Weekends at Willow

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Christmas at the Movies

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Christmas at the Movies

The holiday season comes with many great things: delicious food, beautiful decorations, the gift of good company, and Christmas movies! This December, we’re taking church to the movies (metaphorically, of course!) We’ll look at some of our favorite Christmas movies to discover that Jesus’ message of hope, love, and welcome is available to us all! So catch up on your favorite classics, then enjoy each weekend at Willow for Christmas at the Movies!

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December 4

What does the classic movie Elf and Jesus have in common? A lot! Let’s watch clips from the film while looking at Galatians 5, Romans 10, and Acts 8 to see how Buddy the Elf’s pure joy is available to us as we get closer to Jesus.

December 11

It’s a Wonderful Life is a movie whose themes have resounded for decades. Like many of us, George Bailey fell on hard times and wondered where he could find hope. Thanks to an angel’s encounter, he discovered his life’s impact. We’ll look to Romans 15 and Luke 2 to learn how every life has immense value and purpose because of Jesus.

December 18

You may not have a real-life grinch in your life, but what steals your joy this time of year? Let’s learn from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Matthew 2 to find the real key to Christmas joy.


December 22–24

Every Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, but what does that mean for your life? Let’s look to the classic story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to see how Jesus Himself became a misfit so that all of us could find a place in God’s story. 

January 1

As you look to a new year, are you feeling excited and hopeful or somewhat discouraged and disillusioned? We’ll look to a lesser-known holiday film, Twinkle All the Way, to see how to find security and assurance for the future when life gets in the way. 

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10 a.m., Sundays

Crystal Lake

9 & 11 a.m., Sundays


9 & 11 a.m., Sundays

North Shore

10 a.m., Sundays

South Barrington

9 & 11:15 a.m., Sundays

South Lake

10 a.m., Sundays


10 a.m., Sundays

Willow Español

11:15 a.m., Domingos

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