Worthington churches are offering free lunch-hour concerts during this month.
Residents are invited to step aside from the hustle and bustle of their December to-do lists and enjoy a musical respite at “Advent on High.”
Worthington Presbyterian Church, in collaboration with St. John’s Episcopal and All Saints Lutheran churches, has announced a three-week series of free, 30-minute lunchtime concerts during December titled “Advent on High.”
Each concert begins at noon and will feature a variety of instrumental music for the season.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 2, Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High St.
Thursday, Dec. 9, All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St.
Thursday, Dec. 16, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 700 High St.
Advent includes the four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. Christians use these Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare, slow down, and remember the real meaning of Christmas.
WPC has been present in the Worthington community since 1805. With a congregation of more than 1,200, the church draws attendees from Worthington, as well as throughout Central Ohio. For more information, visit the web site wpcnow.org.
On Feb. 11, 1962, All Saints became a mission congregation to create a community to worship, pray, study, and serve people in need. After 57 years, All Saints has flourished to more than 2,500 baptized members and has gone through five building phases to accommodate its people in reaching its mission. For more information, visit saintsonhigh.org.
St. John’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1804 by James Kilbourne, the same Episcopal deacon who founded the city in which the church resides. St. John’s is among the 80 congregations comprising the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. The historic cemetery behind the church contains at least 317 burials from the community from between 1804 and 1882. For more information, visit stjohnsworthington.org/.