Christmas is a wonderful time of year, often filled with singing and celebration, a sense of joy and wonder, and time with family and friends.
However, for many people, this is a difficult time of year. People are carrying significant weights: grief, loss, depression, anxiety, financial stress, unemployment, uncertainty, aging parents, sick children, recent diagnoses, unknown illnesses. The public tone of the season does not resonate with many people’s private experience. These and other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our communities. This means that Christmas can sometimes be a very lonely time.
We invite anyone who can relate to feeling “blue” this time of year for dinner and a mellow and reflective Christmas service to mark who we are, where we are at, in the midst of the ancient Christmas story of the promise of a new hope.
We will share a potluck dinner at 5 pm with the service to follow.