Longest Night Service, Sunday December 15, 7 PM
The Christmas season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement, and happiness. It’s a time for family to gather and for churches to worship in the hope that is found in the coming of the Christ child. However, this time of joy and expectation can often overshadow the pain and hurt many experience during this season, when the world’s merriment puts their grief and sorrow in stark relief.
The Longest Night Service provides a place of healing and comfort in a caring and supportive environment during what can be a difficult time of year for many people.
Occurring near the winter solstice, the Longest Night service offers emotional and spiritual support to those coping with grief over the holidays, whether from the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss, illness or other challenges. It’s a witness to them that the Christ child comes as a sign of hope in the face of despair. And it’s a witness that the church is intentional about upholding people in whatever season of life they may find themselves in.