We offer numerous events to help you take a next step in your spiritual journey, grow in your faith, or connect with others. 


Christmas Services
Saturday, December 21 – 4 and 5:45pm (children’s programming through age 3)
Sunday, December 22 – 9 and 10:45am (children’s programming through 6th grade)

Christmas 2019

CHRISTMAS SERVICES:

Saturday, December 21 – 4 and *5:45pm (children’s programming through age 3)
Sunday, December 22 – 9 and *10:45am (children’s programming through 6th grade)

*Spanish translation available during the 5:45pm and 10:45am service. (Traducción al español disponible durante el servicio de las 5:45pm y 10:45am. Pase por el Centro de Información para más detalles.)

Celebrate Christmas with us at one of our four candlelight services. Invite your family and friends via social media, through the WCC App, or pick up print invitations at the Info Center. You can even RSVP and invite others to a specific service through our Events listing on Facebook.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not meet at the WCC Main Campus for services on December 29 to allow volunteers and staff some time to rest and recharge before the new year. However, we will provide a service live online at 10am on Sunday, December 29. Get a jump on the interaction we'll offer for that service and a reminder before we get started by texting WCCLIVE to 555888.

ABOUT THE SERMON SERIES:

World events and personal challenges continue to create anxiety and fear, which often catch us off guard, paralyze us, and rob us of hope and joy. As we approach the holidays, how can we regain our hope, and a steady feeling of peace amidst the frenzy and chaos? Although “Fear Not” is one of the most common statements in the Bible, maybe a healthy sense of fear is actually needed, or is it a larger view of God?

Join us for our Christmas series, Fear Not, as we look through the eyes of Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds to discover how their healthy sense of fear led to a reassurance of peace, hope, love, and joy! 

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

Join us in making a difference in our community and world. Check out some of these great opportunities for you, your family, friends, or small group to practically show the love of Jesus to the hurting this Christmas...


Care Fund Offering
through end of the year

WCC Care Fund Offering

Since 2006 we’ve received a special, above-and-beyond, offering that has raised nearly $2.7 million dollars (see PDF) to help our community, those hurting, and our missions partners. This year’s Care Fund offering will focus on three key areas:

  • Hardship – temporary help for those encountering tough times that may need assistance with a utility bill, medical bill, car or home repair, or even food.
  • Vulnerable Children – we’re partnering with agencies, schools, civic leaders, and specialists to help hurting children know they are loved, encouraged, cared for, and safe.
  • Missions – we are committed to reaching our community and world for Jesus Christ through our ministries partners and missions. Where the Gospel is planted, love and peace can bloom to change the world.

Please prayerfully consider giving to this special offering through the WCC App, online, or by using a Care Fund envelope (available at the Info Center). Although we'll receive this special offering during services on Sunday, December 15, you can give now through the end of the year via all the giving options previously mentioned.

For questions about the WCC Care Fund, contact: Barb Hodge, (574) 268-0188 x280.

 

 


WCC Live Online
Sunday, December 29
Join us online | 10am

WCC Live Online

This weekend is traditionally a Sunday off for our volunteers and staff to spend with family and friends. Thus, we want to invite you to stay home or gather with friends, not at WCC, but as WCC online. Join us for WCC Live Online via the website or app on Sunday, December 29, 10am for a special year-end online service. Get a headstart on the interaction, along with a reminder by texting WCCLIVE to 555888. 

We will then gather again in person at the WCC Main Campus on Sunday, January 5 at our normal service times of 9 and 10:45am.

 

 


PJ's & Bibles (PJ&B) Project
through Sunday, December 15

 

PJ's & Bibles (PJ&B) Project

Once again, we have the opportunity to bring joy to kids and families in our community this Christmas. Combined Community Services has asked us to provide pajamas and a Bible (PJ & B) for each child. Now through December 15, you can help kids go to bed warm and with God’s Word.

Purchase a set of pajamas and a Bible that corresponds to the size and age of your own children. If you don’t have any children, that’s okay, we’ll also need larger sizes as well (Youth XL – Adult Medium). 

For guidance on what Bible to purchase, Sonlight recommends the following versions, which can be purchased for a discount at the table in the lobby:

  • Toddler - Preschool: The Beginner’s Bible
  • Preschool - Early Elementary: My First Hands-On Bible (NLT)
  • Middle - Later Elementary: The Hands-On Bible (NLT)

Please bring your PJ’s & Bibles back unwrapped by Sunday, December 15 to the drop off locations in the lobby or throughout Sonlight.

Please be sure to pray for the children that will receive these new pajamas and a Bible this Christmas, and thank you for partnering with us to Be The Church once again during our annual Sonlight Christmas offering project.

For more details about WCC’s PJ&B project, contact: Ruth Romeo 574-268-0188 x242. 



Fellowship Missions Stocking Stuffers
through December 16

Help make Christmas a little brighter this year for the residents of Fellowship Missions. The holidays can be an extremely tough time. While most of us are making memories with our family and friends, many residents are struggling with hopelessness, as they ponder their current circumstances. Help them feel noticed and loved this Christmas by contributing to Fellowship Missions Stocking Stuffers Gift Drive. Gift cards for the kids and essentials for the adults can go a long way. Sign up online to provide a specific gift. And, if you’d like to volunteer or provide food for the Christmas Eve and Day meals, contact Fellowship Missions.

Contact: Nadine Gibbs, 574-265-9555 x104

 



Adopt-A-Family
through Combined Community Services

Adopt-A-Family is a great way for you, your family, your friends, or your small group to do just that… adopt a family for Christmas, and provide them some basics and their kids some gifts. This community-wide Christmas initiative is overseen by Combined Community Services (CCS). Simply stop by CCS during business hours (M, T, TH, F from 9-4pm or W 9-noon) or contact John Parker.

Contact: John Parker, 574-269-6019x222 


Bell Ringers Needed
various dates and times through December

 

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Help WCC assist The Salvation Army this Christmas season as they raise money to aid people in our community both physically and spiritually. Multiple dates and times are available. Sign up at the Info Center, or contact the Salvation Army at www.registertoring.com for additional dates, times and locations.

Contact: Monna Baum, 574-268-0188 x260


Discovery Series
Sunday, January 19, 26, and February 2

10:45am, Room 261

Discovery Series

If you’re new or looking to get connected at WCC, start with our Discovery Series – three Sunday sessions during the 10:45am service that will give you a closer look at WCC, help you identify your spiritual gifts, and discover the many ways to get connected here. Discovering WCC gives you an overview of our vision and mission, including our beliefs and values. Discovering My Design is focused on understanding how God has gifted you and for what purposes. And in the final session, Discovering Connection you’ll be given practical steps to develop relationships in the church, as you meet others on the same journey. Childcare is available and provided through our Sonlight Children’s Ministry.

Register Now

Contact: Lori Early  574-268-0188 x219

 

 


Sunday Prayer
Sunday mornings
10:15am in Fireside Room

 

Sunday Prayer

Join us between services on Sunday mornings at 10:15am in the Fireside Room to regularly lift up specific areas of focus in prayer. The weekly topics will center on the following areas...
Week 1: Missions
Week 2: Vision, Direction, and Leadership of the church
Week 3: The Growth of WCC (our people and partners)
Week 4: Future Generations of the church (Sonlight, Student Ministries, and Young Adults)
*Fifth Sundays will be open prayer for current needs within the church at that time.

Contact: Todd Gerst 574-268-0188 x226


The Quarter After
during the 15 minutes right after each service
 

 

The Quarter After

Are you new to WCC? Join us for “The Quarter After” – a casual opportunity during the 15 minutes right after each service when you can meet our teaching pastor at the front of the auditorium and get to know us a little better. Just come to the front of the stage after the service and we’ll introduce you. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact: Lori Early574-268-0188 x219