A Reflective Service of Hope and Healing for the Holiday Season
For those suffering from recent loss though death, divorce, separation, unemployment, depression
Thursday 19 December, 7.30 pm
Cries of “Merry Christmas!” and non-stop carolling contrast with the feelings of many people at this time of the year. For those suffering from the recent or impending death of loved ones, dealing with recent separation or divorce, struggling to find employment, or facing depression or family crisis, this can be a very isolated and dreary time. Every greeting and every song reminds the grief-stricken how unhappy life is at this moment.
We recognise that a lot of the Christmas celebrations do not meet everyone’s needs. To fill this gap we are offering Blue Christmas: A Service of Hope and Healing for the Holiday Season. People who are not having a very merry Christmas, and friends who support them, are invited to come and sit with one another in a liturgy that speaks of the love of God for the grieving. There will be an opportunity for individual prayer with Ruth, our Minister, at this service.