Worthington Christian Church
Volume 13, Issue 13 | March 25, 2020
Weekly Minister Update
Check out this week's update with our Executive Minister, Lee Cox, as he offers a message of encouragement, shares the ways we continue to connect with one another during the pandemic and provides some information about what to expect for Easter.
Catch up on all of our weekly updates on our website.
NOTE: We're creating a slideshow of images of WCC members & friends worshiping at home via the simulated livestream. If you have an image to share from Sunday, March 15 or Sunday, March 22, please email it to Kristie McGlaughlin. Thanks!
A Word to Parents From Our Children's Minister
The Children's Ministry has posted another video update for kids and parents. You can click the link to watch the video here or stop by the church's Facebook page.

This week, Mr. Tom and Ms. Carolyn have made a list of the blessings they are thankful for and they have asked the kids to do the same. Parents, please encourage your children to make a list of the blessings they are thankful for and share them with us via Facebook.
WCCYouth Update
WCCYouth Minister, Will Ellis, has launched a weekly "Minute Message" that offers encouragement and devotionals that you can watch on Instagram, YouTube or Facebook.

Also, be sure to stop by our WCCYouth YouTube channel THIS SUNDAY from 6:00 to 6:30 PM for a LIVE show!

NOTE: We are saddened to announced that the High School Mission trip has been cancelled. More details to come.
Songs of Hope
Saddleback Church out of Lake Forest, CA has created a song list on Spotify meant to offer encouragement during uncertain times.

Check it out here.
Our New Online Campus
Our plan was to officially launch our online campus in May, but with Gov. DeWine's request for Ohioans to limit gatherings and practice 'social distancing,' we had to dramatically change that plan.

As of today, we've successfully published two simulated livestreams of our Sunday morning services. We plan to continue broadcasting that way until we are able to meet in person again.

We're so incredibly grateful to all of you for your support, encouragement and prayers while we have worked to bring Sunday morning worship to you, but we realize that there are still some questions about this change of venue and we wanted to address those here.
What is a 'simulated livestream?'
Our ultimate goal is to stream our worship services on Sunday morning LIVE. However to do that, we need to upgrade our internet connection at church. (We need significantly faster upload speeds.)

As of Friday, March 13, our church building lacked the hardware needed to broadcast a live service, but we understood the need to worship together during this time of uncertainty. Our worship team and ministers record our Sunday service in advance. This recording is then uploaded and linked to our streaming platform, and then scheduled to broadcast at 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 AM on Sunday morning. Therefore, it's a "simulated livestream."

We hope to be able to upgrade our internet connection in our church building as soon as possible once we are all able to return to work.

How do I give online?
There is a step-by-step guide to online giving in Realm on our website. You may also find this video helpful. If you have specific questions, please shoot us an email and we can walk you through the process.

NOTE: If you are not comfortable giving online, you may mail your offering directly to church at 8145 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43235.

What's available at our new online campus?
  • CHAT. If you want to watch the sermon AND chat online with fellow viewers, you may now do so. Just go to worthchurch.churchonline.org during our scheduled worship times and you can jump right into chat. You don't have to create an account if you don't want to.
  • NOTES. The sermon outline/notes are available under the 'Notes' tab as well as links to various resources that we feel might be of importance or interest to you. The song list will also be included for each worship song played during worship time.
  • CONNECT CARD. An online version of our Connect Card is available under the 'Connect Card' tab. Feel free to use the card to reach out to us.
  • LIVE PRAYER. There is a live prayer button available during each service that sends out a request to our Hosts to enter into a direct (private) chat with the individual requesting prayer. We encourage you to use this button if you need prayer. You may also use the button any time throughout the week to request prayer.

How do I watch past sermons?
Our sermon video archive goes back almost 18 months and you can access it at my.worthingtoncc.org/listen.
Monthly Prayer

A prayer of intercession: Pray for your ONE. Who is the person that God is leading you to share the love and truth of Jesus with?