Blue Christmas Service
Côte St. Charles UC
We would like to invite you to our Blue Christmas service in the evening of Wednesday, December 19th (7:30 p.m.) at the Côte Church
December can be a difficult month for many. Partly because of the panic to be ready for Christmas, plus all the seasonal events that take place. And partly because stresses and griefs are often amplified in December.
For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, especially a fresher loss, December is a time when one feels, or frequently dreads feeling, that empty space left by the person who is no longer with us. How many times do I hear “this will be my first Christmas without this person”, or second, or fifth. The grief is very real as we approach the Christmas season.
But even for those who are not carrying a fresh grief, this season can be difficult. There are lots of stresses - the stresses of getting everything done, and fitting in all the events; the stresses of finances as we tend to spend more, and feel compelled to spend more, in this month than any other; as well as the real issues that are felt with the long hours of darkness and only short hours of light.
And so you are invited to join with us for a service, a quiet, reflective service, a moment apart from the frantic times of this month: and time to remember, a time to pause and be still, a time to seek strength, courage, peace..... and hope.
During this service, there will be a lighting of candles by those in attendance - candles of remembrance, candles of reflection, and candles of prayer.
So we invite you to join us at the Côte Church - Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. And everyone is welcome.