Celebrating Christmas

Christmas is a very special time of year. For many of us, it’s a time marked with family get-togethers, gift-wrapping, traditional meals, tree decorating and carol singing. For others, it’s an opportunity to reconnect with old friends & family or teaching children about traditions that date back generations. But for all of us, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

At Worthington Christian Church, we dedicate the month of December to celebrating the birth of our Lord with the ‘Perfect Light’ sermon series, various special events for children and families as well as three ‘Perfect Light’ candlelight services on Christmas Eve at 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 PM.

Below is our Christmas holiday schedule. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 614-885-8389. We look forward to celebrating Christmas with you and your family!

Christmas Eve

Our three identical ‘Perfect Light’ candlelight services are at 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 PM and will feature scripture readings, music, a Christmas story devotional and a traditional candle lighting.

Join us for our annual Nativity Petting Zoo! We will have camels, llamas, donkeys and various other animals in the Family Life Center from 3:30 to 8:30 PM on Christmas Eve. The Nativity Petting Zoo is a long-time family favorite so be sure to stop by to say hello!

Please be aware that our Family Christmas Eve service is now our Children’s Christmas Program and has been moved to Sunday, December 9 at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center. Don’t miss it!

Family Christmas Weekend


Children are invited to bring their family and friends to our annual celebration of the birth of Jesus with a live “petting-zoo” of manger animals and the preschool cherub choir singing Christmas carols on Saturday, December 8 at 9:00 AM.

Be sure to invite your son or daughter’s friends from VBS! This is a great morning for children to gather together to hear a retelling of the Christmas story. As always, breakfast is free — register now!


On Sunday, December 9 we will have “Family Worship” for all three services. All of the Adult, Youth and Elementary classes will be cancelled that morning so that we can all worship together. (Parents, class for children in K/5s and younger will still be available.)


Our Children’s Christmas Program will feature our Elementary Children’s Choir singing your favorite carols, a mini-musical, “Miracle at Midnight,” youth band performance and a festive reception for ALL AGES to follow. This promises to be a wonderful evening dedicated to celebration and praise at the glory of the newborn king, Jesus.

We encourage you to invite your relatives, neighbors, co-workers and friends to our Children’s Christmas Program in the Worship Center on Sunday, December 9 at 6:00 PM. The event is free!

Christmas can be hard

We know the holiday season isn’t easy for everyone. 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.
  • 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.

If you have a specific need, please 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.

Additional Holiday Events

In addition to our Christmas Children’s Program and our Christmas Eve services, we also offer a few other special holiday events that you might be interested in. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact the church office at 614-885-8389.

Youth Ministry to Wildlights

A favorite tradition among our High School students is our annual trip to the Columbus Zoo for Wildlights!

Due to a minor mishap with our original plan of going to Wildlights on December 2, so we have rescheduled it for Sunday, December 30 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Students will meet on the Next Level for pizza and then we will head to the zoo. (For real this time!)

The trip is FREE!

Register now!

Men & Boys' New Year's Day Breakfast

Men & Boys’ New Year’s Day Breakfast

Our annual Men & Boys’ New Year’s Day Fellowship Breakfast is a long standing tradition that dates back over 40 years. Men of all ages — fathers, sons, uncles, brothers, grandfathers and nephews — are invited to join us on Tuesday, January 1 at 9:30 AM in the Family Life Center.

We will hear a brief devotional before sharing a traditional breakfast together (buffet style). We will also review last year’s sports predictions and see who among us had the best guesses. (Don’t be surprised if a child wins!) Afterward we will guess the outcomes of various sports events in 2019. The cost is $5/person; payable at the door.

Register now!

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