While for some Christmas may be the “most wonderful time of the year,” for others the sense of loneliness and despair is darker than the approaching longest night. For many reasons—the death of a loved one, life after divorce or separation, the loss of a job, the exhausting heaviness of living with disease, or an uncertain future—this time traditionally reserved for joy and celebration may seem overwhelming at best and discouraging at worst. Yet, the sacred promise of the Christ Child offers both hope and light to us in this season.
If you are struggling to find the “merry” in this holiday season, we invite you to join us on Sunday, December 13, at 6:30pm in the Chapel for our Blue Christmas healing service. This time of worship will Incorporate a time of reflection, sacred music, scripture and light, to offer encouragement for those who are dealing with grief, loss, and loneliness. If you are not feeling “blue” this Christmas, but know of someone who is, we encourage you to invite them to join you for the service, so they can step out of the darkness and into the light this Christmas season.