Many of us have periods of sadness in the weeks that lead up to Christmas. In spite of our desire to feel happy, the pain of recent or old losses sometimes greet us in December. Our hearts might ache with the missing of a loved one do to relocation, estrangement, or death.

Good news! Our church is having a special worship service Sunday afternoon to help us prepare for Christmas by acknowledging and honoring our hurts and losses in the love of Christ. The service will begin at 3:00 and the Holy Spirit will minister to us through music, prayers, silence, candles, a ritual of branches, and a brief word.