome you out from the cold of winter, and into the warmth of the Great Big Family Room. The Great Big Family Christmas is all about making Christmas memories, and most importantly celebrating the birth of Christ. (Tickets are $15-$65/person.)

The night features an joy-filled Christmas concert featuring Sidewalk Prophet's original Christmas music, as well as, the hit songs that you know and love. In addition to the music, this night full of surprises, and maybe some surprise gifts too!

Bring your friends, bring your family, bring a stranger because this Christmas we're all a part of the Great Big Family, and we're gonna celebrate!

NOTE: This event is brought to you by 104.9 The River. Please direct all inquiries to them (614-289-5700).

WCCYTH: Wildlights!

Sunday, December 4 at 3:30 PM

Every year our Middle School and High School students get together for fun at the Columbus Zoo for an evening of Wildlights!

Students are invited to join us on Sunday, December 4 from 3:30-7:30 PM. And yes, of course, students may bring a friend!

We will gather for an early dinner at the church before boarding a bus and heading to the Columbus Zoo. The cost is $10/person, which covers tickets, food and transportation.

Please register by Wednesday, November 30.

A completed Youth Activity Participation Agreement must be completed and on-file to participate in this event. You may download the PDF and email it to Mary Anne Lashuk or print it out and drop it off at the church office.

Questions? Please contact Mary Anne Lashuk or Will Haussler.

Women's Christmas Brunch: Good Tidings, Great Joy!

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10:00 AM

All women, teens and up, are invited to join us for a Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 AM to Noon. Bring your mother, bring your teen daughter, bring your BFF and your neighbor who just might need a little joy! We’ll have good food, good music, and good fellowship as we celebrate the Great Joy of our Savior’s birth!

The cost is $5/person, payable at the door.

The Women’s Ministry is collecting items for the Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC) as our charity focus this holiday season. They have requested the following items:

  • Boys sleepers, onesies, and outfits (size 0-18 months)
  • Girls sleepers, and onesies (size 0-18 months)
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Bottles
  • Boys & Girls socks (size 0-18 months)
  • Children’s Books

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the health and safety of the little ones, please only donate NEW items.

Please be sure to bring your donation with you to brunch on Saturday, December 10!

Questions? Please contact Cheryl LaFaber.

Kids Christmas Musical

Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:00 PM

The Kids Ministry invites you and your family to join us on Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 PM as our elementary-age kids perform the musical, “All About that Baby!”

Following the musical will be a reception with cookies, hot chocolate bar, nativity animals and a family photo opp. More details to come!

This event is FREE and registration is not required so be sure to invite your family & friends.

Questions? Please contact Cindy Baker.

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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