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'Blue Christmas' service to be held

 

December 5, 2018



The Christmas season is upon us with round-the-clock Christmas music and never-ending sales. However, for many who have lost loved ones, the season can be a burden. The joyful feeling is at odds with how we often feel as the nights grow longer. We find there are empty chairs at our holiday tables.

A Blue Christmas service is one that is offered for a bit of quiet and reflection in the midst of the joy and the lights. Folks gather on the longest night of the year to light candles remembering those who are gone. Quiet, reflective Christmas carols are sung, and reflections are shared.

This year the United Methodist Church will be holding a Blue Christmas Service on Dec. 21 (winter solstice)...



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