Longest Night Service
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About the Event
The joy of the Christmas season can often overshadow the pain and loneliness that comes with this time of year. Dealing with struggles and stress, grief and loss while enduring the isolation of a pandemic makes joviality difficult for many in our congregation and community. Recognizing this reality and the need for safe, inclusive space where solace and healing can breathe, Friends Church will offer a virtual Longest Night Service on Wednesday night, December 16th at 6:30pm on Zoom [Meeting ID: 854 4022 1657]. Registration is not required.
Longest Night Services, or Blue Christmas services, are typically held on or around the Winter Solstice. Daniel Benedict points out, “There is an interesting convergence for this day as it is also the traditional feast day for Saint Thomas the Apostle. This linkage invites making some connections between Thomas’s struggle to believe the tale of Jesus’ resurrection, the long nights just before Christmas, and the struggle with grief faced by those living with loss.” Whether the holidays are a difficult time for you personally, spread the word about this service for it to serve as a ministry of hope to our community. All are welcome.