Blue Christmas —The Longest Night Worship Service
Wednesday, December 20, 7pm
Church on the Common
Christmas carols are everywhere this time of year, proclaiming a season of joy and happiness. But what if you feel only sadness? The holidays can bring painful memories of loved ones who’ve died, of jobs lost, or friendships long gone. Darkness in our hearts can match the growing darkness of the winter nights. And Christmas can be romanticized to the point of forgetting that Jesus Christ was born into a very troubled world.
On the winter solstice, the Blue Christmas Worship Service can help us name the darker side of the holidays, and remember that amid the darkness is the Light of Jesus Christ. We gather in candlelight to sing hymns, read scripture and pray together. In the Christmas season, there is a place even for sadness and sorrow.
Please join us to claim the hope of the light shining in the darkness.
This worship service is a special collaboration between the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church,
the Greensboro United Church of Christ and the Church on the Common.