7070 Bent Tree Boulevard Columbus, Ohio 43235


Register for the 2018 Winter Youth Lock In!

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It’s time for the Youth Winter Lock-In! If you are ready to stay up all night, have some great food, great fellowship, and great games then sign up and bring your friends. The lock-in is February 16-17 at the Worthington Community Center from 10pm until 7am. Registration will be available soon on the Youth page of the Linworth web site. Cost is $20 per student and includes all activities, food, and a t-shirt!

LYF Winter Lock-in at the Worthington Community Center

  • Cost: $20
  • What: A night of swimming, movies, volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, food, friends, and staying up way too late.
  • When: Feb. 16th-17th, 10pm-6:45am @ Worthington Community Center located at 345 E. Wilson-Bridge Rd., Worthington, Ohio 43085. Pick-up and Drop off here.
  • What to Bring:
    -Pillow & Sleeping bag (people who sleep or want to be cozy)
    -Toothbrush (you will thank me at 5:30am after four straight hours of snacks)
    -swim suit and towel (keep it appropriate please)
    -Change of clothes if you feel so inclined
    -Deodorant (Ball games get pretty heated…just sayin)
    -Any PG movies that are excellent (or extremely corny and thus hilarious)
    -Cards or board games
    -Lots and lots of friends!
    -Any meds you may need (clearly labeled)
  • What Not to Bring: Drugs, alcohol, weapons, Debbie Downers.

Register using the form below, or download the form here and return to Jessica Cavinee or email to jcavinee@linworthumc.org:

LCC Kindergarten Parent Info Night

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Linworth Children’s Center Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Tuesday, January 16 @ 5:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P. to (614) 336-9559
Free childcare
Come see what makes our Kindergarten program special!

2018-2019 Registration Opens January 30
Call (614) 336-9559 to set up a tour
Full day classes 6 weeks – 4 years
Part day classes 2 years – 4 years
Kindergarten Bound program- 5 by December 31, 2018
Full day Kindergarten
Before care, After care, and Friday enrichment offered a la carte

Learn more about Linworth Children’s Center on the LCC website.

Ring in the New Year at Linworth!

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New Year’s Eve Service

As we reflect on the past year individually, we invite everyone to join together in one service to ring in the New Year as a community. This service will be a blend of contemporary and traditional worship, and will allow us all to join in prayer, worship, and fellowship, as we hope for a productive New Year.
When: December 31, 2017 @ 10 AM, Childcare Provided
Contact us at info@linworthumc.org or call the church office with questions about any of our services.

2018 Christmas Bingo

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Christmas BINGO
Sunday, December 17th 6-7:30pm

$8 per adult $4 per child 17 & under
Cost includes food (chili cook off and hot dogs) and one BINGO card
Extra cards are $2 per card
There will also be a Silent Auction!

All proceeds to benefit the youth going on the CSM Mission Trip this summer!

Anyone interested in participating in the Chili Cook-Off, or donating items for the silent auction should contact Jessica Cavinee.

Christmas Eve at Linworth

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Christmas Eve Services

The holidays are a wonderful time to invite those who do not have a church home to worship with us. Please feel free to pick up our new “invitation cards” at the Welcome Center, and invite your friends and family to join us for Christmas Eve service!
When: December 24, 2017
  • 10 AM – Community Service
  • 4PM – Family Service*
  • 6PM – Contemporary Service*
  • 8PM – Lessons & Carols*
  • 10PM – Communion & Candlelight
 *Childcare Provided
Contact us at info@linworthumc.org or call the church office with questions about any of our services.
Service types:

Summer Concert Series 2017

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Summer Concert Series: Sundays at 6pm

Jun 11 – Lil Patch of Soul

Jul 2 – Dublin Silver Band

Aug 20 – The Haz Benz

  • Free concerts happening on the Linworth UMC lawn!
  • There will be food trucks, so no need to pack food or drink
  • Bring friends, family, and don’t forget your boogie shoes!
  • Prepare for a good time with great music!

Linworth UMC Debt Retirement Celebration

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Sunday June 25th, 10 AM Worship

Featuring special guest: Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

This year Linworth United Methodist Church commemorates a 20 year journey on the corner of Bent Tree and Federated in northwest Columbus with our debt retirement celebration. The history of this worshipping congregation dates back to the late 1880s when Linworth was once known as “Elmwood.” The Linworth United Methodist Church was at the time known as “Bright’s Chapel,” named after the pastor at the time.

The first building to serve this congregation was located at 2424 West Granville Road and is now the Linworth Village Bookshop. At the time, Linworth was a rural farming community as part of a Methodist circuit.

In 1955, Linworth entered into the second major chapter of its history when the decision was made to build a new church on land bought at 6200 Linworth Road. During this time, the church experienced tremendous growth as Columbus and its suburbs continued to expand.

By 1995, Linworth UMC was again looking towards ministry needs of the future and a larger space. After much prayer and deliberation, our current location was purchased in 1996 and the ground-breaking ceremony was held on October 6th of that year. On December 7th, 1997, the consecration service was held with Bishop Judith Craig officiating. Artist Ken Valimaki created a beautiful new and award-winning baptismal font and cross that are still widely-known symbols of our church to this day.

In the past 20 years at Bent Tree and Federated, Linworth has been focused on its mission to improve lives locally and globally through the transforming power of Jesus Christ. One of the most amazing blessings at Linworth UMC in this chapter of our existence has been the growth of the Linworth Children’s Center. Launched in 2000 with 38 kids, the program has now grown to serve over 300 kids every year and is renowned as the leading children’s center in the West Ohio Conference. The ministry of LCC has allowed the church to reach new families in new ways with the love of God. Nowadays there isn’t a day that goes by without the church bustling with activity from so many kids and families that are a part of our wider church family.

Linworth also marked a milestone with the creation of our “New Connections” contemporary worship service, which has also reached many new families over the past several years. With our new multi-purpose sanctuary, we have been blessed to have a space that fits both traditional and contemporary worship and can be used for other events like the bi-annual Garage Sale, which continues to be a Linworth tradition like no other.

These years have not just been marked by new and growing ministry at the corner of Bent Tree and Federated, though. The missional heart of Linworth beats stronger than ever as we have reached out to partner with new ministries in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus and in Laos in recent years. By the grace of God, these missionary endeavors have brought the church once known as Bright’s Chapel to places it could have never imagined all those years ago.

Now Linworth UMC looks ahead to our next chapter in ministry. If the last 130 years are any indication, God has some incredible things in store for our future. May we as the people of Linworth United Methodist Church continue to be guided by God’s providence, rooted in the love of Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out the Gospel and change the world.

The Church Office will close at Noon today (Tuesday January, 16th) due to inclement weather.
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