Experience Christmas

Let’s gather round and experience the hope, joy, and love of the season. We have ways to get involved and serve the church and community, events for kids and families, and services to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Service Times

7 p.m., Thursday, December 22

7 p.m., Friday, December 23

7 p.m., Friday, December 23 en Español

1:30 & 4 p.m., Saturday, December 24

67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington, 60010

Willow Kids program available for birth–preschool. Willow Friends Kids & Teens/Adults rooms will be open Saturday, December 24, at 1:30 p.m.


Visiting Willow South Barrington for the first time? Check out what to expect here.


Volunteer to help set up Christmas, either from home or at our campus through December 1. View decorating opportunities here.

For an extra dose of joy this Christmas season, volunteer with the Willow Kids team on Saturday, December 10 as they welcome hundreds of guests for Jingle Jam. Click here to register as a volunteer.

Whether you like to meet-and-greet, play with kids, serve a cup of coffee, or welcome guests in the parking lot, you can help make our Christmas Eve services a great experience for our guests. Click the links below to join a volunteer team at Christmas.




Give the Gift of Hope

Every year we mobilize our church to pack Christmas gifts for every incarcerated person in the state of Illinois and beyond. The gifts are full of hope and encouragement with items like a devotional book, snacks, and activities. Take time this December to assemble Hope Packs, learn about the systemic injustices that people face in our country, and provide much-needed encouragement to those who are often overlooked. 

Save the date: December 3 & 4

Jingle Jam

Willow Kids is hosting a special Christmas celebration big enough for the whole family! Join us for Jingle Jam, a program with games, music, fun surprises, and even a mystery to solve. This event is completely FREE! No registration is required, just show up with family and friends for an awesome Christmas experience!

Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 for pre-event hype in the Lakeside Lobby.



Year-End Giving

Jesus established the church to be a force for transformative good in the world—a group of people committed to meeting needs, showing compassion, and sharing a message of hope. We believe our purpose as a church is to do just that.

By giving to our general fund or giving above-and-beyond to our Year-End Giving initiative, you can fuel life change and transformation in our neighborhoods and around the world.

For the Kids!

During Christmas services, Willow Kids provides a fun, engaging environment for children birth–preschool. Kids in kindergarten and older are invited to join their families in the Main Auditorium for an age-appropriate Christmas service!

Following Christmas and New Years, our Willow Kids and Willow Students programming resumes January 8.