Whether someone has been through a death, a job change, or a move, there can be a sense of loss and a shadow of darkness that clouds one’s spirit. During the holiday season when many others are experiencing the feel­ings of joy and goodwill, those who have had these types of transitions can begin to feel overwhelmed.

In recognition of this difficult time for some, Hope UCC will offer a Blue Christmas service, to be held on Monday, Dec. 9th, at 6:30 p.m. Through scripture, prayer, and song, we will acknowledge the sadness and concerns in our lives and renew our hope in the promise of God’s presence with us.

Even during this wonderful time of the year, where the magic of the season’s first snow can bring delight to one’s heart, it is also important to recognize our feel­ings of sadness and grief over the changes that have occurred. Yet, we must remember that in the darkness of sorrow a great light has come – Emmanuel, God with us. Please join us for this special worship service.