The longest night

December 20, 2023 at 7pm

Each year, around about December 20th, the Earth’s northern pole reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun, creating the shortest day and longest night. At the same time, many folks who are going through trying times of loss and grief often feel disconnected from the spirit of the holidays of this season. Feeling out of synch with the seasonal holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s, compounds feelings of isolation and sadness. Perhaps it is the first Christmas since the loss of a loved one or the anniversary of their passing. Maybe a long-term relationship has failed or a job has been lost. In the midst of all the holiday frenzy, some feel left out as they endure the long night for their soul.

Our Longest Night service will be held Wednesday, December 20th at 7pm  in-person only. In this service, we will be given a chance to lay our burdens before God as we gather together to pray. We will recall the loving kindness of a God who never gives up on us as we offer up our pain, sadness and loneliness and seek consolation and comfort. We pray and hope that all who participate will find peace and consolation in knowing they are not alone and that they are beloved by God.