Longest Night Service

A Service of Hope and Prayer for Healing and Peace

Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

The Winter Solstice, December 21, is the longest and darkest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. We gather in our Sanctuary for an Advent worship service that yearns for the light of Christ to dawn. This year, December 21 falls on a Thursday.  We’ll gather at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to this service. We especially extend a hand of welcome to those who are carrying a heavier burden this year during the holiday season. Some of you are grieving a personal loss, a broken relationship, a difficult diagnosis. Some of you and your colleagues live or work under stress. Some of you must give your attention to terrible and troubling situations around the globe, and must bear this burden quietly. All of us are deeply moved by the coming of Christ into a world that is filled with violence, terror, oppression and fear.

The Service for the Longest Night is a time of sharing in hope. We sing, we listen, we light candles, and we share in silent mediation and reflection. We pray for a world of peace.

Following the worship service we gather as family for a warm supper and conversation in Lyle Buck Hall. Please come and join us. If you or someone you know has experienced a loss in the past year, or if you or someone you know is carrying a quiet burden or a silent grief, please come, and encourage them to come as well.