Looking for a Christmas Eve service? Below, you’ll find both in-person and virtual services from churches across NW Ohio.

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Drive-In Services

St. John’s United Church of Christ
I-946 St Rt 108, Holgate
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7 pm
Drive-in worship including communion and candlelight service. Please remain in your car. You can listen to the service on 97.5 FM.

In-Person Services

Archbold Evangelical Church
705 Lafayette St. Archbold
Facebook
December 24 at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. (Two identical services)
We’re going to sing, read, and remember the Christ who set aside the glory of heaven to become the humblest of humans. We may want to forget the havoc of our world, but Christ entered into a world with even more havoc and he did it so we could find true peace. There will be candles. We ask that each person over 10 wear a mask if attending in person.

Bluffton Trinity UMC
2023 State Route 103 Bluffton
Website
December 24 at 6:00 pm
The service will be spiritual and moving. Mask required.

Calvary Evangelical Church
10686 Van Wert Decatur Rd., Van Wert
Website
December 24 at 6:30 pm
Weather permitting – outdoors candlelight communion and carol sing at the south entrance of the church by the carport. Please wear masks and social distance from those not in your immediate family.

Crossroads Church
601 Bonaparte Dr., Napoleon
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:00 pm
A 45-minute service of remembering our Saviors birth through singing and
Scripture.

Crossroads Church of God
775 S Thayer Rd, Lima
Website | Facebook
Family Services – December 24 at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Reflective Candlelit Service – December 24 at 11:00 pm
Our 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm services are contemporary worship services, which include activities and games for children as a part of the service. The 11:00 pm service is a more quiet traditional service with Christmas songs throughout the reflective message. (Childcare only available at these two services.) We’re asking those who attend to wear masks into the building until they are seated. To allow us to prepare space for each family, we’re asking that families RSVP at www.limacrossroads.org/events

Crossroads Evangelical Church
845 E Leggett, Wauseon
Website | Facebook
December 24 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We invite you to celebrate the arrival of our Savior with us at a Christmas Eve worship service on Thursday, December 24 at 7:00pm. While childcare will not be provided, the nursery will be available for young families who need it. We ask that visitors wear masks. Chairs are all set to social distance standards. We will be worshipping in song together.

The Church at Allentown
4900 Allentown Rd., Lima
Facebook | Youtube
December 23 at 7:00 pm (Contemporary Service)
December 24 at 7:00 pm (Traditional Service) and 9:00 pm (Contemporary Service)
If you do not wish to attend in person, please join us live on Facebook.

Ebenezer Mennonite Church
8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton
Facebook
December 24 at 6:00 pm
Ebenezer Mennonite Church will be having a traditional Christmas Eve service at 6:00 pm in the Crossroads Ministry Center and live-streamed into the sanctuary. The service will also be live-streamed on the internet for those who cannot attend in person. There will be singing of traditional Christmas carols along with Advent scripture readings. The service will conclude with Silent Night and the lighting of Christmas candles. Masks are required for all of those ten years of age and older. We look forward to our time together celebrating the arrival of the newborn King!

Elida Immanuel Church
699 Sunnydale Ave, Elida
Website
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve Service. Masks are required.

Faith Alliance Church
6670 Knoxville Avenue, New Bremen
Website
December 24th at 4:00 pm
This year we will be having one Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4:00 pm. The service will last approximately 50 minutes. We invite anyone who needs a place to worship this Christmas to join us! Our fellowship hall will be available in addition to our sanctuary for anyone who desires to be more spread out.

Family of Faith United Methodist Church
801 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:30 pm
We will have scripture readings, special Christmas music, and Pastor John Maynard will share his message “Because of Bethlehem.” Please wear a face mask and social distance.

Findlay Evangelical Free Church
2515 Heatherwood Dr., Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 6:00 pm
Are you looking for a place to worship with your family on Christmas Eve? Please join us at Findlay Evangelical Free Church for one of our three services. All three services are for the whole family. Please wear a mask and social distance.

Findlay First Church of the Nazarene
2501 Broad Avenue, Findlay
Website
December 24 at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm
Music and sermon on rediscovering Christmas in finding hope, peace, joy, and love, and good news in troubling times. Service will conclude with a candlelight singing of Silent Night.
2:00pm Mask Required Service, 4:00 & 6:00 Masks Encouraged

First Church of Christ
1049 C13 Union City Rd., Fort Recovery
Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
The Christmas Eve service will include songs, a devotion, and lighting of the candles. Social distancing is encouraged.

Gateway Church
9555 County Road 9, Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.
Service will be approximately 70 minutes.Our live worship team will lead us in singing, followed by a message from Pastor Josh. Masks are required. We will be blocking off rows to help with distancing and utilizing enhanced cleaning. We will be handing out glow sticks instead of passing candles, as well. Childcare will be available.

Grace Community Church
4359 Allentown Rd, Lima
Website
December 24 at 4:00 pm
Communion will be part of the service.

Grace Fellowship Church
1606 W. Elm St., Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Service will include candlelight and communion. Cookies and hot cocoa afterward. There is cry room, should a family with small children need it.

Grace United Methodist Church
237 North Pine Street, St Marys
Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
The service will include Holy Communion, candlelight, and celebration. Masks are required, social distance encouraged.

Grand Lake United Methodist Church
119 E Fulton St., Celina
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 11:00 pm.Come Celebrate Christmas Eve at Grand Lake UMC in person or virtually. All services will include communion and candlelight!
7:00 pm Contemporary Worship at St. Paul’s
9:00 pm Traditional Worship at St. Paul’s
11:00 pm Traditional Worship at St. Paul’s
Masks and social distancing are required. Every other pew is roped off and all pews are sanitized between services. Childcare will be available.

Immanuel Church
8888 St Rt 274, Kettlersville
December 24 at 11:00 pm
In-person service with Holy Communion and candle lighting. Streaming YouTube and Facebook. Mask if you desire, come if you desire.

Leipsic First Christian Church
120 S. Poplar St., Leipsic
Website
December 24 at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
The first service will be video-driven worship with communion and candlelight service. The second service will be live music with organ with communion and candlelight service. We will encourage mask and social distancing.

Lima Community Church
2945 N Cole St., Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:00 pm.
The Christmas Eve service at Lima Community Church is a family tradition in the Lima area. We will celebrate Christmas Eve with great live music and an inspiring message of hope. Even in the age of COVID, we celebrate the coming of the Christ child! While our sanctuary can typically hold around 1,000 people, we have limited the capacity of the room due to COVID to less than half that. If the room fills to capacity for any of the services, we will provide overflow seating in another area with a live feed of the service. Childcare will be available.

Living Hope Assembly of God Church
1130 Indiana Ave., St. Marys
Website
December 24 at 6:00 pm
Our service will be about an hour long. Our seating is spaced family style and we ask that you wear a mask.

Mt. Tabor Church of God
9744 US 127 N, Celina
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve service with social distancing in mind. Glow sticks given to the children for safety.

Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church
21611 Gutman Rd., Wapakoneta
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 4:30 PM
We will share the Christmas story with song and word, singing and listening to God’s word. Ultimately, we will sing, pray, and love our God. We ask that all who come be careful, social distance, wear masks if you wish, and enjoy the service.

Neapolis Church of Christ
8221 Main St., Neapolis
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Upbeat candlelight Christmas Eve service. Please wear a mask and social distance.

New Hope Christian Center
2240 Baty Road, Lima
December 24 at 8:00 pm
Candle-Light Christmas Communion Service – Everyone Welcome

North Clinton Church
831 W. Linfoot St., Wauseon
Website
December 24 at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve service will include a short message, carols and candle lighting. Reservations are encouraged to 419-337-4776.

Olive Branch Church of God
18542 State Route 118, North Rockford
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 10:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve worship service. masks are suggested, social distancing required and respect other people’s space.

Pataskala Grace Church
3517 Headleys Mill Rd SW, Pataskala
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Candlelight service where we hear the Christmas story and sing a number of Christmas songs. Please wear face coverings in the building until you arrive at your seats.

Rousculp Church of Christ
890 Amherst Rd., Cridersville
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:30 PM and 11:15 PM
First service – Candlelight Service titled “The Gift”
Second service – Candlelight Service titled “Praising God for His Gift”

Shawnee Alliance Church
4450 Shawnee Rd, Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 11:00 pm
West Campus Activity Center: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm
East Campus Sanctuary: 11:00 pm
Online: 7:00 pm (Facebook and YouTube)

St. John Mennonite (SJM Church)
15988 Road 4, Pandora
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. This year to help keep social distance, we are offering two services. We have our worship service seating spaced for social distance measures. We will not have candle lighting to minimize close contact exposure. Masks are optional.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
1110 N. Metcalf St., Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 PM
The service will include Christmas Carols, Holy Communion, and Candlelighting. Face coverings are encouraged. Social distancing will be practiced.

St Peter’s Church
303 N. Franklin Street, New Bremen
December 21 at 7:00pm
We will be holding a Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service of Remembrance.  In-Person attendance is permitted. Candles will be available to light in memory of passed loved ones.
December 24 at 7:00 pm
In-person family Service with Candle lighting. 

Both services will also be streaming on YouTube and Facebook. Mask if you desire, come if you desire.

StoneBridge Church
2111 Stonehedge Dr., Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:30 pm
Family friendly candlelight service with a blend of traditional carols and modern songs of Christmas worship. We will not be passing out individual candles for lighting.

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
4945 State Route 81, Ada
Website
December 24 at 7:30 pm
Candle light songs and scripture. Mask required.

Sugar Ridge Church of God
124 N Liberty Street, Convoy
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
There will be a short skit and then a traditional worship service. Masks are suggested. Social distancing will be observed. Please respect the space of other people

Walnut Grove United Methodist Church
17519 Co. Rd. 66A, St. Marys
Facebook
December 24 at 9:00 pm
The service will include Holy Communion, Candlelight, Music, and Celebration. Masks Required, Social Distance encouraged.

Wapaknaz
401 Court Street, Wapakoneta
Website
December 24th at 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

West Independence United Methodist Church
22876 U S Highway 224
Website | Facebook
Family Service – December 20 at 4:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve – December 24 at 8:00 pm
Family Service is entitled Simply Christmas and is aimed for families with Elementary age children or younger. Traditional Service is more of a candlelight service with Scripture and Special music, adjusted for social distance protocol. Please plan on social distance by family and masks are required.

Virtual Services

Archbold Evangelical Church
705 Lafayette St. Archbold
Facebook
December 24 at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. (Two identical services)
We’re going to sing, read, and remember the Christ who set aside the glory of heaven to become the humblest of humans. We may want to forget the havoc of our world, but Christ entered into a world with even more havoc and he did it so we could find true peace. There will be candles.

Bluffton Trinity UMC
2023 State Route 103 Bluffton
Website
December 24 at 6:00 pm
The service will be spiritual and moving.

Branch Christian Fellowship
109 N Main Street, Paulding
Website | Facebook
December 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Our service will be prerecorded, but will premiere on YouTube at 7:00 pm that evening. We want to encourage families to gather in their living rooms together for some worship time and a reading of the Christmas story. We will also have some children’s videos.

The Church at Allentown
4900 Allentown Rd., Lima
Facebook | Youtube
December 23 at 7:00 pm (Contemporary Service)
December 24 at 7:00 pm (Traditional Service) and 9:00 pm (Contemporary Service)
If you do not wish to attend in person, please join us live on Facebook.

Crossroads Church of God
775 S Thayer Rd, Lima
Website | Facebook
Family Services – December 24 at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Our 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm services are contemporary worship services, which include activities and games for children as a part of the service.

Crossroads Evangelical Church
845 E Leggett, Wauseon
Website | Facebook
December 24 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We invite you to celebrate the arrival of our Savior with us at a Christmas Eve worship service on Thursday, December 24 at 7:00 pm.

Ebenezer Mennonite Church
8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton
Facebook
December 24 at 6:00 pm
Ebenezer Mennonite Church will be having a traditional Christmas Eve service at 6:00 pm. There will be singing of traditional Christmas carols along with Advent scripture readings. The service will conclude with Silent Night and the lighting of Christmas candles. We look forward to our time together celebrating the arrival of the newborn King!

Elida Immanuel Church
699 Sunnydale Ave, Elida
Website
December 24 at 7:00 pm

Emmanuel United Church of Christ
8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Faith Alliance Church
6670 Knoxville Avenue, New Bremen
Website
December 24th at 4:00 pm
This year we will be having one Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4:00 pm. The service will last approximately 50 minutes. We invite anyone who needs a place to worship this Christmas to join us!

Findlay Evangelical Free Church
2515 Heatherwood Dr., Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 6:00 pm
Are you looking for a place to worship with your family on Christmas Eve? Please join us at Findlay Evangelical Free Church for one of our three services. All three services are for the whole family.

First Church of Christ
1049 C13 Union City Rd., Fort Recovery
Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
The Christmas Eve service will include songs, a devotion, and lighting of the candles.

Gateway Church
9555 County Road 9, Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.
Service will be approximately 70 minutes.Our live worship team will lead us in singing, followed by a message from Pastor Josh.

Grace United Methodist Church
237 North Pine Street, St Marys
Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
The service will include Holy Communion, candlelight, and celebration. Masks are required, social distance encouraged.

Grand Lake United Methodist Church
119 E Fulton St., Celina
Family Worship Available Online December 24-26
Come Celebrate Christmas Eve at Grand Lake UMC in person or virtually. All services will include communion and candlelight!

Immanuel Church
8888 St Rt 274, Kettlersville
YouTube | Facebook
December 24 at 11:00 pm
Service with Holy Communion and candle lighting.

Jennings Road Church of Christ
1124 Jennings Road, Van wert
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
The annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be digital-only this year. Watch on Facebook and/or YouTube.

Leipsic First Christian Church
120 S. Poplar St., Leipsic
Website
December 24 at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
The first service will be video-driven worship with communion and candlelight service. The second service will be live music with organ with communion and candlelight service.

Lima Community Church
2945 N Cole St., Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:00 pm.
The Christmas Eve service at Lima Community Church is a family tradition in the Lima area. We will celebrate Christmas Eve with great live music and an inspiring message of hope. Even in the age of COVID, we celebrate the coming of the Christ child!

Living Hope Assembly of God Church
1130 Indiana Ave., St. Marys
Website
December 24 at 6:00 pm
Our service will be about an hour long.

Mt. Tabor Church of God
9744 US 127 N, Celina
Website | Facebook Page
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve service.

Neapolis Church of Christ
8221 Main St., Neapolis
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Upbeat candlelight Christmas Eve service.

North Clinton Church
831 W. Linfoot St., Wauseon
Website
December 24 at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve service will include a short message, carols and candle lighting.

Olive Branch Church of God
18542 State Route 118, North Rockford
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 10:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve worship service. masks are suggested, social distancing required and respect other people’s space.

Pataskala Grace Church
3517 Headleys Mill Rd SW, Pataskala
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Candlelight service where we hear the Christmas story and sing a number of Christmas songs.

Rockford United Methodist Church
110 S Franklin St., Rockford
Website
December 24 at 4:00 pm
We will include pre-recorded elements of Word and Song from BOTH our familiar Family Christmas Eve service led by our Junior & Senior High Youth and our more traditional Candlelight Service.

Shawnee Alliance Church
4450 Shawnee Rd, Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
The service will be streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
120 West Sandusky Street, Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 4:00 pm
The service will premier at 4:00 pm, but be available on demand after.

St. John Mennonite (SJM Church)
15988 Road 4, Pandora
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

St. Peter’s Church
303 N. Franklin Street, New Bremen
YouTube | Facebook
December 21 at 7:00pm
We will be holding a Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service of Remembrance.
December 24 at 7:00 pm
Family Service with Candle lighting. 

StoneBridge Church
2111 Stonehedge Dr., Findlay
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 6:30 pm
Family friendly candlelight service with a blend of traditional carols and modern songs of Christmas worship.

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church
4945 State Route 81, Ada
Website
December 24 at 7:30 pm
Candle light songs and scripture.

Sugar Ridge Church of God
124 N Liberty Street, Convoy
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 7:00 pm
There will be a short skit and then a traditional worship service.

Trinity United Methodist Church
301 W. market St., Lima
Website | Facebook
December 24 at 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm
This will be a virtual worship service with people of all ages telling the Christmas Story with music and scripture. Join us as we celebrate the Prince of Peace many ways he taught us to dream God’s dreams.

West Independence United Methodist Church
22876 U S Highway 224
Website | Facebook
Family Service – December 20 at 4:00 pm
Traditional Christmas Eve – December 24 at 8:00 pm
Family Service is entitled Simply Christmas and is aimed for families with Elementary age children or younger. Traditional Service is more of a candlelight service with Scripture and Special music.

Out of State Services

Full Gospel Tabernacle Community Christian Church
17470 Seven Mile Post Rd. Athens, AL
Facebook
December 23 at 6:00 pm
“Nativity by Candlelight”…come and sing the Traditional Carols, hear the Christmas Story from Scripture, watch as the candles are lit along the way culminating in a beautiful representation of the Nativity scene, then share in the “silence” as the light is passed by candle to Silent Night…after, share Cookies & Cocoa with friends, family, neighbors, and maybe even a complete stranger or two to wish them a very Merry Christmas.
More information can be found on Facebook.

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