Longest Night Service: Dec. 21

Dec 3, 2021

Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Winter holidays can feel celebratory and festive as we prepare with jingling bells and colorful lights; they can also feel lonely and sad as we recognize our hurting hearts and tired spirits. The Longest Night Service (sometimes also called a Blue Christmas service) is a gathering for worship during the Advent Season, acknowledging both the literal length of the night on the lunar calendar, as well as the feeling of dark loneliness that leaves us feeling in need of a warm, nurturing embrace. This service offers a sacred time and space to claim the grief, fear, and sadness that lingers in our spirits – while also assuring us that Emmanuel – God be with us – is not limited to Christmas time: God abides with us and lives within us all year round. During this service, we will gather together to sing, pray, cry, sigh, all the while welcoming God’s Word to shine into the darkness – ours and the world’s. Please join us on December 21 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary for this gentle service of comfort and hope. All are welcome. Contact Parish Associate Hadley Kifner with any questions