Our LONGEST NIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE will be on Monday evening, December 19 at 6:30 pm. The service will be in our Chapel, an intimate and inviting space. It will be a quiet, meditative worship service that gives us time and opportunity to remember, share hurting places with God and move toward healing so that our hearts might be prepared for the observance ofJesus’ birth.
For many of us, Christmas is a bittersweet time of year. It is especially so for those of us who are grieving the loss of loved ones, who have difficult family relationships, who struggle with addictions, physical and mental illness, depression or stress, and who feel deeply the pain of those in our world who suffer the effects of disaster and war. In our Longest Night Service, we gather together as a community to express and acknowledge these conflicting emotions and still feel surrounded by the compassionate love of God.
Our worship will feature readings from scripture, the lighting of candles, music of the harp, and hymns, Holy Communion and Anointing. There will be an opportunity for individuals to light a candle as a visible sign of their prayers of remembrance and hope.
We remember the loss of loved ones in the course of this year and know this may be a first Christmas without their presence in our family gathering. We welcome you to join us in our chapel for the 6:30 pm worship followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments.