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.


Current Sermon Series: The Redemption of Scrooge

"God has pulled the powerful down from their thrones and lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things..." Luke 1 46-47

This Advent/Christmas series will take a look at how living in God’s economy of grace and justice is the antithesis of the life-threatening addiction to money, success, exclusion and looking out for ourselves. The chimes of the clock-tower bells in Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol” provide a wake-up call for Ebenezer Scrooge and turn him from his resentment, fear and isolation. Just as God’s presence was born anew into this world, we too can be born anew, woken up and redeemed into renewed life, joy, passion, generosity, humility and love.

December 3:  Bah Humbug!  Making Change

December 10: The Remembrance of Christmas Past

December 17: The Life of Christmas Present

December 24: The Hope for Christmas Future

Christmas Eve Service

On December 24, 2023, the United Methodist Churches of Continental will celebrate the coming of the Christ child with a candlelight service.  Please join us in a time of worship as we remember the birth of the savior of the world.  All are invited and welcome to worship together the coming of our salvation this Christmas!

Current Bible Study

Pastor Doug leads a weekly Bible Study on Monday mornings at 10:00am at the Christ UMC.  We are studying Paul's letter to the Romans.  We invite and encourage everyone to join his for this interactive study each week.

Watch Us Online

Would you like yo worship, but are unable to attend in person?  Watch us online!  We live stream our services on FacebookLive every Sunday at 10:15.  Click the link below to go to our Facebook page

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  • 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
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Contact Information

Continental-Christ United Methodist Church

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