Special Service: When Christmas Hurts

Does Christmas Hurt?

Christmas time can be a difficult time of the year. Find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.

“When Christmas Hurts” is a time when we can join with others in acknowledging the feelings of sadness that some folk have at Christmas time, along with the reasons for these feelings, and offer them to God.

In late December, we experience the shortest day and the longest night of the year.  This time has been called the “dark night of the soul”, “the winter of our discontent”, in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming.  For some, Christmas Day is most difficult; for others, Christmas Eve, or New Years Eve, or the beginning of another lonely New Year.

In this service, there will be some singing appropriate to the Christmas Season, recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone.  We will invite those in attendance to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, the sadness they may be feeling, and offer this to the Christ Child.  We pray that those attending this service will find hope and comfort in knowing that they are not alone.

“When Christmas Hurts”
December 18 at 4 pm

All are welcome to attend.