Christmas At Christ Church

Come celebrate Christmas at Christ Church with family and friends. We will have 8 opportunities to join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus at our Fairview Heights Campus located at 339 Frank Scott Parkway East, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Service times and dates:
Thursday, December 21 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 22 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 23 at 4:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, December 24 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm

We will also have worship services at our Scott Campus and CM Campus on Sunday, December 24 at 10:00am.

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Candlelight Services

This Christmas season, join us for a truly enchanting evening as we gather to celebrate the joy and wonder of the season at a Christ Church Campus. Our Candlelight Services promise to be a heartwarming experience, filled with love, light, and the spirit of Christmas.

CM Campus
Sunday, December 10 at 6:00pm
The Christ Church CM Campus is located at 1908 Vandalia St, Collinsville, IL 62234.  

Scott Campus
Sunday, December 17 at 6:00pm
The Christ Church Scott Campus is located at 4051 St. Rt. 161 E, Belleville, IL 62221

Handel’s Messiah and Rutter’s Magnificat

Mark your calendars for Handel’s Messiah and Rutter’s Magnificat on Sunday, December 10 at 3pm in Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus Sanctuary.   

The Christ Church Chamber Choir will be joined by the Greenville Choral Union, Greenville University Choirs, with a full orchestra in a joint performance of Handel’ Messiah and Magnificat by John Rutter. The timeless message and music of Messiah is perfectly complimented by the exuberant joy of Magnificat. A free-will offering will be received to help defer the costs of this concert, and there will be a Christmas Cookie reception in the Christ Church Cafe immediately following the performance.

Jingle Jam

December 3rd from 4-6pm at the Fairview Heights Campus

Jingle Jam is a joyful family event that kicks off the Christmas season and reminds us that the true meaning of the holiday is Jesus. We will hear the story of Jesus’ birthday, dance to high energy worship, and play fun and interactive games!

*Invite grandparents and participate in an Ugly Sweater Twinning Contest with your grandma or grandpa to win a prize!

Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good donation to benefit the Fairview Heights Food Pantry.

Reverse Advent Food Drive

Christ Church Annual Reverse Advent Food Drive – December 2023

The Fairview Heights Food Pantry continues to need our help, and to help get them restocked for the needs of the community after depletion during the Holidays. We invite you and your family to join us in December for this special Food Pantry Drive.

How to participate:

Option 1:
As a Family get a box….
then each day from December 1st to December 24th as a family add a food pantry donation item to the box.
On December 24th, you should have 24 items in the box.
Then, Drop off the box at the Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus during services on Sunday, December 31st, 2023 or Sunday, January 7th, 2024.

Option 2:
Donate any items you wish and drop off the items on any Sunday in December (except December 24th).


The Food Pantry Team will deliver the donations to the Fairview Heights Food Pantry to restock them as donations are received.

Monetary donations can be dropped off at the FH Campus Welcome Center during any services.
Checks should be made payable to: “Fairview Heights Food Pantry.”
Envelopes should be to the attention of: “Kevin Nowak – Food Pantry.”

If you have questions or need special delivery options, please email Kevin Nowak at

Donation Suggestions:
Canned meats, chicken, fish, beans, peanut butter, dry or evaporated milk, infant formula, puddings, jello, canned fruits and vegetables, jellies, soups, sauces, pasta, juices, boxed or packaged noodles, rice, cereals, crackers, flour, hamburger/tuna helpers, cake or pancake mixes, cooking oils, dressings, syrups, salt/pepper, sugar, mayo, mustard, ketchup, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, hand & body soaps, shampoo, laundry & dish soaps, male and female hygiene products.

“All it takes is what you can give…
One can, one box, one case…..It all matters to those who struggle.”

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10 NLT

Thank You & Merry Christmas!
Kevin Nowak, Christ Church Food Pantry Donations Coordinator

Project Christmas Cheer

For many years Christ Church has been buying gifts for needy residents in our local and regional area nursing homes and we will continue our gift giving again this year. We ask church members to take an envelope, buy and wrap a gift, attach the name of the resident to the outside of the gift and return it to Christ Church FVH. We will then distribute the gifts to the appropriate nursing homes in time for their Christmas parties.

Envelopes will be available at the SYNC center FVH at all services on Dec 3 and Dec 10, 2023 until all envelopes have been taken. All gifts must be returned to Christ Church FVH no later than Dec 17, 2023.

Thank you for your participation in this loving community service ministry.

Faith & Friendship

Faith & Friendship – Wednesdays

Starting Wednesday, October 25, Faith & Friendship will be starting a study called Ruth by Kelly Minter.

It examines Ruth’s journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. See how God proves Himself faithful as the One who rescues, revives, and restores.  Books are available in the Christ Church bookstore.  It is not necessary to have a book but encouraged.

Faith & Friendship is a women’s ministry that seeks to connect women to Jesus Christ. This will be done through developing friendships, providing support, prayer and biblical teaching.

Please join us from 10:00am – 11:30am in the Student Lounge at the Fairview Heights Campus.

New members are welcome at any time.  For more information contact Jill Schlueter at

Faith & Friendship – Tuesday Nights

Starting October 17, the Faith & Friendship Tuesday night group will begin a new study called Tired of Trying – How to Hold on to God When You’re Frustrated, Fed-Up and Feeling Forgotten by Ashley Morgan Jackson

Have you tried it all? Although you say the right words, pray the right prayers and read the right Bible verses, you still feel like nothing seems to be working. Are you tired of trying? What else can you do when your faith doesn’t seem to be “working” anymore?

Ashley, who works with Proverbs 31 ministries, is no stranger to this kind of spiritual exhaustion. Much like the biblical character Jacob, who wrestled God, Ashley wrestled with God when she had done all she knew to do to trust Him, despite the pain. She found that sometimes God requires us to hold onto Him so we can let go of everything holding us back.
Choosing to wrestle isn’t easy or quick —but it does have purpose. When we reach the place where the only choice is to run to God or from Him, we can hold tight…because transformation and blessing will come.

Please join us from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Coffee Café. Books are available in the Christ Church Bookstore or through their site online at

New members are welcome at any time. For more information contact Jill Schlueter at

Faith & Friendship is a women’s ministry that seeks to connect women to Jesus Christ. This will be done through developing friendships, providing support, prayer, and biblical teaching.

Faith & Friendship – Thursday Nights

Starting October 26, the Faith & Friendship Thursday night group will begin a new study called One in a Million:  Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer.

Modern-day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Without a doubt, we can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey. We can make it to the Promised Land!

Please join us from 6pm – 8pm in the Coffee Café at the Fairview Heights Campus.  New members are welcome at any time.  For more information contact Jill Schlueter @

Faith & Friendship is a women’s ministry that seeks to connect women to Jesus Christ. This will be done through developing friendships, providing support, prayer and biblical teaching.

FCA 618 Family Night

We are thrilled to bring FCA 618 Family Night back for another year. This year it will be on Monday, January 15 starting at 7pm at Christ Church.  

The speaker for this year’s event is current St. Louis Cardinal Tommy Edman! Tommy is a proud believer and will share his journey in baseball and the impact that so many people had on his faith journey.

Tickets are currently available via the link below. Christ Church members receive a $5.00 discount. Type in TAKE5 in the coupon code.

Fashion & Food With Friends

Help support our mission work in Honduras as we help the underserved in the San Pedro Sula area by meeting the people’s spiritual and physical needs. $30 ticket includes lunch and fashion show. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Christ Church bookstore, and from Betty Nelson, Debbie Dodt, or Norma Anderson. Baskets will be available for silent auction.

January 27 from 11am – 2pm at Christ Church FH Campus Gym.