Grief Program





Blue Christmas Service

Thursday

December 15, 2016

 7:00 pm

Mecklenburg United Methodist Church

Corner of Steve St. & Turnpike Rd, Mecklenburg

 

Feeling the Christmas blues? Not everyone is merry at this, the darkest time of the year. Those grieving a loss, feeling alone, despairing, angry, unloved, anxious, or regretful find holiday time a burden rather than a joy.

The Mecklenburg United Methodist Church is preparing for the annual Blue Christmas Service and wants you to know those feelings are perfectly normal, and that you are not alone in your Christmas “blues”.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend the Blue Christmas Service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18th at the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church. Four area churches together are coordinating this non-denominational event. The service offers comforting readings, gentle music, and an opportunity to participate in the candle lighting portion of the service.

Blue Christmas has proved over the years to be meaningful to many. The service is non-intrusive and respectful, with a quiet, meaningful simplicity. Blue Christmas welcomes all, especially those who don’t feel particularly “jolly” or “Christmassy” right now.

Blue Christmas invites us to allow some light into our darkness–to learn and grow from our pain–as this season grants us a bit more daylight every day going forward.

A joint ministry of Mecklenburg UMC, Reynoldsville UMC, First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, and St. James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church