December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Barbara Papagian

“Blue Christmas” Service of Comfort and Remembrance at 7pm     

Holidays, especially  Christmas, can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a beloved family member or it may simply be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and TV, in every store and in other areas of our culture is that this time of year should be one of perfect happiness. Instead, even the music of Christmas Carols can be a reminder of what has been lost and you might feel alone, surrounded by those who are celebrating.

Sadness can take many forms- the anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation, the gut wrenching loss of a child, the loneliness of no longer having a beloved spouse or partner to share each day, the loss of parents and friends – all these can contribute to a feeling of being alone, of ‘feeling blue’ in the midst of the society around us which seems bent on ‘being happy’ and ‘celebrating’.

For those who are experiencing pain and loss, we want you to know that you are not alone.  Join with others on Monday, December 9th at 7pm in the Chapel, as we acknowledge each other’s sadness, while affirming the life-giving presence of God.