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CUMC offers non-traditional, ‘Blue Christmas Service’

With the advent season upon us, most people are planning festivities with family and friends, greeting one another with smiles and laughter, sending Christmas greetings, and purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones.

In short, this is the happiest season of the year for many.

For others, however, Christmas is not a joyous, fun time of the year. Instead, this is a time when some people are burdened with personal loss, sad memories, illness, or other unpleasant experiences.

With this in mind, Pastor Don Ford at Community United Methodist Church will offer the annual “Blue Christmas Service” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 (the longest night of the year).

This worship service is an invitation to all who may be seeking comfort and inspiration at this time of year. It is a time to let people know that they are not alone with their feelings; that others around them are also suffering through this Christmas season.

This non-traditional service will include a time for meditation and a message that will help those in attendance to see that there is hope for the future.

For answers to your questions or for more information about the service, call the church office at 264-5508.