Sunday, December 3, 2:00 PM
A Worship Service for those Experience Grief and Sadness this Christmas season
For many, the holidays don’t feel like a time to celebrate, deck the halls, and spread the joy of the coming Christ child. Instead, this is a time punctuated with sadness, grief, and loss. Unfortunately, those suffering are too often forced into the shadows or compelled to put on a happy face while enduring those lustily singing “Joy to the World” and gleefully trimming the tree.
In an era obsessed with optimism, positivity, and motivational quips, Blue Christmas services bring to the foreground very common everyday realities. Whether faced with loss, grief, depression, disease, divorce, or any other hardship, the Blue Christmas service is designed specifically for you. It is intended to meet those experiencing grief and sadness exactly where they are in the darkness of this season, offering healing and hope, rather than forcing cheer.
We know that the Christmas season can be a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation and sadness for many people. Our Congregational Care Ministers are leading a quiet, contemplative worship that offers a way for people to claim those feelings and still feel surrounded by the compassionate love of God. This worship service will create a sacred space for people dealing with difficult life issues and bring healing and hope. Invitations to invite a friend or loved who might be in need of this service are on the welcome table.