The Christmas season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement, and happiness. It’s a time for family to gather and for churches to worship pointing to the hope that is found in the coming of the Christ child. This year will be different in so many ways – as we are all experiencing some loss. This loss is experienced differently depending on individual circumstances.
Joy and expectation and merriment put grief and sorrow in a different context. Just having a place to experience this context can diminish the effect that grief and sorrow have on us.
This year, we are offering a Longest Night service, also known as Blue Christmas. This service will be reflective and will provide a platform to accept where we really are. Liturgy, readings and music will touch hearts that are struggling and allow us to look towards healing and hope.
December 21 is the night of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and is the traditional time for this special service.
Please plan to join this Virtual Service on Facebook on December 21, 2020 at 6pm.
For more information, contact Ami Hooper, firstname.lastname@example.org