December 1, 2023
Due to copyright laws, this portion of the service will not be live streamed.
Central’s Blue Christmas Service will be held on the longest night of the year; Thursday, December 21, at 6.30pm in the Fireside Room. Here are several reasons to attend this service.
- It’s too easy to rush this season away. By the time December 21 comes around, we are already 21 days into Advent. During these past 21 days have you taken the time to pause, to pray? We spend a lot of time preparing decorations, preparing packages, enjoying family time, and preparing food. Advent only asks that we prepare ourselves. The Blue Christmas service offers time, and a holy space, to do that.
- Not everyone is “merry and bright.” The holidays can be a sad, lonesome time for anyone suffering from depression or grief. The Blue Christmas service will offer hope and light to those who need it most. Even if you are not feeling blue, come lend a shoulder to someone who is on December 21 at 6.30pm.
- There are people you need to remember. We’ve all lost someone-people we loved who have died, moved away, or become estranged from us. Our losses may be new, or decades old. The Blue Christmas service will bring those people to mind, love them, forgive them, forgive ourselves and find comfort.
- You will leave with a renewed sense of peace in your heart. That’s Alan Cook’s promise to you.
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