Join us this Christmas Eve!
2pm | 4pm | 6pm
at both Campuses
We are excited for Christmas Eve and are looking forward to celebrating the birth of our savior together.
What to Expect
Will childcare be provided?
Childcare through 2 years old will be provided. Your entire family is welcome to sit together and we will provide activity bags for elementary aged kids.
How long is the service?
Service is about an hour and ten minutes. We will start with singing several songs. There will be an offering taken which will go entirely to some of our ministry partners (more info below). Then we will hear from one of the pastors and close the service by responding in more singing.
Will we be able to take a family photo?
Yes! Both campuses will have a photobooth for you to get your picture taken together and then you can email the photo to yourself.
Will there be candle lighting in the services?
Yes we will continue our tradition of ending Christmas Eve services with a candlelit song. We do ask that only responsible members of your family hold a candle though for the safety of everyone.
What should I wear?
Wear what you are comfortable in, whether that’s your Christmas best, an ugly christmas sweater or anything else.
Christmas Eve Offering Ministry Partners
Every year our entire Christmas Eve offering goes to other ministries we partner with. Our Christmas Eve offering this year will once again be split between three of our ministry partners - one local, one regional and one international.
We will be supporting the City Mission, which exists here in Findlay to end homelessness and hunger by providing food, shelter, and access to essential services to individuals and families in crisis.
Our regional partners will be the Campus Outreach ministry on the campus of Bowling Green. Many of the Campus Outreach staff attend Gateway and they are all passionate about reaching students in BG with the Gospel and training them to become mature followers of Christ.
We are sponsoring Resurrection Church Beirut as our international mission. We were able to start a great partnership with RCB this past year and are excited to end the year with a special offering for them.
You can start preparing for Christmas with this Gateway Advent playlist.