The Longest Night
Dear people of God:
The night of Tuesday the 21st – the winter solstice – will be the longest night of the year. For some of us, a Christmas Eve spent alone or a News Year Eve without a party may feel like the longest night, but in terms of hours of darkness, it’s the night of the winter solstice.
With that in mind, your Church will once again hold a Longest Night Service. This simple time of Scripture, song, silence, and prayer is a chance to rest, reflect, or simply “be” during the madness of the final days before Christmas. For those who grieve or are sad, this service dignifies that sadness. For those who need a break, this service is a chance to focus.
Although it uses Christian Scripture and songs, it can be a time for spiritual and emotional healing for anyone, regardless of their religious commitment. So you may have a friend or relative you wish to invite, whether they are part of a church or not.
The service will be in our Sanctuary on Tuesday, December 21 at 5:30 pm and will also be webcast live on our YouTube channel. I invite you to join me in honoring the light that the darkness cannot comprehend.