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Toys for Promise Neighborhood Christmas Store and Baby Food Ingathering

Once again, our friends in Springfield’s Promise Neighborhood are hosting a Christmas Store during the first week of December. Promise Neighborhood residents can visit the store and choose from gifts that have been donated by church folks and other community members. The Christmas Store accepts donations of NEW toys/gifts for babies through teenagers. This year our ingathering will be a drive-through, and we’ll also be accepting our annual donation of baby food for families in need this holiday season. Folks will be at the church to remove the toys and the baby food from your car and store them in the office from 11-Noon on the Saturdays listed below. We will then bless the gifts, take a photo for the December Clarion, and then turn them over to the Promise Neighborhood leadership.
Bring your donations to the parking lot near the church office on the following days:
  • Saturday, November 21, 11-Noon

Join us on Sunday, March 7th, at 9 am

Advent is Here!

Advent Is Here

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st, and continues until we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior on December 25th. Please join us during this holy season as we heed the call of the prophet Isaiah, who urges us to leave behind our ways of fear and selfishness and usher in a new age and a new way of living – The Way of Love.

May you be blessed with time and space for worship, prayer, and holy anticipation this Advent!

Worship Schedule

Sundays at 8:00 am (Rite I, spoken service, with sermon and Holy Communion)

Sundays at 10:00 am (Rite II, with sermon, music, children’s program and Holy Communion)

Wednesdays at 10:00 am (Rite II, spoken, with Scripture reflection, healing prayer, and Holy Communion)

Christmas Eve at 3:00 pm (Rite I, with organ and classical guitar; a peaceful, meditative worship experience with sermon and Holy Communion)

Christmas Eve at 7:30 pm (Rite II, with organ, guitar, and choir; a festive, celebratory service with candles, sermon and Holy Communion)

Socks and underwear for the Schools

Our Outreach committee are collecting socks and underwear at both services, that will be donated to local schools in the community. We are asking for socks and underwear in children and adult sizes. Please put your offering in the basket or box outside the elevator on the worship level of the church. Thank you!!

Becoming Beloved Community

A consortium of Springfield congregations presents “Becoming Beloved Community: Understanding the Challenge of Racial Division in Springfield,” a six-part speaker series. The series begins on Sunday, June 30that 4 pm at the Central Community Center (102 W. High St.) and continues each Sunday. A meal will be provided following each speaker. Please complete the registration form below and there is a $20 fee.


Becoming Beloved Community Registration

Springfield Peace Center “Sweetness of Peace”

Sweetness of Peace: February 17th from 2 pm to 4 pm

This year is the 14th anniversary of the Springfield Peace Center’s fundraiser, “The Sweetness of Peace”. This event will take place Sunday, February 17th from 2 to 4 pm. The “Sweetness of Peace” celebration will be held in 105 Shouvlin on Wittenberg University’s campus.  Sponsored by the Springfield Peace Center, all proceeds will go toward “sponsoring” children for the annual Peace Camp in June. This 33rd annual Peace Camp is a community service provided free to the first 225 children who register.  Desserts will be donated by prominent area caterers. Admission to the event is $15 which will allow you samples of 10 different desserts. The Springfield Youth Symphony Orchestra will provide entertainment and door prizes will be provided. The tax-deductible admission tickets can be purchased from any Board member (Christ Church’s Scott Dooley), at the Peace Center (224 W. College) on Tuesdays or you can purchase them at the door.


Rainbow Table

January is Christ Church’s responsibility to help serve lunch at St. John’s Lutheran Church each Friday. There are two shifts. The first shift prepares the meal and sets up from 9 AM to 11 AM. The second shift comes in at 11:30 AM to serve and clean up, finishing at 1:30 PM.


Interfaith Hospitality Network

Christ Church is responsible for providing dinner to the guests at Interfaith Hospitality Network Saturday, June 15th at 6 pm.  If you can help with this ministry please contact Lori at lori.swafford67@nullgmail.comor call (937) 605-762.

Food Pantry Delivery

If you have an hour to spare please join us for the food pantry delivery at 9 am at Christ Church. We unload food and remove packaging to get ready for Food Pantry on Wednesday, April 8th, at 9 am.