Not everyone feels like celebrating during the Christmas season. The joyous and hectic days surrounding the celebration of Christmas can sometimes magnify the feelings of grief, sadness, depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear and loss. Even those who are not struggling with losses may feel the stress of preparations and expectations around Christmas. It may be that the blue of the Advent season (which symbolizes hope) is the very remedy we need for what makes us feel “blue” at Christmas.
This service of longing and hope comforts us in the midst of the often competing emotions of anticipation and heartache, joy and sorrow. Everyone who is seeking release from the burdens of this season, respite from the hectic pace, and relief from the sometimes overwhelming preparations for Christmas is invited to this Blue Christmas worship service which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.