A Service of Comfort and Hope
Everyone is welcome to this service whether you are already part of our faith family or not.
The Longest Night/Blue Service is celebrated on December 21st, the longest night of the year. This service acknowledges that, for many people, Christmas is a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation, and sadness.
You may know how this feels.
Carols remind you of family gatherings while your aunt was still alive or of hosting Christmas dinner with your parents, visits with relatives on Christmas Day or happier times before the divorce. Sometimes, though it is the merriest of times, Advent and Christmas can stir in us emotions that we would rather not deal with or maybe don’t understand.
During this time we seek to offer a way for people to claim those feelings and still feel
surrounded by the compassionate love of God.
There will be an invitation to light a candle which represents your burdens, griefs, sorrows, and/or all the things that make Christmas a “blue” time for you.
When burdens get piled on top of other burdens, the load can crush us. The Good News is
Jesus offers us help to carry our burdens and responsibilities.
We hope that this Longest Night/Blue Service will bring some peace to your time of sadness and loss.