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Blue Christmas - Acknowledging Loss - Embracing Hope

7pm live-stream, facebook, youtube, and on Zoom

A Blue Christmas worship service is typically held on December 21 - the longest night (shortest daylight) of the year. It's an opportunity to acknowledge any type of grief that people are carying, whether new or old; associated with a person, a place, a pet, or an event. It is also an opportunity to ground ourselves in the hope that is foundational to the Christian story and way. December 21 is also known as the Feast of Saint Thomas. The intersection of these three elements allows us to name the doubt Thomas experienced about Jesus' resurrection and the doubt that things will get better many of us feel as we journey with grief. The worship is also designed to combine the reality that on December 22 more light starts coming in to our day, we celebrate that God contiues to do something different in our world through Jesus, and the hope enfleshed in the resurrection is the same hope that enables us to daily walk with our grief.

Join with other United Church communities across northern BC for a unique worship experince as we acknowledge the grief we all cary, especially during COVID-19, and the hope that can inspire us to try again tomorrow.