The Longest Night Service – Saturday, December 20 at 5:00 p.m.
The Advent and Christmas seasons are billed as joyous times when we celebrate the coming of the Christ child with family and friends, giving gifts and partaking in meaningful holiday traditions.
But for many in our midst, the holidays are not always joyful. For many the holidays are reminders of brokenness and grief. In this season, we are acutely aware of the pain of losing friends or family, of the hurt we feel in our broken relationships and of the uncertainty we feel due to the loss of health or employment.
The Longest Night Service is a special service of hope and healing for all those experiencing pain in this holiday season. The service gives us the opportunity to face the darkness, lament for our pains and the pains of the world and explore the hope that the light of Christ offers us even in the midst of our brokenness and pain. All are welcome to attend this quiet evening of song, prayer, scripture and communion. We encourage you to invite those people in your lives who might need a word of gentle hope and healing in this season.
4:30 p.m. – Family Service (Service for families with young children.)
7:30 p.m. – Candlelight Service
10:00 p.m – Candlelight Service