Receive and extend the hope of Jesus this Christmas season with Willow Crystal Lake!
We hope you, your family, and friends will be our guest at one or all of our online and in-person Christmas events this year. Wherever you join us, we hope you feel welcome and at home. And if it's been a while since you've been to church, Christmas is a great time to come back and check things out.
With the limited opportunities in our community for families to have a traditional photo with Santa, we want to serve you in a unique way this year by providing a SANTA STOP!
This mask-required, socially-distanced, outdoor event will allow kids not only to have a photo with Santa and his sleigh, but will also include a Santa letter mail drop, and live reindeer! Registration is required, so be sure to RSVP and share the registration link with others HERE.
Sunday, December 20, 2–4 p.m.
Willow Crystal Lake
100 South Main
FAMILY ADVENT DEVOTIONAL + ACTIVITIES
Our Next Gen kids and student ministries have prepared a treat for our families this year in the form of a Family Advent gift box! You can use it to remind your family to watch the daily Advent devotional and do the accompanying fun activities. We still have boxes at the WCL campus if you’d like to pick one up, or you can engage the activities directly at WillowAdvent.org.
PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Join us at 10 a.m. on Sundays this December as we look forward to Christmas and explore divine interruptions. God's interruptions have a huge impact on our spiritual lives—if we don’t recognize and respond to them, we miss out on some of the most important things He wants to do in our lives. Throughout this series, will will focus on a divine interruption that happened in the life of a teenage girl and explore ways that process changes how we can receive seasons of interruption in our own life.
Week 1: Great Interruption
Week 2: Great Redemption
Week 3: Great Joy
Week 4/Christmas: Great God
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Thursday, December 24, 2 + 4 p.m.
Because our 4 p.m. in-person service has reached capacity, we have added another Christmas Eve service at 2 p.m.! Please join us live, online or in-person at this time! Your early RSVPs help us plan and prepare well for in-person, socially-distanced Christmas gatherings of our church family, as well as all our guests. If you are planning to be with us on Christmas Eve (and we hope you are!), please register your family as soon as possible HERE.
Join us live for a simple, heartwarming Christmas Eve service. Whether you come in-person (registration required) or attend online, it will be a moment for our church family to gather to sing some traditional Christmas carols, center ourselves on the wonder of the Christmas story, and thank God for the sending of His Son, Jesus.
WILLOW-WIDE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Sunday, December 27, 10 a.m.
All our Willow campus arts and worship teams have come together to create a special Christmas celebration that Willow Crystal Lake will air on Live.WillowCrystalLake.TV and watch online with you the Sunday after Christmas. We will have prayer hosts available to pray with you, and our team will join you in the chat at our Church Online home. We look forward to enjoying this new and special service with you celebrating the birth of our Savior.
HELP US WELCOME OUR GUESTS
If you call Willow Crystal Lake home, we would love for you to help us welcome the many guests that will be joining us this Christmas. Whether you are greeting at the front door our working behind the scenes, you will be a vital part of our team! Get connected HERE.
Click HERE to explore how you can partner with us as we share the hope of Jesus in practical ways with our neighbors this Christmas.