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Advent & Christmas 2021

We have many ways to celebrate the season and connect meaningfully with each other

Holiday Missions

Advent Activities

Advent Worship Services

The theme is "Night Watch" and features a reading & prayer for each day until Christmas.

4 ways to worship on christmas eve

3 pm: features Children's Choir and Pageant

6 pm: features Chancel Choir, Celebration Ringers, and Harp

7:30 pm: candlelight caroling on the Village Green

9 pm: features Chancel Choir, Youth Worship Team, and Harp

All Christmas Eve services will take place in the Sanctuary and will be livestreamed. 

holiday missions


WPC sponsors about 50 families in need each season. Come to Hazelton Hall after the 10 am service on Nov. 28 or Dec. 5 to learn more or sign up. All gifts will be collected in Hazelton Hall following the 10 am service on Dec. 12.  Contact Mindy Steel at bob-mindy@sbcglobal.net or 614-209-9603 for more information.

Alternative Christmas

A way to give Christmas gifts that really make a difference in the world and help others in need. You can honor persons you love by supporting the local and worldwide ministries. Gift things like meals for Salem Elementary School children, seeds for Haiti, support for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Bibles for Romania, and more. Click above or visit Hazelton Hall after Sunday services.

Mitten Tree

We invite you to donate mittens, gloves, hats, or scarves to our Mitten Tree until December 31. Children or adults for several locations in Central Ohio will benefit. The Mary Lou Paton/Emma McCormick Mitten Tree is in Hazelton Hall. Presbyterian Women thanks you in advance.

Ways to Help Larry Shepherd

Larry Shepherd served as our head custodian for more than 13 years. He served every day with dedication and love, helping both church and preschool activities take place with grace. We hope you can join us on December 12, “Larry Shepherd Day,” as we give thanks for Larry’s loyal service and pray for his continued healing.

Christmas Joy Offering

The Christmas Joy Offering will be received Sunday, December 19.  This special offering of the Presbyterian Church (USA) provides financial assistance to individuals and families who have dedicated their lives to the church and supports education for racial ethnic students attending Presbyterian-related schools and colleges. Your generous giving truly makes a difference. Checks can be made to WPC – memo: “Christmas Joy Offering” or you can give through easyTithe anytime between now and December 26.

Advent Activities

Christmas Caroling & Cocoa on the Village Green

November 28 at 4:45 p.m.
Help spread the Christmas spirit by singing carols on the Village Green before the Worthington Christmas tree lighting. All singers and enthusiastic participants are welcome, all ages! Festive Christmas attire is encouraged.

Advent on High

December 2 at noon
WPC joins two other “High Street churches” to once again present a set of three noontime musical programs. These events provide an opportunity to step away from the frenzy of the season and to restore your spirit through 30 minutes of music for the season. 

Neighborhood Caroling

December 10 at 7 p.m.
Join our Preschool and WPC families for a "Neighborhood Caroling" parade. We will start at the church, stopping at several homes to sing Christmas Carols. Treats and surprises are planned along the way. We will finish the night at the church with hot cocoa in the parking lot. Everyone is invited: families, singles, empty nesters, grandparents, and teens.

Youth Activities

December 5: Sponsor-A-Family
December 12: Caroling at Wesley Glenn
December 19: Christmas Party - Bring a present for a White Elephant gift (can be re-gifted or purchased for $15 or less)

Advent worship Services

1st Sunday of Advent
November 28

  • Hanging of the Chrismons in Worship
  • Advent Workshop for Children from 10:15-11 am

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 5

  • 3 part sermon series "Angels of the In-Between" begins

Blue Christmas
December 8 at 7 pm

  • A safe place for grief and disappointment and for Hope to be born anew
  • Pick up a blue candle in the church office if you plan to worship at home. 

3rd Sunday of Advent
December 12

  • Featuring the Children's Choir
  • Honoring Larry Shepherd in worship and during a reception in Hazelton Hall.

4th Sunday of Advent
December 19

  • Christmas Joy Offering received during Worship

Poinsetta Order Form 

  • The Ministry of Worship and the Arts is accepting honorariums and memorials for poinsettias. 
  • Deadline to submit form and payment is December 13