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Advent & Christmas 2022

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

Holiday Missions

Advent Activities

Advent Worship Services

2022 Theme: "Advent People"

Christmas Eve Services

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holiday missions

Sponsor-A-Family

We need your help to support families in need this Christmas Season. For Salem Elementary School we are signing up to shop for our families on December 4 and December 11 in Hazelton Hall and the gifts will be collected on December 18. For St. Stephens Community House and Guadalupe Center we are collecting gift cards from Target and Walmart until December 18. Salem, St. Stephens and Guadalupe families will be blessed by your generosity.
God bless you! If you have any questions, contact Mindy Steel at bob-mindy@sbcglobal.net or call/text 614-209-9603.

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, support for Ukrainian refugees, and more.

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.

Advent Activities

Christmas Caroling & Cocoa on the Village Green

November 27 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.

Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
(In-person & Livestream) 
If you long for a holy Christmas, if December brings you down, or if you are grieving someone dear, the BLUE CHRISTMAS worship service Dec. 7 at 7pm in the sanctuary is for you. The Blue Christmas service is a quiet, warm, contemplative time of worship. There will be time to light a candle in memory or in prayer. If you would like to share a concern with someone after worship, Stephen Ministers and pastors are available. Worship leadership is shared this year between St. John Episcopal Church and WPC.

Christmas Concert

December 17 at 3 p.m.
Knisely is a Columbus, Ohio-based quartet performing original music for violin (Helen Cates), clarinet (Evan Lynch), vibraphone (Zach Koors) and piano (Shine Wu Robison). Come hear a plethora of original arrangements by the group of your favorite Christmas tunes! This is a concert you do not want to miss. A free-will offering with proceeds going to WPC and Knisely will be taken. You can find more information about them on their website and stream their album on all major music platforms. Bring your families and friends! See you there!

Youth Activities

December 4: Youth Christmas Shopping
December 11: Youth Christmas Caroling
December 17: Club 45 Christmas Caroling
December 18: Christmas Party

Advent worship Services

1st Sunday of Advent
November 27

  • Hanging of the Chrismons in Worship
  • Advent Workshop for Children

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 4

  • Sponsor-A-Family
  • Alternative Christmas

Blue Christmas
December 7 at 7 p.m.

  • A safe place for grief and disappointment and for Hope to be born anew
  • Worship leadership shared between St. John Episcopal Church and WPC

3rd Sunday of Advent
December 11

  • Featuring the String Emsemble from the Columbus Symphony

4th Sunday of Advent
December 18

  • Christmas Joy Offering received during Worship

Decorate the Sanctuary with Poinsettias

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