Thank you for visiting our website!

Welcome to the  website for Christ UMC and Continental UMC in Continental Ohio. I am glad you have chosen to spend a few moments looking around, discovering our church family. As I describe the Continental Churches to people, I use words like ‘community’ and ‘family.’

We are a group of people committed to following Jesus. That means we worship him with vigor and joy. That means we encourage prayer in church and throughout life. That means we love people outside the church through generosity, invitation, and compassion.

Our hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at Christ and Continental UMC. And once here, we pray that people will meet God and, as a result of meeting God, give their lives to Jesus Christ. We want that for you. Come as you are. Check us out, but more importantly, seek the truth of God that can only be known when one knows Jesus.

While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and get a glimpse of who we are, but only a glimpse. To fully understand us, come to a worship service or to a small group and feel the up-close, in-person fellowship that comes when people share time together with the Holy Spirit present. You can also watch a live stream of the Continental UMC on out Facebook page at 10:15 every Sunday morning.  

Enjoy the website, then come. We’d love to meet you and know you.


Ester Egg Hunt

On Sunday, April 1, the Christ and Continental UMC's will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt at the Christ UMC.  Events will start at 10:00am.  Bring your basket and hunt for eggs with us,  Refreshments will be provided.

Holy Week / Easter events

As the Day of Resurrection draws near, we all need to make room in our lives and schedules to worship the God who loves us and saves us.  Consider worshipping with us for the 2023 Holy Week / Easter season.

Thursday, April 6, 6:30 -- Maundy Thursday Communion Service to remember the institution of Holy Communion 

Friday, April 7, 1:00 -- Good Friday service (place to be announced)

Sunday, April 9, 7:00am -- Easter Sunrise Service @ Christ UMC

Sunday, April 9, 7:30am -- Easter Breakfast

Sunday, April 9, 9:00am -- Easter Celebration @ Christ UMC

Sunday, April 9, 10:15am -- Easter Celebration @ Continental UMC

Lenten Sermon Series -- No Wonder They Crucified Him

Throughout his 3 years of ministry, Jesus showed compassion, love and mercy to all people. However, that does not mean He his message was easy. As we read through the Gospels, we find a Jesus who often had some very difficult words for his hearers – especially the religious leaders. These difficult messages led the religious leaders to look for opportunities to kill Jesus. With these difficult teachers of Jesus, it’s no wonder they crucified him.

2/26 Get Off the Fence

3/5   Complete the Circle

3/12  Check Your Bags

3/19  Patrol Your Pleasures

3/26  Come Die With Me

4/2 (Palm Sunday) Follow Me

4/9 (Easter Sunday) Unshakeable Hope

A Matter of Balance

Beginning April 5, 2023, the Putnam County Council on Aging will be sponsoring A  Matter of Balance class at the continental UMC.  Matter of Balance class is an evidence-based 8 week long exercise program that is taught by the Putnam County Council on Aging, the Putnam County Health Department, as well as other local organizations.  Each class during the 8 week session focuses on simple exercises to increase one’s activity levels by promoting exercise to enhance balance, strength, and flexibility, and to reduce the fear of falling.  2 trained coaches lead each class, and class size is usually limited to 12, so that each participant gets sufficient guidance. To sign up for this class, please contact the Putnam County Council on aging to register.

Watch Us Online!

Each week, the worship service from Continental UMC is streamed live on the Continental-Christ United Methodist Church Facebook page.  If you can't make it to worship on a Sunday morning, join us online at https://www.facebook.com/continentalchristumc !

  March 2023  
Bible Search
Regular Schedule


  • Worship -- Christ UMC
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Worship -- Continental
    – 10:00 AM


  • His Kids @ Continental
    – 6:30 PM
  • Youth Group
    – 7:00 PM
Verse of the Day
Contact Information

Continental-Christ United Methodist Church

  • 300 N. Main
    311 S. Main
    Continental, Ohio 45831
  • Phone (419)596-3409
  • Email
Submit Prayer Request