Please join us in the Meeting House for a very special “Shadows and Hope of Christmas” service, on December 12th at 4:30 pm.
The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who have experienced recent losses—family, friends, jobs, opportunities, and hope. This year in particular, Covid-19 has caused many to be experiencing many different types of losses, and many of us will be altering or eliminating holiday gatherings, further deepening our sense of isolation.
Rev. Denise Terry, along with the Care Circle and Deacons, will host a special service for those coping with loss this year. This “Shadows and Hope of Christmas Service” acknowledges that the meaning and experience of Christmas changes over time; but that even amid the shadows, we can also experience a deeper sense of hope and joy, at the birth of Christ.
If you, or someone you know, will be experiencing the holidays differently this year, following an important loss, we encourage you to join us, and to invite your friends and family to join us, for this special time of worship. During this service, everyone will be invited to light a candle in memory of those you love, or to recognize an important loss that has changed Christmas for you this year.
Please register in advance to attend this service. If you would like to attend remotely, please indicate this and we will send you a link to join.
In addition, we want you to know that Pastor Denise, and the members of our church’s Care Circle, are available to anyone who might wish to talk privately at any time. We walk with you in times of difficulty or celebration, coming not as counselors or psychologists, but as friends and members of our extended church family. The Care Circle Ministry augments the pastoral care of our clergy, and consists of volunteers who are trained to be good listeners, to respect confidentiality, and to provide awareness of wider community resources that may be tapped into.