Join us for Christmas Eve!

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 three identical Christmas Eve services on Thursday, December 24 at 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 PM in the Worship Center and online. If you plan to join us in-person we ask that you reserve your tickets early as seating will be limited. If you are unable to attend in-person, you may still celebrate with us at our online campus. We will stream our Christmas Eve services LIVE at 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 PM. Then, beginning at 7:00 PM, we will broadcast a pre-recorded Christmas Eve service every hour until Midnight.

And yes, the Nativity Petting zoo will be available on Christmas Eve in the Family Life Center!

Questions? Please contact Alison Morrow.

Reserve your tickets:

3:00 PM Service
4:30 PM Service
6:00 PM Service

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

(Luke 2:14)

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 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!

For more information, please visit our Operation Christmas Child website.

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The gift

Advent Activity: The Gift

Christmas is just around the corner and we know it’s an important time of year for kids and their families. This year, due to COVID, we have had to cancel our traditional ‘Breakfast with Jesus’ but we wanted to offer you a family-oriented event that will both be safe and fun for everyone!

On Sunday, November 29 the Kids Ministry will pass out a Christmas kit to each family. We are calling this kit “The Gift” and it will contain supplies (wood & nails) and instructions for parents and kids to build a manger. Parents can pick up the kit after each service on that Sunday — FREE!

The purpose of ‘The Gift‘ is to give parents a chance to teach kids about hard work, perseverance and (most importantly) why the manger is so important to our faith. Also included in this kit will be a list of possible Christmas activities, service opportunities and devotionals.

The first activity will be to build your manger. Then, during the days and weeks leading up to Christmas, you can display the manger inside (or outside) your home. The goal is to collect items to give away and donate them the week of (or immediately after) Christmas. Some of the suggested ideas are to collect canned goods to a food pantry, hats & gloves to a shelter or baby items to PDHC. Don’t worry — we will give you plenty of suggestions of places that could use some extra help!

For more details, please download this helpful PDF! Questions? Please contact Carrie Wiley.

Download the PDF!

Women’s Bible Study

Four thousand years ago, God promised He would do something wonderful through the bloodline of Abraham. Two thousand years later, Jesus was born. Now, two thousand years after that, we are still talking about it.

Why?

Like no other year, this year we need to focus on why God sent Jesus to this earth. The story of Jesus’ birth was not what anyone expected – that the Son of God would be born in the armpit of the Mediterranean to save us from sins that no one thought we needed saving from is a story that requires our full attention.

Ladies, join us for two weeks in December as we watch the Andy Stanley Bible study series, “Who Needs Christmas,” together on Zoom and discuss why the improbability of the Christmas story is what makes it so believable. No one could have (or would have) made it up!

WHO IS WELCOME:

Every Woman! We encourage you to invite friends or relatives living in other cities, states or countries. That’s the nice thing about Zoom — it doesn’t matter where you live! All of us can participate together!

DATES & TIMES:

Each session is an hour long (the video portion is about 20 minutes) and there are four total sessions. We will do two sessions each week. As always, you can choose which time works best for you:

  • Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM: “The Story Behind the Story”
  • Thursday, December 3 at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM: “The Author of Life”
  • Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM: “The Message of Christmas”
  • Thursday, December 10 at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM: “Ready or Not… He is coming”

Zoom information for both the 10:00 AM and the 7:00 PM studies will be sent to you. That way, you choose each week what time is more convenient for you.

Register now!

If you’re struggling…

We know this year has been difficult for everyone, but for some of us it has been near unbearable. And now, with the holiday season coming, it might feel even worse. While Christmas is supposed to be a time of ‘great joy,’ it doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes it’s the time of year when we feel the most 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. Please contact Dave & Peggy Fenstermaker for more information.
  • DivorceCare is a support group for anyone who has gone through a divorce and is struggling with life after marriage. Please contact Phil Lampe for more information.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Please call 1-800-273-8255 or text “4hope” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

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. Always remember, even in the darkest, most lonely moments of our lives, we… you… are dearly loved by God.

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